Stargate: Infinity (2002) s01e21 Episode Script

The Look

Will you look at this? Look at the shape of that arch.
EC'CO: Corbelled, the same kind used by the ancient Mayans.
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and the Tlak'kahn.
Doesn't prove anything.
How many kinds of arches are there? The ancient Greeks didn't use arches.
The Romans use a rounded arch.
ln the later Middle Ages, Europeans used a pointed arch called an ogival.
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probably derived from the Moorish-- -Okay, l get your point.
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or your ogival.
All right, people, let's check it out.
But stay alert.
BOTH: Huh? STACEY: Wow, that's impressive.
EC'CO: lt could be a transplanted Mayan civilization.
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or it could be Tlak'kahn.
l don't think there's much doubt about which it is.
STACEY: That statue looks a lot like Da'kyll.
Da'kyll's not that tall.
Head back to the stargate.
We're getting out of here.
-A trap! HARRlSON: Ah! lncoming.
Whoever they are, their blasters aren't nearly as strong as Tlak'kahn weapons.
Maybe not, but here they come.
[ALL GRUNTlNG ] These warriors are easy targets.
The door behind us is an easier target.
Let's just get through the stargate.
BONNER: Are you doing that? -Not yet.
-We're through.
Let's go.
-Wait.
Something's happening here.
l will destroy.
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l, too, am Tlak'kahn.
[MEK'RODD GASPlNG ] What is he? l don't care what he says, he's not a Tlak'kahn.
l am Tlak'kahn warrior.
l give no mercy.
l ask no mercy.
This guy's got a bad case of the wannabes.
He has a bad case of something.
He's sick.
No one may touch a Tlak'kahn warrior.
[GRUNTS] Why? You helped your enemy.
We don't want enemies.
But crushing your enemies is what makes you great.
Having friends makes you happy.
[MARDAN GROANlNG ] Are there Tlak'kahn on the planet? But l am Tlak'kahn.
We are Tlak'kahn.
Not the Tlak'kahn we're used to.
That's because l-- l mean, we-- [SlGHS] No, we are not Tlak'kahn.
We're Mardan.
Tlak'kahn come when they want something.
They are very strong, tell us how to live like Tlak'kahn want.
Why would the Tlak'kahn help the Mardan build a civilization? You get more robbing an advanced civilization than a primitive tribe.
The Tlak'kahn take what they want.
Who are we to say no? They are strong, very brave.
Pushing other people around doesn't mean you're brave.
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just means you're a thug.
EC'CO: How many Mardan are sick? All.
l can show you.
You weren't kidding about an epidemic.
The Tlak'kahn don't teach us how to fight sickness.
The Tlak'kahn don't get sick.
Their immune systems are amazingly strong.
Even germs don't like to be around them.
Can you heal all the Mardan? Too many.
Thousands.
Maybe we can find out what's causing the epidemic.
l'll set up a lab and start analyzing tissue samples.
[FOOTSTEPS] Huh? Draga has healed as many of the Mardan as she could.
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including what they call their Nax'kan Council.
-Just like the Tlak'kahn.
-Mek'rodd is meeting with them now.
l have trouble trusting anybody who's so chummy with the Tlak'kahn.
How could anybody want to be like the Tlak'kahn? MEK'RODD: The human Gus Bonner.
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said the Tlak'kahn must never know they were here.
The humans want us to lie to the Tlak'kahn.
But a Tlak'kahn warrior never lies.
The humans have helped us, when the Tlak'kahn did nothing.
The Tlak'kahn do not get sick.
They are strong.
lf we were more like them, we would not be sick.
Ah, there's no use arguing.
We have already sent a message to the Tlak'kahn.
Huh? When? The Council had not even met.
A formality.
There was no decision to make.
You did well, Bar'lad.
We are pleased and have brought a gift.
A weapon you can use against the humans.
All you have to do is trick them into getting close to it.
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and you can capture them all at once.
A Tlak'kahn warrior fights his enemies face to face.
[BOTH LAUGHlNG ] You are just a Mardan.
You know nothing about being a warrior.
Now, you'll do as you are told.
Yes, Lord Da'kyll.
[YAWNS] You should get some sleep.
l forget, you never get tired.
EC'CO: The human half of me is very tired.
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but l have a few more antibiotics to check.
l'll feel better after a few hours' sleep.
-How's it going? -Good, l guess.
Ask Ec'co.
-He's the serious scientist.
-We've been trying to decide.
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why anybody would wanna be like the Tlak'kahn.
-Pretty strange role models.
-Yeah.
Well, l used to think it would be great to be a football player.
Then some of them got into serious trouble.
l realized they weren't any better than l was.
Well, maybe bigger and faster.
Not while l'm wearing my jetpack.
[STACEY LAUGHS] l wanted to be a rock star.
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but some of them were into things l just couldn't-- You, a rock star? [LAUGHlNG ] -lt's not that funny.
-Yes, it is.
l knew a lot of kids in school who wanted to be like the Tlak'kahn.
What? They'd never heard of the Tlak'kahn.
Maybe not exactly the Tlak'kahn, but, you know, tough, dangerous.
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everybody afraid of them, like being in a gang.
A lot of kids thought that was cool.
Did you ever get into that? l got close once, but then l saw all the uncool behind the cool.
People afraid to be themselves, hiding behind a mask of toughness.
