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    Default What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Photochemical reaction, like the back end of a firefly.

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    I thought it was when the symbiiote took control but thinnknig about it know it dosent make sence.

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    The best theory I've heard is that it's a reaction in the eyes due to increased levels of naquadah from the symbiote. I don't care if it's impossible or whatnot - it just sounds cool.

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    like three phd's said. it occurs when the symbionte is exeriences high emotions (like love, anger, etc), death or upon first takig control (but that's possibly just from thr joy of having a host...)

    Other than a photochemical reaction, there's really no logical explanation other than 'it's just a cool effect dude...'
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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Three PhDs
    Photochemical reaction, like the back end of a firefly.
    yeah what he said .......lol it be nice if someone could find a link
    i can do that

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?


    Now with added lesbians.

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Three PhDs
    Thanks for the link


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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    yeah thanx for the link

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    Smile Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Goa'uld Biology: A Goa'uld symbiote is like a living Bio-pharmecutical. It is capable of creating a nearly endless number of chemical combinations that it uses to control and heal its host. There is also something of an electrical-eel sort of nature to the symbiote. They actually require a small electric field to survive as larvae. It is however, much more specialized, specifically being used to control the brain functions of a host, along with certain chemical combinations. As far as I know, a symbiote couldn't actually shock anyone that was holding... unless it bit them... that might work. I say that, because I suspect the biological hardware for 'plugging' into a host brain is located in its head, and engaged through its mouth. A symbiote essentially wraps itself around the spinal column, reaching up into the brain with its head. The host is capable of fighting the symbiote for motor control, but usually looses after the host expends more effort for control. This usually requires an extra 'surge' of electrical energy through the host brain that often occurs when a Goa'uld is excited, or frustrated. The electrical 'surge' in the host brain actually produces visible light. Most of that light is unseen because the host brain is encased inside its skull, which is not transparent. However, the eye sockets of the brain are not covered by sufficent material to trap the light within the skull. So when a Goa'uld is excited or angry, visible light is sometimes seen to come from the eyes of the host. This light, is simply a by-product of the symbiotes method of controlling the host.

    Goa'uld sexuality: Goa'uld are asexual. They have no gender, with the exception of special 'queens' that are capable of breeding new Goa'uld symbiotes. If a symbiote were able to become a queen, as part of a life-cycle, then the Tok'ra wouldn't be in such straights right now. However, the symbiotes do appreciate sexuality and one of the reasons for them choosing humans is because they find humans sex to be particularly enjoyable as compared to other alien races. As someone has already stated, they also picked humans because they are easy to repair... but overall the reason is because that humans are very comfortable host to have. Easy to control, easy to repair, attractive (sometimes... ), relatively strong, very capable manipulator (in terms of interacting with the physical world), and capable of very enjoyable physical sensations... (i.e.- sex)

    Goa'uld memory: The Goa'uld memory is genetic based. All their memories get converted into genetic sequences. This is how a queen is able to pass her knowledge on to her larvae. She may choose to pass on all her knowledge, or she may choose to with-hold some knowledge. It is possible for them to pass on their genetic memory to their host offspring as well, but this is taboo, and very dangerous to the species in general. Apophis did this on purpose once, but humans on Earth did it once too, artificially. Neither case ended well for those doing the manipulating. Only Shifu (Apophis' child) escaped his fate, and that was only because Oma Desala stepped in to help him.

    Goa'uld Brain-function: It is very likely that Goa'uld have very tight synapse connections, allowing them to have a greater degree of intelligence given their small brain size. However, it might be observed, that a symbiote does not reach its full potential until taking a host. A symbiote does not have a gender, but it does take on a 'gender-role' after it takes a host. Usually they prefer to take a host of similiar gender, but sometimes will make an exception, particularly if they don't have a choice. The Goa'uld's higher brain functions are conducted in the host brain, upon implantation... this isn't always an easy task, especially if the host has a strong mind already. This is the reason it sometimes takes time for the blending to be completed, some host are more difficult to blend with than others. This is also the reason that the symbiote and host sometimes share emotional feelings and always share memories and knowledge. The symbiote is intelligent in its native form, but is incapable of achieving anything of real use until it has taken a host to help it manipulate the world around it. After taking a host, a Goa'uld is as much influenced by its host, as the host is by it. Of course, the symbiote takes the dominate position of the blending, but the attitudes, and characteristics of a Goa'uld are largely influenced by the host as well. Depending upon the host, those influences will vary from symbiote to symbiote.
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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Now that we've covered why a host's eyes light up, can anyone explain the deep, distorted voice?

