Svetlana Markov was the Russian envoy to SG-1, assigned to take the team to Siberia to determine why the Giza Stargate was unable to deactivate in 2000. Markov had been given files on Stargate Command by Colonel Harold Maybourne, who was hiding in Siberia.
Markov spent extensive time in Siberia, at the Russian Stargate facility, having known the men and women of the Russian Stargate team. Returning to the facility and discovering the entire group of personnel to be dead (either by gun shot or some other means) was quite upsetting to her.
Markov, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Major Samantha Carter took a Swiss Mini-Sub through the Stargate to a submerged Water planet so they could deactivate the generator on a Russian probe which was not allowing the Stargate to deactivate. While exploring the underwater city, the sub was suddenly immobilized. Eventually, the trio realized the "water" was actually sentient aliens holding the submarine hostage. After a while, the forward view port of the sub was shattered by the water aliens. The water aliens later engulfed the trio and sent the team back to Earth when some of the "water" aliens that were trapped on Earth were returned. (SG1: "Watergate")
Behind the scenesEdit
- In Russian surnames (or family names) are mostly former adjectives. The Russian language has grammatical genders and nouns and adjectives must be in agreement. The name Markov (Mark's) is grammatically male, hence her name would be more correct as Svetlana Markova (Светлана Маркова).
- She is one of nine Star Trek actors to have a role in the Stargate series. The other eight are Robert Picardo (Richard Woosley), René Auberjonois ("The Other Side"), Connor Trineer (Michael), John Billingsley ("The Other Guys"), Colm Meaney (ATL: "Underground", "The Storm", "Coup D'etat"), Jolene Blalock ("Birthright", "Sacrifices"), Armin Shimerman ("The Nox") and Nicole de Boer (ATL: "Whispers").