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In Stargate SG1, why don't the teams ever bring back dead Jaffas for study?

They didn't have to. In the first 10 minutes of the pilot, a number of Jaffa are killed in the embarkation room, and later seen being studied by the SGC. A lack of medical knowledge about the Jaffa ...
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Why do Goa'uld and Asgard continue to use names from Earth mythos?

I don't think that Goa'uld impersonated deities and other powerful figures from Earth mythologies but they are actually the one that created those mythologies. As the Asgard did. Thor came to heart ...
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What is the effective maximum range of a ring transporter?

I can think of two instances which give a greater range than Earth to LEO. That gives a lower bound on the range: Season 3 Episode 12 Jolinar's Memories gives a range from the surface of a planet to ...
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What's the pronunciation of the word Goa'uld from SG1?

I'm not a phonetician1, so this is going to be a very amateurish answer from a phonetics perspective. Different characters on the show typically used one of two pronunciations2: go-aah-oold, ...
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What happens if a Wraith feeds on a Goa'uld or a Jaffa?

They die... Depending upon the details they could be kept alive in a herd for Wraith feeding. Various healing devices might reduce the number of Jaffa / Goa'uld required to feed a given group of ...
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Who were the members of the last High Council of System Lords?

The High Lords that were at the council were Lord Yu (insert joke here), Ba'al, Svarog, Olokun, Kali, Bastet and Morrigan as well as Osiris, representing Anubis. In addition to the High Lords are a ...
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How did O'Neill guess there would be a raid in "The Nox?"

O'Neill recognised that the reason that Apophis injured but didn't kill Nafrayu (and then left him in a clearing where he could easily be found) is that it's a fairly unimaginative ruse. The Nox, ...
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What is the effective maximum range of a ring transporter?

Based on what we saw and heard in multiple episodes, it would seem the transporter rings' maximum effective range is the orbit of a planet. At least, that's the further they've been used on screen, ...
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Why do Goa'uld and Asgard continue to use names from Earth mythos?

The Goa'uld We can only speculate, as I don't believe this was ever addressed in canon. Any Goa'uld who was born before the discovery of Earth must have had another name, since the show established on ...
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Did the Goa'Uld ever try to use Chevron 8 and 9

The fact that the Goa'uld didn't know every milky way stargate address suggests that they learned the addresses by traveling to the planet and finding Lantean inscriptions. As we know, any knowledge ...
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Was the Harcesis in SG-1 inspired by actual ancient mythology?

According to Wikipedia, "Harsiese", "Harsiesis", and/or "Horsiesis" were Late Egyptian names literally meaning "Horus, son of Isis". Several real-life persons were known by this name, but they appear ...
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Why did the Goa'uld return to Earth?

Simple answer for me so far: He didn't know (that Earth got liberated). At some point between movie and series, Apophis obviously learns of Ra's defeat. Given the low technology level of the ...
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Goa'uld cyber and chemical warfare capability

What you say is not as simple as you make it sound. The whole structure of the Goauld society and ruling is based on a complex and unstable mixture of several aspects: The Goauld have advanced ...
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Could the Wraith Serve As Hosts to the Gou'ald?

the question header and question dont match as to the header we never see a gou'ld try to possess a wraith however we have seen a gou'ld possess at least 3 separate species humans, unas and the ...
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Why did the Goa'uld return to Earth?

It's reasonably certain that Apophis would have spies in the employ of his fellow System-Lord Ra and would have become aware (either immediately or shortly afterwards) that he'd been killed by forces ...
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Why do Goa'uld and Asgard continue to use names from Earth mythos?

The Goa'uld and Asgard are the origins of Earths religions. The show doesn't necessarily flip-flop; the team's understanding of the facts evolves over time, like anywhere else. E.g. for the majority ...
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Did the Goa'Uld ever try to use Chevron 8 and 9

We have no information in canon one way or another however the most likely answer is no. The snakes are not explorers even if they knew it was possible to dial a different galaxy they would have had ...
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What is the effective maximum range of a ring transporter?

TLDR We don't know of any firm upper limit to the distance the rings can transport. It would seem to be limited roughly from the surface of a planet to a close orbit of the same planet. The rings are ...
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Why did the Goa'uld return to Earth?

The most logical answer for me would be that the Goa'uld did the same thing as the SGC reportedly did (Sam mentions it in a dialog with Hammond): regularly retry dialing gates that had been ...
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Are Goa'uld naturally evil?

Okay I'm going to throw in my two cents. I think the other posts more or less have gotten it down on point. That is more or less due to the genetic memory characteristic of the Goa'uld and their ...
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Are Goa'uld naturally evil?

In the show, all evidence is that Goa'uld symbiotes are predisposed to evil The best evidence for the Goa'uld being innately evil is Tanith, who has a larval Goa'uld was able to lie to his host, Shau'...
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Why are only a tiny number of Goa'uld capable of spawning?

Goa'uld reproduction has always been described as "primarily asexual" but it is said queens have the ability to fertilize their own "eggs". Most people don't even know these terms or think they're ...
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Why would Goa'uld blood be both toxic and be able to neutralize itself?

Goa'uld blood is not toxic. They release a toxin when they die. They can prevent this, but it requires their conscious will to do so. What is likely the case that they have 2 sacks somewhere that ...
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In Stargate SG1, why don't the teams ever bring back dead Jaffas for study?

I'm also guessing that (apart from the fact that they also had Teal'c at their "disposal"), they also don't want to because they are mainly slaves to the goa'ulds but remain humain and are ...
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