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The Seed 

Dr. Carson Beckett is removed from stasis because he's the only one who can find the antidote to a mysterious virus that has incapacitated base personnel, beginning with Dr. Jennifer Keller.


William Waring


Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Joe Flanigan ... Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Jason Momoa ... Ronon Dex
Jewel Staite ... Dr. Jennifer Keller
Robert Picardo ... Richard Woolsey
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
David Nykl ... Dr. Radek Zelenka
Paul McGillion ... Dr. Carson Beckett
Linda Ko ... Marie
Sharon Taylor ... Amelia Banks
Annalise MacCulloch Annalise MacCulloch ... Torren


While working with the information retrieved from Michael's medical compound and trying to find a solution to the cellular degeneration of the cloned Dr. Beckett, Jennifer Keller becomes infected with a Wraith virus. Beckett is taken out of stasis and put in charge of finding a solution to the problem by Richard Woolsey who has, to everyone's surprise, replaced Samantha Carter as the base commander. As the virus host, Jennifer is the central being in a growing life form that is literally climbing the walls and spreading. Beckett thinks he has the cure the it will take someone to administer it, a life-threatening situation. Written by garykmcd

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In the opening sequence, Dr. Jennifer Keller wakes up with a clear goo on her hand. As she is washing it off her hand, the camera view of her face (from the sink) shows a line of it on her right cheek. When the view shifts to show from her right side, it's gone. See more »


Richard Woolsey: The rules are there for a reason, Colonel. If I can't trust them, then... I'm not sure I can do this job.
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: Welcome to the Pegasus galaxy.
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Release Date:

18 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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DTS (5.1 surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16 : 9
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