Stargate SG-1 (season 2)

Stargate SG-1 (season 2)
Stargate SG-1 Season 2
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Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 22
Original channel Showtime
Original run June 26, 1998 (Showtime) – February 10, 1999 (Sky One)
Home video release
DVD release date Region 1: September 3, 2002
Region 2: January 27, 2003
Region 4: February 18, 2004
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Season two of Stargate SG-1, an American-Canadian television series, began airing on June 26, 1998 on Showtime. The second season concluded after 22 episodes on February 10, 1999 on British Sky One, which overtook Showtime in mid-season. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, who also served as executive producers. Season two regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.



Vaitiare Bandera, who plays Sha're, was actually pregnant with Michael Shanks' child during the filming of "Secrets". Following the events in the episode "A Matter of Time", Sally Malcolm would write two books, A Matter of Honor and The Cost of Honor, that detail SG-1's attempts to save SG-10 from the planet. The late Season 2 episode "Serpent's Song" was the first SG-1 episode that was directed by Peter DeLuise. He would go on to direct more episodes than any other director involved with the series, even passing Martin Wood, who began directing in Season 1. "Out Of Mind" was the second time a clip show has been used, the first being Season 1 episode "Politics".

Release and reception

"Holiday" gained a 4.2 rating on the Nielsen ratings, making it Stargate SG-1's strongest episode in its ten-season run.[1] Stargate SG-1 was nominated for a Saturn Award in the category "Best Genre Cable/Syndicated Series". Richard Dean Anderson was honored with a Saturn Award for "Best Genre TV Actor". Daria Ellerman was nominated for a Gemini Award for "Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series". The episode "Holiday" was nominated for a Gemini in the category "Best Achievement in Make-Up".[2]

Main cast

The second season is the only one in which all five members of the original cast appear in every episode.


