09/09/22 – Warning Pierrot

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 9, 2022.




For some, helping others is much much stronger than self-preservation. Who the heck knows why.


  1. Muzhik

    This reminds me of something I recently saw when binge-watching “Stargate SG-1” in an episode at the beginning of season 10. To those not familiar with the story: Vala, who is an interstellar con artist and thief and has wound up joining the team, at the end of season 9 got sucked into another galaxy. There, the evil entities (the Ori who are pure spirit and who rule that galaxy), impregnated her with the physical manifestation of them. Vala then bore the prophesied “Oricai” who would lead the armies of Origen to conquer our galaxy.

    In this episode, the SG-1 team (including the Jaffa warriors Teal’c and Teal’c’s instructor Brae’tak), just defeated a direct confrontation involving the Oricai and her armies. IOW, Vala had to fight against her own daughter, all the while trying (and failing) to get her daughter to change sides.

    After the battle, Teal’c and Brae’tak are discussing the difficulties in fighting these armies, when Vala (to everyone’s surprise) comes up with a very cogent and accurate statement of what these battles cost to the people involved. As she walks away, the two warriors look after her, then each makes a comment on how she truly has the heart of a warrior. Daniel (another member of the team) then replies, “She’s a mother. Close enough.”

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