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Absolute Power 

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When a "chosen" boy found on planet Abydos is brought to SGC, he sends a telepathic message, causing Daniel Jackson's personality to undergo disturbing changes. Will the rest of SG-1 be ... See full summary »

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Peter DeLuise

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Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Lane Gates Lane Gates ... Shifu
Peter Williams ... Apophis
Colin Cunningham ... Major Paul Davis
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
William deVry ... Aldwin (as William de Vry)
Erick Avari ... Kasuf
Steven Williams ... General Vidrine
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
Michelle Harrison ... Assistant
Yee Jee Tso ... Left Tech
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When a "chosen" boy found on planet Abydos is brought to SGC, he sends a telepathic message, causing Daniel Jackson's personality to undergo disturbing changes. Will the rest of SG-1 be able to solve the mystery of the boy's origin before he becomes a power-hungry warmonger? Written by Brett

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English

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19 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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16 : 9
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Dr. Daniel Jackson: Shifu. This is General Hammond. He's the leader of this facility.
Major General George Hammond: Welcome to Earth.
Shifu: A spark lights a flame but the candle will only burn as long as the wick.
Colonel Jack O'Neill: If I may, Sir. I think what he means is the wick is the centre of the candle and ostensibly a great leader like yourself is essential to the whole ball of wax. Basically what it means is, that's it's always better to have a big, long... wick.
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Absolute Power Corrupts
25 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The SG-1 is summoned by Kasuf to investigate a mysterious phenomenon in Abydos and they find the boy Shifu. He tells that he is Harcesis and he might be Sha're's son. Daniel has a close contact with the boy and they decide to take Shifu to be examined at the SGC. Daniel explains to Shifu that they want to check whether he has knowledge of the Goa'uld science and Shifu makes telepathic contact with him. Soon Daniel learns the Goa'uld technological knowledge and he changes his personality, affecting the SG-1.

"Absolute Power" is one of the weakest episodes of "Stargate SG-1". It is a story about how absolute power corrupts but Shifu is boring and Daniel becomes irritating with his behavior. Therefore if the correct Daniel has changed so much his personality with the Goa'uld knowledge, Earthlings are certainly not prepared to acquire this science. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Absolute Power"


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