"Enemy Mine" is the seventh episode of the seventh season of Stargate SG-1.


SG-11 is attempting to mine Naquadah on P3X-403 and have alarmed a number of native Unas, after they were provoked on their sacred ground. The only hope for a truce is for Dr. Daniel Jackson to bring Chaka to 403. However, the Tau'ri military do not wish an alliance.


After being on the planet P3X-403 for three months, Colonel Martin Edwards, who is in charge of the survey operation on the planet, is informed that they have found a significant amount of Naquadah deposits which could be mined to meet The Pentagon's need for the production of BC-303s and battle cruisers.

However shortly after this discovery Lt. Ritter, a member of Edwards's team mysteriously goes missing while conducting some geological surveys. SG-1 is called in to help with the search and rescue mission of the missing member.

Dr. Daniel Jackson after having examined some mining artifacts that Edwards' team had found while working on the planet informs the team that the mining instruments were used by Unas. Daniel recommends to Edwards that he shut down the operation saying that there still could be Unas on the planet and they may be responsible for Ritters disappearance. Edwards refuses to listen to Daniel's suggestion.

Teal'c of Chulak, while leading a search party for Ritter and accompanied by Major Evan Lorne finds him dead hanging up on a wooden structure used by the Unas to ward off their enemies. Edwards, after having recovered Ritter's body, gives the order to find the Unas responsible for the lieutenant's death much to the objection of Daniel Jackson. The experience of seeing Ritter's corpse causes Major Evan Lorne, a new recruit who has been never off-world to throw up.

During the search the Unas attack the group. Both sides are taking casualties. Colonel Jack O'Neill while fighting is knocked down by an Unas. However, before the Unas can finish O'Neill off Daniel speaks to the Unas in his own tongue. The Unas then shouts out to his fellow Unas and they flee into the woods. Edwards argues that they should go after the Unas but Jack tells them they should head back to Stargate Command.

Back at SGC, Edwards is informed by General Maurice Vidrine who is in charge of the BC-303 production (possibly also commander of the Air Force Space Command) that the Pentagon wants his team to head back to P3X-403 and commence mining operations. Daniel convinces the General that with the help of Chaka, an Unas that Daniel has met previously, they would be able to settle the Unas problem peacefully, as this is their world after all. The General reluctantly agrees, but tells Daniel that if the negotiations fail, Edwards is permitted to use lethal force to get the Naquadah.

Back on the planet, Daniel with the help of Chaka manages to communicate with the Unas. Daniel finds out that the area that they were in was sacred to the Unas because that is the place where they were slaves to the Goa'uld and where they rose up against them to defeat them and end their slavery. Daniel informs Edwards about this and tells him that they shouldn't begin mining there. However, the Colonel tells Daniel that they aren't going anywhere because they have just found a solid deposit of Naquadah which weighs 53,000 metric tons.

Daniel reports back through a video transmission to the SGC. Vidrine tells him that they need the Naquadah and that the Unas will have to be tranquilized and relocated. Daniel asks if he can work something out with the Unas instead. The General gives him 24 hours. Daniel and Chaka begin further consultation with the Unas tribe's Alpha Male Kor Asek.

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Daniel and Chaka negotiating with the Alpha male.

While Daniel is in negotiations with the Unas, he tells them that they must negotiate with the humans, or they will relocate them. The Unas counteracts with, no they cannot, and if they try they will relocate the humans, as they have many tribes. When Daniel asks how many tribes, he's surprised as to quite how many tribes there are on the planet. He immediately tries to contact the team not to do anything rash, just as he hears gunfire. He runs over towards the gunfire and finds a dead Unas that Lt. Woeste had killed thinking it was trying to attack him. Daniel informs the soldier that he was only wanting to get a necklace that he had lost in the previous fight with the search party that was located by the soldier that had killed him, in reality he was only walking towards him. The rest of the Unas hearing the gunfire gather together to attack the party. Edwards tells Daniel, "Let them come, we'll be ready for them", and lifts up his weapon. However, Daniel tells Edwards that he would not stand a chance since there are many more Unas than he thinks; they'll never stand a chance.

They immediately head back to the camp and start preparing to evacuate through the Stargate. While they are doing this the Unas surround the camp. The Unas show their true numbers and the SGC personnel realize they are heavily outnumbered and are no match to fight all of them. The Unas' leader comes down to the party and Daniel Jackson tries to make him understand that there doesn't have to be any bloodshed and that they can work together. Much to Edwards's surprise, Daniel eventually manages to negotiate with the head Unas an even better agreement. As the Unas insist that as part of their contract, they will mine the Naquadah and send it to Earth, whilst they in turn would receive food supplies from the humans. Thus, they become allies in the fight against the Goa'uld.


Appearances for Enemy Mine





Sentient Species



Notable quotes[]

Jackson: Artifacts?
Lorne: Yes.
Jackson: You found all those and you didn't contact me?
Lorne: We were going to.
Jackson: They've been moved.
Lorne: Well, they were in the way.
O'Neill: Daniel... go to your happy place.

Jackson: It has to be something about this area, this mine. They don't want us here.
Edwards: The feeling's mutual.

Jackson: If we go back to this planet, you're not coming with us, are you?
O'Neill: It's doubtful.
Jackson: That's too bad. I was kinda hoping you'd take command of the mission. Colonel Edwards has no experience dealing with the Unas.
O'Neill: Nor you. He's an okay guy, Daniel. He's just under a lot of pressure.
Jackson: Yeah... yeah. I guess I just spent a lot of time breaking you in, I just didn't wanna have to start with a new colonel. (Carter tries not to giggle)
O'Neill: It'll be fine. (Jackson starts to leave) Just don't be so...
Jackson: (stops at the doorway) What?
O'Neill: Oh, you know.

Jackson: This is their planet. We're the invaders. We don't have to provoke them, we don't have to kill them.

Teal'c: They are preparing to attack.
Edwards: Let 'em come. We're ready.
Jackson: No, you're not.

Edwards: O'Neill was right about you. You are a pain in the ass. But well worth it.


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Guest Stars


  • The episode original title was "Hallowed Ground" before being renamed.
  • The episode title is a reference to the short story and movie Enemy Mine in which a human and a reptilian alien must come to terms with each other and learn to communicate with each other in order to survive. Oddly enough (or perhaps not), the reptilian race in the film bears a striking resemblance to those of the Unas race.
  • This episode's plot bears many similarities to the Star Trek episode "The Devil in the Dark" which was also about a mining operation accidentally intruding on an alien habitat and ended with the aliens agreeing to help the humans with their mining.
  • The scene in which the Unas line up across a ridge above the encampment bears a striking resemblance to a similar scene in the film Zulu, depicting the battle of Rourke's Drift where thousands of Zulus attacked British soldiers in Africa.


  • At the beginning of the episode a soldier using a ground penetrating radar (GPR) device gets it stuck in a lifted position after firing a second consecutive ground stud in the same place. After Dr. Daniel Jackson and Chaka speak with the native Unas they pass a soldier using the GPR again. This time it does not get stuck after the second ground stud is fired verifying the first instance as a mishap.


Other languages[]

  • French: Les Envahisseurs (The Invaders)
  • Italian: La Miniera Nemica (The Enemy Mine)
  • Spanish: Enemigo Mío (My Enemy)
  • Czech: Nepřátelský důl (Enemy Mine)
  • German: Die Naquadah-Mine (The Naquadah-Mine)
  • Hungarian: Ellenséges terület (Enemy Territory)

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