# # Title Directed by Written by Original air date
23 1 "The Serpent's Lair (Part 3)" Jonathan Glassner Brad Wright June 26, 1998 (1998-06-26) (Showtime)
Teal'c's former mentor Bra'tac joins their fight and together they embark on a mission of planting bombs to destroy Apophis' ship and halt the attack on Earth. Eventually they destroy the two ships and escape in Death Gliders. 
24 2 "In the Line of Duty" Martin Wood Robert C. Cooper July 3, 1998 (1998-07-03) (Showtime)
When the planet Nassya (P3X-382) falls under attack by the Goa'uld, Carter is possessed by a Goa'uld. When the Goa'uld is discovered, she claims to be Jolinar, a member of the Tok'ra, a legendary faction of rebel-Goa'uld opposed to the System Lords. When Jolinar is assassinated, she saves the life of Samantha Carter. 
25 3 "Prisoners" David Warry-Smith Terry Curtis Fox July 10, 1998 (1998-07-10) (Showtime)
After being sentenced to life imprisonment on the planet Hadante, SG-1 escapes with the help of a female inmate named Linea, who has great herbal knowledge. After they set her free, they discover she is known as the "Destroyer of Worlds" for once having deliberately created a vaccine that caused contagious sickness killing half the population of a planet. 
26 4 "The Gamekeeper" Martin Wood Story: Jonathan Glassner & Brad Wright
Teleplay: Jonathan Glassner
July 17, 1998 (1998-07-17) (Showtime)
SG-1 discover a world where all the people are enclosed in a virtual reality, believing that their planet is dead. SG-1 become trapped in the virtual reality, but inform the residents that their planet is beautiful again, and they all go free. 
27 5 "Need" David Warry-Smith Story: Robert C. Cooper & Damian Kindler
Teleplay: Robert C. Cooper
July 24, 1998 (1998-07-24) (Showtime)
Offworld, Daniel stops a young woman from killing herself. She turns out to be the daughter of the ruler of the planet who had overthrown the Goa'uld overlord but to keep the other Goa'ulds from finding out, he keeps the people virtually enslaved and sending back naqahdah. She falls in love with him and uses the narcotic properties of the Sarcophagus to keep him with her, but once home he is rehabilitated and eventually let back into SG-1. He visits the woman, whose father had died, and she promises to improve the lot of her people. 
28 6 "Thor's Chariot" William Gereghty Katharyn Powers July 31, 1998 (1998-07-31) (Showtime)
SG-1 returns to Cimmeria ("Thor's Hammer") to help defend the planet when the Goa'uld invade. They contact Thor who shows himself as an Asgard. He is annoyed with SG-1's interference but comes via ship and eliminates the invasion nevertheless. 
29 7 "Message in a Bottle" David Warry-Smith Story: Michael Greenburg & Jarrad Paul
Teleplay: Brad Wright
August 7, 1998 (1998-08-07) (Showtime)
SG-1 brings back a mysterious sphere from P5C-353. The sphere suddenly sprouts rods that impales O'Neill's shoulder, pinning him to the wall. After attempts to remove it, SG-1 discover it contains microscopic aliens that feed on energy who are the last of an alien race. They eventually agree to be relocated to P4G-881, a planet that is a more suitable home than Earth. 
30 8 "Family" William Gereghty Katharyn Powers August 14, 1998 (1998-08-14) (Showtime)
Bra'tac brings word that Apophis has kidnapped Teal'c's son Rya'c. Returning to Chulak with SG-1, Teal'c finds that his son is brainwashed and loyal to Apophis. Apophis had implanted some deadly pathogen on Rya'c which would have destroyed all life on earth if activated. They resort at last to zat-blasting Rya'c to overcome the brainwashing chemical. 
31 9 "Secrets" Duane Clark Terry Curtis Fox August 21, 1998 (1998-08-21) (Showtime)
Having to fulfill a promise to Sha're's father Kasuf, Daniel and Teal'c return to Abydos. Upon their arrival, Daniel learns that his wife, after having been captured by the Goa'uld, is now pregnant by Apophis. On earth, the Stargate Program is under risk of being exposed by a reporter. 
32 10 "Bane" David Warry-Smith Robert C. Cooper September 25, 1998 (1998-09-25) (Showtime)
Teal'c is stung by a strange insect while exploring BP6-3Q1. Upon returning to earth, the virus begins changing Teal'c's DNA into its own. He escapes the SGC and develops a friendship with a young girl, and is ultimately cured. 
33 11 "The Tok'ra (Part 1)" Brad Turner Jonathan Glassner October 2, 1998 (1998-10-02) (Showtime)
Jolinar ("In the Line of Duty") has left a mental imprint on Carter, who dreams of the Stargate address of the hidden Tok'ra base at P34-353J. While SG-1 find and liaise with the Tok'ra, Carter's father Jacob is dying of cancer. 
34 12 "The Tok'ra (Part 2)" Brad Turner Jonathan Glassner October 9, 1998 (1998-10-09) (Showtime)
SG-1 offers an alliance with the Tok'ra, but it is turned down because Earth doesn't have enough to offer. Meanwhile, Selmak is a Tok'ra whose host is dying and the alliance deal is re-kindled when Jacob offers himself as a new host. 
35 13 "Spirits" Martin Wood Tor Alexander Valenza October 23, 1998 (1998-10-23) (Showtime)
SG-1 discovers a migratory people descended from the Native American Salish tribes on PXY-887. The Salish refuse to allow the SGC to mine their planet's large deposits of the valuable metal trinium, believing it would upset the spirits of the natural world. Under pressure from above, General Hammond orders mining to proceed without Salish permission, incurring the ire of their "spirits", in fact advanced aliens who freed the Salish from the Goa'uld a millennium ago. The Salish Spirits attack the SGC, until SG-1 convinces them that burying their Stargate would be a better solution than destroying the base. 
