Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stargate SG-1, Season 1, Episode 3

images used above are courtesy of Gateworld and MGM

Overall Rating: Poor

SG-1 goes to a planet populated with people of Mongolian descent who were snatched from Earth by some Goa’uld or another a long time ago.  The Goa’uld haven’t been back to the planet in quite some time.

Samantha Carter, Sam for short, is treated like a subservient sex object by the native folk because she is female.  Jack, and Daniel, think this is funny.  Sam is kidnapped by other native folk for use as a subservient sex object because she is female.  Jack, and Daniel, do not think this is funny.

While held captive, Sam is threatened with being beaten, and the possibility of being raped is implied, however, neither of these things happen.  Instead, she is sent to do chores.  After being freed from captivity, Sam beats the snot out of the leader of her captors.  Then, SG-1 goes back to the stargate.

If my review makes this episode seem interesting, or implies that the episode has any worth at all, then I did not write the review correctly.  I think this is the worst episode of SG-1, ever.

Fortunately, the quality level of the stories picks up immediately with the next episode. There are many stellar episodes coming in this, and subsequent, seasons. The badness that is this episode is the exception, not the rule.

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