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    Stargate Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

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    WITHIN THE SERPENT'S GRASP
    EPISODE NUMBER - 121

    SG-1 escapes through the Stargate before it is shut down, and learns that Daniel's alternate reality vision is true: Apophis is moving to attack Earth from above. The team must stop Apophis and his son, Klorel, who inhabits the body of their friend Skaara.

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    This is among the best (if not the best) team episodes of them all.

    Good dialogue, humor, action, tension, Goa'ulds and what was happening back on Earth was just as well done as what was happening on the ship.

    A brilliant ending for a great first season.

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Wasn't that the ep where the zats were introduced? I loved that
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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Yep, this is when the zat's first appeared and when they first learned about hyperspace

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    Fantastic episode on every level--humor, team work, tying up loose ends, and suspense.

    Besides the zat and hyperspace, I believe this was the first episode that showed a goa'uld communications device.

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Well, considering that this was the first episode where they're actually aboard a Goa'uld ship (chock full of Goa'uldy gadgets and gizmos) there was a lot of revelation going on.

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    I noticed what I think may be a mistake in this episode. Before going through the Stargate they send a MALP through right? Well, once its through Sam says its dark so they can't see anything. However, given that the Stargate on the other side was active wouldn't they be able to see something because of the light given off by an open wormhole?

    Just a wee observation.....

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    Probably not, since the same thing happened in "The Broca Divide".. Although that time the natives smashed the lights on the MALP as well as it being dark. It had to be them going into an unknown situation for the episode to work.
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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Quote Originally Posted by omnian
    I noticed what I think may be a mistake in this episode. Before going through the Stargate they send a MALP through right? Well, once its through Sam says its dark so they can't see anything. However, given that the Stargate on the other side was active wouldn't they be able to see something because of the light given off by an open wormhole?

    Just a wee observation.....
    Oh, I'm glad you said that, I thought it was just me who thought that way.

    Good ep. though.
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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Depending on the camera they need a lot of light to work well, the stargate only gives off a small amount of light and it's blue. I doubt it would be enough to illuminate the area well enough for a camera to get a good picture. Of course they should have the light on the MALP...
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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Good points ,BCM ! They could have used their infra-red goggles,I suppose.
    I loved this episode though.
    Teamwork,suspense,Klorel/Skaara,Apophis....and the Zats !

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    This is one of the best season openers.

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Opps... this wasn't the season opener it was the one before it... it was the cliffhanger.

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    One of the best two-parters as of yet

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    I definitely agree with that

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    I was quite surprised to see it was a two parter leading into a new season! But a good one though

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    The first good episode of Stargate. i like ships and space episodes.

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    I liked it a lot, of course, but the budget limitations were obvious. It seemed like they were always walking down the same corridors and stepping into the same rooms even when the team is supposed to be traversing other parts of the ship. The reveals of Skaara and Bra'tac are priceless.

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    sat here watching, slightly worse for wear, and thinking this is what Stargate is all about, massive team interaction from O'Neill to everyone else (love Davies cardie) SG2 ready to jump in after our guys. Anyone doing a pilot season should look at this and recognise it as infinate episode that cries out for continuation, and I'm only 13 minutes in. Who would have known that eight years down the line we would still be here, doesn't it make you feel proud

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    Default Re: Within the Serpent's Grasp (121)

    Quote Originally Posted by Anubis
    I was quite surprised to see it was a two parter leading into a new season! But a good one though
    I think it was more of a four parter, and a nice long running storyline. I've always prefered long running story threads, which is probably why I enjoyed Babylon 5
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