Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
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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.


Martin Wood


Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Flanigan ... Major John Sheppard
Torri Higginson ... Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Rainbow Francks ... Lt. Aiden Ford (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Richard Dean Anderson ... Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
Michael Shanks ... Dr. Daniel Jackson
Garwin Sanford ... Simon Wallis
Paul McGillion ... Dr. Carson Beckett
Andee Frizzell ... Wraith Queen
Craig Veroni ... Dr. Peter Grodin
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Halling
Robert Patrick ... Colonel Marshall Sumner
Dean Marshall ... Sgt. Bates
Boyan Vukelic Boyan Vukelic ... Sgt. Stackhouse


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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Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS (5.1 surround)| Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Weir notes that one of the first things they should do is throw away the ten thousand year old dead plants in Atlantis. She says this as she touches an ancient and dead potted plant. In later episodes you can see the dead plant, still not thrown out, through the windows of Weir's office. See more »


Major John Sheppard (later Lt. Col.) refers to himself as a veteran pilot of Apache, Cobra and Osprey programs. However, he is an Air Force officer. While a limited number of Ospreys were indeed used by the USAF, Apache and Cobra have always been used by the US Army and Marines, so there is little chance he would have had the occasion of flying the respective helicopters. Also, later in the series, characters refer to Lt. Col. Sheppard as "our only real fighter pilot". Helicopter pilots are not fighter pilots. See more »


Dr. Rodney McKay: Sensors say there's oxygen, no measurable toxins. We have viable life support. Looks like we're not getting out of this.
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Alternate Versions

In syndication, this is sometimes shown as a 2-part episode. See more »


Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: Before I Sleep (2004) See more »


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Composed by Joel Goldsmith
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Another Fine Science Fiction Series Set In A Fantastic City
27 May 2018 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Atlantis is found.

Richard Dean Anderson makes a very welcome and comical appearance in this opening episode, but he soon goes, and thankfully, the show survives very well without him.

As someone else mentioned, The Lost City is indeed a character in the show, just as the space station was a character in Deep Space Nine (1993) and just as the moonbase was a character in Space 1999 (1975) before that.

I can't help comparing Dr McKay to one of the doctors in the M*A*S*H TV series (1972-83)...very intelligent but funny and with a few issues. But M*A*S*H was a long time ago so McKay is most welcome now.

And finally, these days many people feel the need to binge watch a show like Stargate Atlantis, well that is not the way to go as the series is repetitive in premise and settings, and binge watching actually works against the entertainment value of the series.

A fine show, but just watch one episode a week as was originally intended.

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