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Stargate SG-1: The Scourge

Representatives from various countries who want to know more about the Stargate and the SGC are taken on a visit to the Gamma site. Unfortunately, at the same time the Gamma site scientists are investigating strange bugs from another planet, believed to be part of an Ori plan to scare worlds into worshiping them. The scientific study leads to the imperilment of the representatives and the Gamma site, as the bugs get out of control. SG-1, having been especially assigned to protect the representatives, must find a way to get them safely back to Earth, before they are consumed by the now carnivorous Ori bugs.

Episode Info

Episode number: 9x17
Production Number: 917
Airdate: Friday February 17th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Feb 21, 2006
Ireland Feb 21, 2006
Canada Mar 02, 2006
FR (M6) Jun 24, 2006
AT (ATV) Jul 10, 2006
DE (RTL 2) Jan 24, 2007
CZ (nova) Jun 06, 2007

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Bill Dow
As Dr. Bill Lee
Gary Jones (1)
As Sgt. Walter Harriman
Robert Picardo
As Richard Woolsey
Tamlyn Tomita
As Shen Xiaoyi
Andy Maton
As Chapman
Mark Oliver
As Lapierre
Sean Hall
As Airman #2 (Airman Walkers)
Tony Alcantar
As Dr. Myers

Co-Guest Stars
John Prowse
As Col. Pearson
Guy Fauchon
As Dr. Pullman
Jason McKinnon
As Airman #1
Main Cast
Michael Shanks
As Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping
As Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Ben Browder
As Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell
Beau Bridges
As Major General Hank Landry
Episode Notes
The R-75 insects, as the SGC calls them, were bioengineered by the Ori as a new plague for non-believers of the Ori, ever since SG-1 found a cure for the original Ori plague. The insect is a herbivore by nature but can become carnivorous if deprived of plant matter to consume.

Episode Quotes
Mitchell: Look, I don't wanna argue about this. I'm right, let's leave it at that.
Daniel: Compelling arguement. Teal'c, what do you think?
Teal'c: I think I should have remained with the tour.

Mitchell: Sir, I don’t mean to gripe.
General Landry: Permission to gripe granted.

General Landry: What have you found out?
Dr. Lee: Well, I learned that bugs still creep me out. It all started when I was a kid and my parents took me on a picnic, and this bug creeped up on me…perhaps you’d care to hear this story another time.
General Landry: I doubt it.

Mitchell: That's what I like about you, you're always positive. You're already past this whole bug situation, thinking about what movie you want to watch tomorrow night.
Teal'c: I was considering Old School.
Mitchell: My boy blue!

Daniel: Look, all I am saying is lets not get too carried away. Yes we stopped them this time, but you'd be damn sure that they're already thinking up some other means of spreading fear and destruction through this galaxy.
Mitchell: Yeah, that's why we call them "the bad guys."

Daniel: So, we still doing movie night?
Sam: Yeah, why not?
Mitchell: Great, I've already picked something out.
Teal'c: Old School?
Mitchell: Starship Troopers!
Teal'c: Is it humorous?
Mitchell: Is it ever.

Mitchell: Honestly, what are we doing here?
Daniel: Honest answer, PR for the Stargate program.
Mitchell: I’m telling you, today it’s escorting delegates on foreign worlds, tomorrow it’s comic book conventions and supermarket openings.

(Daniel and Xiaoyi are speaking Chinese)
Shen Xiaoyi: How did you learn such good Chinese?
Daniel: Well, your English is much better than my Chinese.
Shen Xiaoyi: (referring to Mitchell) What about your leader?
Daniel: Oh, we're still teaching him.
(They both start laughing)

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrad Wright  |  Jonathan Glassner
Executive ProducerBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper  |  Joseph Mallozzi
CastingMary Jo Slater
OtherDavid Arnold (Theme)
Warning: Stargate SG-1 season 9 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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