Stargate SG-1 (season 3)

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Stargate SG-1 (season 3)
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Original network Showtime
Original release June 25, 1999 – March 8, 2000
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List of Stargate SG-1 episodes

The third season of the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 25, 1999, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2000, and contained 22 episodes. The third continues the plot started in season one, the third season follows SG-1 in their fight against the Goa'uld Empire's System Lords, the main being Sokar until "The Devil You Know" and then Apophis after regaining power after the event in "The Devil You Know." The season introduces the long unseen and unnamed enemy of the Asgards, the Replicators who are self-replicating machines that seek to convert all civilizations into more of themselves, thus posing a dire threat to all other beings. The Replicators are first mentioned, but not named, in season three episode "Fair Game".

The one-hour premiere "Into the Fire", which debuted on June 25, 1999 on Showtime did not receive any syndication rating, but overall got a high viewership level. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, who also served as executive producers. Season 3 regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.


"Deadman Switch" is the first episode in which the Stargate is not seen. "Demons" was Carl Binder's first and only contribution to Stargate SG-1. He would later become a staff writer on the spin-off series Stargate Atlantis.

The urban outdoor scenes of Tollana in "Pretense" were shot on the main campus of Simon Fraser University (S.F.U.) in Burnaby, a small city just east of Vancouver.

Actor Dom DeLuise, who played Urgo and Togar in "Urgo", is the father of director Peter DeLuise, and Urgo's transformation into an Air Force officer was played by Peter. "Urgo" marked the first time a DeLuise guest-starred on the show. Dom's sons Peter, Michael, and David, Dom's daughter-in-law and Peter's wife, Anne Marie, had on-screen roles in later seasons. Dom DeLuise ad-libbed most of his lines. According to the Official Guide to Seasons Three and Four, very few scenes include Teal'c, since actor Christopher Judge could not keep a straight face.[1]

Jackson's appendicitis in "Nemesis" reflected Michael Shanks' real-world condition; it was written into the script at the last minute because the writers needed to drastically reduce Shanks' role to allow for his recovery. Shanks' scenes in the episode were actually shot a week after filming of the episode was completed.[citation needed]

When Seth is killed in "Seth", Jack O'Neill's "Hail Dorothy" is a reference to The Wizard of Oz.


"Into The Fire" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series".[2] For "Point of View", Amanda Tapping was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series".[2] For "Forever in a Day", Michael Shanks was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Performance by a male in a Dramatic Series".[2] "The Devil You Know" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Production Design in a Dramatic Series".[2] For "A Hundred Days", Brad Wright and Victoria James were nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Screenwriter of a Dramatic Series".[2] "Nemesis" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", and won a Leo Award in the category "Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series".[2]

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
45 1 "Into the Fire" Martin Wood Brad Wright June 25, 1999 (1999-06-25)
46 2 "Seth" William Corcoran Jonathan Glassner July 2, 1999 (1999-07-02)
47 3 "Fair Game" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper July 9, 1999 (1999-07-09)
48 4 "Legacy" Peter DeLuise Tor Alexander Valenza July 16, 1999 (1999-07-16)
49 5 "Learning Curve" Martin Wood Heather E. Ash July 23, 1999 (1999-07-23)
50 6 "Point of View" Peter DeLuise Story: Jonathan Glassner & Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper & Tor Alexander Valenza
Teleplay: Jonathan Glassner & Brad Wright
July 30, 1999 (1999-07-30)
51 7 "Deadman Switch" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper August 6, 1999 (1999-08-06)
52 8 "Demons" Peter DeLuise Carl Binder August 13, 1999 (1999-08-13)
53 9 "Rules of Engagement" William Gereghty Terry Curtis Fox August 20, 1999 (1999-08-20)
54 10 "Forever in a Day" Peter DeLuise Jonathan Glassner October 8, 1999 (1999-10-08)
55 11 "Past and Present" William Gereghty Tor Alexander Valenza October 15, 1999 (1999-10-15)
56 12 "Jolinar's Memories" Peter DeLuise Sonny Wareham & Daniel Stashower October 22, 1999 (1999-10-22)
57 13 "The Devil You Know" Peter DeLuise Robert C. Cooper October 29, 1999 (1999-10-29)
58 14 "Foothold" Andy Mikita Excerpts Starring: Alex Zahara
Written by: Heather E. Ash
November 5, 1999 (1999-11-05)
59 15 "Pretense" David Warry-Smith Katharyn Powers December 12, 1999 (1999-12-12) (on Sky One)
60 16 "Urgo" Peter DeLuise Tor Alexander Valenza December 19, 1999 (1999-12-19) (on Sky One)
61 17 "A Hundred Days" David Warry-Smith Story: V. C. James
Excerpts Starring: Michele Green
Teleplay: Brad Wright
January 7, 2000 (2000-01-07) (on Sky One)
62 18 "Shades of Grey" Martin Wood Excerpts Starring: Christian Bocher, Linnea Sharples
Written by: Jonathan Glassner
January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14) (on Sky One)
63 19 "New Ground" Chris McMullin Heather E. Ash January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21) (on Sky One)
64 20 "Maternal Instinct" Peter F. Woeste Excerpts Starring: Terry Chen
Written by: Robert C. Cooper
January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28) (on Sky One)
65 21 "Crystal Skull" Brad Turner Story: Michael Greenburg & Jarrad Paul
Teleplay: Brad Wright
February 4, 2000 (2000-02-04) (on Sky One)
66 22 "Nemesis" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper February 11, 2000 (2000-02-11) (on Sky One)

Home releases[edit]

DVD Name Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Stargate SG-1 Season 3 June 17, 2003 February 24, 2003 May 12, 2004
Volume 8
January 29, 2001
Volume 9
February 26, 2001
Volume 10
March 19, 2001
Volume 11
April 23, 2001
Volume 12
May 21, 2001
Volume 13
June 25, 2001


  1. ^ Official Guide to Seasons Three and Four
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Stargate SG-1" (1997) – Awards

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