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== Précis ==
 
== Précis ==
  
The conflict with the Ori comes to a climax as the team travels to the Ori galaxy.
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{{thearkoftruthprecis}}
  
== MGM Official Summary ==
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== Solutions Summary ==
  
''The official summary is not yet available as this movie has yet to be produced.''
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Millions of years ago in the Ori galaxy, an Alteran invented an Ark of Truth that would force the Ori people to see that their dogmatic faith was not the only valid path. When the Alterans decided for moral reasons not to use the Ark but rather to leave that galaxy, they left the Ark behind.
  
== Spoilers ==
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In the present time, Daniel leads SG-1 on a search for the Ark, which he has learned about from visions apparently left by Merlin. Their search on Dakara turns up nothing, but in the process they meet Tomin, who joins their quest. Tomin suggests Daniel's vision is of a place called Ortus Mallum in the Ori galaxy. On the possibility the Ark is there, ''Odyssey'' travels through the Supergate, with Mitchell at the helm and IOA operative James Marrick overseeing the mission.
  
'''Note:''' Latest updates are <font color="#AC4516">in color</font>.
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Once in the Ori galaxy, SG-1 learns Ortus Mallum is on the same planet as Celestis and the sacred City of the Gods. They find it and begin to search the ruins buried in the forest. On the ship, acting on orders from the IOA, Marrick programs the Asgard core to create a replicator, which he intends to unleash on the Ori ships. The program succeeds, but the replicator is let loose on ''Odyssey''. Equally bad, with the core active, the ship is detectable by Ori motherships. Mitchell, Carter, and the crew turn their focus to shutting down the replicators and turning off the core. Too soon, Ori motherships converge on ''Odyssey,'' and they must jump to hyperspace to get away, leaving the rest of the team on the planet.
  
===Storyline===
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There, directed by another vision, the team finds the Ark, but soon after, Ori soldiers find them and attack. Teal'c is left for dead, and Daniel, Vala, Tomin, are captured and taken with the Ark over the mountains to the City of the Gods. Teal'c wakes and begins the long trek over the mountains to the Plains of Celestis. In the dungeons in the City of the Gods, Daniel, Vala, and Tomin are tortured by the Doci and Priors.
  
The conflict with the Ori comes to a climax. The team travels to the Ori galaxy.
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On ''Odyssey'' the replicators are multiplying; they break into Marrick's jail cell and overtake him. Mitchell finds the queen replicator but is stopped from destroying it by the human-hybrid Marrick. They begin a long and bloody fight while Carter searches for a shut-down code.
  
"As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies." &mdash; Business Wire, ''MGM Greenlights New Stargate Movies'', January 15, 2007.
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Teal'c reaches the Plains of Celestis with the aid of an Ascended who heals him. In the city, Vala meets Adria, who admits the Ori were killed by Merlin's weapon, but reveals she has assumed all of their powers for herself.
  
<font color="#AC4516">'''Additional information released March 6, 2007:'''
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Morgan Le Fay appears to Daniel in his cell; she has been impersonating Merlin. She refuses to help further, but tells Daniel they need only use the Ark on one Prior: the "truth" will travel from there throughout the galaxy. Morgan leaves just as Teal'c arrives.
  
Vala’s husband Tomin survived the events of “Line in the Sand” and surrenders to Vala for help in stopping the crusade he had once faithfully served. The team flew a cargo ship to Dakara where an Ori warship is in orbit. They eliminated the Prior, but were left with no means to pilot the warship. Tomin warned them that another warship was not far behind, so they decided to leave the warship in orbit, not wishing to kill anyone onboard.
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Reunited, Teal'c, Daniel, Vala and Tomin try to power the Ark, but are interrupted by the Doci and Adria. Vala distracts Adria, and Daniel and Teal'c are able to activate the Ark. Its effect envelopes the Doci and through him travels throughout the Ori galaxy, making the Priors stop believing in the Ori. Without her followers, Adria is much weakened. When Morgan arrives to fight her, they are evenly matched; they enter battle in their ascended forms and leave.
  
