Stargate SG-1: Season 1, Episode 10

The Torment of Tantalus (3 Oct. 1997)

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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 ... 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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Paul McGillion, who played Dr. Carson Beckett on Stargate Atlantis, was in this episode as a different character, Young Ernest Littlefield. See more »


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 »


[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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Featured in Stargate SG-1: Out of Mind (1999) See more »


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all about love
27 March 2013 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Daniel discovers that the stargate was already discovered in WWII. By accident one young professor went through the stargate but could never return. Some research tells Daniel that the fiancée of the professor is still alive so it also could be that the professor is still alive. Together with the team the fiancée is ready to go through the stargate in search of the lost professor.

Immediately they come across a naked aged man. It's the professor but he discovered the contains the secrets of an Ancient alliance. But there's more going on, being in a decaying fortress and a storm taking place outside it's ready to collapse. SG-1 has to see that they are leaving before the stargate is destroyed by falling stones.

Being a bit of a love story and not that much going on this episode wasn't really my thing. The aged professor appearing naked looked a bit goofy because he was wearing some kind of shoes. Carter turned her face away when she sees him walking towards SG-1 and that's the only thing she does here. It's really an episode of Daniel and the older couple.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5

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