Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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SG-11 failed to report regularly while mining trinium, a vital mineral for earth's defense against the goa'uld. SG-1 finds them missing, all traces cease at the site of arrow-heads made ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Captain Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Rodney A. Grant ... Tonané
Alex Zahara ... Xe'ls
Christina Cox ... T'akaya
Kevin McNulty ... Dr. Warner
Roger Cross ... Captain Conner (as Roger R. Cross)
Chief Leonard George Chief Leonard George ... Elder #1
Byron Chief-Moon Byron Chief-Moon ... Elder #2 (as Byron Chief Moon)
Jason Calder Jason Calder ... Alien #1 (as Jason Calders)
Laara Sadiq ... Female Technician


SG-11 failed to report regularly while mining trinium, a vital mineral for earth's defense against the goa'uld. SG-1 finds them missing, all traces cease at the site of arrow-heads made from trinium. Then they are all sedated by such arrow and brought to the village of Tonané, whose earthly tribal ancestry Daniel identifies by its animal totems, however soon awake and released, even returned their guns and promised to get their friends back too from the wolf spirit T'akaya and the raven-shaped supreme spirit Xe'ls. The council of elders refuses to allow resuming the mining, which is disrespectful to nature, but Tonané is delegated to be shown alternatives on earth. Both teams return to star-base, or so it appears- in fact SG-11 is a series of incarnated spirits, who are soon convinced the earthlings are most untrustworthy... Written by KGF Vissers

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spirit | mining | indians | arrow | totem | See All (6) »


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Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


When Carter first meets T'akaya she says "My what big eyes you have!" this is a reference to the children's book Little Red Ridding Hood. See more »


After Tekiyah in disguise as a wolf lets a few soldiers disappear who are running towards the wolf in a hallway, you can clearly see a hand signaling the wolf to continue walking towards it. See more »


Tonané: How does it feel to see the wind, Sam?
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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Slow Beginning, Great Development and Conclusion
31 July 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The SG-11 goes missing while mining the powerful mineral trinium that is considered by the military as essential to defend Earth from a possible Goa'uld attack. Out of the blue, Jack is hit by a trinium arrow that comes from the Stargate. Sam, Daniel and Teal'c head to the planet and meet their leader Tonané in his tribal village. They have a meeting with the elders that do not accept the mining of trinium, and they give their word that they would stop the process. Then Tonané goes with the SG-1 to rescue the SG-11 from the spirits that have taken them. They return to the SG Command with Tonané, but General Hammond tells that the Powers That Be have ordered to continue mining trinium in the planet. However, the SG-11 is formed actually by the spirits posing as humans and when they overhear the instructions. They conclude that Earthling's word is untrustworthy and decide to destroy the base. Now the only chance is Daniel to convince the powerful wolf spirit T'akaya and the supreme spirit Xe'ls that they deserve to live.

"Spirits" is an episode with a slow beginning, but great development and conclusion. The central theme is the importance of the man's word that seems to be forgotten in most of the contemporary societies. The disrespectful imperialism of the powerful nations that exploit more primitive lands is also approached. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Spirits"

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