Stargate SG-1: Within the Serpent's Grasp (1998)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Sci-Fi Action  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In part two of Stargate SG-1's first-season finale, the Stargate project has been determined to be a waste of money and shut down by the government. Still convinced that the Goa'ulds, led by Apophis (Peter Williams), are planning to attack the Earth, the SG-1 team defies orders and passes through the Stargate, prepared to thwart the attack by cutting it off at its source. Hopelessly trapped on a Goa'uld ship, the team members agree to sacrifice themselves for the greater good and set about to destroy the vessel. A slim hope for salvation is aroused when O'Neil (Richard Dean Anderson) discovers that his old friend and comrade in arms, the Abydonian Skaara (Alexis Cruz), is also on board the enemy ship. Alas, Skaara is now the host body of Klorel, son of Apophis -- and as zero hour approaches, it appears that Skaara/Klorel will serve only to seal the Earth's doom. This cliffhanger episode would not be resolved until "The Serpent's Lair," the opening installment of Stargate SG-1's second season.