Kevin Durand has played the Goa'uld lord Zipacna in the science fiction/action TV series Stargate SG-1 in the 3rd season episode Pretense and in the 5th season 2-parter Summit/Last Stand. Picture courtesy of
Stargate-=La Sexta Raza. Very pretty... ;)
|Based on Pretense Zipacna was one of Apophis' most loyal underlords, at the time of the episode serving Klorel, Apophis' son. He acts as Klorel's archon, "attorney", when the Tollan arrange a trial to decide whether the goa'uld symbiote Klorel or the host Skaara will get control of the body. In reality he's there to destroy the Tollans' ion cannons.|
Zipacna: "If a human has the right to take an animal's body and do with it as he pleases because he is a superior being, so does a Goa'uld. And by that argument alone, a Goa'uld has priority, and the host belongs to Klorel."
O'Neill: "Speakin' of rats, what's your point?"
Zipacna: "My point is that the Goa'uld consider ourselves more intelligent than humans. Our technology is more advanced than yours. Our mere knowledge of the universe is more advanced than yours." Or, bow down you puny peasants.
|To a great Pretense plot run-through||Check out Orion's Gate and the encyclopedia for more.|
Great screen caps from Pretense ("Simulation" en francais):
Appetiser pics of Mr Silly Hat from above site
Lame joke warning! Brilliant pics though, bare arms, neck and what-not... ;)
|In Summit and Last Stand Zipacna is serving Anubis as an underlord/general type of figure, leading the attack on the Tok'ra base to get hold of the toxin they've made capable of killing symbiotes. He also looks much more sensible in the 5th season episodes, not wearing the silly headdress, just nice body armour and the cloak/cape (Gotta root for a character wearing a cape. Go Batman. Or something). He also sends Osiris to represent Anubis in a goa'uld summit. Osiris protested against serving Zipacna but hearing he represented Anubis changed her/his mind very quickly.|
GateWorld also has articles about Summit and Last Stand.
I've also managed to find these divine (quite literally in the Goa'uld case?) 5th season screen caps. Enjoy! Just beware, there are 10 relatively large pics on the page, may take a while to load with a slow connection?
Photos from Summit and Last Stand
I love the way he looks utterly fed up every time he gets up during the Triad. It's such a bother for him to be there, to have to lift his mikta for the pests around. He puts a nice spin on a couple of the lines, like the emphasis but prefer the other 2 like I said. He also looks a tiny bit too worried at times when Daniel challenges him but again it's just a minor nitpick about interpretation. The physical side is mostly effective, though I've no idea why he'd get up and bring the communication device out into the open before his message, just wasting time and giving the others more time to react. Also, is it imperative to do it straight away? Couldn't wait for 2 minutes for the others to leave the room? No, must destroy planet now (so I can get back on my ship to kill the hairdresser who told me grease was good for me...)! I also protest against Teal'c strangling him that easily, not supposed to have some Vulcan knock-out touch, especially considering Zipacna is a Goa'uld.
Otherwise, good gods the ion cannon looks great in the firing sequence. Although the devil's advocate in me mutters about the heartless Tollans brutally murdering all the innocent slaves and probably-not-so-innocent Jaffa on the motherships without a second thought, getting away with murder. What? Under attack? Minor detail. Forget about it, that was the will of the Lord. ;)
If you want to know the weird connection I got to the Goa'uld from INXS song lyrics or what the Kalabarians say the name Zipacna signifies, head to the humour section.
and Stargate La Sexta Raza, The Truth Behind Stargate SG-1 plus
The Summit and Last Stand photos are from
And because you can't have one goa'uld running around without any competition for him, I'm including a link to a Peter Wingfield site. His character Tanith, the goa'uld spy within Tok'ra ranks, was actually my all-time favourite in goa'uld characters, but they had to go and kill the bugger off. Typical. *sigh* Mind you, the Goa'uld and Tok'ra seem to have excellent taste in hosts... These 2, Martouf, Malek, Baal, Apophis... ;) Oh, and those Tollan ion cannons? Tanith bagged 'em when he destroyed the planet, also working for Anubis. Ha! ;P
Some Stargate SG-1 Preferences of mine
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