Tomin has warned Vala that there is to be another wave of warships coming through the Supergate soon with Earth as the primary target.  
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The Ark also saves the ''Odyssey'' and her crew. By this time, they have shut down the replicators and defeated Marrick, but the ship is stalled in space and under Ori attack. The Priors' exposure via the Doci halts their attack moments before they destroy the ''Odyssey''.
  
Apparently, since this time, the team has searched for the Ark of Truth, but has not been successful in locating it.
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''Odyssey'' returns home; the SGC activates the Ark in the Milky Way, neutralizing all the Ori armies there. Tomin returns home to lead his people into their new lives, and SG-1 embarks on a new adventure.
  
The IOA sends a representative, James Merek, who is substituting for Richard Woolsey who is tied up with the Atlantis Expedition. He is there to interrogate Tomin. Immediately, he questions Mitchell’s decision to leave the Ori warship in orbit over Dakara instead of destroying it. He points out that the warship should have been eliminated, but Mitchell said there were people onboard. Mitchell stated that their hope was that they’d not have to kill any more crusaders once the Ark is uncovered, but they haven’t found it. Merek reminds Mitchell and Landry that the SGC would not exist if it weren’t for the IOA, and then goes to interrogate Tomin.
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== Cast ==
  
Merek interrogates Tomin in a small room as Vala, Mitchell, and Teal’c look on from behind a two-way mirror. Tomin tells him that he has already told them all that he knows, but Merek attempts to shake Tomin up with pointed questions, such as how many innocent people he has personally killed in the crusade. Tomin is struggling with the fact that he has been following false gods, and Merek attempts to make sure he is telling the truth instead of leading them on with false information. Merek wants more information about how to defend against the attack.
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'''Main Cast:'''
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{{1000cast}}
  
Vala becomes upset at Merek’s treatment of Tomin. They had treated him as a guest up to this point, but Merek is treating him like a prisoner. Tomin wants to go with Vala and her team to help them make contact with an Anti-Ori underground and locate a place called Ortus Mallum [possibly the location of the Ark, but no details are available as to the significance of this place].</font>
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'''Stargate Command and IOA:'''
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* [[Currie Graham]] as [[James Marrick]]
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* [[Michael Beach]] as [[Abraham Ellis|Col. Ellis]]
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* [[Gary Jones]] as [[Walter Harriman|Chief Master Sgt. Walter Harriman]]
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* [[Martin Christopher]] as [[Kevin Marks|Major Marks]]
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* [[Eric Breker]] as [[Reynolds|Col. Reynolds of SG-3]]
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* [[Spencer Maybee]] as [[Binder|Captain Binder]]
  
===Production Notes===
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'''Alterans:'''
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* [[Alisen Down]] as [[Alterans|Alteran Woman]]
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* [[Gabrielle Rose]] as [[Alterans|Alteran Woman #2]]
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* [[Fabrice Grover]] as [[Amelius]]
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* [[Simon Bradbury]] as [[Alterans|Alteran Man]]
  
* Announcement of the movie was made online by TV Guide, October 11, 2006:
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'''Humans from the Ori Galaxy:'''
:Stargate SG-1 may be winding down its 10-year-run this spring, but here’s some exciting news for its fans. MGM has granted a green light — and enough money — to produce two movies, most likely for DVD, executive producer Brad Wright tells TV Guide. The first flick will tie up most of the finale’s loose threads — “It’s the climax of the Ori story line” — and will be written-directed by exec producer Robert Cooper. The second film, penned by Wright, will involve time travel, and both projects should debut in the fall of 2007. Though no deals are signed, SG-1’s stars are said to be “very eager” to continue.
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* [[Tim Guinee]] as [[Tomin of Ver Isca]]
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* [[Christopher Gauthier]] as [[Hertis]]
  
