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Stargate SG-1: The Torment of Tantalus

When Daniel looks at some old tapes of Stargate research made in 1945, he discovers that someone actually went through the Stargate back then. When he learns that that person apparently didn't return, SG-1goes on a mission to try and find out what happened to him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 110
Airdate: Friday October 03rd, 1997

Alternate Airdates:

Canada Dec 04, 1997
Australia Mar 26, 1998
FR (M6) May 08, 1998
New Zealand May 29, 1998
UK (sky 1) Jun 10, 1998
Ireland Jun 10, 1998
DE (RTL 2) Mar 10, 1999
CZ (nova) May 11, 2000
FI (Sub) Mar 15, 2008

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Guest Stars
Elizabeth Hoffman
As Catherine Langford
Gary Jones (1)
As Sgt. Walter Harriman
Duncan Fraser
As Professor Langford
Keene Curtis
As Dr. Ernest Littlefield
Nancy McClure
As Young Catherine
Paul McGillion
As Young Ernest Littlefield
Sheelah Megill
As Martha the Maid
Main Cast
Richard Dean Anderson
As Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks
As Dr. Daniel Jackson
Amanda Tapping
As Captain/Major/Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
Don S. Davis
As Major General George S. Hammond
Episode Notes
This episode confirms Daniel's belief that the Goa'uld did not build the Stargate.

Paul McGillion (Young Ernest Littlefield) would later play Dr. Carson Beckett in Stargate Atlantis.

Episode Goofs
Ernest says that when he left Earth there were 90 elements, in fact in 1945 there were 96 elements known.

Cultural References
The title refers to Greek King Tantalus, who was sent to Hades and placed for eternity in a lake of water which receded whenever he tried to drink.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrad Wright  |  Jonathan Glassner
Executive ProducerMichael Greenburg (1)  |  Jonathan Glassner  |  Brad Wright  |  Richard Dean Anderson
CastingMary Jo Slater  |  Paul Weber
MusicJoel Goldsmith
OtherDavid Arnold (Theme)
Warning: Stargate SG-1 season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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