Stargate: Atlantis: Season 5, Episode 5

Ghost in the Machine (15 Aug. 2008)

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A group of beings stranded in sub-space seek help from Atlantis to return to normal space. But their outrageous claims and erratic behavior strains the trust of their benefactors and forces a painful solution.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Jennifer Keller (credit only)
Leanne Adachi ...
Richard Busch ...
Dr. Elizabeth Weir (archive footage)
Oberoth (archive footage)
Patricia Cullen ...
Replicator Crew Member (archive footage)


Returning from an off-world mission in a puddle jumper, Sheppard, Teyla, Ronan and McKay suddenly find themselves in a ship that swings wildly between complete power failure and power surges that are blowing out some of the ship's systems. When they manage to get back to Atlantis, a diagnostics check reveals no problem whatsoever with the jumper. Soon however, systems across the city are affected in the same way. McKay is having difficulty isolating the source but it finds him by shutting down all but his computer. When he finally manages to communicate with it, he and everyone else is in shock at who it claims to be. Written by garykmcd

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One of my favorite episodes.
16 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite episodes. SGA has always explored what it really means to be human. And I love how each of the regular characters has their own idea. Dr. Weir has always carried a heavy burden and throughout her years in charge has had to make difficult decisions. She eloquently and gracefully makes one more.

So many times in other TV Series we see characters change and often become completely different characters over time often to the detriment of the series. On the other hand I have always loved how the writers of this series has consistently and pervasively maintained the personalities of their characters. Rodney is always Rodney, Elizabeth is always Elizabeth, John is always John, etc. So it was refreshing to see how Elizabeth suddenly acting different under the circumstances, finally proves that she really is Dr. Elizabeth Weir.

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