Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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On their first visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds it subject to totally destructive volcanic activity and saves ten natives, the Tollan, a far more technologically advanced society. Their ... See full summary »


William Gereghty


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »


Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Tobin Bell ... Omoc
Garwin Sanford ... Narim
Tom McBeath ... Colonel Harry Maybourne
Gerard Plunkett ... High Councilor Tuplo
Gary Jones ... Sgt. Walter Harriman
Frida Betrani ... Lya
Tracy Westerholm Tracy Westerholm ... Airwoman
Woody Jeffreys ... Guard




On their first visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds it subject to totally destructive volcanic activity and saves ten natives, the Tollan, a far more technologically advanced society. Their leader Omoc isn't grateful, nor interested in such a primitive race as the earthlings or any of the 'even more primitive' planets which are prepared to host them. Only one Tollan, Narim, shows an active interest in life on earth, especially in captain Samantha Carter and the cat Schrodinger she gives him, explaining his planet was destroyed after the Tolan supplied an unlimited energy source to a primitive neighboring planet which abused it for a cataclysmic weapon. Meanwhile the White House authorized NID colonel Mayborn to take charge over the Tollan for military purposes, exactly Omoc's nightmare... Written by KGF Vissers [Edited: by Nitemare]

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What Daniel says about scientific progress grinding to a halt on Earth for nearly a thousand years because of religion is actually pretty accurate. For a very long period of time the Catholic Church openly persecuted, banished and even executed anyone that spoke ideas contrary to their teachings. A number of people were even accused of practicing witchcraft by the Church and were burned alive because their scientific methods and ideas conflicted with the Church's teachings. Probably the best known example is astronomer Galileo Galilei who made some of the first observations of our solar system using a telescope. His research showed that the Earth was not the center of the universe or even the center of our solar system. The Catholic Church taught that the Earth was the center of the universe, that the sun and the other planets in our solar system all revolved around the Earth. Galileo's observations of the movement of the planets showed this to be false and when he tried to publish and speak of his findings he met fierce opposition from the Church, who banned his writings, even banishing him from Rome. They did the same with 15th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, his book "De Revolutionibus" was banned as heresy by the Church almost a century earlier, Copernicus was even banished and imprisoned because his findings went against Church doctrine. See more »


When the last unconscious survivor is carried through the Stargate and placed on a stretcher, the supposedly badly hurt and unconscious Tollan grabs his helmet in order to prevent it from falling to the floor. See more »


Captain Samantha Carter: Temperature, ground 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. Air seems to be in pockets, ranging from 1500 degrees down to 200.
Jack O'Neill: Sounds like L.A.
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The Return of the Nox
1 June 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c travel to a planet and on the arrival, they find it completely destroyed due an intense volcanic activity. When they are ready to return, they find a group of near-death survivors and bring them to SGC. Soon they learn that they are the Tollan and they are more advanced in technology. Their arrogant leader Omoc despises the help of SG-1 and considers Earthlings a primitive race. The Tollan Narin interacts with Sam and seems attracted to her and to the cat Schrodinger. General Hammond and the SG-1 try to find a planet to relocate the Tollan but Omoc refuses since they are more primitive than Earth. Out of the blue, Colonel Mayborn arrives at the SG-1 authorized by the president to take the Tollan to a military base to use their technology for weapon. But Daniel recalls the advanced Nox and tells to Omoc that the SGC does not have how to contact them. However Omoc offers an option.

"Enigma" is an entertaining episode with an arrogant race – Tollan. The explanation provided by Narin does not justify the treatment and the ingratitude of Omoc. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Enigma"

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30 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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