Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)


Teyla witnesses what appear to be an Ancient apparitions, which soon other people start to see.


William Waring


Brad Wright (created by), Robert C. Cooper (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Joe Flanigan ... Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
Torri Higginson ... Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Jason Momoa ... Ronon Dex
Paul McGillion ... Dr. Carson Beckett
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay
Claire Rankin ... Dr. Kate Heightmeyer
David Nykl ... Dr. Radek Zelenka
Mitch Pileggi ... Colonel Steven Caldwell
Patricia Nudd Patricia Nudd ... Ancient Woman
David Neale ... Ancient Man
David Quinlan ... Ancient Scientist #1
Amanda Burke ... Ancient Scientist #2
Michael Chase Michael Chase ... Ancient Med Tech


Teyla is shocked when she sees the ghostly image of a woman in the corridors of Atlantis. The woman is an Ancient in appearance but, initially at least, no one else can see her. Others begin to have their own visions however. Dr. McKay is enjoying himself watching a whale-like creature that is swimming just off the city. He's certain that it's the same creature who guided Sheppard to save him when he was trapped on the ocean floor. He nicknames the creature Sam, after his good friend Samantha Carter. When hundreds of the sea creatures are found to be heading for Atlantis, clearly something is wrong. McKay's search of the alien database reveals that Atlantis is under threat of destruction. Written by garykmcd

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| DTS (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Ronon hands Teyla a wooden sword to hit him with if he falls asleep while meditating. In Zen Buddhism the Keisaku is a long, flat wood or bamboo stick used to hit sleeping students during meditation training. See more »


When Shepard is carrying Weir to the Infirmary she is holding onto his shoulder with her right hand. If she was really unconscious, both arms would be hanging behind her. See more »


Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: So, these, uh, whales. Did the Ancients say they're good eating?
Dr. Rodney McKay: Oh, you wouldn't!
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard: I would.
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