I think the female Jaffa coming out of the smoke like that is possibly the best entrance on in the series.
So, first Ishta is all friendly with Teal'c, then she takes him prisoner. Yet, Teal'c still falls hard for her. What's wrong with this picture?
What did teal'c see in her? He was too good for Ishta in my opinion. In my opinion, Ishta didn't deserve Teal'c.
Someone who kisses him one minute, then turns on him the next is not trustworthy. Didn't Teall'c know this?
Poor guy. What was in that drink that Ishta poured for him? Their sparring match was great though.
Nesa was so sweet, and I liked Neith too. They are my favorite female Jaffa.
I loved the idea of female Jaffa, I just hope they can take out Molok in the end. Still, I liked seeing "T'Pol" again.
Christopher wrote himself a juicy part (for SG1 that is). This was an 'OK' episode suffering from the fact its in a string of so-so episodes. Nice to see yet another member of the Enterprise make an appearance.
I just rewatched this episode and during Mala's conversation with Sam I started wondering... If the Jaffa women have symbiots in the same place as their male counterparts, where does the fetus reside? Isn't the symbiote pouch in its way? I mean, the symbiote is quite big, after all.
very good episode. I think that the hak'til warriors are very well portrayed and I like the episode all around. Lots of drama that really advances the plot and engages, which I love, comedy is great, drama is great, they each have their place, and I love both, and this episode really gave the drama that was needed, not so much where you wanna break down and cry but just enough where you feel a part of the story.
Also, I recommend the commentary on this episode, I found it very informative and entertaining (I've listened to every commentary up to this point, and this is the first I've recommended, there have been some good ones, I like most with james tichenor and Martin wood. Peter Deluise goes off on tangents, which are funny lol, but not so informative. Peter Woeste and Jim Menard are alwasy great too. Also, the director's series and Beyond the gate w/ R.D. Anderson on this disc are great too.)
This was a better episode than I remembered it being, but at the end of the day I just find Jaffa society quite boring. There's a decent supporting cast here, and I am interested in how tretonin is worked into any plot because it's pretty cool, but the episode is hardly thrilling. There's some slightly odd editing choices, too, which I found very distracting.
I had to laugh at the end of the episode when Teal'c kisses Ishta in the gate room and SG-1 kind of get uncomfortable and walk away ... but notice that General Hammond is in the background having a good look!
RATING: 7 out of 10
I liked the storyline and the characters - what the priestesses suffered and how they took control of their destiny. I thought the casting was great - genuinely fit and strong but still feminine women. Ishta was fabulous. Perfect match for T.
The fight scene was excellent!
Tuesday night...another ep of SG1...
1. Was looking forward to seeing Jolene Blalock in SG1 for shallow reasons, took a bit of getting used to seeing her as a blonde though.
2. Very nice blag from CJ in getting Jolene to play Ishtar!
3. A few GW salutes from TPTB in the character names I believe!
4. Very nicely played from Daniel!
5. As the guys said in the podcast, a good way of extending the tretonin arc.
Solid ep, was good to SG1 back on form.
Better than most of this seasons average eps.
The idea of Amazon Jaffa was pretty cool.
Laughed at Jacks penis joke haha
An interesting episode.
Chris Judge wrote another good episode, although it is not as good as The Changeling was.
I like the fact there's a faction of Free Jaffa that are female. They'll be back next season.
Tomorrow, Anubis's new super warriors.
The worst episode of the season for me. Even though it had Jolene Blalock and her performance was the best thing in it, the female Jaffa just didn't seem that convincing as warrior women, Xena they are not!!!!
"Thanks to denial, I'm immortal."
"A big 'Hello' to all intelligent life out there, and for everyone else, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys!"
"Excuse me, barmaid? You seem to have brought me the wrong offspring. I ordered an extra large boy with beefy arms, extra guts and glory on the side. This here, this is a talking fishbone!"
"I'm Jack. It means... what's in the box?"
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I actually kind of like this episode. It shows more insight into a part of Jaffa culture we knew little about. We learned about how the women of the Jaffa operate and how submissive they had to be. It is not a surprising aspect but I like seeing this none the less. I also like seeing that tretonin has its drawbacks.That is an interesting possible side effect that I kind of wish that was explored a little bit more in future seasons. The whole Hacktyl being stubborn about changing to the new ways of the Jaffa Rebellion is a little on the crazy side it was interesting to me to see how they were resistant to such change even though the old system had them opressed.
The Tretonin story was interesting. But I fast forwarded on this one. Shame on me, but CJ does not write good scripts IMO
Here is a question. Sam said that these children have been genetically altered. How do I understand that? I mean are the kids born without the immune system intact at birth? They already have a pouch? It must be so since these children were taken away, and the Goa'uld would not have been able to alter them in anyway since they did not have access to them. But how would they survive for so long without a symbiote and no immune system? Or maybe I am misunderstanding something mentioned earlier in the seasons.
I think it's just a continuity issue, like a lot of things concerning Jaffa and Goa'uld biology. Unfortunately it's not helped by the fact that there were different writers and PTB over the years as they explored more of the Jaffa/Goa'uld culture and biology. Also, CJ tends to write Teal'c heavy episodes because of something he'd like to see the character to/experience but seems to forget to look at past episodes that have explored similar issues, thereby creating more plotholes, inconsistencies or continuity issues.
Unmade Plans (WIP: 11/20):
Sam's life takes a turn in an unexpected direction when she's faced with an unplanned pregnancy. The decision to keep the baby and raise it on her own will alter her life forever. Relationships are put to the test, especially the one between her and Jack. She doesn't know what to expect from him and he surprises her at every turn.
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