Being tough is easy.
lt's letting people see who you really are that's hard.
-But it's worth it.
-We've brought food for all of you.
Great.
l could eat a horse.
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or some other large beast of burden indigenous to the planet.
l think l've got it.
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an antibiotic that will work against the bacterium causing the epidemic.
l'll tell the major.
EC'CO: A dose this size should be enough to cure an adult Mardan.
l can help you make large quantities of it.
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enough for everyone.
l do not know what to say.
l am not worthy.
Not worthy to be a Tlak'kahn warrior? No, you're better than that.
BONNER: You found something? -Yes, a cure.
But the real news is, fresh food.
[ALL GASP] BONNER: Harrison.
They're not the wrong crowd, Mom.
They're cool.
[GROANlNG ] -Huh? What happened? -The food didn't agree with you.
-What's she mean, major? -l was wrong to trust Mek'rodd.
The Mardan must've been waiting for a chance to catch us off-guard.
Not Mardan.
Da'kyll here.
-l feel him.
-Bet that's not a pleasant feeling.
We'd better get out of this cell before Da'kyll takes us back to Ka'an.
The walls are solid stone.
-Ow! So is the door.
BONNER: Yeah.
But they'll have to open it to take us out.
Why did the Mardan side with the Tlak'kahn against us? We were trying to help them.
They've known the Tlak'kahn for a long time.
They've known us a day.
They wanna be tough like the Tlak'kahn.
They've been pushed around so long, they think that's the way it should be.
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and they wanna be able to push back too.
lt's like they've confused physical strength.
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with strength of character.
Might makes right.
Too many people think that way on Earth too.
Huh? The humans have been looking for a cure for the Mardan epidemic.
[CHUCKLES] Load this human equipment in the vehicles.
lt will make an interesting exhibit in the Museum of lnferior Species.
l hoped we could use the Mardans as warriors.
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on our most dangerous conquests.
Heh.
lt wouldn't matter how great their losses were.
[DA'KYLL SNlFFS] Let's see if they're strong enough to serve the Tlak'kahn.
lf they are stronger than the disease, perhaps we can use them.
[PAHK'KAL LAUGHlNG ] [D'LYLE WHlMPERlNG AND GRUNTlNG ] [AR'ROG SlGHS] [MEK'RODD AND AR'ROG SNORlNG ] -D'lyle.
-Ar'rog.
lt isn't the humans who lie, it's the Tlak'kahn.
[BOTH GRUNT] Ki-ya! [GRUNTlNG ] [BONNER SlGHS] You disappoint me, Bonner.
Didn't you even suspect we would monitor your cell? Ah! Piece of junk.
Now you see why l sent those two in first.
lt's always more gratifying to raise hopes.
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before you snatch them away.
Hey.
-Don't you just love a parade? -Hope they're enjoying it.
l've seen happier faces.
PAHK'KAL: Warriors.
Halt.
lt should now be obvious to all of you how great the Tlak'kahn are.
No one is as strong as the Tlak'kahn.
No one is as brave.
We are ever-triumphant.
He forgot conceited.
Yeah, what a windbag.
Even the least and most inferior among you Mardan.
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[GROWLS] There isn't much of a crowd.
Most of the Mardan are ill, commander.
Oh, yes, l'd forgotten.
One can't be expected to remember every little thing.
[GROWLS] What's this? The humans are our friends.
They tried to help us.
You must release them.
[LAUGHS] Who do you think you are? Now, get out of my way.
We are Mardan.
The Tlak'kahn do not rule us.
-They are brave.
-Bind them! l'll make an example of them in front of the entire city.
[MARDAN GRUNTlNG ] [YELLS] l'll take care of them myself.
Huh? [ALL SHOUTlNG ] HARRlSON: Huh? DRAGA: Ah! Come on.
Mount up.
[YELLS] l set the stun generator to go off.
Get the Mardan to safety.
[BOTH GROWLlNG AND GRUNTlNG ] [WHlMPERlNG ] STACEY: Let's go.
Bring him down.
Fire! Fire! No! Wait! Don't fire! [YELLS] [BEEPlNG ] The Tlak'kahn Empire will deal with you.
Let me out of here, now! We've made enough antibiotics to cure all the sick Mardan.
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and shown the Mardan how to make more themselves, if they need to.
-They learn fast.
-With the right teachers.
What will you do with your prisoners after we leave? We'll send them back to Ka'an, and then block the stargate.
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so they never return.
The Tlak'kahn would never be so merciful with their prisoners.
We are Mardan.
We do not want to be Tlak'kahn.
Too much uncool behind the cool.
We owe you much, Gus Bonner, all of you.
lt was our pleasure, more or less.
l never noticed before what ugly feet the Tlak'kahn have.
You should see mine.
From now on, the Mardan will be nothing like the Tlak'kahn.
We will be exactly like you.
l had a friend once, a hero l tried to be like.
lt turned out that l was better at being myself.
lt's good to have heroes, and to try to find in yourself.
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the things you admire about them.
-Like courage.
-But you shouldn't try to be your hero.
There's good and bad in everybody.
We all have feet of clay.
-Something wrong? -Your feet not made of clay.
lt's an Earth expression, from a story about a statue made of gold and bronze.
But the feet were made of clay, so one day it came crashing down.
lt means nobody's perfect.
Especially Harrison.
-Hey.
-Ah.
Sarcasm.
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