Stargate Atlantis: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jul 16
2004

Rising (1)

A new Stargate team embarks on a dangerous mission to a distant galaxy, where they discover a mythical lost city — and a deadly new enemy.

2 Jul 16
2004

Rising (2)

Sheppard tries to convince Weir to mount a rescue mission to free Colonel Sumner, Teyla, and the others captured by the Wraith.

3 Jul 23
2004

Hide and Seek

The Atlantis base is threatened when the team discovers that an alien entity is in the city. McKay’s experiment with alien technology goes awry.

4 Jul 30
2004

Thirty-Eight Minutes

The team finds themselves in mortal danger when their Puddle Jumper ship becomes lodged in the Stargate.

5 Aug 06
2004

Suspicion

After a series of run-ins with the Wraith, the team begins to suspect their Athosian allies of having a spy in their midst.

6 Aug 13
2004

Childhood's End

Sheppard and the team visit a world where no one is over 24 years old — because of a ritual suicide practice they believe keeps the Wraith at bay.

7 Aug 20
2004

Poisoning the Well

The team finds a world whose people are on the brink of a discovery that may make them immune to the Wraith feeding.

8 Aug 27
2004

Underground

Efforts to open trade relations with a species called the Genii turn sour when the team discovers their new “allies” have ulterior motives.

9 Sep 10
2004

Home

McKay’s efforts to harness the energy of an alien planet’s atmosphere allows for a return trip to Earth — but the team may not be able to return to Atlantis.<…

10 Sep 17
2004

The Storm (1)

When a massive storm threatens the city, Atlantis is evacuated — only to be taken over by the team’s newest enemy.

11 Jan 21
2005

The Eye (2)

Major Sheppard plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with soldiers who have seized control of Atlantis and taken Weir and McKay hostage.

12 Jan 28
2005

The Defiant One

Sheppard’s team investigates a downed Wraith ship, and find themselves stuck on a planet with a lone Wraith survivor.

13 Feb 04
2005

Hot Zone

Nearly a third of Atlantis’s residents are infected with a deadly virus that causes hallucinations and death, forcing a lockdown of the city.

14 Feb 11
2005

Sanctuary

The team finds a paradise world that would make an ideal sanctuary for those fleeing from the Wraith, but the local inhabitants believe their goddess will not permit it.

15 Feb 18
2005

Before I Sleep

A woman is found in suspended animation in Atlantis, and the team is shocked to see that it is Dr. Weir herself, who tells them of her trip 10,000 years into the city’s p…

16 Feb 25
2005

The Brotherhood

The team searches for a valuable Zero Point Module rumored to be hidden on the planet Dagan — but their new allies have motives of their own.

17 Mar 04
2005

Letters from Pegasus

With a brief opportunity to send a data transmission to Earth, members of the Atlantis expedition compose video messages home to their loved ones.

18 Mar 11
2005

The Gift

Plagued by terrifying nightmares, Teyla begins to recall a time when she and her father were captured by the Wraith and subjected to disturbing experiments.

19 Mar 18
2005

The Siege (1)

With a group of Wraith hive ships on the way to Atlantis, the team searches for a place to flee and a way to destroy the city. McKay leads a team to try and activate the Ancien…

20 Mar 25
2005

The Siege (2)

A new military contingent from Earth is sent to take command of Atlantis and defend it from the impending Wraith attack.

About Stargate Atlantis

Stargate Atlantis, often abbreviated as SGA, is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM’s Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, as a spin-off series of Stargate SG-1 created by Wright and Jonathan Glassner after the release of Stargate (1994). The first three seasons of the television series were broadcast by Sci Fi Channel and The Movie Network before the series moved only to Sci Fi Channel for its last two seasons, meaning a release of 100 episodes before the series was cancelled. Stargate Atlantis premiered on Sci Fi Channel on July 16, 2004; its final episode premiered on Sci Fi Channel on January 9, 2009. The television series was filmed in and around Vancouver, Canada.

The story of Stargate Atlantis follows the cliffhanger episode on Stargate SG-1’s seventh season finale “Lost City”, where SG-1 found an outpost made by the race known as the Ancients in Antarctica. After the events of Stargate SG-1 season eight premiere “New Order”, the Stargate Command sends an international team to investigate the outpost. Soon, Dr. Daniel Jackson discovers the location of the greatest city created by the Ancients, Atlantis. The story unfolds when the members of the expedition encounter the Wraith, the race that defeated the Ancients ten thousand years ago.

The series was a ratings success for the Sci Fi Channel, and was particularly popular in Europe and Australia. Although it received little critical response, Stargate Atlantis was honored with numerous awards and award nominations in its five-season run. After Stargate Atlantis was cancelled, the show’s co-creators began working on the already conceptualized Stargate Universe which the network had approved to have a bigger budget, be less mythology dependent, and have more focus on character development. Stargate Universe was released on October 2, 2009. Merchandise for Stargate Atlantis includes games and toys, print media and an original audio series. A direct-to-DVD film entitled Stargate: Extinction is planned to be released.

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