Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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Tin Man 

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After arriving on P3X-989, the team are rendered unconscious. When they wake, they return to Earth, but soon find out that they are androids. The team must return to the planet to find out what happened to their real bodies.


Jim Kaufman (as Jimmy Kaufman)


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 / Android O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson / Android Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter / Android Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c / Android Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Jay Brazeau ... Harlan
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Dan Shea ... O'Neill Alternate


When SG-1 lands on Altair, they are automatically processed by the incredibly advanced machinery of the sole surviving native, Harlan, who insists they are 'better' and can never go back. They return, only to be incarcerated when it becomes clear they are not themselves but cyborg copies. Once their energy runs out, they must return, but once again Harlan insists they can't ever leave. He needs needs help to keep the underground biosphere running under a planet totally non-viable above ground. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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Did You Know?


When SG-1 first steps through the Stargate, Colonel Jack O'Neill welcomes everyone to "P3X-989", but in the scene after the opening credits, he calls the planet "PX3-989". This name seems to be correct as later in the episode, Major General George S. Hammond calls the planet "PX3-989" See more »


Harlan: Comtraya !
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Good Special Effects
1 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c travel to PX3-989 and they find inside a facility with machinery. Out of the blue, they are scanned by a light and faint. When they awake, they meet eleven-thousand year-old Harlan, the only survivor of a race that lived in the underground of the planet destroyed by radiation. They return to SGC and during the medical examination, Dr. Janet Fraiser realizes that they are androids. Further, their energy sources are running out and they must return to the planet to retrieve their human bodies.

"Tin Man" is an episode with funny situations and good special effects. The confrontation between Jack and the Android O'Neill is hilarious. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Tin Man"

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