:“They’re not big-budget [films] by any definition, but for us it’s pretty good,” says Wright. “As we’ve proven over the years, just give us little more money and we can make pretty good television, or DVDs.
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'''Ancients:'''
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* [[Sarah Strange]] as [[Morgan Le Fay]]
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* [[Matthew Walker]] as [[Merlin]]
  
:“There’s a sense of an era for us ending,” Wright continues, “but at the same time, we’re all positive because of the prospect of continuing forward with movies and the introduction next year of Stargate Worlds, a massive multiplayer online game.”
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'''Ori Leaders:'''
 
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* [[Morena Baccarin]] as [[Adria]]
*Michael Shanks comments on his interest in being a part of these movies: "Oh yeah, absolutely," he says. "We know that it's going to be a better way to take some time and tell some good stories instead of what we've been doing a lot of years - telling some good stories and some not so good. This time we can really take our time and I think it's a dream fulfilled for a lot of people. Certainly a better wish would be to do a big budget feature film, but to do things like this, with less time commitment and more care taken, is something that we all are very interested in doing; especially if this is going to be the end of the road, then this is a great way to go out." &mdash; Michael Shanks, "Skating Past The Gate" Interview on Michael Shanks Online, October 2006.
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* [[Julian Sands]] as [[Doci]]
*"Asked about the DVD movies, he [Michael Shanks] said he doesn't know much, but one is supposed to resolve the Ori storyline [...] He doesn't know much and only found out the movies had been green-lit on the internet while he was in Bulgaria." &mdash; Solutions Features: Burbank Creation Con Report by Michelle, November 2006.
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* [[Greg Anderson]] as [[Administrator|Prior #1]]
*"As a matter of fact, just last night Brad [Wright] and I were talking about how we're going to work live orchestra into the movies. And we were just discussing that and how, logistically, we were going to do that. Because there is a little more budget on that. So we can do it." &mdash; Joel Goldsmith, composer, Interview at Gateworld, December 2006.
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* [[Doug Abrahams]] as [[Priors of the Ori|Prior #2]]
*IGN Interviews Michael Shanks, published December 18, 2006:
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* [[Morris Chapdelaine]] as [[Priors of the Ori|Prior #3]]
:'''IGN TV:''' Though there isn't going to be a next season, there was an announcement that movies would be in the works. Are you set to appear in the movies and is there anything you can tell us about what the movies will center around? I didn't know if you'd got those scripts yet or not. I know I heard something about filming starting in April and June.
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* [[Nicholas Podbrey]] as [[Priors of the Ori|Prior #4]]
 
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* [[Ian Wallace]] as [[Priors of the Ori|Prior #5]]
:'''Shanks:''' I just finished negotiations - I think most of the cast has finished for appearances in movies - as far as I know, you guys by reading stuff on the Internet know as much as I do, because all we knew were we were going to do two movies, and Rob and Brad were going to pull away from the Atlantis franchise and focus on doing these movies - Rob was going to write one and Brad was going to write one. Rob was going to direct one and I think Martin Wood was going to direct the other.
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* [[J. Douglas Stewart]] as [[Priors of the Ori|Prior #6]]
 
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* [[Jason Calder]] as [[Ori Army|Ori Soldier]]
:We know the first shoot date of the first movie is April 15th and the second is around June 1st. As much as I know about the story, the first one Rob is writing and directing has to do with wrapping up the Ori storyline, which is the storyline that has taken prominence for the last two years of the show. I don't know if he is going to wrap it up completely or bring it to some conclusion for the sake of the fans and the franchise, to bring that epic struggle to a close…I don't know how he is going to do it in two hours but it will be pretty interesting to watch.
 
 
 
:[...] Quite frankly that is as much as I know. I haven't even talked to the guys about it. They told us these pitches in September, so I haven't talked to anyone since then so that could've changed overnight, I have no idea. Everybody is very excited to close the book on the show and maybe it will introduce the possibility of continuing the franchise in the DVD format or taking it to another level and boosting it up to a feature film or it just might be on closing the book on it or another spinoff - who knows. There is a lot of potential for the franchise and it would be a shame just for it to end, but it has been a wonderful run.
 
