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Stargate Atlantis (2004) - 3x20 - First Strike (Part 1)

 
Plot Outline
With the arrival of the Apollo to Atlantis comes intel that the Replicators appear to be building a large armada to directly attack earth. Planning to strike first Col. Ellis with the aid of the Atlantis team launches a surgical strike nuking the entire armada. Believing that all imminent danger has been avoided the team is shocked when a satellite housing a stargate takes up geosynchronous orbit above Atlantis.

Unable to destroy the stargate before it opens transmitting a powerful energy beam impacting on Atlantisí shields. Being powered from the point of origin neither the beam nor the satelliteís shields show any vulnerability to the Apollo or Atlatnis. Without any way of avoiding the beam as it quickly drains the ZPM powering the shields, Rodney McKay opts to sink the city as the ancients did millennia ago using the water to dissipate the beams strength. But when the sinking of the city doesnít have the desired effects it appears itís only a matter of time before the shields fail.

With the stargate active in such close proximity it renders the cityís gate inactive. Their only hope is to use what energy the ZPM has left along with strategic cover by an asteroid to hopefully fly the city into hyperspace before the shields collapse. But when the asteroid fails to hold allowing the beam to cut through to the city it seems unlikely Atlantis will make it off the surface in one piece.


Episode Comments
 
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Posted on:
2007-02-06 23:52:54
1.) Wow - Jewel is still sexy :)  Nice to see her again  
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Posted on:
2007-02-07 01:50:00
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Wow - Jewel is still sexy :)  Nice to see her again

Indeed!

Nice episode, quite exciting. 8/10. Good to see some new faces also.
  
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Posted on:
2007-02-08 09:35:10
3.) good one but similar to other episodes: military showing up, ignoring weir. things go wrong (of course) and then apologize...  
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Posted on:
2007-03-17 17:11:34
4.) i loved this episode, nd yeah Jewl still is stunnin!!!!!  
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