Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
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Before I Sleep 

It's Elizabeth's birthday and she gets a very special gift: a woman who has been in stasis in an Atlantis' laboratory for 10,000 years and is actually herself.

Director:

Andy Mikita

Writers:

Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Joe Flanigan ... Major John Sheppard
Torri Higginson ... Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Rainbow Sun Francks ... Lt. Aiden Ford
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Gildart Jackson ... Janus
Matthew Walker ... Moros
Paul McGillion ... Dr. Carson Beckett
Craig Veroni ... Dr. Peter Grodin
Melia McClure Melia McClure ... Melia
David Nykl ... Dr. Radek Zelenka
Bro Gilbert Bro Gilbert ... Scientist (archive footage)
Alexander Troy ... Technician (as Alex De Costa)
Peter Grasso Peter Grasso ... Scientist (archive footage)
Robert Patrick ... Colonel Marshall Sumner (archive footage)

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Storyline

Sheppard, Teyla and Ford are inspecting one of the unexplored sections of the city. They discover a strange room with a stasis pod that contains a very old looking woman and a note with gate addresses. It is suspected she is at least ten thousand years old. Weir orders to revive her. Carson soon notices there's something strange about this woman. She seems to know each and everyone's names. When fully awake she claims she is actually Weir and tells an entirely different story of Earth's troublesome arrival on Atlantis. Apparently she ended up with the Ancients ten thousand years ago by using a time machine. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

This episode takes place on Dr. Weir's birthday. Coincidentally, it originally aired on Torri Higginson's 35th birthday. See more »

Goofs

After they decide to unfreeze old Weir and she is laying on the table, we see Dr Carson Beckett remove the paper from her left hand, as he takes it, her hand 'falls' back naturally, then, right after she moves it back into place on her own, even tho she should still be sleeping. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Rodney McKay: Well, it's obvious. The puddle jumper that they escaped in must have been some sort of a time machine. Had to have an additional component.
Major John Sheppard: Flux capacitor.
Dr. Rodney McKay: [short pause] Yeah.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Composed by Joel Goldsmith
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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