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Deadman Switch

03.07 Episode 51 (#6526)
Airdate: August 6, 1999

On a routine mission to PJ6-877, the SG-1 team is captured by Aris Boch, an alien bounty hunter. Boch's true objective is a Goa'uld named Kel'tar, who is wanted by Sokar, and Boch offers the team their freedom in exchange for their help. SG-1 reluctantly cooperates, but when they capture Kel'tar, they learn that he is not a Goa'uld at all. He is a Tok'ra spy named Korra, and he will be tortured by Sokar for information. Boch is unsympathetic, but SG-1's refusal to risk more Tok'ra lives by turning over Korra, eventually brings about a change of heart.

Written by: Robert C. Cooper
Directed by: Martin Wood

Guest Starring: Sam J. Jones as Aris Boch, Mark Holden as Korra

Reference: Aris Boch, Force Field, Korra, Mikta, PJ6-877, Roshna, Tac, Teltac, Tok'ra, UAV, Zat'nik'tel


Destinations & Inhabitants


Destinations & Inhabitants

Aris Boch

Destinations & Inhabitants



  • Aris Boch is one of the greatest bounty hunters in the galaxy. When Goa'uld invaded his home planet, they discovered that his race physically rejects the Goa'uld and can't be used as hosts. As a result, the Goa'uld killed most of the population, leaving the youngest as slaves and addicting them to the substance roshna, which keeps them subservient, and without which they will die.
  • Boch said that his wife was killed, his son is a slave in Sokar's naquadah mines, he was sent to capture the Goa'uld Kel'tar for plotting against Sokar, and he trades in order to free himself and his son. In fact, he has no wife or son, is hunting Korra, a Tok'ra operative, and trades for the roshna he needs.
  • Korra was a spy in Sokar's ranks, but believed he had been discovered, and escaped in the cargo ship to the planet where Aris Boch was waiting for him.
  • Sokar's Goa'uld cargo ship uses a cloaking device.
  • Aris Boch is not affected by a zat gun.
  • The voice activated command for opening the cargo ship is "Barokna".
  • Tacluchnatagamuntoron, or "tac," is a Goa'uld automatic remote weapon.


  • Can't blame a girl for trying. [O'Neill]
  • Sir, he's not Goa'uld. [Carter]
    And? But? So? Therefore? [O'Neill]
  • Should have let the dog out... [O'Neill]
  • Actually, I'm a Major now. [Carter]
    Oh, well, how very important. I'll inform the galaxy. [Aris Boch]
  • And you, O'Neill, you're considered, well, you're a pain in the mikta. [Aris Boch]
    Neck? [O'Neill]
    No. [Teal'c]
  • Do you want to know how I became the greatest bounty hunter in the galaxy? [Aris Boch]
    More than life itself. [O'Neill]
  • We're exactly one zat gun short of actually having a zat gun. [O'Neill]
  • Um... Almond bark, Barca Lounger, Beetlejuice! [O'Neill]
  • He said, "Barokna!" [Daniel]
    Gesundheit. [O'Neill]
  • Tacs. [Teal'c]
    Tac'n'ktel? [O'Neill]
    Tacluchnatagamuntoron... Tacs. [Teal'c]
  • Actually, the Goa'uld want to see you dead as much as anyone for figuring out the stargate. [Aris Boch]
    Thank you. That doesn't make me feel any better. [Daniel]


  • Injuries:
    • Carter: shot by Aris Boch's weapon
  • Popular Culture References:
    • Beetlejuice
      • Um... Almond bark, Barca Lounger, Beetlejuice!