Goa'Uld - A humanoid host implanted with
limbless, wormlike life-form featured on the sci-fi series
STARGÅTE: SG-1/SHO/1997+. Residents of the planet Abydos and
beyond, the Goa'Uld first came in contact with Earth during the
days of ancient Egypt when a Goa'Uld emissary named Ra established
a base and a Stargate (Space Portal) on the plains of Giza.
Because of their seemly mystical powers, the Goa'Uld were viewed
as gods and thus established the basis for ancient Egyptian
Eons later, the secret to their discarded Stargate was
discovered by Egyptologist Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks). Under
the direction of Earth's military, Jackson and a crew headed by
Colonel Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) transported millions
of light years through the Stargate and exited onto the planet
Abydos, the home world of Ra and the Goa'Uld civilization.
Although humanoid in appearance, the Goa'Uld worm actually
establish a symbiotic relationship within a humanoid life form.
This interaction gives the Goa'Uld a comfortable living quarters
and imbues their host with enhanced physical strength, extended
life, and resistance to disease.
In the early larval stages of development (lasts seven years), the Goa'Uld resides in the host
(called The Jaffa) until reaching maturity at which time it becomes the dominant personality.
Dr. Jackson theorized that the Goa'Uld actually cannibalized their Stargate technology from
another more advance species in the galaxy. Although the Goa'Uld
take possession of their hosts without consent, luckily, they can
be expelled by using special devices.
A Jaffa known as Teal'c (Christopher Judge) accompanies the Stargate expedition team from
Earth as they travel through the universe. See also - WEAPONS: -"Zat'nik'atel"
"And when the Goa'Uld wipe us out because we have nothing with
which to defend ourselves, I'm sure we'll all feel great about
ourselves and our high moral standard."
-- Colonel Jack O'Neill
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