Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Daniel and Vala have used the Ancient device to inhabit the bodies of people in the Alterans' home galaxy. They have been taken by a prior of the Ori to meet the Doci, one who speaks with ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Browder ... Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell
Amanda Tapping ... Lt. Col. Samantha Carter (credit only)
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Beau Bridges ... Major General Hank Landry
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Claudia Black ... Vala Mal Doran
Larry Cedar ... Ori Prior #2
Gary Jones ... Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman
Bill Dow ... Dr. Bill Lee
Mark Houghton ... Ori Prior
April Telek ... Sallis (as April Amber Telek)
Stephen Park ... Harrid
Richard Dean Anderson ... Major General Jack O'Neill
Julian Sands ... The Doci
Lexa Doig ... Dr. Carolyn Lam


Daniel and Vala have used the Ancient device to inhabit the bodies of people in the Alterans' home galaxy. They have been taken by a prior of the Ori to meet the Doci, one who speaks with the Ori, their gods. Daniel surmises that the Ori are what the Alterans who became the Ancients left behind and have ascended in a similar fashion, but without the restrictions. Written by trekkie4christ

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Gary Jones (Chief Master Sgt. Walter Harriman) and Julian Sands (The Doci) were both born on January 4, 1958. See more »


When Walter dials a random planet so Mitchell and T'ealc can destroy the Ancient communication device, the address changes during the camera shot when chevron 7 locks. See more »


Ori Prior #2: I have come to spread the word to the unbelievers who have been sheltered and raised by evil.
Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell: You have no idea how much he sounds like my Grandma.
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References The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai (1984) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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The Spread of a Militant Religion
25 August 2015 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

It's like a disease, which in fact SG-1 compares to in a later 9th season episode.

Daniel and Vala's minds are trapped in the bodies of two heretics in the Ori Galaxy, while at the same time the religion of "Origin" begins infecting the Milky Way.

Somehow the Ori can send Priors all the way from their galaxy to ours. This is never explained, but it is still frightening.

The Jaffa have finally freed themselves from thousands of years of oppression by The Goa'Uld, only to have the leader of the Free Jaffa Nation (Lou Gossett, Jr.) fall under the spell of yet another set of False Gods.

It's like jumping from one boiling pot to another, SG-1 can't seem to get a break. So settle back and watch how they dig themselves out of this new hole, because this is just the beginning. And if you don't want to settle back, you don't have to watch the show... Or make inane comments. Honestly, the only 2 concepts people should be thinking about are "Did I enjoy this" and "Will I keep watching it". I would not waste my time commenting on episodes I hated.

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Release Date:

29 July 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16 : 9
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