First Aired: March 12 and 19, 2004
O’Neill goes to great lengths to keep the Ancients’ knowledge from falling into Goa’uld hands when the team discovers a second repository. Meanwhile the President replaces General Hammond with a civilian diplomat, and Anubis begins a systematic assault on Earth.
“Lost City” Facts:
- Not knowing that Stargate SG-1 would be renewed for an astonishing eighth season, the producers originally conceived of “Lost City” as the basis for a feature film. When it became clear the series would continue, it became the show’s first 2-part season finale.
- Jessica Steen (Earth 2) guest stars as Dr. Elizabeth Weir, but the character would be recast — complete with a change in hair color — for the spin-off series. (Torri Higginson played the same character on Stargate Atlantis.)
- For seven years the President of the United States was mentioned but never named, suggesting the possibility that it might be the real-life President being alluding to. William Devane‘s role as incoming President Henry Hayes solidified once and for all that SG-1 does not take place in our own universe.
- U.S. Air Force General John P. Jumper guest stars as himself in Part 2, serving as a military advisor to President Hayes.
- “Lost City” was to be Don S. Davis‘s final pair of episodes as a series regular, in the role of General George Hammond. He stepped back from the series due to health issues, but would later return for a number of guest appearances.
“Lost City” on GateWorld:
- Episode Guide (Part 1 – Part 2)
- Episode Reviews (Part 1 – Part 2)
- Episode Transcript (Part 1 – Part 2)
- Photo Gallery (Part 1 – Part 2)
- Screencap Gallery (Part 1 – Part 2)
- Discussion Thread (Part 1 – Part 2)
- Interview with Don S. Davis (George Hammond)
- Interview with Tony Amendola (Bra’tac)
- Interview with Ronny Cox (Robert Kinsey)
- Interview with Dan Payne (Kull warrior)
- Interview with David Palffy (Anubis)
- Season Seven Podcast
Rewatch “Lost City” (Parts 1 and 2) this week! Then post your comments below, or head over to the “Lost City” discussion threads and see what people were saying back in the day. What are your favorite moments?
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