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Stargate SG-1

Season 8

Character List

  • Colonel Jack O’Neill

    Colonel Jack O’Neill

    Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel Jack O’Neill

    Colonel Jack O’Neill is the commanding officer of team SG-1. When he joined the Air Force at 18 years of age, O’Neill proved himself to be an exceptional and gifted airman and was later assigned to a special forces unit. He resigned from service when his son Charlie died by accidentally shooting himself with O’Neill’s gun. O’Neill never recovered from the loss, which drove his wife to eventually leave him. O’Neill was recalled by his former commanding officer to go through the Stargate precisely because of his willingness to die. Instead, the mission gave him a new desire to live.

  • Dr. Daniel Jackson

    Dr. Daniel Jackson

    Michael Shanks

    Dr. Daniel Jackson

    Dr. Daniel Jackson is an anthropologist and linguist. He is an expert in ancient cultures and languages in addition to current ones; he speaks over 20 languages including ancient Egyptian. His humanistic liberal approach is often in conflict with O’Neill’s militaristic approach. Some see him as a soft, brainy, clumsy scientist who carries a wide-eyed enthusiasm with him through every mission. Jackson became a bit of a deity to the people of Abydos, the planet he chose to stay on during the original feature film. Originally, he was contracted by the military to decipher a mysterious hieroglyphic cartouche. His subsequent translation of the cartouche allowed the Stargate to be opened for the first time.

  • Major Samantha Carter

    Major Samantha Carter

    Amanda Tapping

    Major Samantha Carter

    Major Samantha Carter is an astro-physics genius. She is the ’expert’ on gate technology; she has read every bit of information known to exist and has studied the permutations of the gate symbols at length. When the plug is pulled on her gate research project and she is transferred to another base, she continues her research in private. She is able to resume her obsession with the gate when the SG-1 team is assembled. Like the other team members, Samantha is unattached socially. Major Carter is fiercely loyal to the SGC and not only brings her extensive scientific knowledge to the program but also her military training.

  • Teal’c

    Teal’c

    Christopher Judge

    Teal’c

    Teal’c is an alien of the species known as Jaffa. The Jaffa carry infant symbiotes in pouches in their bellies. This symbiote is the larval stage of the Goa’uld. There is a strong symbiotic relationship between the larval and the Jaffa as the symbiote guarantees its host immunity to diseases. For this reason, Jaffa live to be very old. Once a member of the Apophis’ notorious Serpent Guards, Teal’c left his family and culture behind when he joined the SG-1 team. His main reason for joining is to defeat the Goa’uld and to try to set at least some of his misdeeds straight.

  • Michael Shanks

  • Amanda Tapping

  • Christopher Judge

Teal’c

Christopher Judge

Teal’c

Teal’c is an alien of the species known as Jaffa. The Jaffa carry infant symbiotes in pouches in their bellies. This symbiote is the larval stage of the Goa’uld. There is a strong symbiotic relationship between the larval and the Jaffa as the symbiote guarantees its host immunity to diseases. For this reason, Jaffa live to be very old. Once a member of the Apophis’ notorious Serpent Guards, Teal’c left his family and culture behind when he joined the SG-1 team. His main reason for joining is to defeat the Goa’uld and to try to set at least some of his misdeeds straight.

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