Stargate SG-1 (season 5)

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Stargate SG-1 (season 5)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network Showtime
Original release June 29, 2001 – February 6, 2002
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List of Stargate SG-1 episodes

The fifth season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 29, 2001, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2002, and contained 22 episodes. The fifth season introduces future main character Jonas Quinn portrayed by Corin Nemec from 2002–2004. The fifth season is about the ongoing war with the Goa'uld Empire after the death of Apophis at the start of the season and the rise of a new System Lord named Anubis. SG-1, a military-science team, are set to explore the Milky Way Galaxy.

The one-hour premiere "Enemies", which debuted on June 29, 2001 on Showtime had the lowest syndication of the seasons episode, but overall got a high viewership level. This would be the last season to feature Apophis alive, but he would return in dreams and alternate realities and timelines. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season five regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.


Many crew members appeared in "Wormhole X-Treme!", the 100th episode of Stargate SG-1. The director of a Wormhole X-Treme! episode, played by Peter DeLuise, was the director of this Stargate SG-1 episode. A Wormhole X-Treme! writer is played by Robert C. Cooper, a Stargate SG-1 writer and executive producer. Further cameos include Joseph Mallozzi (who co-wrote this episode), producer N. John Smith, and Stargate SG-1 writer Ron Wilkerson as Wormhole X-Treme! crew members; Stargate SG-1 property master David Sinclair as the Wormhole X-Treme! assistant director; make-up artist Jan Newman as a make-up artist; director Andy Mikita and producer John Lenic as the characters being beaten by Col. Danning; Stargate SG-1 director Martin Wood as an NID agent; and several more. The two executives who commented on how unrealistic Lloyd's spacecraft looked are played by Stargate SG-1 executive producer Michael Greenburg and executive producer/co-creator Brad Wright.[1][2]

In "Proving Ground", Elisabeth Rosen appears as Lieutenant Jennifer Hailey, who originally appeared in the episode "Prodigy". Courtenay J. Stevens appears as Lieutenant Elliot, a role which he would reprise in the episodes "Summit" and "Last Stand". He would also later appear in the first season of Stargate Atlantis, playing the role of Keras in "Childhood's End."[3] David Kopp appears as Lieutenant Grogan, who would return in Season Five episode "The Sentinel". Grace Park, famed for her appearance on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica as Sharon Valerii, makes an appearance as Lieutenant Satterfield. "48 Hours" marks the first appearance of David Hewlett as Rodney McKay. He would recur in future Stargate SG-1 episodes and join the main cast of Stargate Atlantis. For "Summit", Martouf was originally meant to appear, having survived "Divide and Conquer." However, J. R. Bourne was unavailable for filming, which necessitated developing a new host for Lantash.[4]

Jonas Quinn makes his first appearance in "Meridian", and goes on to take Daniel Jackson's place on SG-1 throughout season six. Jackson does not appear in "Revelations". However, it is implied at the end that the breeze SG-1 feels is Daniel. Michael Shanks does appear as the voice of Thor. This is the last episode where Michael Shanks would be listed in the main cast until season seven. Teryl Rothery who portrayed Janet Fraiser does the voice of Heimdall. According to the episode audio commentary, Rothery performed her lines on-set to help give the actors a reference point. However, Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge and Rothery could not keep a straight face as the eye line they were given was a blinking light in Rothery's chest. This episode ended the SG-1 tradition of ending the season with a cliffhanger until Season 9.[5]


"Enemies" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". For "Ascension", Amanda Tapping won a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance – Female". For "Proving Ground", Andy Mikita was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Director". "The Warrior" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Overall Sound". "Revelations" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", and won a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects".

Main cast[edit]


Episodes in bold are continuous episodes, where the story spans over 2 or more episodes.

