On their first visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds it subject to totally destructive volcanic activity and saves ten natives, the Tollan, a far more technologically advanced society. Their ... See full summary »

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On their first visit to a new planet, SG-1 finds it subject to totally destructive volcanic activity and saves ten natives, the Tollan, a far more technologically advanced society. Their leader Omoc isn't grateful, nor interested in such a primitive race as the earthlings or any of the 'even more primitive' planets which are prepared to host them. Only one Tollan, Narim, shows an active interest in life on earth, especially in captain Samantha Carter and the cat Schrodinger she gives him, explaining his planet was destroyed after the Tolan supplied an unlimited energy source to a primitive neighboring planet which abused it for a cataclysmic weapon. Meanwhile the White House authorized NID colonel Mayborn to take charge over the Tollan for military purposes, exactly Omoc's nightmare... Written by KGF Vissers [Edited: by Nitemare]

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Opening scene. "This is like Pompeii, everyone died of suffocation before the lava started to flow." First, there was minimal lava associated with the 79 AD Mt. Vesuvius eruption, and none got anywhere near Pompeii. Second, while folks used to believe the people suffocated, that explanation never explained the live action postures of the majority of the bodies. It is now generally accepted that the fourth of the eruption's six pyroclastic surges killed the people. A pyroclastic cloud can easily reach temperatures over 500°F and move downslope at several hundreds of miles an hour. The citizens of Pompeii probably died instantly from heat shock. See more »

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When the last unconscious survivor is carried through the Stargate and placed on a stretcher, the supposedly badly hurt and unconscious Tollan grabs his helmet in order to prevent it from falling to the floor. See more »

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Jack O'Neill: Dial home, Daniel.
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The Return of the Nox
1 June 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Jack, Sam, Daniel and Teal'c travel to a planet and on the arrival, they find it completely destroyed due an intense volcanic activity. When they are ready to return, they find a group of near-death survivors and bring them to SGC. Soon they learn that they are the Tollan and they are more advanced in technology. Their arrogant leader Omoc despises the help of SG-1 and considers Earthlings a primitive race. The Tollan Narin interacts with Sam and seems attracted to her and to the cat Schrodinger. General Hammond and the SG-1 try to find a planet to relocate the Tollan but Omoc refuses since they are more primitive than Earth. Out of the blue, Colonel Mayborn arrives at the SG-1 authorized by the president to take the Tollan to a military base to use their technology for weapon. But Daniel recalls the advanced Nox and tells to Omoc that the SGC does not have how to contact them. However Omoc offers an option.

"Enigma" is an entertaining episode with an arrogant race – Tollan. The explanation provided by Narin does not justify the treatment and the ingratitude of Omoc. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Enigma"


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