Within the Serpent’s Grasp

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SG-1 learns that Daniel's alternate reality vision is true when they gate onto Apophis's attack ship headed for Earth.

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FAN RATING - 9.71 
EPISODE #122
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 03.06.1998
SYNDICATION AIR DATE: 05.17.1999
DVD DISC: Season 1, Disc 5
STORY BY: James Crocker
TELEPLAY BY: Jonathan Glassner
DIRECTED BY: David Warry-Smith
GUEST STARS: Peter Williams (Apophis), Alexis Cruz (Klorel/Skaara), Gary Jones (Technician), Brent Stait (Major Ferretti), Michael Richard Dobson (Jaffa)
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PRODUCTION NOTES

  • There are two versions of the scene where Teal'c describes the long-range visual communications device to the team. The original aired on Showtime, and has O'Neill replying, "Think it gets Showtime?" The modified version aired on the SCI FI Channel (and possibly in U.S. syndication), and O'Neill's reply is changed to the Homer Simpson-esque "Mmmmm ... Goa'uld TV."
  • This is also one of the rare episodes of the Stargate franchise to include profanity. In the original cable cut of the episode, after Klorel tells Jack that nothing of his host has survived the blending, Jack angrily replies, "That's bullshit! Now let him talk to me."
  • As heavily as zat guns would be featured on the show, executive producer Brad Wright would later count them as one of his biggest creative regrets – particularly the fact that a third shot will disintegrate any person or object (something that the show's 100th episode later poked fun at).

    "Zat guns. Just dumb," he said. (Writer and executive producer Brad Wright, in a 2022 Reddit AMA)