Stargate: Atlantis: Season 1, Episode 1

Rising (16 Jul. 2004)

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A team of scientists think they have found the location of the long lost city of Atlantis. It can be reached by a stargate that leads to another galaxy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Aiden Ford (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
Andee Frizzell ...
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Boyan Vukelic ...


Dr. Elizabeth Weir leads an expedition to find the Ancient's lost city of Atlantis, a journey that brings her and a carefully selected crew of Earth's best and brightest to the Pegasus galaxy, where they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, and awaken among the stars an enemy none of them could have predicted, endangering themselves and the native people of Pegasus alike. Written by Fia Reynne

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When the 'Stargate Atlantis' pilot was filmed, there were four regular characters in Stargate SG-1, but only two of them (Jack O'Neill and Daniel Jackson) appear in Rising. According to Amanda Tapping, who played Samantha Carter, her character and Teal'c weren't allowed to appear due to rights issues. They were created for the Stargate SG-1 TV show, and including them in the new show would mean using the work from one of the producers to boost a new, different show. Jack and Daniel already appeared in the Stargate movie and therefore they weren't affected. Anyway, the four of them appear in several Stargate Atlantis episodes throughout its five seasons. See more »


Rachel Luttrell's name was spelled incorrectly in the opening credits of some episodes of season one. This error was corrected in subsequent episodes and on the DVD Release version. See more »


Major John Sheppard: [after almost being blown up by a drone] Well, that was different.
Brigadier General Jack O'Neill USAF: For me, not so much.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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It's all about imagination
5 July 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

this kind of movies show us (human kind) what is meant for us to be.OK , they have imperfection ,OK the set's are not so good , OK the actors are not playing well so what?You (the people with these kind of bad comments)mist the whole points:in a future it could be possible.It could be possible to find or research a Z.P.M.Our problem is that we don't have imagination.From this point all begins , imagination ; you imagine things and then you try to do it ; that's the way everything work(search the history of all invention and you'll see that all begins with imagination).Those people who made this film make me think far ,far ,away than I must pay my taxes , or drink or women or drugs or fancy cars or stupidity of our human race.Because we are living in this world ,and WORLD in this case is UNIVERSE ; so ,is to bad that only a few people think like this.We encourage stupidity we pull us back from what the people , who made this film , think that is possible.Thank you.

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