Stargate SG-1/The First Commandment

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The First Commandment
Season 1, Episode 6
Airdate August 22, 1997
Production Number 105
Written by Robert C. Cooper
Directed by Dennis Berry
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The First Commandment is the sixth episode of the first season of Stargate SG-1, and the sixth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Roger R. Cross (Lieutenant Connor), William Russ (Captain Jonas Hanson), Adrian Hughes (Lieutenant Baker), Zahf Hajee (Jamala), D. Neil Mark (Frakes), Darcy Laurie (Cave-Dweller)


Plot Overview

Colonel Jack O'Neill and the SG-1 team are sent through the Stargate after SG-9 is declared missing in action. When SG-1 arrives on the planet, they learn that the primitive cave-dwelling inhabitants greeted SG-9 as gods because they carried guns and used powerful sunscreen which allowed them to survive the deadly UV rays. The problem is that SG-9 leader Capt. Jonas Hanson has taken advantage of this opportunity for power. Hanson now rules the planet without mercy, forcing the inhabitants to rebuild the giant Gou'ald temples and condemning disbelievers to death by radiation exposure. It's clear that Hanson must be stopped, but how do you stop a god? Dr. Samantha Carter, who was once romantically involved with Hanson, thinks she can reach him. O'Neill is prepared to fight his way into Hanson's compound to save Conner, one of the surviving SG-9 team members. But, Daniel Jackson and Teal'c may have the best solution; with the help of Jamala, one of the planet's inhabitants, they set out to show the people of the planet that Hanson's power comes from technology, not divinity.


  • Syndication airdate: October 12, 1998.
  • SG-9 was on planet P3X-513.

Arc Advancement



  • Don S. Davis did not appear in this episode, which was all set on P3X-513.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


Daniel: (Referring military issued food) This tastes like chicken.
Sam: So what's wrong with it?
Daniel: It's macaroni and cheese.


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