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Stargate SG-1: Unending

When the Asgard decide to share all their knowledge and technology with Earth, they do so by incorporating that knowledge and technology into the Odyssey. However, the incorporated Asgard systems become a tracking beacon for the Ori and every time the Odyssey drops out of hyperspace it is attacked by the Ori.

Finally, after numerous attacks, when just about to be destroyed, Carter uses the Asgard time dilation technology to slow down time in hopes of finding enough time to plan an escape from their certain destruction.

However, can Carter figure out the impossible escape? And just how long will it take?

Episode Info

Episode number: 10x20
Production Number: 1020
Airdate: Friday June 22nd, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Mar 13, 2007
UK (sky 1) Mar 13, 2007 (Premiere!)
Canada Jun 21, 2007
CZ (nova) Jul 11, 2007

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (17 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gary Jones (1)Gary Jones (1)
As Sgt. Walter Harriman
Martin ChristopherMartin Christopher
As Major Marks

Co-Guest Stars
Michael ShanksMichael Shanks
voiced Thor
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
Claudia Black
As Vala Mal Doran
Episode Notes
Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter), Christopher Judge (Teal'c) and Gary Jones (Sgt. Walter Harriman) are the only actors to appear in both the first ("Children of the Gods") and last ("Unending") episodes of the series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Creedence Clearwater RevivalHave You Ever Seen The Rain? 

Episode Quotes
Thor: You must go. (Final words)

SG-1: Indeed.

General Landry: (the final line of the series) Godspeed.

Thor: You are the fifth race. Your role is clear. If there is any hope in preserving the future it lies with you and your people.
Sam: No pressure, huh?

Thor: General, with your permission a number of Asgard are prepared to beam aboard immediately to begin installing various technological upgrades to this ship.
Mitchell: Hope it's ray guns.. I got ray guns in the pool.

Mitchell: What we need is we need Superman to fly around the ship really really fast.
Sam: If you only knew how ridiculous that was.
Mitchell: It only sounds ridiculous till you hear yourself say I am trapped in a spaceship stuck in a time dilation field.

Episode Goofs
In previous episodes The Asgards have shown that their consciousness could be downloaded into machines, so it would be a too extreme solution to destroy their whole race in order to escape a painful death as we have learned in past episodes they have made many sacrifices to their bodies in order to sustain life, it goes against their own goals not to live on as machines.

Episode References
This episode marks the demise of The Asgard, as their race finally expires. They self destruct their own homeworld and pass their knowledge and experience on to SG-1, and as a result, the human race

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 10 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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