SG-1 travels to a planet whose people are allies of the Asgard.


David Warry-Smith


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





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
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Tobias Mehler ... Lieutenant Graham Simmons
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler
David Adams ... Expert


SG1 travels to a Stargate where O'Neill looks into a strange device that downloads information into his brain. Back on Earth, he starts to speak using a strange language. Carter and Teal'c try to find a solution and become trapped on a burning hot planet, when the Stargate fails to dial out. O'Neill solves the problem by designing a solution, but then he designs a device. But for what purpose? Written by Anonymous

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Colonel Jack O'Neill: Look, you all seem to be quite wonderful... people. And I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I really, really appreciate your getting all that stuff out of my head. But you folks should understand that we're out there -- now -- and we might not be ready for a lot of this stuff... we're doing the best we can. We are a very curious race.
Asgard: You have already taken the first steps toward becoming... the Fifth Race.
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The Fifth Race
14 September 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c travel to a planet and when Jack trips on a circle, he activates a strange device that holds his head and he faints. Back on SGC, the SG-1 has a meeting with General Hammond and Jack has a strange behavior, using different words. Soon they all know that the device has downloaded an alien language into his brain. Meanwhile Sam, Teal'c and two other soldiers travel to a planet expecting to help Jack. However they discover that the planet has two suns and they will burn with the heat and they are unable to dial to return to Earth. But Jack sends a schematic drawing showing how to fix the apparatus and the group returns to the SGC. Dr. Fraiser finds that Jack is using 90% of his brain capacity. What might have happened to Jack?

"The Fifth Race" is another original episode of Stargate SG-1. Jack's behavior is funny and his encounter with the aliens that have built the Stargate is a great moment of this show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Fifth Race"

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22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

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