*"... I did read Rob's outline. Whooowheee! It is going to be huge! I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. By now, he's had plenty of practice writing series finales. I'd drop some hints but, having seen my poem, Rob has requested the right to perform a Stargate rap in which he will cleverly offer up hints to the upcoming movie." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, January 4, 2007.
 
*"Regarding yesterday's post, SG-1 Forever writes: 'Jack would be awesome! Can you tell us if he's in the movies, Joe?' Answer: Nothing to report on this front (sorry)..." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi in his personal blog, January 10, 2007.
 
*Solutions Blog: ''Cooper, Wright Talk Stargate's Future'', January 14, 2007:
 
**The pay-off of the Ori storyline will be in the first DVD movie, which RCC is writing and directing. He had planned it as an arc for Season 11, but will now resolve it in a “very exciting” two hours. MGM has financed the movies based only on projected DVD sales, but are looking for broadcast deals as well. The funding for each of the 2 DVD movies is more than it would be for 2 episodes, but still nowhere near a feature-type budget, so they will be using their creativity to make it look big on a TV-movie budget. All of the main cast have signed for the movie, and they have contacted RDA about appearing as O’Neill in one or both movies. No work on whether that will work out business-wise or not.
 
**Because the first DVD movie will be a continuation of Season 10, the DVD will include a 1-hour special on the history of Stargate so that viewers who haven’t seen all of Stargate will know what is going on. The special will be called “Stargate Mythology” and will include material on how real-world ancient mythology has played into the Stargate shows.
 
**The movies will not be tied to an exact length, so they can edit them to have all the scenes and shots that make sense for the stories, rather than being tied to 44:15 like they were for episodes. They will also be shot in widescreen 16×9 format without ‘protecting’ the center of the screen, for a movie-like feel.
 
**The movies will keep RCC and BW busy until the summer time. They are writing now, planning of 4 weeks of shooting for each starting in mid April, then the usual post-production.
 
**The first SG-1 DVD movie will be called ''Stargate: The Ark of Truth''. In it, the team will travel to the Ori galaxy. The Ori arc will end with this movie.
 
**He [Brad Wright] does not feel going direct to DVD for the movies is a bad thing. As home theaters become so good, more and more people prefer to watch movies on DVD. The 16×9 widescreen format gives them a lot more freedom to film in a movie style as well, rather than having to keep all the action in the center of the screen for 4×3 TV’s.
 
*"As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies." &mdash; Business Wire, ''MGM Greenlights New Stargate Movies'', January 15, 2007.
 
*"Anonymous #5 writes: “I read in Variety that Beau Bridges is going to be starring in a new show for Fox. Does this mean General Landry won't be in the movies?” Answer: Congratulations to Beau who is hilarious on My Name is Earl and I’m sure will prove just as hilarious on his new series. And, yes, General Landry will be making an appearance in both SG-1 movies." &mdash; Joseph Mallozzi, Personal Blog, February 21, 2007.
 
*Fans who attended the Vancouver Con held March 22-26, 2007, report in their journals and forums that Robert C. Cooper read a few pages from the script and that it sounds like it is set at the time when the Altera hid the Ark of Truth and then fled their home galaxy millions of years ago. This was also thought to be the opening scene and might very well be similar to the way viewers were shown the city-ship Atlantis leave the Antarctic several million years ago at the beginning of the pilot "Rising" for ''Stargate Atlantis''.
 
*Greg Anderson (Administrator/Prior of the Ori) stated on The Scifi World's forum that he will be in the movie, April 6, 2007.
 
*Morena Baccarin (Adria) is supposed to be in the movie, but there are some scheduling concerns to be addressed as she is also filming the TV series ''Heartland'' for TNT. &mdash; The Scifi World interview with Morena Baccarin, April 13, 2007.
 
*Filming for the movie is scheduled for April 17 through May 8. &mdash; British Columbia Film Commission, April 15, 2007.
 
