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    I agree that the interaction in this episode between Ernest and Catherine is lovely. Very touching.
    Such a temptation for Daniel, to stay and learn more about the book. And yet to see what had happened to Ernest...
    This episode still stands up IMO

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    Default Re: The Torment of Tantalus (110)

    Kinda a disapointment that they never really revisit what happens with Catherine and Ernest, tho.
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    Default Re: The Torment of Tantalus (110)

    Quote Originally Posted by Selmak
    Does that device look the one in "The First Commandment"?
    It did especially when the orange light went up. Just like it.

    Also if we went back which would be cool we could learn how to write and read the other languages. We already know Ancient and could use it as a translator. Which gets me wondering this must have been very early in the meetings of these foour races because a race as intelligent as the Ancients could pretty easily translate different languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelmah
    Kinda a disapointment that they never really revisit what happens with Catherine and Ernest, tho.
    Sadly, the actor playing Ernest(Keene Curtis) died in 2002 from complications from Alzheimer's disease and last acted in 1998. 'The Torment of Tantalus" was filmed in 97.

    In the episode 119, "THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD" while Daniel is in the alternate reality, he says to the alternate reality Catherine, "you are retired, you are suppose to at home, living happilly ever after with Ernest ..."

    We can only imagine the conversations he may of had with Daniel when they came back to earth. At least Daniel had his notebook and probably video taped the whole debriefing

    This was also the last episode that the actress playing Catherine(Elizabeth Hoffman) was seen in the series as well.

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    Default Re: The Torment of Tantalus (110)

    Ok i just watched the Nox for the first time and they picked up english in under a hour. Why would they need that translator thing if they could pick up a language so easily?

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    I really like the character of Katherine Langford. She reminds me of my granny . I think she's like an honary granny to Jack, Sam and Daniel too.

    The first scene of this episode was fascinating - footage of the stargate in 1945! And the scene at Katherine's house was great too.

    But the team can't return to the planet, because then they would know the meaning of life. Which would be very difficult for the writers, who don't know the meaning of life!
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    This episode was pretty cool, I just don't like seeing old naked people
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    Like the scene in the beginning before they went to Ernest's Planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PugGate
    This episode was pretty cool, I just don't like seeing old naked people
    All you see is his chest. Stargate has shown worse. Like in the COTG. Of course that orignally showed on ShowTime so its a different story. But still you don't see anything.

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    Just watched Torment of Tantalus for the first time in a LONG time. It's a really great ep, one of the best in the first season. Robert .C. Cooper did a great job with it and really showed an indication of his ability.

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    definitely one of my favorite episodes ever. It just gives such a grand scope to the universe with all the overlapping races. I kinda wish they would do more to follow up on that alliance in some later storylines though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aris Boch
    Just watched Torment of Tantalus for the first time in a LONG time. It's a really great ep, one of the best in the first season. Robert .C. Cooper did a great job with it and really showed an indication of his ability.
    I don't agree with all the scripts compiled in the 'Essential Scripts' book--c'mon, 'Wormhole X-Treme' is not essential--but I'm glad this one is in. Artistically and as plotlines go, it was one of the best of the season. It's a pity that it so often is overlooked as a 'good' episode. After all, it is the one where we first got solid proof of the Ancients, of the Nox, the Asgaard...and the Furlings, although that particular group hasn't played a large role in the series to date.

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    I've started re-watching my DVDs from the beginning, & I'd forgotten what a great ep this was. I really enjoyed it. Fantastic, proper SG1

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    Just when I think that I'm happy with S8, I go back and take a look at the DVDs. I've got to stop doing that.

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    I agree with all who really liked this episode. A lot of interesting stuff, about the early attempts as using the Stargate, the device, Daniel, Ernest, etc.

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    good episode... i think that the best part was that they figure out what the universal language would be, broken down into the universes most basic elements...amazing...
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    Yeah, it's a great idea--if you don't mind memorizing 146 'letters'

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    And then figuring out how they form into a written language that you could translate. As Daniel said (and was confirmed by Ernest) It would take (more than) a lifetime.
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    This episode is fantastic, one of my top ten favourites, perhaps even top five.
    I don't know what else to say about it that hasn't already been said.

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