New Order (Stargate SG-1)

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"New Order"
Stargate SG-1 episode
Episode no. Season 8
Episode 1 and 2
Directed by Andy Mikita
Written by Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Robert C. Cooper
Production code 801 & 802
Original air date July 9, 2004
Guest actors
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"New Order" is the two-part Season 8 premiere of the science-fiction series Stargate SG-1. The episode earned a 2.4 Nielsen rating, a new record high for the show during its run on cable, which has since been tied, but never beaten. It also became the most-watched regular series episode ever for the Sci Fi Channel and the highest rated episode in the history of Stargate SG-1, drawing 3.22 million viewers.[1] Part 2 was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects".) [2]

Plot[edit]

At Stargate Command Dr. Jackson packs for Antarctica but Dr. Weir tells him that talks over the use of the outpost have stalled again. Meanwhile, Major Carter proposes using the modified Tel'tak to get to Othala to contact the Asgard, who could help Col. O'Neill. Weir denies the request on the grounds that the modified hyperdrive was too valuable to risk losing and because there was a chance engines could burn out on the flight. However, she relents when Carter implies that she would refuse to contribute to the study of the ship.

Once Carter and Teal'c are underway, Earth receives a message from Camulus, a Goa'uld System Lord, who wants to arrange a meeting between Earth and the System Lords. Weir is authorized by the President to begin negotiations.

Meanwhile Carter and Teal'c reach Halla but find that the Halla sun has become a black hole and are rescued from its gravitational pull by Thor. He informs them that the Asgard collapsed the sun to create a black hole to permanently destroy the Replicators on Halla. The replicators nonetheless escape, and fire a projectile composed of replicator blocks at the ship, infesting it. Carter and Teal'c attempt to destroy the replicators, and Carter is beamed away by the replicator ship.

On Earth Daniel decodes a message between the Systems Lords and deactivates the Stargate before they can leave, having learned that a ship has been dispatched to attack Earth, and Weir orders them taken prisoner.

Penegal of the Asgard Council informs Thor that although the Replicator ship has been destroyed, a number of blocks made it to the planet's surface. They infest the technology used to save the minds and cloned bodies of the Asgard, which makes them unwilling to abandon Orilla. Thor travels to Earth.

On the Replicator ship Fifth greets a newly created human-form replicator, which is patterned after Carter.

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Reception[edit]

The episode earned a 2.4 Nielsen rating, a new record high for the show during its run on cable, which has since been tied, but never beaten. It also became the most-watched regular series episode ever for the Sci Fi Channel and the highest rated episode in the history of Stargate SG-1, drawing 3.22 million viewers.[1] Part 2 was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects".) [2]


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