Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Beast of Burden 

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When Daniel's Unas friend, Chaka, is captured by another world's slavers, SG-1 goes to that world to rescue him.


Martin Wood


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Larry Drake ... Burrock
Dion Johnstone ... Chaka
Alex Zahara ... Shy One
Vincent Hammond Vincent Hammond ... Big One
Noel Callahan Noel Callahan ... Boy (as Noel Callaghan)
Dean Paul Gibson Dean Paul Gibson ... Man From Store
Herbert Duncanson Herbert Duncanson ... Guard #1
Finn Michael ... Guard #2
Wycliff Hartwig Wycliff Hartwig ... Unas #1
Trevor Jones ... Unas #2


When Chaka, the Unas Daniel previously befriended, is captured by humans bearing Goa'uld weapons, SG-1 go to rescue him. There they find a society in which Unas are treated as slave labor and, in an attempt to free Chaka, Jack and Daniel are taken prisoner. Written by trekkie4christ

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Release Date:

10 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


This episode was shot at Bordertown, a Virtue Studios filming ranch just east of Vancouver. This was also the location for Edora in the season three episode "A Hundred Days". See more »


Dr. Daniel Jackson: They say Chaka is their leader. They must recognize that he wouldn't leave without them.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: Daniel, dogs sniff each other's butts, and they're friends for life. We still keep them as pets.
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Leaning How to Fight for Freedom
27 November 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While monitoring his Unas friend Chaka, Daniel sees a group of men capturing him. The SG-1 is assigned to rescue Chaka and Daniel and Jack goes to a town where the Unas are slaves while Sam and Teal'c cover them. A man called Burrock is the owner of the Unas and demands two Unas to trade by Chaka. Daniel and Jack tries to release Chaka during the night and they are arrested by Burrock and his men. Now Sam and Teal'c wait for an order from Jack to rescue Daniel and him since it will be not possible with no casualties from the residents as Jack wants. What will be his decision?

"Beast of Burden" is a strange and incoherent episode of "Stargate SG-1". Jack tells that he does not want to interfere with the culture of the alien civilization or kill innocent people. However her tries to rescue Chaka and practically initiates a revolution when Chaka and his partner learn how to use the Goa'uld weapons. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Beast of Burden"

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