- Doctor Daniel Jackson tries to convince his pairs that Pharaohs of the Fourth Dynasty did not build the Great Pyramids. Mocked and rejected by his symposium's audience, he is hired by Catherine Langford to translate some hieroglyphics found on the 1928 Giza digging. Thanks to him, Project Giza, led by US Air Force Major General W.O. West, finds a way to establish a connection to a remote planet via the Stargate, name given to the circular device by Jackson according to his translation.
- A team, led by Colonel Jack O'Neill (just reactivated), travels through the Stargate on the previoulsy established planet to discover a local primitive population, and a new threat, the Goa'uld Supreme System Lord Ra. Eventually, Ra is defeated and killed by a nuclear warhead brought by O'Neill, aboard his spaceship, while the latter stands in orbit around the planet.
- Daniel Jackson remains on the planet with the locals, while O'Neill, Major Charles Kawalsky and Ferretti come back to Earth. Once back home, O'Neill writes a "not entirely accurate" mission report, stating that everybody, including Jackson, are dead on the planet. He retires soon after.
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