|Original air date|
James Parks as Pharrin
|SG-1 Season 7|
|Season 6||Season 8|
While examining a crashed alien ship called the Stromos, Dr. Daniel Jackson is struck with a power surge. After returning to Stargate Command, it is discovered that several consciousnesses from the people trapped in stasis are in Jackson's head.
While exploring P2A-347, SG-1 encounters a crashed alien space ship containing a plethora of Stasis pods. The team separates to cover more territory and see how many aliens are contained in the pods. Soon after Dr. Daniel Jackson finds a pod that has failed, SG-1 is attacked by an energy wave. Teal'c soon recovers to find Colonel Jack O'Neill and Major Samantha Carter unconscious and suspects that they are not alone on the ship. When he finds Jackson's body he returns him to Stargate Command.
SG-1 is examined by Dr. Janet Fraiser who finds that O'Neill and Carter just suffered minor neural shock but Jackson had become host to many different minds of the alien ship's crew. Fraiser learns from crewman Tryan that the ship named the Stromos is one of the three ships built by Talthuns as a last hope to preserve their civilization, which was facing the destruction of a dark star. The ship was headed to Ardena but malfunctioned and crashed on P2A-347. During the conversation many other people emerge including Martice the Sovereign and a young boy named Keenin.
Major General George S. Hammond then dispatches the rest of SG-1 back to the planet to investigate the alien ship and find a way to cure Jackson. They discover that the minds of the passengers are being saved in the ship's computer. The ship's power source is failing and there is not enough energy to restore the minds in the computer to the bodies held in cryogenic freeze. They also find that one of the crew, Pharrin, is awake and he was the one that downloaded the other minds into Jackson's body. The crewman also carries many minds within himself. When a pod would fail he would download the person's mind into his own. Once the pods failed and the bodies died, there was nowhere for the minds to go and they would be completely lost as the computer failed. Since the crewman was becoming delirious from too many minds inhabiting his body, he wanted to save more of the crew by putting them into Jackson.
SG-1 provides a Naquadah generator to repower the ship. With his help SG-1 is able to remove the other minds from Jackson and transfer them into Pharrin. After the transfer, the other passengers of the ship are awakened. Since Talthus was being destroyed and they were being relocated to another world to save what part of their civilization they could, the SGC plans to help the passengers continue their relocation either with their ship or via the Stargate.
Carter: These people are alive - at least they're in some form of cryogenic sleep. Any civilization without faster than light technology would have to resort to something like this in order to cross the vast distances between stars. Otherwise it would take an entire generation, or more, and given the effects of relativity...
O'Neill: We've got a shipload of frozen people.
Carter: That would be the more succinct way of putting it, sir.
Teal'c: That is not Daniel Jackson.
Hammond: But is he a Gou'ald?
Fraiser: No, sir. Although at the moment he's every bit as arrogant.
Hammond: Well then is Dr. Jackson suffering from some sort of mental illness?
Fraiser: I honestly don't know, sir. His preliminary EEG readings are like nothing I've ever seen. On one hand, there's indication of coma. But at the same time we're seeing readings like those of a dozen people all jumbled together.
Fraiser: How are you feeling, sir?
O'Neill: Headache. Bad.
Fraiser: I can take care of that. But first I need to know if you're feeling... yourself.
O'Neill: Well other than this nail through my head, I'm fine.
Hammond: Colonel, Major? How are you feeling?
O'Neill: Got a nail in my head, Sir.
Hammond: That sounds like our Colonel O'Neill.
O'Neill: (about Jackson) How'd he get stuck in here?
Teal'c: Daniel Jackson's preliminary electroencephalogram proved anomalous.
O'Neill: I dare you to say that again.
Carter: And we can start relocating them shortly after that.
O'Neill: Good. We'll leave that for SG-4. They love that kind of stuff.
O'Neill: How you doin'?
Jackson: Bad headache.
O'Neill: Nail in the head kind of thing?
Jackson: Yeah, something like that.
- This episode, specifically what happened to Dr. Daniel Jackson, is quite similar to the season seven Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Masks" and the season five Star Trek: Voyager episode "Infinite Regress."
- The premise of a failing lifeboat carrying the last of a people is seen again in the Stargate: Atlantis season 3 episode "The Ark." It is also quite similar to the Doctor Who serial "The Ark in Space."
- Stromos might be a reference to the USCSS Nostromo from Alien. Both were equipped with stasis pods for traveling long distances as well.
- According to Joseph Mallozzi, Brad Wright had the idea for this story back in Season Six but, since he had constructed the story for Jackson who had since ascended, he had to shelve it indefinitely. When Michael Shanks came back to the show the following year, however, Brad was able to dust it off and put it back in play.
- The individual in suspended animation that Teal'c runs by after regaining consciousness is director Peter DeLuise.
- According to Peter DeLuise in the DVD commentary, Richard Dean Anderson's father passed away while filming this episode, so most shots of Jack O'Neill from behind were actually his photo double, Bill Nikolai.
- Won Leo for "Dramatic Series: Best Lead Performance by a Male" (Michael Shanks)
- Nominated Leo for "Dramatic Series: Best Supporting Performance by a Female" (Teryl Rothery)
In other languagesEdit
- French: Vaisseau Fantôme (Phantom Ship)
- Italian: La Scialuppa di Salvataggio (The Lifeboat)
- Spanish: Bote Salvavidas (Lifeboat)
- Czech: Záchranný člun (Lifeboat)
- German: Das Rettungsboot (The Lifeboat)
- Hungarian: Mentőcsónak (Lifeboat)
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