Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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The Curse 

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When one of Daniel's professors dies in a lab explosion which might be related to the Goa'ulds, he comes back to Chicago to investigate what really happened.


Andy Mikita


Brad Wright (developed for television by), Jonathan Glassner (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Anna-Louise Plowman ... Dr. Sarah Gardner
Ben Bass ... Dr. Steven Rayner
Teryl Rothery ... Dr. Janet Fraiser
David Abbott ... Dr. David Jordan
Lorena Gale ... Curator
Dan Shea ... Sgt. Siler


Daniel attends the Chicago funeral of Dr. Jordan, the archeology professor whose most brilliant assistant ever he was before leaving to pursue his far-fetched alien-Egyptian theory and join the Stargate-program, but smells a rat after an explosion is his lab. Daniel brings in the team, soon realizing Jordan's last Egyptian expedition stumbled upon a unique grave, from which pieces are missing, actually holding the remains of at least one Goa'uld divinity: Osiris, god of the aftermath and first Pharaoh. Dr. Frazier's analysis of a canopic [mummy entrails-container] jar finds an amazingly well-preserved symbiont, but the trace of its counterpart reveals one of Jordan's present assistants, Dr. Steven Rayner, whom he suspected, took a golden amulet to open the unique tomb and fell prey there to the other goddess, Isis, who actually turns out to be incarnated in the other assistant, Dr. Sarah Gardner, who remains quite alive and murderous... Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Dr. Steven Rayner (Ben Bass) was named in homage to the DC Comics Green Lantern character, Kyle Rayner. See more »


When Daniel, Sam, Sarah (Osiris) and Steven are in the Desert, Sarah asks where the 'Stargate' is but she could not know it by this name as she (the Goa'uld) has been entombed in the canopic jar for 2000 years and Daniel had not previously mentioned it. She/it should have referred to it by its Goa'uld name the Chappa'ai (Cha-Pa-Eye). See more »


Dr. Sarah Gardner/Osiris: Where is my brother, Setesh?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Uh, you mean Seth? Uh, he's dead. We, uh, we killed him.
Dr. Sarah Gardner/Osiris: You lie.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: No. No, we also killed Ra, uh, and Hathor, and, uh, who else? Um, Sokar.
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Written by Joel Goldsmith
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Returning to the Origins
7 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Daniel reads on the newspaper that his former professor Dr. David Jordan has passed away in an explosion of his laboratory and he travels to Chicago to attend the funeral. Daniel encounters his former love Dr. Sarah Gardner and Dr. Jordan's assistant and rival Dr. Steven Rayner and learns that they are studying ancient Egyptians pieces that have been borrowed from the Egypt government. Daniel finds that two pieces are missing and the hieroglyphs are written in Goa'uld. He keeps secret about his work at the Stargate but translate the language and leans that a symbiont is kept in a sealed jar. When Steven disappears with a golden amulet, Daniel suspects that he might have killed Dr. Jordan and he follows him to Egypt with Sam and Dr. Fraiser trying to solve the mystery.

"The Curse" is an episode entirely based on Daniel return to his origins with his professor and his love. Jack and Teal'c have minor but funny participation and Dr. Fraiser is becoming more important as a support characters teaming-up Sam. The conclusion is well-resolved. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "The Curse"

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