Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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The SG-1 team travels to the Antarctic science station when the scientists there discover an ancient body in the ice. The age of the ice core samples would indicate that the body predates ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Corin Nemec ... Jonas Quinn
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Venus Terzo ... Dr. Francine Michaels
Bruce Harwood ... Dr. Osbourne
Paul Perri Paul Perri ... Dr. Woods
Dorian Harewood ... Thoran
Ona Grauer ... Ayiana
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser


The SG-1 team travels to the Antarctic science station when the scientists there discover an ancient body in the ice. The age of the ice core samples would indicate that the body predates mankind. As they thaw the body, it comes to life. It's a young woman who they call Ayiana. As Ayiana gains strength, those around her all fall ill having contracted an unknown virus which they believe Ayiana carried. The new arrival also shows healing powers and can seemingly cure any illness just by touch. As she does so however she weakens to the point of death. In the end, only Col. O'Neill remains untreated and SGC seeks the help of the Tok'ra who offer an unexpected solution. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

28 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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The exterior shots of the base are images of an actual research base in Antarctica, called the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station which is operated by the National Science Foundation. Many different types of scientific research programs are located here including programs focusing on glaciology, geophysics, meteorology, upper atmosphere physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and biomedical studies. Since 2005 the largest research program at the base is the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which is one of the very few places on Earth where stellar neutrinos can be detected. The base is located directly over the terrestrial South Pole, the original base was built in 1957 by the U.S. Navy engineering corps. The large geodesic dome seen in the exterior shots was built in 1975 and housed many smaller structures, the purpose of the dome being to protect the residents and equipment from the extreme cold and high winds, as temperatures at the South Pole can reach as low as -130 °F (-90 °C). However the frequent strong winds started burying the dome in snow and ice so it was dismantled in 2010 and replaced with buildings elevated above the ground on steel beams, allowing snow drifts to pass under the buildings. See more »


Just before they uncover the face of the frozen girl, the cloth over her face moves as if she is breathing. See more »


Jack O'Neill: Could somebody bottom-line this for me?
Dr. Janet Fraiser: Well, Sir, we could be looking at evidence that human beings evolved long before we thought they did.
Dr. Francine Michaels: And maybe not even originally on this planet.
Jack O'Neill: Darwin would be crushed.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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One of the worst episodes.
27 August 2018 | by dkmookieSee all my reviews

Very unscientific, and very un-StargÅte. Like someone else pointed out and no doubt most people watching - 50million year old human like beings?! No thanks, not plausible for Sci Fi, space opera maybe, this show is usually all about representing the sciences, but this episode was written by a moron who either doesn't care about actual science or the awesome Stargate mythos. Low point of the series. Avoid.

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