Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
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Its power system severely damaged, Atlantis automatically starts to decompress, shutting down artificial gravity, collapsing its protective shields and forcing Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) to find a solution before it's too late.


Martin Wood


Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Flanigan ... Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
Amanda Tapping ... Colonel Samantha Carter
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Jason Momoa ... Ronon Dex
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Torri Higginson ... Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Jewel Staite ... Dr. Jennifer Keller
David Nykl ... Dr. Radek Zelenka
Michael Beach ... Colonel Abe Ellis
Bill Dow ... Dr. Bill Lee
Linda Ko ... Marie
Syn Narula ... Young Doctor (as Surin Narula)
Yee Jee Tso ... Systems Tech
Chuck Campbell ... Chuck the Technician
Rick Wong Rick Wong ... Med-Tech


With a damaged ZPM, and diminished hopes of survival, the Atlantis team finds themselves stranded in the middle of empty space with hardly any time before they run out of power completely. Dr. McKay is challenged to the max as he tries to find a way to save Atlantis from its doom. Meanwhile, Dr. Keller races to treat Weir's increasing head injuries, but the only answer she can come up with could have grave results for everyone on board. Written by jwhitleymail

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Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: [responding to Rodney's watered-down explanation of the city's power situation] You dumb this down any more, you're gonna get hit.
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Killing off protagonists will not save the storyline
26 December 2020 | by herthhSee all my reviews

And yet another Atlantian is slowly leaving the cast, and (pun intended) is leaving a gap in the story-line not filled up by its successor. This is not a way of achieving longevity of a show. In at least two cases writers and producers were than forced by popular demand to make the characters return as clones, ghosts, robots, whatever. Just do not kill the primary and popular characters in the 1st place.

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28 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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



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16:9 HD
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