Stargate SG-1 Season 3

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Stargate SG-1 Season 3
Last Season 3 5-DVD set cover
Country of origin  USA
No. of episodes 22
Original channel Showtime
Original run June 25, 1999 (Showtime) — March 8, 2000 (Sky One)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 June 17, 2003
Region 2 February 24, 2003
Region 4 May 12, 2004
Season chronology
Précédent Season 2 Season 4 Suivant
List of episodes

The third season of Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 25, 1999, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on March 8, 2000, and contained 22 episodes. The third continues the plot started in season one, the third season follows SG-1 in their fight against the Goa'uld Empire's System Lords, the main being Sokar until "The Devil You Know" and then Apophis after regaining power after the event in "The Devil You Know." The season introduces the long unseen and unnamed enemy of the Asgards, the Replicators who are self-replicating machines that seek to convert all civilizations technology into more of themselves, thus posing a dire threat to all other beings. The Replicators are first mentioned, but not named, in season three episode "Fair Game".

The one-hour premiere "Into the Fire", which debuted on June 25, 1999 on Showtime did not receive any syndication rating, but overall got a high viewership level. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, who also served as executive producers. Season 3 regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.


"Deadman Switch" is the first episode in which the Stargate is not seen. "Demons" was Carl Binder's first and only contribution to Stargate SG-1. He would later become a staff writer on the spin-off series Stargate Atlantis.

The urban outdoor scenes of Tollana in "Pretense" were shot on the main campus of Simon Fraser University (S.F.U.) in Burnaby, a small city just east of Vancouver.

Actor Dom DeLuise, who played Urgo and Togar in "Urgo", is the father of director Peter DeLuise, and Urgo's transformation into an Air Force officer was played by Peter. "Urgo" marked the first time a DeLuise guest-starred on the show. Dom's sons Peter, Michael, and David, Dom's daughter-in-law and Peter's wife, Anne Marie, had on-screen roles in later seasons. Dom DeLuise ad-libbed most of his lines. According to the Official Guide to Seasons Three and Four, very few scenes include Teal'c, since actor Christopher Judge couldn't keep a straight face.[1]

When Seth is killed in "Seth", Jack O'Neill's "Hail Dorothy" is a reference to The Wizard of Oz.


"Into the Fire" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series".[2] For "Point of View", Amanda Tapping was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series".[2] For "Forever in a Day", Michael Shanks was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Performance by a male in a Dramatic Series".[2] "The Devil You Know" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Production Design in a Dramatic Series".[2] For "A Hundred Days", Brad Wright and Victoria James were nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Best Screenwriter of a Dramatic Series".[2] "Nemesis" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", and won a Leo Award in the category "Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series".[2]


Main characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Richard Dean Anderson Colonel Jack O'Neill 22/22 episodes
Michael Shanks Dr. Daniel Jackson 22/22 episodes
Amanda Tapping Captain/Major Samantha Carter 22/22 episodes
Christopher Judge Teal'c 22/22 episodes
Don S. Davis Major General George Hammond 19/22 episodes

Recurring characters

Actor Character Number of episodes
Teryl Rothery Janet Fraiser 14/22 episodes
Peter Williams Apophis 4/22 episodes
Carmen Argenziano Jacob Carter/Selmak 3/22 episodes
Gary Jones Walter Harriman 3/22 episodes
Colin Cunningham Major Paul Davis 3/22 episodes
Daniel Bacon Russell Benson 3/22 episodes
J.R. Bourne Martouf/Lantash 2/22 episodes
David Palffy Sokar 2/22 episodes
Tony Amendola Bra'tac 2/22 episodes
Tom McBeath Harry Maybourne 2/22 episodes
Dan Shea Sylvester Siler 2/22 episodes
Michael Shanks Thor (voice) 2/22 episodes
Laara Sadiq Staff Sergeant Turner 2/22 episodes
William deVry Aldwin 2/22 episodes
Bob Dawson Bynarr 2/22 episodes
Peter H. Kent Kintac 2/22 episodes
Eli Gabay Jumar 2/22 episodes
Tanya Reid Rosha/Jolinar 2/22 episodes
Dillon Moen Charlie O'Neill 2/22 episodes
Marie Stillin Travell 2/22 episodes
Steve Makaj Col. Makepeace 2/22 episodes


