Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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On their first visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds it subject to totally destructive volcanic activity and saves ten natives, the Tollan, a far more technologically advanced society. Their ... See full summary »


William Gereghty


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
Tobin Bell ... Omoc
Garwin Sanford ... Narim
Tom McBeath ... Colonel Harry Maybourne
Gerard Plunkett ... High Councilor Tuplo
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Frida Betrani ... Lya
Tracy Westerholm Tracy Westerholm ... Airwoman
Woody Jeffreys ... Guard


On their first visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds it subject to totally destructive volcanic activity and saves ten natives, the Tollan, a far more technologically advanced society. Their leader Omoc isn't grateful, nor interested in such a primitive race as the earthlings or any of the 'even more primitive' planets which are prepared to host them. Only one Tollan, Narim, shows an active interest in life on earth, especially in captain Samantha Carter and the cat Schrodinger she gives him, explaining his planet was destroyed after the Tolan supplied an unlimited energy source to a primitive neighboring planet which abused it for a cataclysmic weapon. Meanwhile the White House authorized NID colonel Mayborn to take charge over the Tollan for military purposes, exactly Omoc's nightmare... Written by KGF Vissers [Edited: by Nitemare]

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30 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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Garwin Sanford plays Narim, a recurring character on this series. He would also play a different character on the spin-off series Stargate: Atlantis (2004). See more »


Daniel Jackson mentions that the Dark Ages are responsible for humanity being held back for 800 years stating religion stopped scientific advancement. This is not true of the dark ages and is a misconception of that period. There are plenty of other reasons for the Tallon to be more advanced, none of which Jackson posits such as wars between cultures, land, resources, etc. See more »


Jack O'Neill: Dial home, Daniel.
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Different and unexpected
31 December 2018 | by fig-75275See all my reviews

I've recently started working my way through the first season of Stargate SG-1. The episodes have mostly been of good quality but nothing has really stood out as being exceptional. This episode was different. I felt that the story was original, thought-provoking and well executed.

The pace at which the events develop was slow enough that you had time to put yourself in the position of the Tollan and wonder about their technology, and wonder why they felt the way that they did. This is gently explained to us through Narim's interactions with Carter and also through Omoc's dialogue with the others. The conclusion left me with a good feeling and it makes me optimistic about future episodes of the show.

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