*Joseph Mallozzi's April 17 blog entry features photos taken on the first day of shooting on the set for the movie. His April 25 entry has more photos, including a Prior. Both sets of images appear to be taken in the medieval village set.
 
*Joseph Mallozzi's May 1 blog entry features the testing of a full-body burn being done by the stunt crew for the movie. Also, Christopher Judge as Teal'c is featured, showing that Teal'c still has his grey hair as a result of the events from "Unending".
 
*<font color="#AC4516">Currie Graham has been cast in the role of IOA representative James Merek [Marrick]. &mdash; Alex Levine's May 4 Blog entry at SciFi.com.</font>
 
'''Note that all spoilers are subject to change before the finished film is produced.'''
 
 
 
== Cast ==
 
 
 
'''In Stargate Wiki Character Order:'''
 
* [[Michael Shanks]] as [[Daniel Jackson|Dr. Daniel Jackson]]
 
* [[Amanda Tapping]] as [[Samantha Carter|Lt. Col. Samantha Carter]]
 
* [[Christopher Judge]] as [[Teal'c]]
 
* [[Ben Browder]] as [[Cameron Mitchell|Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell]]
 
* [[Claudia Black]] as [[Vala Mal Doran]]
 
* [[Beau Bridges]] as [[Hank Landry|Gen. Hank Landry]]
 
* [[Morena Baccarin]] as [[Adria]] (availability pending)
 
* [[Tim Guinee]] as [[Tomin of Ver Isca]]
 
* [[Greg Anderson]] as [[Administrator|Prior of the Ori]]
 
* [[Currie Graham]] as [[James Merek]] (also spelled Marrick)
 
* [[Jason Calder]] as [[Ori Army|Ori Soldier]] (might only be as a stunt performer)
 
  
 
== Production ==
 
== Production ==
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* Written by [[Robert C. Cooper]]
 
* Written by [[Robert C. Cooper]]
 
* Directed by [[Robert C. Cooper]]
 
* Directed by [[Robert C. Cooper]]
* Filming scheduled April 17 to May 8.
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* Director of Photography: [[Peter Woeste]]
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* Filming scheduled April 17 to May 8, 2007.
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* DVD Release dates:
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** March 11, 2008 - North America
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** April 8, 2008: New Zealand
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** April 9, 2008 - Australia
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** April 23, 2008 - France
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** April 23, 2008: The Netherlands
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** April 28, 2008: UK (Note: moved from April 14)
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** April 29, 2008: Italy
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** May 2, 2008: Germany
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** June 25, 2008: Spain
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** August 25, 2008: Czech and Slovak Republic 
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* [[Stargate: The Ark of Truth Production Gallery and Notes]]
  
 
== Related Articles ==
 
== Related Articles ==
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=== Keywords ===
 
=== Keywords ===
  
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* [[Alterans]]
 
* [[Ancients]]
 
* [[Ancients]]
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* [[Apollo]]
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* [[Ascended Beings]]
 
* [[Ark of Truth]]
 
* [[Ark of Truth]]
* [[Cargo Ship]]
 
 
* [[Dakara]]
 
* [[Dakara]]
 
* [[International Oversight Advisory (IOA)]]
 
* [[International Oversight Advisory (IOA)]]
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* [[Ori]]
 
* [[Ori]]
 
* [[Ori Warship]]
 
* [[Ori Warship]]
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* [[Replicators]]
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* [[Sangreal]]
 
* [[Supergate]]
 
* [[Supergate]]
  
 
=== Other ===
 
=== Other ===
  
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* [[Episode Guides]]
 
* [[Episode Guides]]
 
* [[Transcripts]]
 
* [[Transcripts]]
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* [[Stargate: The Ark of Truth Transcript]]
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* [[Stargate: The Ark of Truth Production Gallery and Notes]]
 
* Previous: [[10.20 "Unending" Episode Guide]]
 
