Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
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The killings of a Wraith in Las Vegas are investigated by Detective John Sheppard - who knows nothing about life-sucking aliens from another galaxy.

Director:

Robert C. Cooper

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Flanigan ... Detective John Sheppard
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan (credit only)
Jason Momoa ... Ronon Dex (credit only)
Jewel Staite ... Dr. Jennifer Keller
Robert Picardo ... Richard Woolsey
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Neil Jackson ... Wraith
David Nykl ... Dr. Radek Zelenka
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Todd the Wraith
Gary Jones ... Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman
Frank Vincent ... Poker Player #1
Steve Schirripa ... Poker Player #2
Jody Thompson ... Hospital Nurse
Mark Burgess Mark Burgess ... Sick Guy
Chris Nowland ... Crime Scene Guy
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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

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16 : 9
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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

Near the end when the A-10 Thunderbolts make a strafing run, you hear the one plane firing what sounds like a heavy machine gun. The A-10 does not have a machine gun, it has a Gatling cannon (GAU-8/A Avenger) and when fired sounds like a short buzz because it fires supersonic rounds at 4,200 rounds per minute. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Rodney McKay: Thank you for your co-operation, Detective. If you think of anything else...
[hands him a card]
Dr. Rodney McKay: ... call me at this number.
Detective John Sheppard: If he's not finished yet, why'd he stop hiding the bodies?
Dr. Rodney McKay: I don't know. Over-confidence that he can't be caught?
Detective John Sheppard: He left money behind.
Dr. Rodney McKay: How much?
Detective John Sheppard: A few thousand.
Dr. Rodney McKay: Not enough to worry about, I guess.
Detective John Sheppard: That's it? You're just gonna let me go?
[...]
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Sadly, one of only two good episodes in the last 2 seasons of SGA
8 August 2018 | by tomasajdariSee all my reviews

Each and every episode since S04E01 has been either garbage or slightly below average... but mostly garbage. The Ghost in the Machine and Vegas are 5/5 shows with nice production values and sensible script. The inevitability of Sheppards fate/demise is awesome.


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