Stargate: The Ark of Truth

Synopsis: SG-1 searches for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the Ori, and discover it may be in the Ori's own home galaxy. As the Ori prepare to send ships through to the Milky Way to attack Earth, SG-1 travels to the Ori galaxy aboard the Odyssey. The International Oversight committee has their own plans and SG-1 finds themselves in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.
97 min

We cannot hide our ways any longer.

Nor should we.

The Ori have amassed armies

that move to destroy us.

Everything we believe

or we are is an affront to them.

They will stop at nothing to destroy

every last shred of evidence

that opposes their fanaticism.

We have no choice.

We have tried to argue reason.

We can fight,

use what we know to oppose them.

We are so few compared to them.

The Ark can change everything.

Is forced indoctrination

really the answer?

You would deny the Ori

the very essence of self.

It is no different

than the murder they propose.

The only moral way

to change someone's mind,

make them see the truth as you put it,

is to present evidence.

We believe

in the systematic understanding

of the physical world through

observation and experimentation, through

argument and debate,

but most of all, freedom of will.

I will not compromise

the fundamental tenets of my devotion

in order to preserve it.

We acknowledge the incredible potential

of the technology of the Ark.

And the danger

such power presents.

It will not be used

as a weapon against the Ori.

The debate on the issue is closed.

Give me a hand?

You really think this is it?


it's covered in Ancient writing.

These symbols here are a part

of the oldest dialect I'm aware of.

It says

"... safely kept is the

something of old."

What's the something, Daniel?

Well, if I knew for sure,

I wouldn't have said the something...

- Why am I answering her?

- Stop your yammering and open it.

- We can't just open it.

- Why not?

If this is what I think it is,

it's a powerful piece

of Ancient technology

capable of making anyone

who looks into it believe

that the Ori are not gods.

As far as we know.

But we already believe that.

No harm done, open it.

As far as we know. Maybe

it can make you believe other things.

Maybe, we're supposed to believe

them too.

That's beside the point, there's

another reason we can't just open it.

Look at my hands, all right?

They are raw and bleeding.

I've broken every nail.

We've been out here

in the scorching heat for days.

- I haven't showered.

- None of us have.

That is painfully obvious.

Now, according to you,

this crusty old chest

is our salvation from oppression

at the hands of the Ori army.

Our best, and maybe,

only remaining chance that we have.

We have dug

how many holes in the ground?

- Help me out here, Muscles.

- Many.

Now, all the years

the Jaffa were here,

Dakara was the first landing

place of the Alterans in this galaxy.

You mean to tell me they never looked

for Ancient artefacts?

There were a few artefacts

that were excavated

and catalogued

when the city was being rebuilt.

But, with the constant change

of leadership, little time or manpow...

Bla bla bla.

But here we are.

Finally. We may have found it:

The Ultimate Weapon.

explain to me why we can't

confirm our blessed fortune

by simply opening it?

Because it's sealed shut.

It definitely won't open.

Why didn't you say so?

I was trying to

but you wouldn't stop your yammering.

No no! You can't do that! I told you

this is a piece of technology.

You could damage it.

It's been buried for millions of years.



Hey, kids! Guess what?

We are under fire!

I do not remember sending out

invitations to this party.

We have to fall back!

Move ahead!

What are you doing?

We have to go there.

We know.

There's too many of them.

- There's no other way out of here.

- We know!

How about now?

Yeah, "now" works for me.

Commander, we have them trapped.

Vala, it's Tomin.

Put down your weapons and surrender,

and I promise you'll all be spared.

That's funny.

I was just about

to say the same thing!

Vala, you have to trust me. Your

position has been targeted from space.

Comply now or you will be destroyed!

I think we have to trust him.


What if we got them to open it?

Well it wouldn't be the worst thing

in the world, would it?

All right.

Invite him in.

You can come in.

I look like crap.


How are you?

What's new?

What are you doing here?

We really are on the same page.

Took the words right out of my mouth.

How did you know we were here?

The power of the Ori

need not be questioned.

Oh... Here we go.

Tell me.

What is this artefact you have found?

Hang on a second.

Shouldn't you know that, already?

Your logic.

No, wait, wait.

No need to be difficult here.

You wanna know what it is?

I'll tell you.

Inside this Ark is a secret

to destroying the armies of the Ori.

And I think the last thing

you wanna do is to open it.

You think I fear the content?

I'm saying you really should.

Open it!

- You didn't hear what I just said?

- Open it!

It's sealed shut.

Wait, no!

Not what I was expecting.

Foolhardy are those

who do not follow the path.

Anyone wanna bet

what he's gonna say next?

Kill them.

I could have made money on that one.


I gave them my word,

if they surrendered peacefully,

- they would be spared.

- Your word...?

Only the word of the Ori matters!

- The Book of Origin says the truth

is the begining of the path...

Tomin, I grow tired

of your questioning!

Kill them now or you shall burn

in a fire of everlasting torment.

Don't do it.

He can't hurt you, Tomin.

We trusted you.

Trust me now.

- Fire your weapon!

- You think he's testing you.

Really he's forcing you to do it

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Robert C. Cooper

Robert C. Cooper is a Canadian writer and producer best known for his work in the Stargate franchise. He was formerly an executive producer of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. He also co-created both Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe with Brad Wright. Cooper has written and produced many episodes of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe as well as directed a number of episodes. more…

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