* Previous: [[10.20 "Unending" Episode Guide]]
 
* Next: [[Stargate: Continuum]]
 
* Next: [[Stargate: Continuum]]
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* [http://www.stargatesg1.com/ MGM Stargate SG-1]
 
* [http://www.stargatesg1.com/ MGM Stargate SG-1]
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* [http://www.stargatehub.com/ Fox Stargate Hub]
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* [http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0942903/ IMDB]
  
 
===Fan===
 
===Fan===
  
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/ Stargate SG-1 Solutions]
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* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com Stargate SG-1 Solutions]
* [http://www.stargate-sg1-solutions.com/forum/index.php?board=25.0 Solutions On-Site Forum Discussion Board]
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* [http://www.stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/index.php?s=The+Ark+of+Truth Solutions Blog: ''The Ark of Truth'' News Items]
 
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* [http://www.stargate-sg1-solutions.com/forum/index.php?board=25.0 Solutions On-Site Forum: Post Season Ten Discussion Board]
== Further Reading ==
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* [http://community.livejournal.com/sg1_solutions/ Solutions LJ Companion Site]
 
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* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/screencaps/AOT Solutions ''The Ark of Truth'' Screencap Gallery]
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=692 Solutions Blog: TV Guide: 'Gate Expectations: SG-1 OK'd for Two Films]
 
* [http://www.michaelshanks-online.com/archives/msol/msskating.shtml Michael Shanks Online: "Skating Past The Gate" Interview, October 2006]
 
* [http://www.stargate-sg1-solutions.com/features/creation_burbank_06.shtml Solutions Features: Burbank Creation Con Report by Michelle, November 2006.]
 
* [http://www.gateworld.net/interviews/gate_harmonics_part_1_of_2.shtml Gateworld Interview with Joel Goldsmith: "Gate Harmonics", Part 1 of 2, December 2006.]
 
* [http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/751/751455p3.html IGN Interviews Michael Shanks (page 3), published December 18, 2006.]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/01/january-4-2007.html Joseph Mallozzi's Blog, January 4, 2007.]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/01/january-10-2007.html Joseph Mallozzi's Blog, January 10, 2007.]
 
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=734 Solutions Blog: Cooper, Wright Talk Stargate's Future, January 14, 2007.]
 
* [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070115005421&newsLang=en# Business Wire: MGM Greenlights New Stargate Movies: Studio Continues Record Breaking Franchise by Releasing “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” and “Stargate: Continuum”, January 15, 2007.]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/02/february-21-2007.html Joseph Mallozzi's Blog, February 21, 2007.]
 
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=760 Solutions Blog: SG-1 Spoilers: The Ark of Truth, March 6, 2007.]
 
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=788 Solutions Blog: SG-1 Spoilers: The Ark of Truth Casting (Greg Anderson), April 7, 2007.]
 
* [http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/morena_baccarin_02.htm The Scifi World: Morena Baccarin interview, April 13, 2007.]
 
* [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=800 Solutions Blog: "The Ark of Truth" Begins Filming April 17, April 15, 2007.]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/02/april-17-2007.html Joseph Mallozzi's Blog, April 17, 2007.]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/04/april-24-2007.html Joseph Mallozzi's Blog, April 24, 2007.]
 
* [http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/05/may-1-2007.html Joseph Mallozzi's Blog, May 1, 2007] and companion [http://stargate-sg1-solutions.com/blog/?p=812 Solutions Blog article featuring full-body burn stunts]
 
* [http://blog.scifi.com/stargate/archives/2007/05/super_powers_al.html Alex Levine's Blog, May 4, 2007.]
 
  
 
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Précis

As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the Supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.

Movie Guide | Transcript |  Production Notes | Screencaps

Solutions Summary

Millions of years ago in the Ori galaxy, an Alteran invented an Ark of Truth that would force the Ori people to see that their dogmatic faith was not the only valid path. When the Alterans decided for moral reasons not to use the Ark but rather to leave that galaxy, they left the Ark behind.