Image Title Number Airdate Planet(s) Race(s) Enemies
"Into the Fire" (part 2 of 2) 3.01 June 25, 1999 Chulak, Earth, Hathor's planet Goa'uld, Jaffa, Tok'ra Hathor, Trofsky
O'Neill, Carter and Jackson must escape Hathor's clutches, while Teal'c tries to raise a Jaffa army on Chulak. General Hammond must take desperate measures to rescue the team.
"Seth" 3.02 July 2, 1999 Earth Goa'uld, Tok'ra Seth
SG-1 must find a renegade Goa'uld who has been hiding on Earth for thousands of years.
"Fair Game" 3.03 July 9, 1999 Earth Asgard, Goa'uld Nirrti
The Asgard aid Earth in negotiating a nonagression treaty with the Goa'uld System Lords.
"Legacy" 3.04 July 16, 1999 Earth, PY3-948 Linvris Goa'uld killing organism
When Daniel goes insane, SG-1 must deal with the legacy of Machello's anti-Goa'uld technology.
"Learning Curve" 3.05 July 23, 1999 Earth, Orban Orbanians N/A
SG-1 discovers a planet where children are used to acquire knowledge for the entire population, then discarded.
"Point of View" 3.06 July 30, 1999 Earth, Alternate Earth Asgard, Goa'uld, Jaffa (alternate reality) Apophis (alternate reality)
SG-1 must free an alternate reality Earth from a Goa'uld invasion after duplicates of Samantha Carter and Charles Kawalsky come through the quantum mirror.
"Deadman Switch" 3.07 August 6, 1999 PJ6-877 Aris Boch's people, Tok'ra Aris Boch
SG-1 is taken captive by an alien bounty hunter with uncertain loyalties.
"Demons" 3.08 August 13, 1999 Medieval planet Medieval villagers, Unas Unas
SG-1 finds a medieval Christian society terrorized by Sokar and the Unas, and is accused of being possessed by demons.
"Rules of Engagement" 3.09 August 20, 1999 Apophis' training planet, Earth Goa'uld, Jaffa SG-X
SG-1 discovers a military camp where young men are trained to impersonate SGC personnel to infiltrate Earth.
"Forever in a Day" 3.10 October 8, 1999 Abydos, Earth, P8X-873 Abydonian, Goa'uld Amaunet
Jackson deals with the apparent death of his wife, Sha're, at the hands of Teal'c.
"Past and Present" 3.11 October 15, 1999 Earth, Vyus Vyan Ke'ra
SG-1 discovers a planet of people with amnesia, and a familiar enemy returns to the SGC wearing an unfamiliar face.
"Jolinar's Memories" (part 1 of 2) 3.12 October 22, 1999 Delmak, Earth, Netu Goa'uld, Tok'ra Bynarr, Sokar
When Major Carter's father Jacob is kidnapped by Sokar, the SG-1 team must infiltrate a prison moon designed to look like hell to rescue him.
"The Devil You Know" (part 2 of 2) 3.13 October 29, 1999 Delmak, Earth, Netu, Vorash Goa'uld, Tok'ra Apophis, Sokar
SG-1 must escape a hellish prison moon, and one of their worst enemies.
"Foothold" 3.14 November 5, 1999 Earth Mimic aliens Mimic aliens
SG-1 returns from a mission and discovers that metamorphic aliens have taken over the complex.
"Pretense" 3.15 January 19, 2000 Earth, Tollana Goa'uld, Nox, Tollan Zipacna
The Tollans put Skaara and Klorel on trial to determine who will control the host body.
"Urgo" 3.16 January 26, 2000 Earth, P4X-884 N/A N/A
SG-1 receives alien brain implants that manifest themselves as a bizarre man, who tells them that they would not survive the procedure to remove him.
"A Hundred Days" 3.17 February 2, 2000 Earth, Edora Edoran N/A
After a meteor strike buries the Stargate, O'Neill finds himself stranded on a planet with no hope of rescue.
"Shades of Grey" 3.18 February 9, 2000 Earth, N.I.D Offworld base, PX3-595, Tollana Asgard, Tiernod, Tollan Harry Maybourne, NID
O'Neill steals technology from the Tollans, and is forced to leave the Stargate program. Maybourne offers an intriguing proposal.
"New Ground" 3.19 February 16, 2000 Earth, P2X-416 Bedrosians, Optricans Bedrosians
The members of SG-1 are imprisoned on a planet and become pawns in a war of ideology.
"Maternal Instinct" 3.20 February 25, 2000 Earth, Kheb Ancients, Harsesis, Jaffas Jaffas
SG-1 discovers the mystical planet Kheb, and must find the Harcesis child of Apophis and Amaunet before Apophis's army does.
"Crystal Skull" 3.21 March 3, 2000 Earth, P7X-377 Omeyocans N/A
An alien artifact causes Daniel to disappear, and the team looks for help from his institutionalized grandfather.
"Nemesis" (Part 1 of 2) 3.22 March 8, 2000 Earth Asgards, Replicators Replicators
SG-1 faces creatures of mass destruction that even the Asgard can't control, and must destroy Thor's infested vessel before the Replicator bugs reach Earth.


  1. Official Guide to Seasons Three and Four
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Stargate SG-1" (1997) - Awards
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