The killings of a Wraith in Las Vegas are investigated by Detective John Sheppard - who knows nothing about life-sucking aliens from another galaxy.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Detective John Sheppard
... Teyla Emmagan (credit only)
... Ronon Dex (credit only)
... Dr. Jennifer Keller
... Richard Woolsey
... Dr. Rodney McKay
... Wraith
... Dr. Radek Zelenka
... Todd the Wraith
... Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman
... Poker Player #1
... Poker Player #2
... Hospital Nurse
Mark Burgess ... Sick Guy
... Crime Scene Guy
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In an alternate universe, Detective John Sheppard is with the Las Vegas Police Department and begins to investigate a strange series of murders. This Sheppard is a bit down on his luck, over-promoted and barely getting by. What Sheppard is dealing with is a Wraith who has made it to Earth and is building a device to send out a signal of some sort. Of course, he has no idea what a Wraith is but a senior member of the Atlantis expedition, Rodney McKay, decides to take Sheppard into their confidence and tell him about the Pegasus galaxy and their fear that the Wraith is trying to send out a signal with Earth's location. While they succeed, they may have opened a rift with other parallel universes. This Dr. McKay, who is cool and smooth, actually visited Atlantis in another dimension once and wonders what may now happen there. Written by garykmcd

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19 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Many of the establishing shots of Las Vegas appear to be taken from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). See more »

Goofs

A dishonorable discharge from the military disqualifies an individual from police/detective service. Dr. McKay reveals the fact that Detective Sheppard was dishonorably discharged after a botched attempt at rescuing a medic from behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. However, he also stated that the record was expunged for political reasons. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Radek Zelenka: You are such a child!
Dr. Rodney McKay: And yet I am still smarter than you!
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Spoofs CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Beautiful People
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Written by Marilyn Manson (as Brian Hugh Warner) and Jeordie White
(P) 1996 Interscope Records
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
© 1996 Dinger and Ollie Music / Blood Heavy Music / Songs of Golgotha
Administered by HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc.
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THE best episode of Atlantis to date.
22 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I think this is THE best episode of Atlantis to date. Caught me by total surprise.

On reading other comments on thew web you'll either love it or hate it. I think it is fantastic!!!

The setting, the music (and im not even a rock fan) People say it is like CSI. hmmm, maybe but very very loosely based but this isn't about forensic science at all. This is a different john shepherd who hasn't had as much luck as he has in the Atlantis reality.Its nice to see how the star of the show may react given that we all owe half our chances to luck anyhow.

Shame there wont be another part to it. In fact shame they don't make a series around it.

As said, you'll love or hate it. Right up my street. I have now watched it 15 times and counting!!


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