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The Torment of Tantalus 

Daniel Jackson discovers that the Stargate was activated in 1945 and a young professor went through, never to return. Together with his still living fiancée, the SG1 team discover the now ... See full summary »

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Daniel Jackson discovers that the Stargate was activated in 1945 and a young professor went through, never to return. Together with his still living fiancée, the SG1 team discover the now aged professor, naked and trapped in a decaying fortress, containing the secrets of an Ancient alliance. Will they be able to rescue him and escape to earth in time? Written by Anonymous

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1954 flashback. Young Littlefield is telling old Langford that the Stargate symbols are not a combination lock but destination symbols. At this point Langford lights his pipe using a Nimrod pipe lighter, two years before Ashley Ward, Inc. patented it and put it on the market. By the mid 60's, about a million Nimrods would sell each year. See more »

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Dr. Jackson mentions that he can tell that the holograms of the elements are certain elements, because the number of electrons determines the element. The number of protons determines the element. The number of electrons can vary if the material is charged with electricity. See more »

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[Daniel recognizes a series of markings to be part of the Asgard language]
Dr. Daniel Jackson: This is Thor's race.
Ernest Littlefield: Thor was an alien?
Dr. Daniel Jackson: Oh, yeah. That's, ah - that's another long story. But a good one.
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Alone for Fifty Years
26 April 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Stargate Command (SGC) receives classified information from the Pentagon and Daniel learns that the Stargate was manually activated in 1945. Further, Professor Ernest Littlefield crossed the Stargate and has gone missing. The SG-1 and Ernest's fiancée Catherine convince General Hammond to let them go to the same coordinates to seek out Ernest. They find him alive and alone in a decayed castle and he shows to Daniel information from four alien races about the Universe. However the castle is collapsing under a storm and the Stargate is not working, and Sam and Teal'c need to get power to activate the Stargate.

"The Torment of Tantalus" is an interesting episode of Stargate SG-1, with parallel stories in different times. I question whether a person would be sane after living fifty years alone in a desert place. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Torment of Tantalus"


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