Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – The Nox

Description: When a planned ambush goes wrong, resulting in fatalities among the SG-1 team, the peace-loving Nox restore them to life. But while these gentle people can bring back the dead, can the Nox resist the deadly technology of the Goa’uld?


SG-1 heads off on a quest to capture a creature that can make itself invisible and all to satisfy a smug bureaucrat. This one mission is entirely at odds with the ones that have come before, which were much more in the ‘exploratory’ mode. And even if SGC wasn’t bringing back any useful military technology, it’s still a tremendous advantage to have and I don’t see the government ever wanting to shut it down.

But of course all of this is just to setup the moral that ‘looks can be deceiving’, as if we didn’t know that already. And oh look! Apophis and the Goa’uld just happen to be there hunting the creature as well. Again, they’re just there to demonstrate how advanced the Nox truly are (nice ambush guys, don’t they teach marksmanship in the Air Force?).

And other than that, I really have nothing else to say about this episode, its kind of slow and dull, although the Nox will reappear in the future so good job on the continuity front there guys.

Best Lines:

[After waking up from being dead]

O’Neill – “What the….hell was that? Wasn’t I just…”

Carter – “Killed.”

O’Neill – “Killed. As in?”

Carter – “Dead.”

O’Neill – “Dead. Okay.”

[Later]

O’Neill – “Nothing like coming back from the dead to build up an appetite.”

[A Nox and Jackson talking about aging.]

Nox – “Then I am 432 years old.”

Jackson – “Well, you look great!”

Nox – “…Thank you.”

5 thoughts on “Stargate SG-1 Watchathon – The Nox”

  1. Yay comments!

    Aw but I LIKED this episode! I think I like the more philisophical episodes while you like the more action oriented ones? Either way “The very young do not always do as they’re told” is still a favorite line – yes it’s cliche and obvious but I like it!

    Also I was going to leave this comment on one of the earlier posts where you commented on how everyone speaks English but I’ll post it here:

    <i>And really, what’s up with all the people on the other worlds being able to speak English? I know it’s a contrivance to make it easier to follow along, but it strains credibility.</i>

    LOL! Okay honestly am I the only one that really doesn’t have a problem with things like this? I really do think there are some things you just need to let go (suspension of disbelief) because it’s a TV show. I really don’t like the universal translator idea some people come up with because that would mean we’d NEVER hear another language and we do often. It’s more acceptable to just say it’s a TV show and there are some things that just have to be done a certain way because of it.

    Of course I’m also the person who will say – “well they must of filmed the scene out of order or on a different day” when things change suddenly – glasses on/off shirt color changes, stuff like that.

    Perhaps I let shows get away with too much?

  2. Double yay for comments! But will it “remember” me. Probably not…

     

    I liked this episode, but it could have been worse. The Nox were, luckily, not utilized that much. They could have turned into the deux ex machina of the week, sort of like Thor and Co. became.

     

    I’m starting a B5 re-watch. Maybe I’ll start tossing SG-1 into the mix and “catch up”.

  3. There is an explanation for why “everyone speaks English.”

    Most of the “aliens” are humans whose ancestors were abducted from earth (mostly Europe or Canada) and dropped on earthlike planets, to form colonies. The Goa’uld harvest their human slaves and hosts from these colonies. The Goa’uld don’t want to have to learn different human languages to order their slaves around, but they don’t want the slaves to understand Goa’uld either for security reasons. So they pick one language, the “dominant” earth language of the time, and convert all the colonies to that language. Today, that language is English.

    Colonies that became lost 2000 years ago still speak the dominant language of that time, Latin. 4000 year old lost colonies, like Abydos, still speak ancient Egyptian.

    Any truly alien species, like Asgard or Nox, who have had dealings with human colonies, can speak English. They’re good at languages and pick it right up.

    And all this logic collapses in the Pegasus galaxy. It’s not the worst thing that collapses there, either.

     

  4. The language thing is perfectly done. There is no case of pretending they speak English. The Nox are not human, and were not seeded by the Goauld anyhow. They are likely older then the Goauld. OK. There are two languages spoken in the episode. Goauld and English. The Jaffa are shown only talking Goauld. Except the conversation of  the cured Jaffa and Tealc. Which one assumes is simply in English for our convenience, but is taking place in Goauld. The Nox are shown to learn languages quickly, and Carter asks them how they learned English. One can assume that the Goauld, especially ones like Apothis know pretty much every languge there is. They are ancient and brilliant. Daniel Jackson is the linguist. Tealc knows at least English and Goauld and probably more then that. If you came away thinking the whole episode was just done in English with no explanation then you didn’t watch it carefully at all. The show is very careful to NOT do that.

    I love the Nox and the Goauld. SG1 is so much better then that shitty show with the wraith. 

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