Stargate SG-1 (season 6)

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Stargate SG-1 Season 6
Stargate SG-1 Season 6.jpg
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Country of origin  United States
 Canada
No. of episodes 22
Broadcast
Original channel SCI FI Channel
Original run June 7, 2002 – February 19, 2003 (Sky One)
Home video release
DVD release date Region 1: March 2, 2004
Region 2: February 2, 2004
Region 4: January 19, 2005
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List of Stargate SG-1 episodes

Season six of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 7, 2002 on Sci Fi. The sixth season concluded after 22 episodes on February 19, 2003 on British Sky One, which overtook the Sci-Fi Channel in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season six regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec, and Don S. Davis.

Production[edit]

"Redemption" features a brand new opening sequence, with various shots of the gate spinning, and Michael Shanks' name being removed to make way for Corin Nemec's in between Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis. The following episode, "Descent", has a different title sequence.

In most of the shots in "Abyss" where Ba'al is talking to O'Neill, Cliff Simon is actually talking to a stand-in for O'Neill and not Richard Dean Anderson due to the limited time Richard Dean Anderson had in which to film the episode.[1] A series of three different sets were used to represent the cells; a horizontal cell, a vertical cell and a pivoting cell for the scenes in which the chamber is seen rotating. A blend of shots filmed in all three sets was used each time O'Neill is retrieved from or returned to his cell.

"Shadowplay" was written as an homage to John Nash, see A Beautiful Mind.[2]

Most of "Paradise Lost" was shot at Pitt Lake, near Vancouver.[3]

"Disclosure" is the third clip show within Stargate SG-1, with the first being "Politics" and the second being "Out of Mind". None of the regular characters except General Hammond are featured.

"The Changeling" was written by Christopher Judge, who plays Teal'c. The parts of the episode where Teal'c is a human take place in Coquitlam, which is a city in the Greater Vancouver Regional District. (Vancouver, the city where Stargate SG-1 is filmed, is also part of this district.)

"Full Circle" is the last episode to feature Corin Nemec as a main cast member. It is also the last episode where Skaara (Alexis Cruz) appears.

"The Other Guys" features several Star Trek references: John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox in Star Trek Enterprise) plays the part of a scientist named Coombs (reference to actor Jeffrey Combs, a regular on various Star Trek series), one of the actors refers to the "Roddenberry spirit", and a Klingon Bat'leth is mounted on the wall behind the throne of Khonsu of Amon Shek.

Release[edit]

Upon its initial airing, "Prometheus" became the Sci Fi channel's highest rated one-hour episode of a series, earning a 2.0 household Nielsen rating.[4]

"Redemption, Part 2" was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". "Descent" was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". "Nightwalkers" was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series". "Unnatural Selection" was nominated for a Leo in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Visual Effects". For "Unnatural Selection", Andy Mikita was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Director". "Metamorphosis" won a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Make-Up".

Main cast[edit]


Episodes[edit]

