Stargate SG-1 Season 1

The Torment of Tantalus

1997.10.03    

Elizabeth Hoffman  Keene Curtis

Jackson: There’s no conclusion to the file. No summary, no notes, no… reason to explain why they gave up.
O’Neill: Well whole boxes of material could be missing.
Jackson: No, the Pentagon said this was everything.
O’Neill: Oh please. The Pentagon’s lost entire countries.

O’Neill: Daniel, before your head explodes, may I remind you that we’ve got more important things to deal with right now.
Jackson: How can you say that? Don’t you know what this could mean?
O’Neill: Actually. No.
Jackson: This could be the key to understanding our existence. Everyone—every thing’s—existence.

Ernest Littlefield: No prize is worth attaining if you can never share it. There would be no point. Believe me. I know.

Catherine Langford about Gate travel: It’s a piece of cake.
Ernest: Not from what I remember.