Description: Looking for allies against the Goa’uld the SG-1 team lands on Cimmeria, home of the legendary Norse gods. Teal’C and O’Neill get transported to the underground caves of the vicious creature Unas. Can they be rescued?
All right, we finally get an episode that delves into the mythology of the Stargate universe. Here we learn that there are more than one powerful starfaring race running around and they happen to be Vikings. Sorta. Aliens that influenced Norse mythology at any rate. Knowing there may be a race who might be able to help in the fight against the Goa’uld, SG-1 runs off to Cimmeria to try and make contact. Teal’c and O’Neill are transported off to a sort of holding pen for Jaffa/Goa’uld and it’s up to Carter and Jackson to find them.
Interesting bit of trivia: James Earl Jones is the voice of Unas, the first one (the first Goa’uld host). I’m of mixed feelings about this episode. The setup is quite interesting, especially with the promise of finding out more about Thor and the use of Viking mythology is nicely done. But the parts around the mythology are kind of, well, boring. Basically we have both sets of SG-1 people wandering around trying to find each other, which they do. Which leads to one question: Why the heck didn’t they blow a hole next to the Goa’uld killing device to let Teal’c out, then help rebuild the wall? As it is, there destruction of the device will come back to bite them later.
You have to like Thor’s recording quoting section and number from the Asgard/Goa’uld treaty. Excellent, a lawyer and a god. And one other thing, the music started to get bloody irritating quickly. The same refrain over and over. Gah!
[As SG-1 is about to leave for Cimemria]
Hammond – “Colonel, we’d like you to take this along with you. It’s a gift.”
O’Neill – “Gee sir, I don’t know what to say.”
[Deciding to find the hall of Mjolnir after hearing Thor’s message]
O’Neill – “Just relax Teal’c, I’m not going anywhere. Let’s just find this hall of mohair, whatever it’s called.” (Clearly O’Neill isn’t up on his Norse mythology or pronunciation — Ed.)