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List of the best Stargate Atlantis episodes, as determined by voters like you. Developed as a spin-off of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis ran for five seasons and is critically acclaimed with a strong following to this day. Ranked number one on best SyFy original shows, Stargate Atlantis is also on best TV shows canceled too early. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Stargate Atlantis episodes of all time are. Fans of Stargate Atlantis are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

The list you're viewing has a variety of episodes in it, like "Miller's Crossing" and "Enemy at the Gate." What is the best Stargate Atlantis episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Tao of Rodney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Tao of Rodney Dec 11 2006 - After an Ancient device gives Rodney superhuman powers, his enhanced brilliance is checked only by his impending death -- unless he can learn how to ascend.

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The Shrine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
The Shrine Aug 22 2008 - Rodney McKay is stricken with a mental affliction that robs him of his knowledge and memories, causing him to revert to a childlike state.

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Common Ground is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Common Ground Aug 25 2006 - Colonel Sheppard finds himself the prisoner of a Genii commander, along with a desperately hungry Wraith who has been separated from his hive.

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Midway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Midway Feb 15 2008 - Teal'c visits Atlantis to counsel a headstrong Ronon, who is up for review by the I.O.A. But the two must work together when the Wraith invade the Midway space station in order to reach Earth.

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
The Game Dec 18 2006 - Sheppard and McKay discover that their competitive video game has been controlling a planet of real people, who now stand on the brink of war.

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McKay and Mrs. Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Mycroft Roske added McKay and Mrs. Miller Sep 08 2006 - Rodney McKay is reunited with his estranged sister back on Earth, who has given up a brilliant career as a scientist to raise a family.

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Enemy at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Enemy at the Gate Jan 09 2009 - 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.

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Aurora is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Aurora Sep 23 2005 - When the team finds an Ancient warship adrift on the edge of the galaxy, its crew still alive, Colonel Sheppard enters their virtual reality stasis to communicate with them.

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Duet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Duet Aug 05 2005 - A run-in with a Wraith Dart leaves the consciousness of a precocious Atlantis security officer trapped in Dr. McKay's mind.

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Grace Under Pressure is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Grace Under Pressure Dec 12 2005 - When Dr. McKay is trapped underwater in a sinking Puddle Jumper, his only chance for survival may be an hallucination of Samantha Carter.

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Brain Storm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Brain Storm Nov 21 2008 - 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 awry, Rodney must ...more

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Sateda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Sateda Aug 04 2006 - Ronon Dex is captured by the Wraith and returned to his homeworld, where he is haunted by his past as he is forced to once again become their prey.

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The Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
taran-barham added The Storm Sep 17 2004 - When a massive storm threatens the city, Atlantis is evacuated -- only to be taken over by the team's newest enemy.

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Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Quarantine Jan 18 2008 - An automated lockdown traps Atlantis personnel in various parts of the city, each of them hoping the others will come to their rescue.

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Thirty-Eight Minutes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Thirty-Eight Minutes Jul 30 2004 - The team finds themselves in mortal danger when their Puddle Jumper ship becomes lodged in the Stargate.

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First Strike is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
First Strike Feb 05 2007 - An unstoppable energy weapon leaves Atlantis under seige after Earth launches a preemptive attack against a very powerful enemy's homeworld.

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Before I Sleep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Before I Sleep Feb 18 2005 - 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.

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Progeny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Progeny Aug 11 2006 - Weir and the team visit an advanced civilization that split off from the Lanteans thousands of years ago, but discover that they may not have left Atlantis in peace.

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Vegas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Vegas Jan 02 2009 - 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.

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Echoes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Echoes Nov 27 2006 - The inhabitants of Atlantis begin to suffer ill effects when the planet's whale population begins migrating to the island city, bringing an unexpected harbinger of doom.

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Hide and Seek Jul 23 2004 - 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.

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Remnants is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Remnants Nov 14 2008 - 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 thought was dead.

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Phantoms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Phantoms Sep 15 2006 - Sheppard and Ronon are influenced by a mind-altering device created by the Wraith while on a mission to rescue a lost team.

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Travelers Oct 26 2007 - Colonel Sheppard is captured by the inhabitants of a generational ship and their beautiful leader, who wish to use his ability to use Ancient technology for their own ends.

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Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Irresponsible Dec 04 2006 - The team finds Lucius Lavin manipulating the people of another hapless planet, using Ancient technology to pose as an invincible hero.

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Identity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Identity Dec 12 2008 - Dr. Keller's body is taken over by a cunning thief, while Keller finds herself imprisoned with a death sentence on another planet.

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The Long Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
taran-barham added The Long Goodbye Feb 10 2006 - The team discovers two pods that contain the minds of alien beings, who take control of Weir and Sheppard's bodies to continue their personal war.

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Instinct is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Stargate Atlantis Episodes
Instinct Aug 26 2005 - The team discovers a young Wraith girl who has been raised by a human, and is in hiding from the people of her human village in fear of her life.