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Stargate Atlantis

Season 1 2004 - 2005

  • 2004-07-17T01:00:00Z on Syfy
  • 45 mins
  • 15 hours, 3 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

The first season of the television series Stargate Atlantis commenced airing on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States on July 16, 2004, concluded on The Movie Network in Canada on January 31, 2005, and contained 20 episodes. The show was a spin off of sister show, Stargate SG-1. Stargate Atlantis re-introduced supporting characters from the SG-1 universe, such as Elizabeth Weir and Rodney McKay among others. The show also included new characters such as Teyla Emmagan and John Sheppard. The first season is about a military-science expedition team discovering Atlantis and exploring the Pegasus Galaxy. However, there is no way to return home, and they inadvertently awake a hostile alien race known as the Wraith, whose primary goal is to gather a fleet to invade Atlantis and find their new "feeding ground", Earth.

The two-hour premiere "Rising", which aired on July 16, 2004, received Sci Fi Channel's highest-ever rating for a series premiere and episode ever released, it is also the most watched broadcast release ever released by the Sci Fi Channel in the United States. The average viewing rate for the first ten episodes were around 3-4 million in the United States. The series was developed by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, who also served as executive producers. Season one regular cast members included Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Rainbow Sun Francks, Rachel Luttrell, and David Hewlett.

20 episodes

1x01 Rising (1)

  • Series Premiere

    2004-07-17T01:00:00Z — 88 mins

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.

1x02 Rising (2)

  • 2004-07-17T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

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

1x03 Hide and Seek

  • 2004-07-24T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x04 Thirty-Eight Minutes

  • 2004-07-31T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x05 Suspicion

  • 2004-08-07T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x06 Childhood's End

  • 2004-08-14T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x07 Poisoning the Well

  • 2004-08-21T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x08 Underground

  • 2004-08-28T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x09 Home

  • 2004-09-11T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x10 The Storm (1)

  • 2004-09-18T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x11 The Eye (2)

  • 2005-01-22T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x12 The Defiant One

  • 2005-01-29T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x13 Hot Zone

  • 2005-02-05T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x14 Sanctuary

  • 2005-02-12T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x15 Before I Sleep

  • 2005-02-19T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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 past.

1x16 The Brotherhood

  • 2005-02-26T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x17 Letters from Pegasus

  • 2005-03-05T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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

1x18 The Gift

  • 2005-03-12T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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.

1x19 The Siege (1)

  • 2005-03-19T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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 Ancients' orbital weapons platform.

1x20 The Siege (2)

  • 2005-03-26T02:00:00Z — 43 mins

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