reply to post by boncho
I'm looking for the opinions of Stargate fans, and what they would have done differently with the series. What changes would you have made to each
franchise to make them better?
I've come up with an alternate storyline that I think is pretty awesome.
Now keep in mind these are just some general thoughts I've had while trying to get to sleep at night.
The first part of this takes place in the past, maybe 200 or 300 years before Stargate SG-1. It begins on one of the Goa'uld "slave worlds" where
the Goa'uld will, say every 100 years or so, go to take slave workers. The world is rather primitive; no advanced technology, just people living
simply in scattered villages. One particular resident has the particular hobby of studying plants... and partaking of the drug-like effects of some of
them. One day he is roaming the nearby forest and discovers a new kind of plant he has never seen before. While the drug-like effects of other
similar-looking plants are well-known to him, this one is a mystery. He gathers what he can and takes it back to the village to study. Eventually his
curiosity gets the best of him, and he just can't refrain from... eating it.
The plant very quickly induces a sort of psychedelic delirium, and he alternates between feelings of ecstasy and paranoid rage. After several days of
suffering these effects and the village doctor having no idea what to do about it, the people decide that it would be best to lock him away until his
state improves (if it does). And then they arrive.
The Goa'uld come to the planet, but not just to take slaves. The Goa'uld in charge of the troops needs a new host. His current host is dying from
some sort of disease that the Goa'uld cannot fix, so he orders his Jaffa soldiers to round up as many of the locals that they can so that the
Goa'uld can take his pick of which body he wants to inhabit, and more importantly, which mind he wants to dominate. After not being entirely
satisfied with the selection before him, he is informed by one of his Jaffa of this man who is locked in a makeshift cell. He goes to investigate, and
seeing this man locked in this cell, assumes he is some sort of criminal. The Jaffa upon request remove him from the cell for inspection by the
Goa'uld, and he immediately goes into one of his bat**** crazy rages, kicking, fighting, screaming obscenities and spitting. The Goa'uld knows now
which body he is meant to take, which mind he is meant to conquer. The Jaffa hold him down to allow the Goa'uld master to enter into this body, which
it successfully does.
Unfortunately for the Goa'uld, the particular drug which this man was under the influence of is highly toxic to Goa'uld. It does not kill them, but
it causes irreversible brain damage to the part of the brain which allows for decision-making. Once fusing with the host, the Goa'uld simply...
becomes mentally paralyzed. The condition of the Goa'uld leaves the host full access to all of its memories and bodily functions... and its
personality. Upon fusion with the Goa'uld, the man suddenly snaps out of his drug-induced delirium, standing there as the Jaffa ask for orders on
what to do with the other villagers. He quickly comes to understand what just happened and orders the Jaffa back through the stargate.
After being left alone with his newfound knowledge, he goes back to the forest for several days to gather as many of these plants as he can find.
Eventually he goes back through the stargate to the world from which the Goa'uld inside him came and begins growing and preserving these plants in
Fast forward a bit to present SG-1 time
It is revealed in another dialogue that the free Jaffa have a story forbidden amongst the Goa'uld and regular Jaffa of a host which mentally
overpowers its Goa'uld symbiote and essentially enslaves it. The name of this being is Heckel (no particular reason I came up with that name, it just
came to me).
This previously mentioned man has taken advantage of Goa'uld technology to search for and travel to another "virgin" world free from the Goa'uld.
Offering them knowledge and technology, he quickly positions himself into power in this world, driving the united world civilization to rapid social
and technological advancement. However, due to being in constant contact with the memories and personality of his Goa'uld "slave" and their
creeping influence on his own mind, he has become consumed by hatred for the Goa'uld and is hell-bent on not only destroying them, but on enslaving
and torturing them. While he has become a very efficient and positive leader, he knows that if and when it comes down to it, he might sacrifice
everything to get revenge on these parasites.
One day a Tok'ra informs SG-1 that one of their operatives has noticed a period of extremely fast technological advancement on a world they have
"recently" discovered and have been observing for some time. Goa'uld presence is suspected, but this can not make sense as the Goa'uld do not know
of this world. As this particular operative can not make his presence known, SG-1 is asked to go through the world's stargate and make contact with
the inhabitants to investigate what exactly is going on.
This is where they meet what they believe to be an actual Goa'uld; the man who has accidentally enslaved his symbiote. SG-1 is very cautious, unsure
of what exactly is going on. A lone Goa'uld with no Jaffa who is basically "helping" this world. When he discovers that SG-1 is an enemy of the
Goa'uld, he offers to give them his entirety of knowledge of Goa'uld technology in the interest of a mutual relationship between his new world and
Earth. This opportunity obviously seems like a dream come true, so he is invited to Earth to speak with Hammond. It is there that he informs SG-1 of
his freedom from his symbiote and that he also has a weapon (his drug) which can annihilate the Goa'uld, once and for all, and that he will need help
to use it to its full potential. However, this opportunity comes with a cost; SG-1 and Earth must immediately cease all contact with the Tok'ra, as
he believes them to be too dangerous to keep as allies due to their potential ability to unknowingly harbor Goa'uld spies... And because, through his
extreme hatred of the Goa'uld, he also secretly plans to exterminate every last Tok'ra. This arrangement of ceasing contact with the Tok'ra is left
up for ongoing discussion. The politics of such a decision can play a large role in the story.
But he has another condition; he wants to meet the Asgard. This is allowed, and he meets with them as requested. He makes his case to the Asgard that
he wants to destroy the Goa'uld as they have destroyed so many others and asks for their knowledge of technology to assist in this endeavor. The
Asgard, being mostly neutral, flat out refuse to help him with any such thing, as they believe that due to their advanced state, it is not their place
to directly interfere. He leaves, very angry that his request was not met.