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Loki
July 16th, 2004, 07:49 PM
I tried to stay away from spoilers as much as possible before the season started so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the Wraiths, and I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed so far. Instead of totally different adversary from the Gould, they seem like distant cousins (figuratively speaking of course). So Gould use humans as hosts and enslave planets to achieve that end, Wraith use humans as food and enslave planets to achieve that end. I mean c'mon, the only real difference is that Wraiths look like Marilyn Manson back-up dancers.

Mio
July 16th, 2004, 07:51 PM
I didn't think that they were that gou'ald-esque.

She talked to him like a jailor talking to a prisoner, not like a god talking to a worshipper.

DownFallAngel
July 16th, 2004, 07:51 PM
They also have completely different tech, culture, and bio-structure. I mean their genetic makeup is completely different.

David85
July 16th, 2004, 07:53 PM
I hate their voices, its so computer like and gould funny talk.

"We talk oddly, we most be a bad guy." -Wraith

*Comments on "funny talk" coming from someone with a Boston lisp.* :)

the adventurer
July 16th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Yeah, they don't seem arogant for arogant's sake, and they don't play god. They're more Farmers then Slave traders too.

They seem more sinister then the Gou'ald, but less minipulative.

Loki
July 16th, 2004, 07:55 PM
They also have completely different tech, culture, and bio-structure. I mean their genetic makeup is completely different.

I agree aesthetically speaking they are different, but the type of threat and the nature of them are quite similar.

Mio
July 16th, 2004, 07:55 PM
Yeah, they don't seem arogant for arogant's sake, and they don't play god. They're more Farmers then Slave traders too.

They seem more sinister then the Gou'ald, but less minipulative.
They seem more lax, too. They just let their 'crop' grow, while they take a nice nap.

cobraR478
July 16th, 2004, 08:19 PM
I agree aesthetically speaking they are different, but the type of threat and the nature of them are quite similar.
Except the Goa'uld don't really care if a human dies (unless they need you as a host for some reason) and the Wraith would prefer you alive. Not only that, the Wraith don't make speeches about "bowing before your god" :)

I found it very refreshing when the Wraith took the first person from the cell without saying a word to their prisoners.

Persephone
July 16th, 2004, 08:34 PM
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I think I understand what you're trying to get at, Loki. From what we've seen so far, the Wraith have a very single-minded purpose. Humans = Food, and the Wraith woman wandered around saying a lot of very grandiose kinds of things. You were hoping for something a little less cliché, as Jack would say, yes?

I guess I can agree with you to some extent. Non-complex villians can really become uninteresting very quickly, but keep in mind we've just got our first exposure to them, and even for being cliché I'd say they're pretty creepy.

I still think I hate the Replicators the worst, though.

Sicarius
July 16th, 2004, 10:51 PM
I thought they were way too cheesy and melodramatic, even moreso than the Goa'uld. Their stage time was cringeworthy. O'neill would have had something snarky to say about them, heh.

Liked the show anyway. ;)

Hyperspace
July 16th, 2004, 10:59 PM
Too me, they were similar but I think they're a decent enemy. I found their introduction far more gruesome and unnerving than the Goa'uld. With the Goa'uld you had the ancient Earth history to serve as a template of expectations, with the Wraith it's less clear. That woman freaked me out...

Loved the show, and the villains were interesting...need to find out more in the episodes to come!