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season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
111 1 "Redemption (Part 1)" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper June 7, 2002 (2002-06-07) (Sci Fi Channel)
As SG-1 and the SGC struggle to cope with Daniel's departure, they find themselves facing a new threat in the form of System Lord Anubis who has launched an attack against Earth by using an ancient weapon which will trigger a huge overload of energy directly into the Stargate and if the attack is successful, the entire planet will be destroyed. As the SGC scientists scramble to find a solution, Carter finds her abilities as both a scientist and military officer being put to the ultimate test with her woes later increasing when her rival, Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) later returns to the SGC from Russia, having been ordered to do so by the Pentagon while Jack still refuses to let a Russian soldier join SG-1 despite pressure from both Chekov and General Hammond while Teal'c goes offworld after learning that his wife is gravely ill and is left devastated when he learns that she has actually died. After learning that Earth is under attack, Teal'c, Bra'tac and Rya'c embark on a dangerous mission to find and destroy the weapon at any cost.
112 2 "Redemption (Part 2)" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper June 14, 2002 (2002-06-14) (Sci Fi Channel)
With the plan to contact the Asgard having failed, the SGC are left on their own and Carter attempts to find a solution while she continues to deal with McKay's unwelcomed presence. Meanwhile, Teal'c, Bra'tac and Rya'c prepare to launch an attack on the planet which has Anubis's weapon while Jonas later gives Carter an idea at saving the planet but it could result in Earth losing their Stargate and the Stargate Program being shut down for good.
113 3 "Descent" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie June 21, 2002 (2002-06-21) (Sci Fi Channel)
SG-1 attempts to salvage a Goa'uld mothership that has been mysteriously abandoned in space near Earth. Unfortunately, the ship crashes in the ocean. SG-1 discovers that Thor's consciousness is still in the central computer.
114 4 "Frozen" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper June 28, 2002 (2002-06-28) (Sci Fi Channel)
The Antarctic team investigating the site where the second Stargate was found discovers a frozen Ancient. The team starts to suffer the effects of a deadly virus and while she helps to heal the infected, it becomes clear that it's taking a toll.
115 5 "Nightwalkers" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12) (Sci Fi Channel)
Bizarre behavior in a small American town proves to be the result of Goa'uld activity.
116 6 "Abyss" Martin Wood Brad Wright July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) (Sci Fi Channel)
O'Neill has been captured by Ba'al but is being held in a fortress too well protected for Stargate Command to help. However, Jonas believes that Lord Yu might be persuaded to lend assistance.
117 7 "Shadow Play" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie July 26, 2002 (2002-07-26) (Sci Fi Channel)
The Kelownan government contacts the SGC, offering to exchange naqahdriah for advanced technology. Jonas's old professor asks him to help a secret resistance group and prevent a world war.
118 8 "The Other Guys" Martin Wood Damian Kindler August 2, 2002 (2002-08-02) (Sci Fi Channel)
Dr. Felger worships SG-1, and when he has the chance to rescue them from a Goa'uld mothership, he doesn't hesitate.
119 9 "Allegiance" Peter DeLuise Peter DeLuise August 9, 2002 (2002-08-09) (Sci Fi Channel)
The Jaffa rebellion, the Tok'ra and their base commander Malek, and Stargate Command are temporarily forced to share Earth's Alpha Site (a secret refuge) when the Tok'ra are attacked. Suspicion between the Tok'ra and the Jaffa turns hostile when a series of murders occurs.
120 10 "Cure" Andy Mikita Damian Kindler August 16, 2002 (2002-08-16) (Sci Fi Channel)
SG-1 visit Pangar, a planet once ruled by Ra. The Pangarans offer a wonder drug called Tretonin in exchange for gate addresses, but fail to mention that the drug is produced by using the progeny of the former Tok'ra queen Egeria. The drug also destroys the user's immune system, causing a crisis when supplies ran low. SG-1 calls in help from the Tok'ra Malek and Kelmaa. After Egeria is freed by the Tok'ra Kelmaa, she tells the remorseful Pangarans how to free themselves from the tretonin.
121 11 "Prometheus" Peter F. Woeste Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie August 23, 2002 (2002-08-23) (Sci Fi Channel)
A reporter has information about the Stargate Program and threatens to broadcast it on television. The SGC offers a deal to allow her access to the Prometheus on the condition that nothing is aired until the Stargate Program is made public.
122 12 "Unnatural Selection" Andy Mikita Story: Robert C. Cooper & Brad Wright
Teleplay: Brad Wright
December 4, 2002 (2002-12-04) (Sky One)
The Asgard have called all the Replicators in the Asgard galaxy to one planet, Halla, but the time dilation device that was meant to trap them on the planet has failed to activate. The Asgard want SG-1 to use the Prometheus to find out why.
123 13 "Sight Unseen" Peter F. Woeste Ron Wilkerson December 11, 2002 (2002-12-11) (Sky One)
On a deserted planet designated P9X-391, SG-1 discovers a piece of Ancient technology. When it's moved to Earth for study, people begin to have inexplicable hallucinations.
124 14 "Smoke & Mirrors" Peter DeLuise Katharyn Powers December 18, 2002 (2002-12-18) (Sky One)
Senator Kinsey is shot, and all the evidence seems to show that O'Neill was the assassin.
125 15 "Paradise Lost" William Gereghty Robert C. Cooper January 8, 2003 (2003-01-08) (Sky One)
Maybourne offers to help the SGC find a cache of advanced alien weapons, but he is not telling them everything he knows.
126 16 "Metamorphosis" Peter DeLuise Jacqueline Samuda & James Tichenor January 15, 2003 (2003-01-15) (Sky One)
The Russian team discovers a planet where Nirrti has been experimenting on the human population to create the perfect host.
127 17 "Disclosure" William Gereghty Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie January 22, 2003 (2003-01-22) (Sky One)
The Americans and the Russians reveal the existence of the Stargate to the Chinese, French, and British governments. Senator Kinsey tries to use the meeting to hijack the program, but Hammond has a card up his sleeve.
128 18 "Forsaken" Andy Mikita Damian Kindler January 29, 2003 (2003-01-29) (Sky One)
SG-1 finds a wrecked spacecraft whose crew claims to have been fighting off aggressive aliens ever since they crashed. It later turns out that the crew are in fact prisoners of the Serrakin ship Ceberus. The Serrakin are an advanced race who once helped free the human Hebridans, descendents from the Celts, from the Goa'uld millennia ago. Since then, the two peoples have lived together in a largely harmonious society on the planet Hebridan.
129 19 "The Changeling" Martin Wood Story: Christopher Judge & Brad Wright
Teleplay: Brad Wright
February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05) (Sky One)
Teal'c finds himself jumping between different realities of Earth and the planet Kresh'ta, where a meeting of 108 Jaffa rebel leaders are ambushed by the Goa'uld System Lords. Only Daniel seems to display any understanding of reality.
130 20 "Memento" Peter DeLuise Damian Kindler February 12, 2003 (2003-02-12) (Sky One)
On the maiden flight of the finished Prometheus, the reactor overloads, and SG-1 must find the Stargate buried on the alien planet Tagrea in order to obtain spare parts from Earth. Tagrea was once ruled by the Goa'uld Heru-ur, and the memory of his occupation was so traumatic that the Tagreans buried their Stargate and wiped out all traces of their earlier history, so as to make a new start. Despite opposition from xenophobic elements of the Tagrean military, the progressive Chairman Ashwan assists SG-1 in locating the Stargate and eventually opens relations with Earth.
131 21 "Prophecy" Will Waring Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie February 19, 2003 (2003-02-19) (Sky One)
SG-1 finds a planet where the population worship Ba'al and work in the mines to provide his representative, Lord Mot, with a tribute of naqahdah. SG-1 intends to stop him, but things get complicated when Jonas starts seeing visions that could kill him.
132 22 "Full Circle" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper February 19, 2003 (2003-02-19) (Sky One)
Daniel contacts Jack O'Neill and tells him that Anubis has located the Eye of Ra, an enormously powerful weapon. SG-1 must get the Eye from Abydos, before Anubis. Anubis appears over the planet and threatens to destroy it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Audio commentary for "Abyss"
  2. ^ Audio commentary for "Shadowplay"
  3. ^ Audio commentary for "Paradise Lost"
  4. ^ 'Stargate' levitates – Entertainment News, Los Angeles, Media – Variety

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