In the present time, Daniel leads SG-1 on a search for the Ark, which he has learned about from visions apparently left by Merlin. Their search on Dakara turns up nothing, but in the process they meet Tomin, who joins their quest. Tomin suggests Daniel's vision is of a place called Ortus Mallum in the Ori galaxy. On the possibility the Ark is there, Odyssey travels through the Supergate, with Mitchell at the helm and IOA operative James Marrick overseeing the mission.

Once in the Ori galaxy, SG-1 learns Ortus Mallum is on the same planet as Celestis and the sacred City of the Gods. They find it and begin to search the ruins buried in the forest. On the ship, acting on orders from the IOA, Marrick programs the Asgard core to create a replicator, which he intends to unleash on the Ori ships. The program succeeds, but the replicator is let loose on Odyssey. Equally bad, with the core active, the ship is detectable by Ori motherships. Mitchell, Carter, and the crew turn their focus to shutting down the replicators and turning off the core. Too soon, Ori motherships converge on Odyssey, and they must jump to hyperspace to get away, leaving the rest of the team on the planet.

There, directed by another vision, the team finds the Ark, but soon after, Ori soldiers find them and attack. Teal'c is left for dead, and Daniel, Vala, Tomin, are captured and taken with the Ark over the mountains to the City of the Gods. Teal'c wakes and begins the long trek over the mountains to the Plains of Celestis. In the dungeons in the City of the Gods, Daniel, Vala, and Tomin are tortured by the Doci and Priors.

On Odyssey the replicators are multiplying; they break into Marrick's jail cell and overtake him. Mitchell finds the queen replicator but is stopped from destroying it by the human-hybrid Marrick. They begin a long and bloody fight while Carter searches for a shut-down code.

Teal'c reaches the Plains of Celestis with the aid of an Ascended who heals him. In the city, Vala meets Adria, who admits the Ori were killed by Merlin's weapon, but reveals she has assumed all of their powers for herself.

Morgan Le Fay appears to Daniel in his cell; she has been impersonating Merlin. She refuses to help further, but tells Daniel they need only use the Ark on one Prior: the "truth" will travel from there throughout the galaxy. Morgan leaves just as Teal'c arrives.

Reunited, Teal'c, Daniel, Vala and Tomin try to power the Ark, but are interrupted by the Doci and Adria. Vala distracts Adria, and Daniel and Teal'c are able to activate the Ark. Its effect envelopes the Doci and through him travels throughout the Ori galaxy, making the Priors stop believing in the Ori. Without her followers, Adria is much weakened. When Morgan arrives to fight her, they are evenly matched; they enter battle in their ascended forms and leave.

The Ark also saves the Odyssey and her crew. By this time, they have shut down the replicators and defeated Marrick, but the ship is stalled in space and under Ori attack. The Priors' exposure via the Doci halts their attack moments before they destroy the Odyssey.

Odyssey returns home; the SGC activates the Ark in the Milky Way, neutralizing all the Ori armies there. Tomin returns home to lead his people into their new lives, and SG-1 embarks on a new adventure.

Cast

Main Cast:

Stargate Command and IOA:

Alterans:

Humans from the Ori Galaxy:

Ancients:

Ori Leaders:

Production

  • Written by Robert C. Cooper
  • Directed by Robert C. Cooper
  • Director of Photography: Peter Woeste
  • Filming scheduled April 17 to May 8, 2007.
  • DVD Release dates:
    • March 11, 2008 - North America
    • April 8, 2008: New Zealand
    • April 9, 2008 - Australia
    • April 23, 2008 - France
    • April 23, 2008: The Netherlands
    • April 28, 2008: UK (Note: moved from April 14)
    • April 29, 2008: Italy
    • May 2, 2008: Germany
    • June 25, 2008: Spain
    • August 25, 2008: Czech and Slovak Republic
  • Stargate: The Ark of Truth Production Gallery and Notes

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--DeeKayP 13:17, 11 October 2006 (PDT)