SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:53 pm

Blip

Good one, although I think Chuck plays down the episode's importance a bit, given that it was the first mention of the Alliance.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby Teaos » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:33 pm

Meh, I think you could miss it and not even notice, unlike other important episodes.

But I did like this episode. Good set for such an early episode.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby McAvoy » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:15 am

I liked it. It's a small piece that can be skipped but does give a nice view overall of the Ancients.

Though the history of the Ancients is messed up.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby Teaos » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:33 am

They obviously changed it a lot from season 1 to season 7.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby McAvoy » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:20 pm

Teaos wrote:They obviously changed it a lot from season 1 to season 7.


More than that. Ancients are millions of years old. They originally came from the Ori Galaxyto the Milky Way then to the Pegasus Galaxy then back to rthe Milky Way Galaxy. The Stargates is as old as Destiny which means the Destiny originated slightly after they came to tthe Milky Way Galaxy. That us because we saw sketches of the Stargate in Ark of Truth.

The Four Races is actually hundreds of years old which means the last of the Ancients died off some time in Renaissance

They left the Milky Way originally for Pegasus a million years ago because of some plague. Then came back ten thousand years ago.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:00 am

Teaos wrote:Messy time line.


Yeah. I also couldn't make it any clearer because iI was eating and drinking beer at the time.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby Teaos » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:59 am

I does work... kinda. Its not nearly as screwed as some others.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:36 pm

Does the timeline make more sense if you've only seen SG:1? Because I've never seen any of Atlantis/Universe and it mostly made sense to me.
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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby Nutso » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:21 pm

Forgive me DITL for I have sinned. I have a confession: I never got into Stargate the way I got into Star Trek or Star Wars. I like watching Stargate, and if the idiots at SiFi put it back as reruns I would watch SG-1 and I understood what was going on as far as story arcs. But I never followed the other series, just occasionally watched Atlantis but not enough to know what was going on, and I gave the Stargate BSG (Stargate: Eternity?) lookalike show a shot. Did not like it enough to continue following.

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Re: SFDebris: Torment of Tantalus

Postby McAvoy » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:35 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Does the timeline make more sense if you've only seen SG:1? Because I've never seen any of Atlantis/Universe and it mostly made sense to me.


Atlantis mainly deals with the million years they spent in Pegasus. Universe doesn't cloud it too much but they do give a 50 million year figure.

The biggest problem is the giant lengths. Million years is a long time.
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