Stargate Atlantis: Season 3

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jul 14
2006

No Man's Land (2)

The team desperately attempts to stop two Wraith hive ships from reaching Earth. Sheppard must rely on an old foe to rescue McKay and Ronon.

2 Jul 21
2006

Misbegotten (3)

The Atlantis team must decide the fate of a colony of Wraith they have turned into humans. Dr. Weir must defend her leadership when she is evaluated by the I.O.A.

3 Jul 28
2006

Irresistible

Sheppard’s team meets an obnoxious man who is adored by all thanks to a secret that he carries — and who has an unexpected affect on them.

4 Aug 04
2006

Sateda

Ronon Dex is captured by the Wraith and returned to his homeworld, where he is haunted by his past as he is forced to once again become their prey.

5 Aug 11
2006

Progeny

Weir and the team visit an advanced civilization that split off from the Lanteans thousands of years ago, but discover that they may not have left Atlantis in peace.

6 Aug 18
2006

The Real World

Elizabeth Weir wakes up in a mental institution, where she is told that the expedition to Atlantis and the Stargate are figments of her imagination.

7 Aug 25
2006

Common Ground

Colonel Sheppard finds himself the prisoner of a Genii commander, along with a desperately hungry Wraith who has been separated from his hive.

8 Sep 08
2006

McKay and Mrs. Miller

Rodney McKay is reunited with his estranged sister back on Earth, who has given up a brilliant career as a scientist to raise a family.

9 Sep 15
2006

Phantoms

Sheppard and Ronon are influenced by a mind-altering device created by the Wraith while on a mission to rescue a lost team.

10 Sep 22
2006

The Return (1)

The Atlantis expedition is stunned to learn that a ship full of Ancients is returning to reclaim their lost city.

11 Apr 13
2007

The Return (2)

The Atlantis team goes against orders to try and save Atlantis from Replicator control — and to rescue General O’Neill and Richard Woolsey, who are trapped in the o…

12 Apr 20
2007

Echoes

The inhabitants of Atlantis begin to suffer ill effects when the planet’s whale population begins migrating to the island city, bringing an unexpected harbinger of doom.<…

13 Apr 27
2007

Irresponsible

The team finds Lucius Lavin manipulating the people of another hapless planet, using Ancient technology to pose as an invincible hero.

14 May 04
2007

Tao of Rodney

After an Ancient device gives Rodney superhuman powers, his enhanced brilliance is checked only by his impending death — unless he can learn how to ascend.

15 May 11
2007

The Game

Sheppard and McKay discover that their competitive video game has been controlling a planet of real people, who now stand on the brink of war.

16 May 18
2007

The Ark

The team discovers the last of a civilization in suspended animation, whose survival is at risk when their station is critically damaged.

17 Jun 01
2007

Sunday

The team tries to relax during a mandatory day off, until an explosion leaves three people dead — and reveals that one scientist is a walking time bomb.

18 Jun 08
2007

Submersion

The team discovers an Ancient drilling station deep beneath the surface of the ocean, only to find that a Wraith queen is still alive there.

19 Jun 15
2007

Vengeance

The Atlantis team investigates the disappearance of one of their allies, only to find an old enemy engineering a race of powerful monsters.

20 Jun 22
2007

First Strike (1)

An unstoppable energy weapon leaves Atlantis under seige after Earth launches a preemptive attack against a very powerful enemy’s homeworld.

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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