    This thread might seem funny, because I'm sure the reasons for why TPTB put the glowing eyes effect into the show was for dramatical purposes; to make people go, "Yikes! That’s scary, he must be an alien". Not as much because they thought that if you had a parasite such as the goa'uld this is what would happen because of scientific reasons. Then again, maybe their really smart and that's how they came up with the idea.
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    [Barry White]What makes a Gould's Eyes glow? Love, baby... it's love. Oh, yeah.[/Barry White]

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Damn, and here i tought it was the special effects depeartment that does that stuff to make show the viewers hows an goa'uld and to make them more freaky.
    glad i was wrong

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Lol, of course, why didn't I think of that. Each symbiote, is actually a clone of Barry White! lol

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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    If that's the case, why did Ba'al, Anubis or any of the other system lords never show off their lovely singing voices!?! Such a waste of talent...
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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Quote Originally Posted by !Dorentus!
    Now that we've covered why a host's eyes light up, can anyone explain the deep, distorted voice?
    The voice isn't actually natural, the Gou'ald just uses the voice to frighten people. It's a scare tactic, perhaps an instinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Colonel Ryu Gaia
    The voice isn't actually natural, the Gou'ald just uses the voice to frighten people. It's a scare tactic, perhaps an instinct.
    But how does he do it, regardless of what reasons he may have.
    Oh... wait, I think I know where you're going with this, but you'll have to explain more clearly. So were thinking of the same thing
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    Default Re: What makes the Goa'ulds eyes glow?

    Relaxing the vocal chords would have the effect. If you have seen wrestlers etc that have taken large ammounts of steroids until it effects there facial structure, they often talk in a similar deep tone. I love it when I get a cold or flu, lol, because my natural voice, which is a little high, drops a couple of octives and is nice an deep for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaNZ
    Relaxing the vocal chords would have the effect. If you have seen wrestlers etc that have taken large ammounts of steroids until it effects there facial structure, they often talk in a similar deep tone. I love it when I get a cold or flu, lol, because my natural voice, which is a little high, drops a couple of octives and is nice an deep for a while.
    Yeah, I agree it does have something to do with the vocal cords. But how does the symbiote control it at will? Hmmm....it relaxes the vocal cords with it's "tail"? Maybe,.... that's all the explanation I can think of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by !Dorentus!
    Now that we've covered why a host's eyes light up, can anyone explain the deep, distorted voice?

    Back by popular demand..!

    Okay... this is a rough version of what I've come up with. I've done a little reading on vocal chords and such, to try and get a better clue. This is a reasonable theory that I think might work.

    The Goa'uld's body produces electrical pulses, not unlike an electric eel, but more specialized. When the symbiote wraps itself around the spinal chord and up the neck, its fins (or wings) run up along the trachea to the vocal chords and muscles. We know that the Goa'uld has tendrils in its head that reach up into the brain to excert control, the same may also be true of its fins onto the vocal chords. The fins could use tendrils that burrow into the voice box in the throat. Once there, the tendrils physically and electrically control and alter the vocal chords to produce their 'god' voice.

    I felt that if the symbiote were so highly specialized as it was... surely it had to do something with its fins too? Otherwise, except for when it is in a pool of water they wouldn't need them. So perhaps it evolved the secondary use for them because their first hosts (the Unas) had only primitive vocal abilities, so it learned a way to improve upon it. Once they got to humans, it made a convenient means to distinguish its host from other humans, and incedentally also seemed impressive too.



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