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When a secret base abandoned by the Ancients — the original builders of the stargates — is found buried in the ice of Antarctica, the Stargate Atlantis team is recruited for the most daring stargate mission yet: a one-way expedition to the distant Pegasus galaxy.
There the Stargate Atlantis team encounters a number of primitive human civilizations ... as well as The Wraith, a sinister new enemy that threatens human life everywhere.
The Stargate Atlantis mission is headed by Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson), a specialist in diplomatic relations. Her political savvy is balanced by the go-with-your-gut bravado of her military counterpart, Maj. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan), a courageous and gifted pilot. Rounding out the team are Lt. Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks), the enthusiastic young officer who becomes Sheppard's second-in-command; and Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), a clever and quick-witted astrophysicist with previous experience at Stargate Command. The team is befriended by Pegasus galaxy native Teyla (Rachel Luttrell), a beautiful young leader among the Athosian people, with whom the Atlantis team forges an uneasy alliance against The Wraith.
New faces join the team in the second season. Most notable among them are Ronan Dex (Jason Momoa), a human native to the Pegasus galaxy who has fought the Wraith for seven years in defense of his planet. And from Earth comes Col. Steven Caldwell (Mitch Pileggi), the commander of Earth's newest intergalactic battle cruiser, the Daedalus.
Theme song: "Main Title" by Joel Goldsmith.
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|5x01 - Search and Rescue:|
|An injured Sheppard is trapped alongside Ronon beneath the rubble of Michael’s collapsed compound. Trapped in another debris pocket, McKay and Lorne realize that a subspace burst has already reached Michael. Light years away, Michael’s flagship Wraith Cruiser hurtles towards the compound. Imprisoned onboard, a pregnant Teyla begs Kanann, the father of her baby, to help save her. Carter leads a rescue mission to the planet. Her team succeeds in digging up McKay and Lorne, but Ronon and a rapidly [...] (More)|
|5x02 - The Seed:|
|When Dr. Keller fails to report for her morning shift, concerned team members investigate and are shocked by what they discover: Jennifer, unconscious in her quarters - a mysterious web of tendrils attached to her body. Suspecting her condition may be linked to her research into the wraith data recovered from Michael’s lab, the team makes the decision to bring Beckett out of stasis. The beloved doctor leads the medical investigation while Sheppard and co. are quarantined under suspicion that they [...] (More)|
|5x03 - Broken Ties:|
|Ronon is ambushed during an off-world mission and awakens, much later, a prisoner of his former friend, Tyre. The fellow Satedan, it turns out, has fallen on hard times since they last crossed paths. Abandoned by the wraith he once served, he is undergoing a physiological and psychological withdrawal from the reverse-feeding process once granted to him as a wraith worshiper. But he believes he has come up with a way to win back the respect of his former masters: by delivering them Ronon. Intent [...] (More)|
|5x04 - The Daedalus Variations:|
|When a mysterious, duplicate Daedalus appears in orbit over Atlantis, the team is dispatched to investigate. Once aboard the deserted and severely damaged ship, the team discovers an ominous video message from the former captain. But before they can make sense of the situation, the ship is propelled into an alternate reality. As McKay tries to figure out what is going on, the ship continues to jump through various alternate realities, encountering an alien armada and the blistering heat of an [...] (More)|
|5x05 - Ghost In The Machine:|
|Returning from an exploratory mission, the team is mystified when an arc of blue energy causes the puddle jumper's primary systems to shut down, slamming them into an active stargate. They narrowly make it home, only to be greeted by similar erratic anomalies within the city itself. Soon, nearly every system in Atlantis is affected by ominous power disruptions. Suddenly, a puzzling message appears on McKay's computer screen. Its author claims to be a former friend long thought dead. Now an [...] (More)|
|5x06 - The Shrine:|
|En route to check on a missing research team, Lt. Col. Sheppard, Dr. McKay, Teyla and Ronon emerge from the stargate to find themselves swimming atop a flooded valley. With only the apex of the gate accessible above the waterline they cling to it, soaked and bitterly cold, until a puddle jumper can make it through to rescue them. But during the flight back to Atlantis, McKay inexplicably falls ill and in the days that follow, his condition declines further. Dr. Keller discovers a parasitic organism [...] (More)|
|5x07 - Whispers:|
|Dr. Beckett is asked to delay his departure from Atlantis when word comes that Major Anne Teldy and her away team, Sgt. Dusty Mehra, Capt. Alicia Vega and Dr. Alison Porter, have stumbled onto one of Michael's labs inside an extensive underground catacomb. He and Lt. Col. Sheppard 'gate to Teldy's location, where further investigation reveals an abandoned laboratory containing numerous stasis pods. While Dr. Beckett and Dr. Porter stay behind to sift through the research data that Michael left [...] (More)|
|5x08 - The Queen:|
|Keller and the Atlantis team meet with the Wraith, Todd, to deliver a startling proposition. Aided by her studies of Michael's retrieved data, Keller believes she has found the means by which to cure the Wraith of their need to feed on humans. All she requires are some Wraith willing to act as test subjects for this breakthrough treatment. Todd is intrigued, but insists that they must first win the support of the Primary, or the supreme Wraith Queen in the alliance. But to do so, Teyla must go [...] (More)|
|5x09 - Tracker:|
|McKay and Ronon, each unaware of the other's motive, volunteer to assist Dr. Jennifer Keller with a medical follow-up away from Atlantis. But once in a settlement, a nervous child patient prompts Keller to ask Ronon and McKay to wait for her in the local tavern while she finishes her treatment. Later, when the pair return, they are surprised to learn that she left sometime ago. An exhaustive search of the village turns up no sign of her. But a set of footprints in the dirt just past the village [...] (More)|
|5x10 - First Contact (Part 1):|
|Stargate SG-1's Dr. Daniel Jackson travels to Atlantis when his research suggests that a rebellious Ancient scientist named Janus may have hidden a secret lab somewhere within the city. Hoping to find it, and possibly a significant portion of his unauthorized research, Jackson enlists McKay's help. An obscure log entry leads them to a cloaked lab where they unwittingly activate a signal on a distant planet. Hours later, the city is paid a visit by a group of mysterious aliens. Meanwhile Woolsey, [...] (More)|
|5x11 - The Lost Tribe (2):|
|Dr. Daniel Jackson and Dr. Rodney McKay have been forced to reactivate the Attero device, a machine designed thousands of years ago to annihilate the Wraith. In doing so, they discover the reason the device was ultimately abandoned by its Ancient creator. While destroying Wraith ships that attempt to travel through hyperspace, the weapon inadvertently causes active stargates to self-destruct.
