Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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SG1 inadvertently help a desperate criminal and is charged and sentenced as accessories to his crime. They are banished to a desolate, brutal penal colony and strike a deal with a powerful ... See full summary »


David Warry-Smith


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Bonnie Bartlett ... Linea
Laara Sadiq ... Technician
Mark Acheson ... Vishnoor
David Bloom ... Scavenger
Kim Kondrashoff ... Roshure
Colin Lawrence ... Major Warren
Michael Puttonen ... Simian
Andrew Wheeler ... Major Stan Kovacek
Colleen Winton ... Dr. Greene


SG1 inadvertently help a desperate criminal and is charged and sentenced as accessories to his crime. They are banished to a desolate, brutal penal colony and strike a deal with a powerful female prisoner to help them escape. But is this prisoner hiding something from them? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 July 1998 (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?


General Hammond makes his first trip through the Stargate in this episode. See more »


When the gate dials into deliver the blind man, you can see that the same glyph appears when two different chevrons lock meaning it is the same image digitally flipped. See more »


Captain Samantha Carter: We need power.
Linea: There are many forms of power, my dear. Some more subtle than others.
Jack O'Neill: Well, for the moment, we just need the electrical kind.
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Features Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods (1997) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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The Destroyer of Worlds
12 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c arrive on a planet where there is only jungle. When they are preparing to return to the SGC, a runaway from Taltor asks for help and they bring the man with them without knowing what Taltor is. Out of the blue, they are hit by a light and sentenced to life for a dangerous prison in another planet for helping a criminal. However they are helped by the prisoner Linea, who is feared by the prisoners and controls them. Soon the SG-1 teams-up with Linea to escape from prison. Meanwhile the SG-3 and General Hammond try to negotiate the release of the SG-1, but their captors are inflexible.

"Prisoners" is a reasonable episode of "Stargate SG-1". The SG-1 is too naive for military explorers of different worlds. Daniel is a nerd and his behavior is acceptable, but Sam brings an alien and shows classified information of the base and other planets as if she knew Linea for a long time. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Prisoners"

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