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Episode of the Week: SG-1 Must Save Jonas’ Homeworld

Monday - June 27, 2016


SG-1: Season Seven
First Aired: January 23, 2004

When the Kelownans discover that a massive underground vein of naquadah is being converted into naquadria, Jonas Quinn seeks help from Earth in avoiding the total destruction of his planet.

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Welcome To The Team …

  • Jonas QuinnJonas Quinn (Corin Nemec) is a member of the Kelownans, a human species whose technology level is about on par with World War II-era Europe and the United States.
  • The Kelownans are actually one of three rival nations on the same planet, which they eventually got together and decided to name Langara.
  • Langara is one of those rare planets with a high amount of the rare element naquadria — much more powerful than regular naquadah, the element that the Stargates are made out of, and which powers much Goa’uld technology.
  • Jonas sought asylum from his government for a time, during which he served as a member of the SG-1 team.
  • … But his long-term goal is the health and security of his people, which brought him back home to help them take their place in the larger galaxy Jonas had seen first-hand.

“Fallout” Facts:

  • FalloutAfter his departure from SG-1‘s main cast, Corin Nemec pitched this story for Jonas’ return. In it we learn where his planet’s powerful but ultra-rare element naquadria comes from — and Jonas gets a love interest.
  • “Fallout” introduced a new twist on the ol’ Goa’uld symbiote. Kianna’s symbiote was not a Tok’ra but a spy originally pledged to Lord Baal — but turned sympathetic to Jonas and the Kelownans while she was embedded under cover. Her sacrifice shows a Goa’uld who is, for a change, not entirely evil and self-seeking.
  • Actor Bill Nikolai worked on the series from 2000 to 2004, as both a stand-in and the S.G.C. technician Vern Alberts. (Maybe his most famous appearance is in “Window of Opportunity,” when a time-looping Jack rides past him on a bicycle.) This is his last episode.
  • After 26 episodes spanning a year and a half, “Fallout” is Jonas Quinn’s final episode. Mention would continue to be made of his planet, Langara (which was even featured in an episode of SGU) — but Jonas’ story was at an end.

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COMMENTS (5):Rules | Report Comment | Trackback

  • A cast change like this doesn’t always work out but I really liked the addition of Corin Nemec (although at the expense of Daniel Jackson). Some of my favorite episodes.

  • I agree, though I missed Daniel Jackson, I really began to like Jonas Quinn. My problem with this episode was the costumes and Jonas’ hair-do…it was actually very off-putting. I remember people remarking about it at the time. I really wondered why Jonas looked so effeminate.

  • I also liked the Jonas character as played by Corin Nemec. If Michael Shanks hadn’t returned I think that he could have carried through to the end quite well. Emily Holmes played her part well in that episode as well. I hope that Mr. Nemec has made a good recovery from the injuries he sustained a few years ago while filming a SyFy movie.

  • Corin Nemec is filming a Star Trek fan film called “Renegades” right now. Nice to see he’s still involved with sci-fi fandom.

  • There were rumors that Jonas was going to return in Season 2 of SGU. Corin Nemec made a tweet at the time that almost explicitly said that. I’m guessing somehow the plan didn’t pan out, and instead they only used his planet without using Jonas himself. I would be completely okay with this if the series hadn’t been cancelled, because Langara would’ve undoubtedly returned, and we’d have had plenty more opportunities to see Jonas again.

    But SyFy had to be dumb f-cks and cancel the show.

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