Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

The Siege: Part 1 

McKay and Zelenka come up with the idea to repair the Ancients' weapon satellite. Bates and Teyla get into a fight, he is found unconscious a while later.


Martin Wood


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

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Episode cast overview:
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
David Nykl ... Dr. Radek Zelenka
Craig Veroni ... Dr. Peter Grodin
Paul McGillion ... Dr. Carson Beckett
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Halling
Dean Marshall ... Sgt. Bates
James Lafazanos James Lafazanos ... Wraith
Rob Avery Rob Avery ... Lt. Miller
Craig Fraser ... Security Officer
Chuck Campbell ... Chuck the Technician


Teyla has found out the Wraith armada will pass the lagrangian point satellite, the Ancient weapons platform. McKay and Zelenka think it can be repaired and powered up by using a single naquadah generator. McKay, Grodin and pilot Miller take a puddle jumper to fix it. Meanwhile Sheppard's away team is ordered to find an alternate evacuation site. Sergeant Bates has a problem with Teyla. He constantly tries to convince people it's not a good idea to take her along. He fears she will give away the location to the Wraith. A while after a heated argument between him and Teyla, Bates is found unconscious. Zelenka, meanwhile, makes a unpleasant discovery. He tells Weir the city's self destruction plan is not good enough. He's convinced that the Wraith will be able to construct an intergalactic ship with information from the remains of the Ancient database. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

18 March 2005 (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?


The defense satellite platform bears a striking resemblance to the caretaker array in "Star Trek: Voyager". See more »


Manually aimed AA guns are a thing of the distant past. They needed to be phased out with the advent of jet planes - shortly after the end of the Second World War - which made them much too ineffective. See more »


Dr. Rodney McKay: I'm not sure I can fix this.
Dr. Peter Grodin: You can fix anything.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Who told you that?
Dr. Peter Grodin: You did. On several occasions.
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Composed by Joel Goldsmith
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