EP 319 - New Ground
Season 3 Episode 19
|Original Air Date:||February 18, 2000|
|Written By||Heather E. Ash|
|Directed By:||Chris McMullin|
|Preceded by:||Shades of Grey|
|Followed by:||Maternal Instinct|
SG-1 go through the gate to P2X416. There they find a scientist who has just uncovered the gate. His society (the Bedrosians) believe that they originated on the planet and have been at war with their neighbours (the Opticans) for many years as they believe they originated on another world and were brought to their current planet through a gateway. SG-1's arrival proves the Bedrosians are wrong. The military arrive and capture Sam, Daniel and Jack and refuse to believe the truth, preferring to believe it is an Optican plot to spread doubt and dissent amongst the Bedrosians, and so want to keep them quiet. Teal'c manages to escape with Nian, the scientist, who is open to the fact that his society might have been wrong, but during the escape Teal'c is blinded. The captured SG1 members are tortured whilst Teal'c's symbiote slowly heals it. However, it is not fast enough so Nian brings back a device which would help him heal much quicker. Once his eye sight gets better the go to rescue the other team members, and are able to quickly dial Earth on the DHD which they just uncovered. Teal'c takes Nian with him as he is no longer welcome on his home planet.
 Dialling Sequence Blooper
- Major Carter says that they got their first hit from the Cold Dialing program despite the fact that the wormhole had not yet established an active wormhole
- Teal'c shoots the ship and his staff weapon leaves a scorch mark. The next time we see it there is no scorch mark
 Mistakes During Filming
- When Teal'c enters the cave with Nyan, there are no patches on his jacket! You can see the dark green velcro circles where they should be
O'Neill: Giant worms... huge!