Stargate SG-1: Season 3, Episode 11

Past and Present (15 Oct. 1999)

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The team discovers an early industrial world with suffering from collective amnesia and has no elderly people.



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On the planet Vyus, SG-1 discover an entire early industrial society suffering from collective amnesia since an unspecified event about a year ago known as the Vorlix. The most lucid local, scientist Ke'ra, develops an almost amorous relationship with Daniel while she shows the team the fascinating diary of a deceased scientist, which also mention a pesticide Dargol which had to be banned because it affected fertility and a 'visitor' named- Linea, who fits the description of the Destroyer of world SG-1 inadvertently helped escape (in "Prisoners") with them from a penal planet. Ke'ra and a Vyus couple, Orner and Layale, come to star-base where Dr. Frazer proves Ke'ra has Linea's DNA, and the amnesia is caused by a physical block in the brains caused by Dargol, which Linea developed into an experimental fountain of youth, which apparently suddenly went wrong. Manufacturing a medicine within a reasonable time, before ignorance ruins the planet, is hopeless without Ke'ra/Linea, but ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Nodal and his wife return to Vyus fully cured, but no mention is made of the fact that their entire world has yet to receive the cure. See more »


Dr. Daniel Jackson: Let me ask you a question. Who would you trust with your life more than anyone else in the world? Don't worry, I won't be offended if you don't pick me. Could it be Teal'c?
Jack O'Neill: Sure.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Ah, Teal'c, just refresh my memory. What was your previous occupation?
Teal'c: I was First Prime of Apophis.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Right. Did a few nasty things back then?
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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