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.

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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Detective John Sheppard has the same poster of Johnny Cash on the wall of his office area as is on the wall of John Sheppard's bedroom in Atlantis. 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. Radek Zelenka: You are such a child!
Dr. Rodney McKay: And yet I am still smarter than you!
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Connections

Spoofs CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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Main Title
Composed by Joel Goldsmith
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Not really Atlantis, but .... ???
27 January 2009 | by ainsdefconSee all my reviews

This is Not an ordinary/normal Stargate Atlantis episode. The actor plays new, different characters, in a Vegas/detective story, in something that feels like a bad copy attempt of a CSI episode, with influence from SgA, lock stock, rfa dream, etc.

The show is canceled and this episode sends the clear message that they want to show that they can do other roles/films/things, like a CV so that they will have the possibility of getting new work. It's a mess of cool filmtechnics (that sometimes works), a lot of hard music and ambition to show off, that isn't consequent nor thought through. They could have done this ep in the middle of the season, but when it's the second last episode, it sucks.

SUMMARY:

If you've followed the series, this episode is most likely to be a very big disappointment.

If you are a young teenager or never seen the show before, and like sci-fi ... you will probably love it.

PS! this ep is still need to see since it explains some events in the last episode. DS!


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