Meanwhile, Todd and his troops continue to hold Woolsey, Keller, Ronan and the Daedalus crew captive, [...] (More)|
|5x12 - Outsiders:|
|Col. Sheppard and his team locate Dr. Beckett on an alien planet where he is treating a small group of survivors of the Hoffan plague. These patients, who escaped a Wraith attack on their home world, Balar, have found sanctuary and friendship on this alien planet. But that same evening, a party of Wraith warriors appears before the village's councilors, demanding that the refugees be turned over to them, threatening total annihilation if they refuse.
The Balarians, aware that they are not only [...] (More)|
|5x13 - Inquisition:|
|Leaders from the human populations of many worlds have formed an official alliance and extend an invitation to Lt. Col. John Sheppard and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting.
But on arrival, the team is immediately detained in a concrete cell and Sheppard is brought before three council members — Kelore of Latira, Shiana of the Tribes of Santhal, and Dimas of the Free Peoples of Riva — to stand trial for crimes against the indigenous peoples of the Pegasus Galaxy.
Richard [...] (More)|
|5x14 - The Prodigal:|
|Col. Sheppard and Dr. McKay are enjoying some recreational time on the pier level of the city when Atlantis is plunged into darkness, with only the top tier of the central tower unaffected. Struggling to make their way up to the Gate Room on foot, more than 70 levels above, McKay speculates that someone has taken control of Atlantis by hacking into the city's mainframe. As they close in on the location, McKay picks up extreme energy readings. An unusual force field has been established to prevent [...] (More)|
|5x15 - Remnants:|
|Woolsey admits to Teyla, Ronan and Dr. McKay that he's apprehensive about an upcoming performance evaluation. Later, while en route to his quarters, he encounters Dr. Vanessa Conrad, an engaging scientist recently arrived on the Apollo, and finds himself more than a little attracted to her. But she is quickly forgotten when I.O.A. representative Shen Xiaoyi appears and advises him that he's been reassigned to a new position back on Earth. Woolsey is shocked by this news but, aided by his new [...] (More)|
|5x16 - Brain Storm:|
|When the Atlantis team is given two weeks of vacation leave, Dr. Rodney McKay reluctantly accepts an invitation by his former rival, Malcolm Tunney. Tunney wants McKay to attend a scientific demonstration that he claims will be the solution to global warming. Feeling bold, McKay asks Dr. Jennifer Keller to accompany him and she accepts. Upon reaching Earth, they are flown, by private leer jet, to a top-secret facility in the middle of a desert.
Once there, McKay is shocked by Tunney's brazen [...] (More)|
|5x17 - Infection:|
|A hive ship comes out of hyperspace directly over the city of Atlantis and transmit's a garbled message. Despite missing data, McKay is able to make out a reference to Dr. Keller's gene therapy and an urgent request for help. On high alert, Col. Sheppard and his team launch a cloaked puddle jumper to investigate. They board the ship to discover the entire crew in stasis, and a prerecorded message from their nemesis - Todd. In it he reveals that he and the crew were stricken with a disease - a [...] (More)|
|5x18 - Identity:|
|When it's observed that Dr. Jennifer Keller is behaving very strangely, Dr. Carson Beckett is asked to examine her. But extensive testing reveals nothing abnormal and they fear she may be suffering from a mysterious psychological disorder. Unbeknownst to them, Keller has traded bodies with that of a notorious criminal, Neela Casol, and finds herself at the mercy of a village magistrate, on a distant planet, about to be executed for her crimes. McKay's investigation leads him to suspect that Dr. [...] (More)|
|5x19 - Vegas:|
|Police find a desiccated corpse on a desert road outside Las Vegas, Nevada, the seventh victim of a bizarre serial killer. Detective John Sheppard, called in to assist, is baffled by these murders. Then a clue, traces of radiation found on the bodies, leads him to a strange looking man with super human attributes who easily evades capture.|
|5x20 - Enemy at the Gate:|
|Todd contacts Atlantis and reveals that a Wraith subordinate has managed to acquire several zero point modules that he has used to power a formidable new hive ship. He urges Woolsey to attack and destroy before it becomes a threat to Atlantis.|
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