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  • The Torment of Tantalus is my absolute, number one, without a doubt the best, all time favorite episode of SG-1
  • Can you tell how much I love and adore this episode from season one

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      Stargate SG-1: The Torment of Tantalus is my absolute, number one, without a doubt the best, all time favorite episode of SG-1. Can you tell how much I love and adore this episode from season one? It is the standout from the entire series because it encompasses everything the show is about — exploration.

      Michael Shanks


      is at his best at Daniel Jackson, the archaeologist who makes the connection about the building blocks of the human civilization. Richard Dean Anderson excels as Jack O’Neill, the colonel who watches in confusion as his archaeologist becomes awe-struck by the discovery.

      To this day, Shanks still says The Torment of Tantalus is his favorite episode, though sometimes he’ll acknowledge Heroes from Season 7 as well.

      In this episode, SG-1 discovers that the Stargate had been opened by the government decades before, but then suddenly abandoned. Able to make out the coordinates where the first explorer had gone, they follow, and find the man still alive, having lived forty years, alone.

      The big crisis is ...


      • Stargate SG-1: The Torment of Tantalus
      when the DHD doesn’t work, and Jack wants to blow up the very thing that is turning Daniel’s scientific head all giddy. It’s powerful and dramatic.

      Ultimately, the end is fabulous. We see the friendship developing even more between these two unlikely best friends. Daniel wants so much to stay and work on his discovery,

      something he probably wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else again, while Jack just wants them out of there before the place collapses. It’s an intense moment, when the colonel and his archaeologist reach an unspoken meeting of the minds.

      Awesome, awesome, awesome episode. If you only ever watch one showing of Stargate SG-1, make it this one!




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