|Stargate SG-1 Season 5|
Last Season 5 5-DVD set cover
|Country of origin||
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original run||June 29, 2001 (Showtime) — February 6, 2002 (Sky1)|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||January 20, 2004|
|Region 2||April 28, 2003|
|Region 4||November 17, 2004|
|List of episodes|
The fifth season of Stargate SG-1 commenced airing on Showtime in the United States on June 29, 2001, concluded on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2002, and contained 22 episodes. The fifth season introduces future main character from Jonas Quinn portrayed by Corin Nemec from 2002-2004. The fifth season is about the ongoing war with the Goa'uld Empire after the death of Apophis at the start of the season and the rise of a new System Lord named Anubis. SG-1, a military-science team, are set to explore the Milky Way Galaxy.
The one-hour premiere "Enemies", which debuted on June 29, 2001 on Showtime had the lowest syndication of the seasons episode, but overall got a high viewership level. This would be the last season to feature Apophis alive, but he would return in dreams and alternate realities and timelines. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner. Season five regular cast members include Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis.
Many crew members appeared in "Wormhole X-Treme!", the 100th episode of Stargate SG-1. The director of a Wormhole X-Treme! episode, played by Peter DeLuise, was the director of this Stargate SG-1 episode. A Wormhole X-Treme! writer is played by Robert C. Cooper, a Stargate SG-1 writer and executive producer. Further cameos include Joseph Mallozzi (who co-wrote this episode), producer N. John Smith, and Stargate SG-1 writer Ron Wilkerson as Wormhole X-Treme! crew members; Stargate SG-1 property master David Sinclair as the Wormhole X-Treme! assistant director; make-up artist Jan Newman as a make-up artist; director Andy Mikita and producer John Lenic as the characters being beaten by Col. Danning; Stargate SG-1 director Martin Wood as an NID agent; and several more. The two executives who commented on how unrealistic Lloyd's spacecraft looked are played by Stargate SG-1 executive producer Michael Greenburg and executive producer/co-creator Brad Wright.
In "Proving Ground", Elisabeth Rosen appears as Lieutenant Jennifer Hailey, who originally appeared in the episode "Prodigy". Courtenay J. Stevens appears as Lieutenant Elliot, a role which he would reprise in the episodes "Summit" and "Last Stand". He would also later appear in the first season of Stargate Atlantis, playing the role of Keras in "Childhood's End". David Kopp appears as Lieutenant Grogan, who would return in Season Five episode "The Sentinel". Grace Park, famed for her appearance on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica as Sharon Valerii, makes an appearance as Lieutenant Satterfield. "48 Hours" marks the first appearance of David Hewlett as Rodney McKay. He would recur in future Stargate SG-1 episodes and join the main cast of Stargate Atlantis. For "Summit", Martouf was originally meant to appear, having survived "Divide and Conquer". However, J.R. Bourne was unavailable for filming, which necessitated developing a new host for Lantash.
Jonas Quinn makes his first appearance in "Meridian", and goes on to take Daniel Jackson's place on SG-1 throughout season six. Jackson does not appear in "Revelations". However, it is implied at the end that the breeze SG-1 feels is Daniel. Michael Shanks does appear as the voice of Thor. This is the last episode where Michael Shanks would be listed in the main cast until season seven. Teryl Rothery who portrayed Janet Fraiser does the voice of Heimdall. According to the episode audio commentary, Rothery performed her lines on-set to help give the actors a reference point. However, Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge and Rothery could not keep a straight face as the eye line they were given was a blinking light in Rothery's chest. This episode broke the SG-1 tradition of ending the season half way through the episode, or an end of the season cliffhanger.
"Enemies" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series" and a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects". For "Ascension", Amanda Tapping won a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance - Female". For "Proving Ground", Andy Mikita was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Director". "The Warrior" was nominated for a Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Overall Sound". "Revelations" was nominated for an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", and won a Gemini Award in the category "Best Visual Effects".
