01.09 Episode 9 (#3957)
Airdate: September 19, 1997
SG-1 travels to Argos where they find a civilization of beautiful happy people who worship the Greek god Pelops and celebrate all day, but mysteriously drop to sleep at dusk. More mysteriously, they age very rapidly. A lifespan is only 100 days. When O'Neill, too, begins to age at an alarming rate, SG-1 discovers the cause. Nanocytes, microscopic robots spread through the bloodstream, were part of Pelops' cruel experiment on the population. The team has only days to find a way to deactivate the nanocytes and prevent their deadly effect on both O'Neill and the Argosians.
Story by: Steven Barnes
Teleplay by: Katharyn Powers
Directed by: Mario Azzopardi
Guest Starring: Bobbie Phillips as Kynthia, Teryl Rothery as Dr. Fraiser, Harrison Coe as Alekos, Gabrielle Miller as Thetys, Gary Jones as Technician
DESTINATIONS & INHABITANTS
NOTES OF INTEREST
- The god Pelops, a Mycenaean herald, fought from a winged chariot hurling lightning bolts.
- Pelops "The Creator" "The Giver of Days" was a Goa'uld who brought the ancestors of the Chosen to Argos to study human physiology and evolution.
- The self replicating mechanical nano-virus is spread through bodily contact. When triggered by a transmitter signal, it accelerates the life span approximately 250 times (1 day = 1 year). Without the transmitter signal, the immune system destroys the virus.
- Thetys is 21 days old, Kynthia 31 days, O'Neill gives his age as 40, and accelerates to the equivalent of 90 years, but recovers in 1-2 weeks.
- Goa'uld tablet and page turning device contains writing resembling linear "A" script pictographs found in ancient Greece and Cretan.
- Daniel learned midwifery on a dig in the Yucatan and has delivered 2 babies.
- Carter studied nano-technology for a year at the Pentagon.
- You never cease to amaze me with all your talents. [O'Neill]
- I thought you said it was Greek. [O'Neill]
Oh, Mycenae was an ancient city in the southern Peloponnesus region. [Daniel]
Where's that? [O'Neill]
Why do I do that?? [O'Neill]
- It's a paradise. [Carter]
Yeah, sure, have an apple. What could happen? [O'Neill]
- It is only for you... [Kynthia, and Daniel]
- Don't keep the elderly waiting. It's rude. [O'Neill]
- I don't need company, I need a cure. And don't you dare say goodbye, 'cause you damn well better be coming back. Soon. [O'Neill]
- Don't worry. Aside from a little prostate problem we won't go into, it's not so bad. [O'Neill]
- I was kind of looking forward to a little shuffleboard with the fellas. [O'Neill]
FOR THE RECORD
- For crying out loud: 1
- Kids: 1
- O'Neill: drugged and infected with nano-virus, aging to 90 years
- Popular Culture References:
- Wyatt Earp
- The cure could be as simple as just getting the hell out of Dodge.
- Wyatt Earp