Off the Grid
Episode 16 of 20 within Season Nine. Item 191 of 223 overall.
Alan McCullough - Writer
Peter DeLuise - Director
84 votes

When an SG team returns with a corn-like food stalk that has addictive, and mind altering effects, SG-1 is sent to investigate. They head to the planet where the corn-like food, known as kassa, is grown, but their investigation provokes an angry response from the Lucian Alliance that controls the food.

While under fire from the alliance, and as they are attempting to dial home, the Stargate and DHD suddenly disappear, leaving SG-1 trapped.After SG-1 is later rescued from the alliance by Earth’s newest ship, the Odyssey, SG-1 tries to find out who stole the gate. Gen. Landry decides to seek help from the Goa’uld Nerus. Nerus eventually breaks down, after some creative torture techniques by Gen. Landry, and tells them who stole the gate on the alliance’s planet and several other gates as well.The answer shocks the team, and poses many additional impossible challenges to getting the gates back, but reinforces the need that they do, for the sake of Earth’s future existence.

original airdate--February 10,2006         rating--1.6 million

network: SyFy channel

music: Stargate SG-1 theme music by David Arnold



  • In the scene where SG1 is tied to the posts just before they get beamed up by The Odyssey, Carter has blood on her face and in the scene after they get beamed up it is gone yet she cant of wiped it off as their hands are bound.
  • When SG1 is beamed from the planet they're all sitting down, and Lt. Col. Samantha Carter has blood on her left cheek. In the next scene, when SG1 arrives on the Odyssey, they are all standing up and the blood on the left cheek has disappeared.
  • When SG-1 is speaking with General Landry after returning through the gate, the SF guard standing behind General's left shoulder is supervising producer and director of this episode Peter DeLuise.
  • The name of the character Nerus, played by Maury Chaykin is a nod to the starring role he played in his own series, "A Nero Wolfe Mystery" (2001).


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