36 14 "Touchstone" Brad Turner Sam Egan October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30) (Showtime)
Inhabitants of the planet Madrona accuse SG-1 of stealing 'the Touchstone', an artifact that can control their planet's weather. The Madronans claim that men dressed in SGC uniforms took the device, and SG-1 suspect that maybe the thieves are using the second gate found in Antarctica. 
37 15[3] "The Fifth Race" David Warry-Smith Robert C. Cooper January 22, 1999 (1999-01-22) (Sky One)
On P3R-272, O'Neill is grabbed by an Ancient Repository of Knowledge, and has alien knowledge downloaded into his mind. Before Jack's mind is overrun, he discovers a gate address to the Asgard homeworld, who remove the information from his brain, saving his life. 
38 16[3] "A Matter of Time" Jimmy Kaufman Story: Misha Rashovichm
Teleplay: Brad Wright
January 29, 1999 (1999-01-29) (Sky One)
SG-10 stranded on the planet designated P3W-451, which is close to a newly formed black hole. The SGC opens the gate to find out what happened, but they can't shut it down afterwards. Soon they realize that since the planet is near to a black hole, its intense gravity is causing time dilation, so if they don't shut down the gate very soon, it will destroy the SGC, and in time, the entire planet. 
39 17[4] "Holiday" David Warry-Smith Tor Alexander Valenza February 5, 1999 (1999-02-05) (Sky One)
SG-1 meets an elderly man called Machello and learns that he has been hunted by the Goa'uld his entire life due to his inventions of technological devices meant to oppose them. Machello convinces Daniel to grasp a device made to switch bodies, and then escapes, leaving Daniel to die in the old body of Machello's. 
40 18[4] "Serpent's Song" Peter DeLuise Katharyn Powers February 12, 1999 (1999-02-12) (Sky One)
Apophis's death glider crashes on PB5-926. Dying, he is brought to the SGC.The Tau'ri wish to interrogate him however Martouf warns them that Sokar and many other Goa'uld want him.The Tau'ri fail to heed his warning and Sokar tries to attack Earth as he wants him, but is stopped when they hand over the dead Apophis. However, Sokar will use a sarcophagus to revive him and torture him indefinitely. 
41 19 "One False Step" William Corcoran Michael Kaplan & John Sanborn February 19, 1999 (1999-02-19) (Sky One)
After a UAV crashes into a large white plant off-world (PJ2-445), SG-1 encounters inhabitants who appear to be dying en masse. SG-1 discover that the aliens depend on the large plants for survival because of an essential infrasound they emit, and rectify the situation. 
42 20 "Show and Tell" Peter DeLuise Jonathan Glassner February 26, 1999 (1999-02-26) (Sky One)
A young boy warns SGC of a plot by invisible non-humanoid aliens (rogue Re'tu, who exist in large numbers on P63-2031) to destroy all humans. A minority of the Re'tu wage war on the Goa'uld by eliminating their potential hosts: humans. They operate in 5-man suicide units, which are capable of setting off an explosion equivalent to a small tactical nuke. SG-1 decide his warning is real, and call the Tok'ra for help, who provide TER's that locate the Re'tus already hiding on the base, and eliminate them. 
43 21 "1969" Charles Correll Brad Wright March 5, 1999 (1999-03-05) (Sky One)
When SG-1 steps through the gate to P2X-555, a solar flare sends SG-1 back in time. They meet a young General Hammond, then a lieutenant, who helps them due to a note ("Help them", plus dates of what Carter figures out must be solar flares). They find the Stargate of 1969 and activate it during another solar flare, returning home. 
44 22 "Out of Mind (Part 1)" Martin Wood Jonathan Glassner & Brad Wright March 12, 1999 (1999-03-12) (Sky One)
O'Neill, Carter and Daniel awaken from stasis in what appears to be the SGC, almost 79 years in the future. They discover it is actually a Goa'uld hoax by Hathor. Meanwhile, Teal'c leaves the SGC to find SG-1. (This episode is a clip show.) 

DVD release

DVD Name Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Stargate SG-1 Season 2 September 3, 2002 January 27, 2003 February 18, 2004
Volume 2 (201–204) March 20, 2000
Volume 3 (205–208) April 24, 2000
Volume 4 (209–211, 213) May 29, 2000
Volume 5 (212, 214–216) June 26, 2000
Volume 6 (217–220) July 24, 2000
Volume 7 (221–222, 110, 114) August 28, 2000


  1. ^ GateWorld - Stargate SG-1 Season Two: Ratings
  2. ^ "Stargate SG-1" (1997) - Awards
  3. ^ a b British Sky One aired "A Matter of Time" on December 9, 1998, and "The Fifth Race" one week after on December 16, 1998. US Showtime however aired "The Fifth Race" on January 22, 1999, and "A Matter of Time" one week after on January 29, 1999. The American order is also the episode order on the DVDs.
  4. ^ a b British Sky One aired "Serpent's Song" on January 6, 1999, and "Holiday" one week after on January 13, 1999. US Showtime however aired "Holiday" on February 5, 1999, and "Serpent's Song" one week after on February 12, 1999. The British order is also the episode order on the DVDs.

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