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Stargate SG-1

Season 3 Episode 11

Past and Present

5
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1999 on Syfy
8.7
out of 10
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257 votes
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SG-1 travels to a planet whose inhabitants seem to be suffering from mass retrograde amnesia. They have no memory of their lives before the unknown event they call the "Vorlix", and report that their elders and children are missing. The planet faces complete devastation unless the people's memories can be restored. The inhabitants introduce Ke'ra, a brilliant and personable young woman who has come to be the leader of her people. She and Daniel Jackson develop a mutual attraction. Ke'ra returns to Earth with SG-1 in hopes that her existing research on the Vorlix may help them find a cure. But as the investigation progresses, SG-1 begins to suspect that Ke'ra may not be who or what she appears.moreless

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  • Linea Returns

    9.0
    I have to admit i wanted Linae's return to be epic and dark and evil and nasty and vile but nope, we got this instead. Which as it turns out this is a very good episode.

    The SG team arrives on a planet to find that everyone has had their memories erased and save for two people nobody has a clue to anything. The SG team works with these two victims to find out what happened and how to cure it. In the end they find that Linae is responsible for this disaster and she even shows symptoms of repeating her past atrocities if the team can't find a way to stop her while returning everyone to the former selves.moreless
  • boreing....

    4.0
    I couldn't even watch the entire episode through because it got so boreing. Whoopie, a whole world's people have lost their memories. How interesting! Anyways, they found Linaes, the Destroyer of Worlds, and Daniel got attached. It was so stupid. Daniel just lost his wife and then he goes off after the next pretty women he sees and goes absolutley ga ga. Anyways, I thought the episode was boreing. It was all scientific mumbo jumbo and it just was a disappointment. I have no clue how it ended because it was so boreing, but Lineas was probably sent back or killed because of her distructive past.moreless
  • boreing...

    4.0
    I couldn't even watch the entire episode through because it got so boreing. Whoopie, a whole world's people have lost their memories. How interesting! Anyways, they found Linaes, the Destroyer of Worlds, and Daniel got attached. It was so stupid. Daniel just lost his wife and then he goes off after the next pretty women he sees and goes absolutley ga ga. Anyways, I thought the episode was boreing. It was all scientific mumbo jumbo and it just was a disappointment. I have no clue how it ended because it was so boreing, but Lineas was probably sent back or killed because of her distructive past.moreless
  • This story has been done to many times in Sci-Fi.

    7.6
    This was a mediocre episode that had a nice twist. It starts off pretty good until the reveal that the memory problem of this planet was caused by Linea the destroyer of worlds. After that it gets a little boring and uninteresting. This is yet another screw up that comes back to bite the team in the ass. I didn't like the Daniel and Ke'ra relationship so soon after the death of Sha're and it slowed the episode even more. The scene in Ke'ra's quarters was well played by Michael Shanks. Overall a weak episode that I am not that fond of.moreless
  • SG-1 encounters a planet where everyone has amnesia...

    8.5
    Oh Danny boy, you've just barely lost Shau're and your first new girlfriend is a real doozy. Just kidding, although Daniel has made an unfortunate choice as Jack points out. This was a fairly good story and it was nice to see the Linea story concluded. "Prisoners" had such an ominous ending it almost had to be concluded, I mean come on the "destroyer of worlds"? Anyways back to the review, this episode had the usual pleasant mixture of humor and morality. There was a couple of lines that made me gag a little when Daniel and Ke'ra were doing research in the library, but overall an enjoyable, that while contributing nothing to the overarching story, was still enjoyable.moreless
Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson

Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

Christopher Judge

Christopher Judge

Teal'c

Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping

Captain/Major/ Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter

Don S. Davis

Don S. Davis

Major General George S. Hammond

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Megan Leitch

Megan Leitch

Ke'ra/Linea

Guest Star

Marya Delver

Marya Delver

Mayris/Layale

Guest Star

Jason Gray-Stanford

Jason Gray-Stanford

Orner

Guest Star

Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery

Dr. Janet Fraiser

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the first scene, Carter removes the cloth cover from the DHD to the point that the center globe is visible. A few seconds later, the red globe is covered even though no one has touched the cloth.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ke'ra: There are still so many questions. Why are there no images of children? Where have our elders gone? Through your Stargate, perhaps?
      Daniel: Well, it's possible that your people foresaw a disaster and sent the most helpless to safety.
      Ke'ra: No, Daniel. Whatever happened happened quickly, without warning.
      Daniel: How do you know that? (slowly realizing) Because, if you saw disaster coming, you would have left yourselves a note? Sort of a... to whom it may concern?

    • Jack: (walking into the room where everyone has worried faces) Oh, my! There is a distinct lack of optimism in this room.

    • Daniel: A question. Who would you trust with your life more than anyone in the world? Don't worry, I won't be offended if you don't pick me. Could it be Teal'c?
      Jack: Sure.
      Daniel: Teal'c, just refresh my memory. What was your previous occupation?
      Teal'c: I was First Prime of Apophis.
      Daniel: Right. Did a few nasty things back then?
      Jack: We see the point you're trying to make.
      Daniel: (referring to Linea) No, you don't. She is not the same person.

    • Orner: Who'd give you a name like Teal'c?

    • Jack: Oh... I was just thinking about amnesia. It doesn't quite track with Linea's nickname.
      Teal'c: The Destroyer of Worlds.
      Jack: Yeah, that one.
      Sam: Well, actually, in sort of a sick way, it does. I mean, Ke'ra said herself their society was on the verge of collapse, despite their efforts. This world is in trouble, sir.
      Teal'c: Perhaps Linea was experimenting with other ways in which to destroy worlds.
      Jack: Variety being the spice of life and all?

    • Mayris: You don't know who Ke'ra is?
      Orner: She is Minister of Health, Science and Restructuring in the Vias Transitional Government.
      Jack: Busy gal.

    • Ke'ra: There are two people inside of me, and one of them is a monster. In time, she will win.
      Daniel: You won't hurt me, because there's another way, Ke'ra.
      Ke'ra: (screaming) I'm not her!
      Daniel: No, you're not. But you can be her again. You can forget. All you have to do is forget...

    • Orner: Am I in one piece?
      Layale: Yes, Orner, one skinny little piece.

    • Jack: Don't say it, Carter.
      Sam: Sir, we wouldn't recognize her even if she walked through the front door...
      Jack: No, don't... (puts fingers in ears) lalalalalalalala...

    • Jack: Hello, amnesia check. "Destroyer of Worlds."

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