Henry Boyd

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Henry Boyd
Biographical information
A.K.A. Hank Boyd
Planet of origin Earth
Nationality American
Death 1998
Race Tau'ri
Species Human
Socio-political information
Occupation Military
Rank Major
Allegiance Stargate Command
Affiliation SG-10
Out of Stargate universe information
Portrayed by Kurt Max Runte
First appearance "A Matter of Time"

Henry "Hank" Boyd was a Major part of the Stargate Command and commanding officer of SG-10. He has been trapped, then torn apart on P3W-451 in 1998, when one of the suns went nova and became a black hole.


According to his close friend Colonel Jack O'Neill, Boyd was a smart officer, a little bit like Captain Samantha Carter. Under O'Neill's personal recommendation, he has been put in charge of the SG-10 team in 1998 when it was created. P3W-451 was one of his first assignments and he discovered that the locals were somehow extinct not long ago. They came back to investigate the reason (SG1: "A Matter of Time").

Character's evolution

"A Matter of Time" (1998)

On the surface of the planet, four panicked people are running in a desert sand, but their steps seem to be in slow motion. Major Henry Boyd is urging his SG-10 teammates, but his voice is slowed as well. He grabs Captain Watts, who fell on the sand, and order hims to dial Earth on the Dial Home Device located after the top of the hill. They eventually reach the DHD, and Watts starts dialing Earth, but tells the team that they won't make it. Boyd encourages the team that they will make it and turns over to see what's behind him.

Following the discovery of the recent extinction of the people of P3W-451, and the unexpected disengagement of the Stargate wormhole from the planet, the MALP is sent through. But when the MALP reaches the other side, the image received in the control room is red and blurred. The telemetry's rate is even slower than before. Carter orders Simmons to change the setting of the image to capture the right spectrum. And the image eventually reveals Major Boyd and Captain Watts almost still for they received only eleven frames in the last six minutes. O'Neill sees that the team is in trouble and asks permission to Hammond to send a team, but Carter denies the request, as she is almost certain that they cannot be helped. Carter asks Simmons to wider the image which reveals a newly formed black hole, slowing down time, and threatening to kill them by increasing tidal forces. All hope seems lost for SG-10 and eventually Hammond orders to disengage the wormhole. Carter mentions that what they see defies the laws of physics, but O'Neill refocuses her, stating that they're "seeing good men dying in slow motion." Eventually, the Stargate won't shut down.

Boyd's frozen face is seen on the computer screens until the SGC manage to deactivate the wormhole with a bomb used to cause an energy surge.


  • One doesn't know if Boyd is part of the US Air Force. He is a close friend of Jack O'Neill but the script doesn't precise his army corp. Teal'c tells O'Neill that the latter trained him (Boyd) well. This statement would tell that Boyd was "indeed" part of the USAF but not 100% certain.
  • Even if the time distortion shows Boyd alive on the SGC computer screen the very moment the wormhole deactivates, Boyd is already deceased like his SG-10 teammates as the Earth Stargate's iris itself has been torn apart, sucked into the wormhole because of the black hole attraction, concurring with the assertion of Captain Samantha Carter (Their bodies will be pulled apart by increasing tidal forces.) This is a logical deduction.
  • Boyd has been called "Hank" by Jack O'Neill.
  • According the the Fandemonium novel The Cost of Honor, SG-1, using an Ancient anti-gravity shield, managed to rescue the SG-10 team five years later. However, as the novels, comics, RPG's, etc. are not considered as part of the Stargate canon on this wiki, this assertion does not take place here.
  • In the episode "In the Line of Duty" (S02E02), General George Hammond assigns SG-10, 11 and 12 to find location in coordination with Dr. Daniel Jackson in the hope to relocate and secure the Nasyan refugees. Yet one cannot say for sure if Boyd was already part of this mission.

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