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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBee
    Good episode, with the hilarious reactions to a naked old man suddenly appearing.
    That was very funny, Sam in particular with her "Oh, boy" and then quickly stepping sideways and out of the frame.

    Love this episode, especially as it is from the first season and I still think it stands up against the competition of some of the greatest episodes in the following seasons.

    Jawdropping moment: watching Earnest step through the gate for the first time back in the day, complete with the clunky diving equipment and the rope.

    Plus, Paul McGillion, whom I knew to look out for this time around, was interesting as young Earnest.

    I felt so sorry for Earnest, having spent so many years all alone. And the following exchange between him and Catherine was just so sad:

    Earnest: "Forgave me. You forgave me long ago."
    Catherine: "No. I didn't."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liv
    That was very funny, Sam in particular with her "Oh, boy" and then quickly stepping sideways and out of the frame.

    Love this episode, especially as it is from the first season and I still think it stands up against the competition of some of the greatest episodes in the following seasons.

    Jawdropping moment: watching Earnest step through the gate for the first time back in the day, complete with the clunky diving equipment and the rope.

    Plus, Paul McGillion, whom I knew to look out for this time around, was interesting as young Earnest.

    I felt so sorry for Earnest, having spent so many years all alone. And the following exchange between him and Catherine was just so sad:

    Earnest: "Forgave me. You forgave me long ago."
    Catherine: "No. I didn't."
    yeah this ep was really sad, i think it managed to cover a lot of emotions as well as get some great si-fi in there

    i think it was one of the producers that said that this episode (and everything about it AKA meaning f life stuff) is why they started making the series

    season 7
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    now that earth has it's own ship prometheus do'ya think they might return to the planet to check it out??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishy_mo

    season 7
    Spoiler:
    now that earth has it's own ship prometheus do'ya think they might return to the planet to check it out??

    Not for a while. The hyperdrive engines that we currently have are very unstable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel's_twin
    Not for a while. The hyperdrive engines that we currently have are very unstable.
    Not to mention that the vessel (or vessels) are really earth defense platforms...



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    Default Re: The Torment of Tantalus (110)

    I would like them to go back just to see what daniel says the asgrad inscription says even if i do know what it really says.
    (chech out http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=2024)

    In fifth race daneil says he was able to translate the ancient writing wih jacks help. so i would also like to see that.
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    Of course, why would they need to return if only to look at the text? Wouldn't they have recorded everything already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTrilobite
    Of course, why would they need to return if only to look at the text? Wouldn't they have recorded everything already?
    They need to go back and retrieve the book in the pestial. It was a hologram of sorts. Although we only saw two pages, there probably is a lot more. Daniel had to leave before he even got started.

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    I don't think he had his camara at the time or it was off i don't know, but he never tried or at least said anything about the other three writings. he did get the ancient writing but they never told us what that said either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorthaur
    I don't think he had his camara at the time or it was off i don't know, but he never tried or at least said anything about the other three writings. he did get the ancient writing but they never told us what that said either.
    He had a camera at least. In Fifth Race, there were pictures of the writing on the walls from the four races.

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    well just watched this again last night on the dvd from my dvd mag. brill episode, love how it sets up alot of important stuff for the rest of the series!

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    Like the star book thingy. Daniel, yet again was funny how he would have stayed to study it because of the benefit for Earth even though he would have died and not been able to tell anyone. Pointless i think.

    Thank god for Jack saving him

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    was more for his benefit, for the sake of knowing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liv
    That was very funny, Sam in particular with her "Oh, boy" and then quickly stepping sideways and out of the frame.
    I was in hysterics the first time I saw that! And its not really that funny!

    I liked this episode. One of the better season 1 eps. Some nice character interaction going on- especially between Ernest and Catherine. Oh and I love the bit between Teal'c and Jack (We have a stargate, we need a DHD, or whatever he says!) Great line!

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    I watched this episode again yesterday.I haven't seen this episode in years.Good episode where we find about the 4 races I reallly like this episode and was really fun to see it again
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    Default Re: The Torment of Tantalus (110)

    Great Episode. Since I've started watching all my Stargate DVD's again (by season) I recently watched this episode two days ago.

    I was curious:

    Does anyone know who the four races were that wrote the "book?" Or at least the four races that convened at the supposed "meeting room" (the room where the "book" was found)? I'm guessing Asgard, Ancients and maybe the Nox. Who the other race is I have no clue. Any ideas anyone?

    Also, about returning to the planet. Possible spoiler next, so tread carefully if you don't want to see it.
    Spoiler:
    SG-1 tried to return right away, but the gate wouldn't connect. General Hammond made the assumption that the "fortress" (what to call the place?) was gone since the gate didn't connect. So I'm guessing that the SGC assumes there's no reason to return, since they're guessing the "book" was destroyed.


    Personally, I was curious to see what the "book" had to say, and hope (against the odds) that some SG team will make their way to the planet (by ship since the Stargate is out of the question) and see about retrieving the "book".

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    The other race was the Furlings (as we found out in "The Fifth Race.") BTW, just so you know, if you are posting in an episode thread, you don't need a spoiler warning when talking about that episode.

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    Default Re: The Torment of Tantalus (110)

    Though I normally don't like discussing minor things that seem to contradict a "rule" of stargate travel... I noticed that when the young Dr. Littlefield goes through the gate at the beginning of the episode, the tube that runs from his air-tight suit to what I'd assume was a source of oxygen is severed. Dr. Littlefield, the tube running from his suit to the source of oxygen, and the source of oxygen itself is certainly a discreet unit in so much as, say, a hypothetical ship that could travel through the gate is . Since we've learned (Spoiler is from Atlantis - 38 Minutes)
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    that the Stargate will only transfer matter in discreet units
    , shouldn't Dr. Littlefield have been killed (i.e. not re-materialized)? A minor nitpick indeed, but it is noteworthy.

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    You also kinda have to remember that this was only their first season, so some inconsistencies are gonna happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Fischer
    Eh, I'd like them to go back, but I also like the idea that the meaning of life stuff is just out of reach.
    I agree. Otherwise there’d be no story. Just end of story.
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    Makes one wonder if Ernest hadn’t been there to show Daniel what a wasted life looked like, if Daniel would have tried to camp out in the hall for the rest of his life to translate that ‘meaning of life stuff.’

    I liked it when Jack said “Daniel, before your head explodes, may I remind that we've got more important things to deal with right now?” when Danny was like a kid in a candy store thinking of all the knowledge that the hall contained.
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