Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
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On a shakedown cruise of the Prometheus, the ship's hyperdrive regulator becomes irreparably damaged. A nearby planet was listed on the cartouche of addresses found on Abydos and thus may ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Colonel Jack O'Neill
Amanda Tapping ... Major Samantha Carter
Christopher Judge ... Teal'c
Corin Nemec ... Jonas Quinn
Don S. Davis ... Major General George Hammond
Robert Foxworth ... Chairman Ashwan
John Novak ... Colonel William Ronson
Miguel Fernandes ... Commander Kalfas
Ingrid Kavelaars ... Major Erin Gant
Alex Diakun ... Tarek Solamon
Ray Galletti ... Navigator Major Peter DeLouise


On a shakedown cruise of the Prometheus, the ship's hyperdrive regulator becomes irreparably damaged. A nearby planet was listed on the cartouche of addresses found on Abydos and thus may have a stargate. After a short jump towards the planet, the naquadria reactor overloads and must be jettisoned. After the reactor explodes above the planet causing damage, the fate of SG-1 and the crew of the Prometheus is in the hands of a once Goa'uld-controlled world that they're off to a rough start with. Written by Indeed, Tim and TCT

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Release Date:

7 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16 : 9
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The navigator, Major Peter DeLouise is named after the SG-1 Director, Peter DeLuise. See more »


While SG-1 is having supper, Chairman Ashwan comments on the food having been prepared "millions of light years" away. The Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 light years in diameter. The Prometheus didn't have inter-galactic capability at the time. The nearest large galaxy, Andromeda, is 2,000,000 light years away. See more »


Samantha Carter: [talking about fixing the hyperdrive buffer] It's like a... a light bulb that's burned out. You can't just fix it.
Jack O'Neill: Do we... have any extra bulbs?
Colonel William Ronson: There is no redundancy for that particular system.
Jack O'Neill: So, you're saying there's no redundancy?
[Teal'c who's zoned out by now, looks back at O'Neill at that repetition]
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Written by Joel Goldsmith and David Arnold
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The Civilization that Forgot Their Past
10 June 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

During the maiden voyage of the Prometheus, there is a friction between Col. Jack O'Neill and Commander Colonel William Ronson. Out of the blue, the hyperdrive fails and Ronson ejects the reactor out of the ship. The reactor blows up in the atmosphere of a planet that sends missiles to the Prometheus. However Jack succeeds to explain their problem and the missiles are aborted and the Prometheus lands on the planet. While the SG-1 makes contact with the amicable leader Chairman Ashwan, his adviser Commander Kalfas does not accept. The SG-1 explains that they need to find a Stargate to bring parts to repair the Prometheus. Ashwan allows the SG-1 to search for a hidden Stargate in the planet but Kalfas arrests Teal'c, Jonas and the scientist and workers that are seeking out the Stargate. What will happen now?

"Memento" is an interesting episode of "Stargate SG-1" about a civilization traumatized by their past the destroyed the register of their history that is forgotten. The idea of learning with mistakes does not work for this society. The behavior of Commander Kalfas is very similar to the suspicious Jack O'Neill; therefore there is nothing strange with the alien commander. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Memento"

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