Madrona is a planet currently inhabited by the Madronans. It was terraformed by an unknown alien race roughly 900 years ago, transforming the planet to be more Earth-like, with a better climate (it is hinted in the book Stargate SG-1: Friends and Foes: Stargate Season Two that the unknown aliens who terraformed the planet were the mysterious Furlings, and that the Touchstone is one of their technologies). However, maintaining the nice weather on Madrona requires a device called the Touchstone, which was left behind by the unknown race. If this device is removed, the weather will rapidly devolve into a deadly blizzard; the planet is thus heavily dependent on the Touchstone. After the unknown alien race left the planet, it became home to the Madronans, a primitive race who did not have the technology to terraform the planet but who know how to use the Touchstone.
The planet was eventually visited by SG-1, who decided to return to the planet after five weeks in order to study the Touchstone. However, during this period, people wearing Stargate Command uniforms came to the planet and stole the Touchstone. The area around the Stargate transformed into an arctic landscape, and the Madronans shifted their attitude against the Tau'ri. SG-1 quickly agreed to recover the Touchstone, which they did after discovering that Earth's Beta Gate was used by the NID. After bringing the Touchstone back to Madrona, the High Priest of the Madronans was able to return the weather to the state it was in before the theft. (SG1: "Touchstone")
Behind the scenes
- Stargate SG-1: The DVD Collection issue 12 identifies one of the Glyphs for this planet as the point of origin for Abydos. However, this could not be possible due to the fact that the point of origin appears only on that gate.
- It is hinted in the book Stargate SG-1: Friends and Foes: Stargate Season Two that the unknown aliens who terraformed the planet were the mysterious Furlings and that the Touchstone is one of their technology.
- GateWorld's article on
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