The BEST Episodes of Stargate SG-1

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Network: Syfy

This sequel to the 1994 movie Stargate chronicles the further adventures of SGC (Stargate Command). It turned out that the Goa'uld Ra was only one of many alien System Lords who used the Stargates to conquer much of the universe. When Earth uncovers a working cartouche to decipher the coding system of their own Stargate, they find they can now travel anywhere. Earth's military sends out SG teams to explore new planets, find technology, and oppose the Goa'uld. Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson from the original movie are part of SG-1. They are joined by Sam Carter, a scientist, and Teal'c, a Jaffa who is convinced the Goa'uld are not gods.

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Window of Opportunity

#1 - Window of Opportunity

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 4, 2000

O'Neill and Teal'c are caught in a time loop in the SGC, and must relive the same 10 hours over and over again.

star 8.11
3,031 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

#2 - 2010

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 12, 2001

Ten years into the future, the former members of SG-1 must send a message into the past to prevent the extinction of the human race.

star 8.10
2,540 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Brad Wright

#3 - Lifeboat

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 18, 2003

When SG-1 finds a crashed alien space ship, Daniel's mind is taken over by its disembodied passengers.

star 8.06
2,536 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brad Wright
The Fifth Race

#4 - The Fifth Race

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 22, 1999

O'Neill becomes the unwilling receptacle for a library of alien knowledge.

star 7.98
2,808 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
Fallen (1)

#5 - Fallen (1)

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 13, 2003

While searching for the Lost City of the Ancients on a distant planet, SG-1 is stunned to find Daniel Jackson alive and in human form but stripped of his memory. O'Neill convinces Daniel to return with them to the SGC, where he is reinstated for a daring mission to destroy Anubis' powerful new super-weapon!

star 7.88
2,741 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
A Matter of Time

#6 - A Matter of Time

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 29, 1999

After gating to a world on the edge of a black hole, the S.G.C. cannot disengage the Stargate. All of Earth becomes endangered by the time-distorting gravity field.

star 7.87
2,341 votes

#7 - Upgrades

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2000

A Tok'ra archaeologist arrives at the SGC with newly discovered technology, giving the SG-1 team superhuman powers.

star 7.86
2,504 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: David Rich
Rite of Passage

#8 - Rite of Passage

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2001

Cassandra mysteriously falls ill, sending SG-1 back to her home planet -- where they uncover a dark Goa'uld secret.

star 7.86
2,346 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Heather E. Ash
The Fifth Man

#9 - The Fifth Man

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 20, 2001

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.

star 7.85
2,061 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

#10 - Meridian

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 10, 2002

Daniel Jackson is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while visiting an alien civilization that is building a weapon of mass destruction.

star 7.85
2,298 votes
Directors: William Waring
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
Threshold (3)

#11 - Threshold (3)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 6, 2001

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.

star 7.85
2,263 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Brad Wright
Serpent's Song

#12 - Serpent's Song

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 12, 1999

Apophis, SG-1's greatest enemy, seeks sanctuary from Sokar and ends up near death in the S.G.C. infirmiry.

star 7.84
2,032 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Katharyn Michaelian Powers
The Curse

#13 - The Curse

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 22, 2000

When his former mentor dies, Dr. Jackson returns to his roots -- and discovers an ancient Egyptian artifact containing a Goa'uld parasite.

star 7.84
2,400 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie

#14 - Legacy

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 16, 1999

When Daniel goes insane, SG-1 must deal with the legacy of Machello's anti-Goa'uld technology.

star 7.84
2,365 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Tor Alexander Valenza
Crystal Skull

#15 - Crystal Skull

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 3, 2000

An alien artifact causes Daniel to disappear, and the team looks for help from his institutionalized grandfather.

star 7.83
2,491 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Brad Wright

#16 - Foothold

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 5, 1999

SG-1 returns from a mission and discovers that metamorphic aliens have taken over the complex.

star 7.82
2,521 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Heather E. Ash

#17 - Urgo

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 28, 2000

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.

star 7.82
2,243 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Tor Alexander Valenza
Fail Safe

#18 - Fail Safe

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 5, 2002

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.

star 7.82
2,314 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
Fair Game

#19 - Fair Game

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 9, 1999

The Asgard aid Earth in negotiating a nonagression treaty with the Goa'uld System Lords.

star 7.82
2,244 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
Small Victories (2)

#20 - Small Victories (2)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 30, 2000

O'Neill and Teal'c risk their lives to keep the Replicator bugs from gaining a foothold on Earth, while Carter helps the Asgard fend off a Replicator invasion.

star 7.81
2,745 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
Tin Man

#21 - Tin Man

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 13, 1998

The members of SG-1 arrive on P3X-989 and are knocked unconscious. They wake up and return to Earth only to find that they are not quite themselves.

star 7.80
2,330 votes
Directors: Jimmy Kaufman
Writers: Jeff F. King
Absolute Power

#22 - Absolute Power

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 19, 2001

Jackson's teammates notice a disturbing change in him when he is reunited with the Harcesis child and given the Goa'uld genetic memory.

star 7.80
2,168 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
Point of View

#23 - Point of View

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 30, 1999

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.

star 7.80
2,476 votes
Writers: Brad Wright, Jonathan Glassner

#24 - Menace

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 26, 2002

SG-1 encounters a young woman with the ability to control Replicators, and who may hold the key to the salvation of the Asgard.

star 7.79
2,078 votes
Writers: Peter DeLuise

#25 - Orpheus

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 27, 2003

After an injury, Teal'c must put aside his self-doubt when SG-1 launches a mission to rescue his son and his mentor from a Jaffa death camp.

star 7.79
2,112 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Peter DeLuise