Stargate Atlantis: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jul 11
2008

Search and Rescue (2)

After a conflict with Michael leaves several Atlantis personnel trapped, Colonel Carter leads a rescue mission.

2 Jul 18
2008

The Seed

When an alien organism incapacitates Dr. Keller, the team seeks help from an old friend recently revived from stasis.

3 Jul 25
2008

Broken Ties

Ronon once again comes face-to-face with Tyre, one of his people who became a Wraith worshiper — but who now claims he has broken free of their influence.

4 Aug 01
2008

The Daedalus Variations

The team boards the Daedalus when it shows up abandoned in orbit, only to find themselves skipping through parallel universes.

5 Aug 15
2008

Ghost in the Machine

The city of Atlantis becomes host to the minds of disembodied Replicators, led by someone very close to the team.

6 Aug 22
2008

The Shrine

Rodney McKay is stricken with a mental affliction that robs him of his knowledge and memories, causing him to revert to a childlike state.

7 Sep 05
2008

Whispers

Sheppard and Beckett join a team investigating a hidden Wraith laboratory where Michael has been conducting genetic experiments.

8 Sep 12
2008

The Queen

Teyla goes in disguise as a Wraith queen when Todd agrees to make a bold proposal to the leader of his alliance — not realizing that he has other intentions.

9 Sep 19
2008

Tracker

Ronon and McKay join Dr. Keller on an off-world errand of mercy, and must track her through the forest when a Runner kidnaps her.

10 Sep 26
2008

First Contact (1)

When Daniel Jackson visits Atlantis, he and Dr. McKay discover a hidden lab that brings a new enemy knocking. The Daedalus welcomes a Wraith ally for a special project.

11 Oct 10
2008

The Lost Tribe (2)

Sheppard races to an Ancient laboratory to save McKay and Daniel Jackson before Todd arrives to destroy a weapon that has a devastating side-effect. Daniel uncovers the identit…

12 Oct 17
2008

Outsiders

The Wraith arrive in a village where Dr. Beckett is working, and demand that the locals turn over a group of refugees who survived the Hoffan plague — or the entire villa…

13 Oct 24
2008

Inquisition

A new coalition of human worlds puts the Atlantis team on trial for their alleged crimes against the Pegasus Galaxy.

14 Nov 07
2008

The Prodigal

The team fights to retake control of Atlantis when Michael infiltrates the control room to take Teyla’s child and destroy the city.

15 Nov 14
2008

Remnants

While being evaluated by the I.O.A. Richard Woolsey meets a beautiful scientist new to Atlantis, who is not what she appears. Sheppard is captured and tortured by an enemy he t…

16 Nov 21
2008

Brain Storm

Rodney returns to Earth with Jennifer to witness the triumph of his rival, who believes he has solved the problem of global warming. But when the new technology goes horribly a…

17 Dec 05
2008

Infection

After Todd’s hive ship shows up over Atlantis transmitting a distress call, the team discovers that he and his crew have been stricken with a disease they helped create.<…

18 Dec 12
2008

Identity

Dr. Keller’s body is taken over by a cunning thief, while Keller finds herself imprisoned with a death sentence on another planet.

19 Jan 02
2009

Vegas

In the city of Las Vegas, Detective John Sheppard must solve the case on a long string of unusual murders — perpetrated by a Wraith in hiding.

20 Jan 09
2009

Enemy at the Gate

The team learns that a rogue Wraith has acquired several Z.P.M.s to power a formidable new hive ship — and he is headed for Earth.

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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