LEARNING CURVE

03.05 Episode 49
Airdate: July 23, 1999

The planet Orban is anxious to exchange knowledge with Earth, however it is the children of Orban who are capable of learning and passing on knowledge. When Merrin, a young Orbanian girl, comes to Earth to teach about a naquadah reactor, SG-1 is horrified to learn the truth behind her intelligence. Artificial nanites in her system acquire knowledge, and their removal will leave her nearly vegetative. O'Neill defies orders to take Merrin off base, trying to convince her to leave Orban, but although Merrin does return home, she changes the fate of her people in a way no one expected.

Written by: Heather E. Ash
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Andrew Airlie as Kalan, Brittney Irvin as Merrin, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Lachlan Murdoch as Tomin, Stephanie Shea as Solen, Diane Stapley as Mrs. Struble, Rob Farrell as SF Guard, Sarah Goodwill as Student, Laara Sadiq as Technician

Reference: Averium, Kalan, Merrin, Nanites, Nano-Technology, Naquadah Generator, Orban, Orbanians, Security Lockdown, Solen, Mrs. Struble, Technicians, Tomin, Urrone


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Orban


Orbanians


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