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
89 1 "Enemies" Martin Wood Story: Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper & Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Excerpts Starring: Peter Williams, Thomas Milburn Jr., Dean Moen
Teleplay: Robert C. Cooper
June 29, 2001 (2001-06-29)
90 2 "Threshold" Peter DeLuise Brad Wright July 6, 2001 (2001-07-06)
91 3 "Ascension" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper July 13, 2001 (2001-07-13)
92 4 "The Fifth Man" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie July 20, 2001 (2001-07-20)
93 5 "Red Sky" Martin Wood Ron Wilkerson July 27, 2001 (2001-07-27)
94 6 "Rite of Passage" Peter DeLuise Heather E. Ash August 3, 2001 (2001-08-03)
95 7 "Beast of Burden" Martin Wood Peter DeLuise August 10, 2001 (2001-08-10)
96 8 "The Tomb" Peter DeLuise Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie August 17, 2001 (2001-08-17)
97 9 "Between Two Fires" William Gereghty Ron Wilkerson August 24, 2001 (2001-08-24)
98 10 "2001" Peter DeLuise Brad Wright August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)
99 11 "Desperate Measures" William Gereghty Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
100 12 "Wormhole X-Treme!" Peter DeLuise Story: Brad Wright & Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Excerpts Starring: Michael DeLuise, Jill Teed, Christian Bocher, Herbert Duncanson
Teleplay: Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
September 8, 2001 (2001-09-08)
101 13 "Proving Ground" Andy Mikita Ron Wilkerson March 8, 2002 (2002-03-08) (on Sky One)
102 14 "48 Hours" Peter F. Woeste Robert C. Cooper March 15, 2002 (2002-03-15) (on Sky One)
103 15[a] "Summit" Martin Wood Excerpts Starring: Jennifer Calvert, William de Vry
Written by: Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22) (on Sky One)
104 16[a] "Last Stand" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29) (on Sky One)
105 17[a] "Fail Safe" Andy Mikita Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie April 5, 2002 (2002-04-05) (on Sky One)
106 18 "The Warrior" Peter DeLuise Story: Christopher Judge
Teleplay: Peter DeLuise
April 12, 2002 (2002-04-12) (on Sky One)
107 19 "Menace" Martin Wood Story: James Tichenor
Teleplay: Peter DeLuise
April 26, 2002 (2002-04-26) (on Sky One)
108 20 "The Sentinel" Peter DeLuise Excerpts Starring: Henry Gibson, Gary Jones
Written by: Ron Wilkerson
May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03) (on Sky One)
109 21 "Meridian" William Waring Excerpts Starring: Carmen Argenziano, Teryl Rothery
Written by: Robert C. Cooper
May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10) (on Sky One)
110 22 "Revelations" Martin Wood Excerpts Starring: David Palffy
Written by: Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
May 17, 2002 (2002-05-17) (on Sky One)

Home release[edit]

DVD Name Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Stargate SG-1 Season 5 January 20, 2004 April 28, 2003 November 17, 2004
Volume 20 April 22, 2002
Volume 21 May 20, 2002
Volume 22 June 24, 2002
Volume 23 July 22, 2002
Volume 24 August 26, 2002
Volume 25 September 23, 2002


  1. ^ a b c British Sky One aired "Fail Safe" before "Summit" and "Last Stand", although "Fail Safe" follows the two-parter plotwise. US Showtime aired the episodes in the right order. The episode order was also correct on DVDs.


  1. ^ "Stargate SG-1: Mission Database". RDAnderson. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ DeLuise, Peter, Mallozzi, Joseph and Tichenor, James (2004). Audio Commentary for "Wormhole X-Treme!" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment. 
  3. ^ Gero, Martin, Luttrell, Rachel and Sun Francks, Rainbow (2005). Audio Commentary for "Childhood's End" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment. 
  4. ^ Mallozzi, Joseph and Comens, Michelle (2006). Audio Commentary for "Ripple Effect" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment. 
  5. ^ Mallozzi, Joseph, Wood, Martin, Mullie, Paul and Tichenor, James (2004). Audio Commentary for "Revelations" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment. 

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