|Actor||Character||Number of episodes|
|Richard Dean Anderson||Colonel Jack O'Neill||22 episodes|
|Michael Shanks||Dr. Daniel Jackson||21 episodes|
|Amanda Tapping||Major Samantha Carter||22 episodes|
|Christopher Judge||Teal'c||22 episodes|
|Don S. Davis||Major Général George Hammond||21 episodes|
|"Enemies" (part 2 of 2)||5.01||June 29, 2001||Delmak, Earth||Goa'uld, Replicators, Tok'ra||Apophis, Teal'c, Replicators|
|SG-1 finds themselves stranded in a crippled ship in a distant galaxy — with Apophis threatening to destroy them. Teal'c is brainwashed and made loyal to Apophis once again.|
|"Threshold"||5.02||July 6, 2001||Chulak, Earth||Jaffas||N/A|
|His mind altered by Apophis, Teal'c must undergo a ritual that takes him to the edge of death itself, in order for him to rediscover who he is.|
|"Ascension"||5.03||July 13, 2001||Earth, Velona||Ancient||N/A|
|An alien being is smitten with Carter and follows her back to Earth, assuming human form and pursuing a relationship with her.|
|"The Fifth Man"||5.04||July 20, 2001||Earth, P7S-441||Jaffas, Reole||Jaffas|
|O'Neill and Lieutenant Tyler are ambushed by Goa'uld forces and trapped behind enemy lines — while the rest of their team discover they don't know who Tyler is.|
|"Red Sky"||5.05||July 27, 2001||Earth, K'tau||Asgard, K'Tau||N/A|
|SG-1 discovers that their trip through the Stargate may have inadvertently doomed an entire civilization, and plead with the Asgard for assistance.|
|"Rite of Passage"||5.06||August 3, 2001||Earth||Hankan||Nirrti|
|Cassandra mysteriously falls ill, sending SG-1 back to her home planet — where they uncover a dark Goa'uld secret.|
|"Beast of Burden"||5.07||August 10, 2001||Burrock's World, Earth, P3X-888||Burrock's people, Unas||Burrock|
|SG-1 discovers a civilization that uses Unas as slave labor, and attempt to liberate Daniel's friend, Chaka.|
|"The Tomb"||5.08||August 17, 2001||Earth, P2X-338||Goa'uld||Marduk|
|SG-1 teams with a Russian unit when one of their Stargate teams goes missing in a mysterious alien ziggurat.|
|"Between Two Fires"||5.09||August 24, 2001||Earth, Tollana||Goa'ulds, Tollans||Tanith|
|The Tollans offer Earth advanced weapons technology, prompting a secret investigation on Tollana &mdash: one that leads to a startling discovery.|
|"2001"||5.10||August 31, 2001||Earth, Volia||Aschens, Volians||Aschens|
|SG-1 encounters a potential new, technologically advanced ally in the war against the Goa'uld — though they do not know the Aschen's dark secret.|
|"Desperate Measures"||5.11||September 7, 2001||Earth||N/A||Adrian Conrad, Frank Simmons|
|When Major Carter is kidnapped by a terminally ill man who intends to use a Goa'uld symbiote to save his life, O'Neill is forced to team up with an old foe to find her.|
|"Wormhole X-Treme!"||5.12||September 8, 2001||Earth, Mars||Martin's people||Peter Tanner|
|An alien ship approaches Earth, sending SG-1 to an old friend for some answers — where they discover that Martin Lloyd has created a TV show about the Stargate program.|
|"Proving Ground"||5.13||March 8, 2002||Earth||N/A||N/A|
|SG-1 trains a team of raw cadets, and Colonel O'Neill is forced to take them into a real-life battle situation when he learns of a possible alien incursion at the S.G.C.|
|"48 Hours"||5.14||March 15, 2002||Earth, Memphis||Goa'ulds||Tanith, Adrian Conrad, Frank Simmons|
|After an accident with the Stargate traps Teal'c in transit, SG-1 must turn to Russia — and to their enemies — for help before time runs out.|
|"Summit" (part 1 of 2)||5.15||March 22, 2002||Earth, Revanna||Goa'ulds, Tok'ra||Ba'al, Osiris, Zipacna|
|The Tok'ra send Daniel Jackson to a secret meeting between the System Lords, unaware that a new power is about to attack the Tok'ra homeworld.|
|"Last Stand" (part 2 of 2)||5.16||March 29, 2002||Revanna||Goa'ulds, Tok'ra||Ba'al, Osiris, Zipacna|
|Dr. Jackson's undercover mission to a Goa'uld summit is complicated by the arrival of a surprise guest. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is buried under the surface of the Tok'ra homeworld after a Goa'uld attack.|
|"Fail Safe"||5.17||April 5, 2002||Earth, Revanna||Asgards, Tok'ra||N/A|
|Earth finds itself threatened by something even larger than the Goa'uld when the team learns that an asteroid is on a collision course with the planet.|
|"The Warrior"||5.18||April 12, 2002||P3X-042||Jaffa||K'tano/Imhotep|
|A charismatic Jaffa leader seeks to forge an alliance between Earth and his rebel followers, winning the allegiance of Teal'c and Bra'tac.|
|"Menace"||5.19||April 26, 2002||Earth, Reese's World||Replicators||Reese, Replicators|
|SG-1 encounters a young woman with the ability to control Replicators, and who may hold the key to the salvation of the Asgard.|
|"The Sentinel"||5.20||May 3, 2002||Jaffa, Latona||Jaffa, Latonans||Svarog|
|SG-1 must turn to a pair of convicted criminals to save a world from annihilation by the Goa'uld.|
|"Meridian"||5.21||May 10, 2002||Earth, Langara||Langaran||N/A|
|Daniel Jackson is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while visiting an alien civilization that is building a weapon of mass destruction.|
|"Revelations"||5.22||May 17, 2002||Adara II, Earth||Asgard, Goa'ulds||Anubis, Osiris|
|SG-1 must come to the rescue of their once-powerful allies when the Goa'uld attack a secret Asgard laboratory.|
- "Stargate SG-1: Mission Database". RDAnderson. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
- DeLuise, Peter, Mallozzi, Joseph and Tichenor, James (2004). Audio Commentary for "Wormhole X-Treme!" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment.
- Gero, Martin, Luttrell, Rachel and Sun Francks, Rainbow (2005). Audio Commentary for "Childhood's End" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment.
- Mallozzi, Joseph and Comens, Michelle (2006). Audio Commentary for "Ripple Effect" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment.
- Mallozzi, Joseph, Wood, Martin, Mullie, Paul and Tichenor, James (2004). Audio Commentary for "Revelations" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment.
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