The Best Episodes of Stargate SG-1

Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018

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.

Lost City (2)

#1 - Lost City (2)

Season 7 - Episode 22

Anubis begins a systematic assault on Earth, and the planet's only hope of salvation depends on whether SG-1 can find the Ancients' mythical Lost City.

star 8.64
268 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright
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Lost City (1)

#2 - Lost City (1)

Season 7 - Episode 21

O'Neill goes to great lengths to keep the Ancients' knowledge from falling into Goa'uld hands when the team discovers a second repository. The President replaces General Hammond with a civilian diplomat.

star 8.57
608 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper
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Window of Opportunity

#3 - Window of Opportunity

Season 4 - Episode 6

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 8.56
655 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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The Fifth Race

#4 - The Fifth Race

Season 2 - Episode 15

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

star 8.36
630 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Reckoning (2)

#5 - Reckoning (2)

Season 8 - Episode 17

The fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance as Sam and Jacob search for the only weapon capable of stopping the Replicator onslaught. O'Neill leads a defense of the S.G.C., while Daniel squares off against Replicator Carter.

star 8.27
505 votes
Directors: Peter DeLuise
Writers: Damian Kindler
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Nemesis (1)

#6 - Nemesis (1)

Season 3 - Episode 22

SG-1 faces creatures of mass destruction that even the Asgard can't control, and must destroy Thor's infested vessel before the Replicator bugs reach Earth.

star 8.27
566 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Unending

#7 - Unending

Season 10 - Episode 20

Trapped on board the Odyssey, the members of SG-1 must live out the rest of their lives together when Carter activates a time dilation field to save the ship from destruction.

star 8.24
558 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Camelot

#8 - Camelot

Season 9 - Episode 20

SG-1 discovers the village of Camelot on an alien world, and must face Merlin's security system when they go in search of an Ancient weapon. Elsewhere, Earth and its allies assemble a fleet when a working Ori Supergate is discovered.

star 8.22
506 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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The Serpent's Lair

#9 - The Serpent's Lair

Season 2 - Episode 1

With SG-1 trapped on Klorel's ship, it seems that Earth is doomed as the Pyramid Ships prepare to destroy Earth.

star 8.21
666 votes
Writers: Brad Wright
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Small Victories (2)

#10 - Small Victories (2)

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 8.20
586 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Heroes (2)

#11 - Heroes (2)

Season 7 - Episode 18

SG-1 is called into action while a film crew is documenting the Stargate program, but the S.G.C. comes under investigation after the mission goes terribly wrong.

star 8.19
458 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Meridian

#12 - Meridian

Season 5 - Episode 21

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

star 8.19
493 votes
Directors: William Waring
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Within the Serpent's Grasp

#13 - Within the Serpent's Grasp

Season 1 - Episode 22

SG-1 escapes through the Stargate before it is shut down, and learns that Daniel's alternate reality vision is true: Apophis is moving to attack Earth from above. The team must stop Apophis and his son, Klorel, who inhabits the body of their friend Skaara.

star 8.19
482 votes
Writers: Brad Wright
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Full Circle

#14 - Full Circle

Season 6 - Episode 22

SG-1 is called to defend the people of Abydos from the Goa'uld once again when they learn that Anubis, in search of a powerful device, is about to attack.

star 8.17
512 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Moebius (2)

#15 - Moebius (2)

Season 8 - Episode 20

With the timeline changed by SG-1's actions in the distant past, an alternate version of SG-1 must use the newly-discovered time ship to set things right.

star 8.17
532 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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New Order (1)

#16 - New Order (1)

Season 8 - Episode 1

Carter and Teal'c go in search of the Asgard to try and save Colonel O'Neill, but discover that the Asgard's enemy has returned with a vengeance. The System Lords seek an alliance with Earth against a common enemy.

star 8.17
561 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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The Pegasus Project

#17 - The Pegasus Project

Season 10 - Episode 3

Daniel and Vala travel to Atlantis in search of Merlin's anti-Ori weapon, while Sam, and Mitchell join forces with Dr. McKay to lock out the Ori supergate.

star 8.17
550 votes
Directors: Will Waring
Writers: Brad Wright
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New Order (2)

#18 - New Order (2)

Season 8 - Episode 2

While the Goa'uld threaten to attack Earth, SG-1 and the Asgard make a last, desperate stand against the Replicators, which have captured Major Carter and invaded the last outpost of the Asgard civilization.

star 8.17
339 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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1969

#19 - 1969

Season 2 - Episode 21

A cosmic accident causes SG-1 to be sent back 30 years into Earth's past, where they must locate the Stargate and find a way home.

star 8.16
554 votes
Writers: Brad Wright
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The Tok'ra (2)

#20 - The Tok'ra (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12

While SG-1 tries to form an alliance with the Tok'ra, a spy betrays the rebels to the Goa'uld. Jacob Carter finds that the Tok'ra may be his only hope of survival

star 8.15
556 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Jonathan Glassner
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Exodus (1)

#21 - Exodus (1)

Season 4 - Episode 22

SG-1 helps to evacuate the Tok'ra to a new base -- but matters are complicated when a spy reveals their location to Apophis. The team attempts a daring plan to take out the Goa'uld's powerful fleet.

star 8.15
504 votes
Writers: Paul Mullie, Joseph Mallozzi
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Threads

#22 - Threads

Season 8 - Episode 18

While Daniel finds himself in a mysterious diner suspended between death and ascension, Jacob's fate takes an unexpected turn, Jack and Sam consider their romantic lives, and Anubis unleashes his plan for galactic destruction.

star 8.14
490 votes
Directors: Andy Mikita
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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There But For the Grace of God

#23 - There But For the Grace of God

Season 1 - Episode 20

An alien artifact transports Daniel to an alternate reality, where he is not a part of the Stargate program and the Goa'uld -- led by Teal'c -- are invading Earth.

star 8.12
521 votes
Writers: Robert C. Cooper
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Revelations

#24 - Revelations

Season 5 - Episode 22

SG-1 must come to the rescue of their once-powerful allies when the Goa'uld attack a secret Asgard laboratory.

star 8.12
526 votes
Directors: Martin Wood
Writers: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie
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A Matter of Time

#25 - A Matter of Time

Season 2 - Episode 16

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 8.11
534 votes
Writers:
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