Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Cold Lazarus 

When Jack is injured unintentionally by a crystal alien, the alien duplicates Jack's form and out of fear of retribution tries to heal Jack. He returns to Earth in place of Jack, while Jack... See full summary »


Ken Girotti (as Kenneth J. Girotti)


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Harley Jane Kozak ... Sara O'Neill
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Wally Dalton ... Sara's Father
Kyle Graham Kyle Graham ... Charlie O'Neill
Marc Baur Marc Baur ... Senior Cop
Jane Spence Jane Spence ... Nurse
Carmen Moore ... Laboratory Assistant
Charles Andrew Payne ... Guard NCO (as Charles Payne)


When Jack is injured unintentionally by a crystal alien, the alien duplicates Jack's form and out of fear of retribution tries to heal Jack. He returns to Earth in place of Jack, while Jack is still unconscious on the planet, to find the one thing he feels will accomplish this; the one thing that cannot be found again. Meanwhile, the 'real' Jack has returned and is trying to convince SGC that he is who he says he is. Written by minnadoon

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29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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The alien, yellow sand dunes are actually one of two massive sulfur stockpiles at the Port of Vancouver. 5 million tons of elemental sulfur go through Vancouver each year. The blue crystals are almost the exact color and clarity of hydrated copper sulfate crystals. See more »


The alien, as Jack O'Neill, visits the room of Jack's dead son at his ex-wife's house in Colorado. On the wall is a poppy pin, used by Canadians and most of the British Commonwealth to mark November 11 - Remembrance Day. While the US also uses November 11 to mark those who died in war - Veteran's Day - poppy pins are not used. An American boy would not own a poppy pin. See more »


Jack O'Neill: Come on, get me outta here.
Jack O'Neill: Tell ya what, let me put it nicely. Get me the *hell* outta here!
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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The Clone
23 April 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Colonel O'Neil, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c are researching broken crystals in another planet. O'Neil is injured by a crystal and faints; a clone replaces him and returns to Earth with the SG-1 leaving O'Neul unconscious on the surface of the planet. Then he goes to Sara's home to seek out his son Charlie, who died in an accident. Meanwhile O'Neil awakes and returns to the base. Now he has to prove to the Stargate Command (SGC) that he is Colonel Jack O'Neil and discovers the true intention of his clone.

"Cold Lazarus" is a touching episode of "Stargate SG-1", with a very well written story. The plot has many twists and the encounter of Jack and Sara is heartbreaking but never corny. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Cold Lazarus"

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