Season 1 – Episode 16
“Enigma” – The SG-1 team rescues a group of highly advanced aliens from a collapsing world, but must risk court-martial to prevent the aliens’ technology from falling into the wrong hands.
- Here we meet the Tollan people, a race run in this episode by Jigsaw. Yeah, that creepy guy from the Saw movies. He’s a jerk here too, but eventually comes to trust Daniel Jackson because come on, who doesn’t love that guy? Must be the glasses. Oh, and we meet Col. Maybourne for the first time. He plays a pretty big part in some of the upcoming seasons.
Season 1 – Episode 17
“Tin Man” – A strange man implants the consciousness of the SG-1 team in robots.
- SG-1 eventually find out their consciousness has been cloned and implanted into robots. Good episode, they call back the clones later. Oh, the Teal’c clone gets killed because the 10,000 y/o dude who cloned them (Harlan) didn’t realize that the Goa’uld in his pouch wasn’t good, so he merged their consciousnesses…what a tool.
Season 1 – Episode 18
“Solitudes” – A Stargate malfunction leaves O’Neill and Carter stranded in an icy crevasse on an unknown planet.
- It’s Antarctica! We learn that there’s another gate on Earth and it’s been buried under ice in Antarctica for some time now. OH! And the writers explain why the Stargate no longer vibrates (a concept never previously explained, most people just ignored it) and they actually USE IT AS A PLOT POINT! I’m sure there’s a writing term for magically explaining something away (we installed frequency dampeners).
One of the best lines in the show comes out of a blooper from this episode:
Carter – “we got belt buckles, shoelaces and a piece of gum. Build a nuclear reactor, for cryin’ out loud! You used to be MacGyver, MacGadget, MacGimmick… now you’re Mr. MacUseless… Dear God, I’m stuck on a glacier with MacGyver!”
I published this post before I finished the last episode but made an amazing connection during the final scene! As Carter and O’Neill are being rescued there’s a theme being played that I quickly recognized as being way to close to the main theme used in Independence Day. Enter IMDB and I’ve now learned that the SAME GUY DID THE MUSIC FOR BOTH! He ripped off his own theme from ID4 and used it 2 years later as a mini-theme in SG-1 (his name is David Arnold if you want to check). I should probably have known this already, but he’s the composer of the SG-1 title theme.
I can go to sleep happy now