Stargate: Atlantis: Season 1, Episode 5

Childhood's End (13 Aug. 2004)

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Rodney investigates a ZPM from a planet whose inhabitants kill themselves when they turned 25 years old to prevent the Wraiths from finding them profitable.

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The away teams investigates a strange energy reading when suddenly the puddle jumper's systems collapse. No technology seems to be working anymore. They soon find a civilization of very young people. Their leader Keras tells no one is older than 24 and that on their 25th birthday everybody commits suicide. They believe that will keep the Wraith away, because they aren't interested in them. Rodney has a different idea, he finds the civilization is contained in a field powered by an almost depleted ZPM. He thinks they aren't coming anymore because none of their technology is working inside the field. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This episode has the same title as the science fiction novel "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke. The theme of the novel is an assisted evolution of man into non corporeal beings. See more »

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[the sensors have discovered a powerful energy field]
Major John Sheppard: Do you think it's worth checking out?
Dr. Rodney McKay: Any significant energy emission generally indicates technological civilisation.
Major John Sheppard: So... you think it's worth checking out?
Dr. Rodney McKay: [sarcastically] I'm sorry. Yes. Energy field good.
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