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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 acclaimedwith 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.
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Tao of RodneyDec 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.
The ShrineAug 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.
Common GroundAug 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.
MidwayFeb 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.
The GameDec 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.
Enemy at the GateJan 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.
Brain StormNov 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
AuroraSep 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.
taran-barham added The StormSep 17 2004 - When a massive storm threatens the city, Atlantis is evacuated -- only to be taken over by the team's newest enemy.
Mycroft Roske added McKay and Mrs. MillerSep 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.
Grace Under PressureDec 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.
DuetAug 05 2005 - A run-in with a Wraith Dart leaves the consciousness of a precocious Atlantis security officer trapped in Dr. McKay's mind.
SatedaAug 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.
QuarantineJan 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.
Thirty-Eight MinutesJul 30 2004 - The team finds themselves in mortal danger when their Puddle Jumper ship becomes lodged in the Stargate.
Before I SleepFeb 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.
First StrikeFeb 05 2007 - An unstoppable energy weapon leaves Atlantis under seige after Earth launches a preemptive attack against a very powerful enemy's homeworld.
ProgenyAug 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.
EchoesNov 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.
Hide and SeekJul 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.
VegasJan 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.
TravelersOct 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.
RemnantsNov 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.
PhantomsSep 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.
IrresponsibleDec 04 2006 - The team finds Lucius Lavin manipulating the people of another hapless planet, using Ancient technology to pose as an invincible hero.
Rising Part 1 Season 1 Episode 1: A newly formed Stargate team heads into an unknown galaxy, discovers the lost city of Atlantis, and encounters a sinister new enemy.
Rising Part 2 Season 1 Episode 2: A newly formed Stargate team heads into an unknown galaxy, discovers the lost city of Atlantis, and encounters a sinister new enemy.
Tabula Rasa Season 4 Episode 6: With almost everyone on Atlantis infected by an amnesia-causing virus, McKay (David Hewlett) finds himself zap-strapped to his desk with cryptic letters on his arm and no memories of who he is or what has ...
The Return: Part 2 Season 3 Episode 11: With General O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Richard Woosley (Robert Picardo) trapped on Atlantis hiding from the Replicators, Col. Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) takes his team AWOL hoping to mount a rescue ...
voxcati added SundayJan 15 2007 - The team tries to relax during a mandatory day off, until an explosion leaves three people dead -- and reveals that one scientist is a walking time bomb.
Miller's Crossing Season 4 Episode 9: When McKays sister Jeanie (KATE HEWLETT) is kidnapped, the team returns to Earth to find her.
Coup D'etat Season 2 Episode 17: Col. Sheppard's team is urgently summoned to M1K-177, where Maj. Lorne's team has been attacked. When Sheppard and his unit arrive, however, all they find is a burned building containing charred bodies: ...
The Return: Part 1 Season 3 Episode 10: The Atlantis expedition must turn to an old friend for help as the Asurans prepare to invade the city.
Search and Rescue Season 5 Episode 1: Atlantis races against time to save team members trapped in a collapsed compound, and rescue a pregnant Teyla from Michael's clutches.
The Lost Tribe Season 5 Episode 11: With the Daedalus under siege, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Rodney McKay try to keep a reactivated Ancient weapon from triggering a cataclysmic chain of events.
The Real World Season 3 Episode 6: Dr. Weir awakens in a psychiatric hospital on Earth to discover that her entire experience in Atlantis over the last two years was solely a figment of her imagination.
Harmony Season 4 Episode 14: Wanting to maintain diplomatic relations, Sheppard and McKay agree to accompany a precocious young princess on a rite of passage.
Tracker Season 5 Episode 9: With Hunter Wraith in close pursuit, only Ronan's uncommon skills as a former Runner may save a kidnapped Dr. Keller.
The Seer Season 4 Episode 8: While trying to find her people, Teyla (Rachel Luttrell) and the team meet a man with extraordinary prophetic abilities who predicts a frightening future for Atlantis.
Missing Season 4 Episode 7: Arriving on New Athos for an overnight visit, Teyla (Rachel Luttrell) and Dr. Keller (Jewel Staite) discover the entire settlement abandoned and their own lives in jeopardy from a primitive warrior tribe.
Inquisition Season 5 Episode 13: Sheppard and his team are abducted by a newly formed galactic coalition and made to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
Doppelganger Season 4 Episode 4: During an exploratory walk on a jungle planet, Lt. Col. Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) touches a glowing crystalline growth and unwittingly becomes host to an infectious energy form.
Reunion Season 4 Episode 3: Ronon (Jason Momoa) reconnects with a group of Satedans from his past who enlist the Atlantis team's help on a dangerous mission against the Wraith.
Infection Season 5 Episode 17: Atlantis receives a distress signal from a hive ship and discovers that all the Wraith on board have placed themselves in stasis, the victims of a lethal affliction.
Lifeline Season 4 Episode 2: Stargate Atlantis returns for an action packed fourth season with the team welcoming new members and battling enemies new and old.
Adrift Season 4 Episode 1: Its power system severely damaged, Atlantis automatically starts to decompress, shutting down artificial gravity, collapsing its protective shields and forcing Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) to find a solution ...
Vengeance Season 3 Episode 19: Searching for a missing village of Taranans they helped relocate, Col. Sheppard and his team stumble onto a wraith experiment built to create Iratus super bugs.
Submersion Season 3 Episode 18: Searching for an ancient geothermal drilling station on the Ocean floor the team unknowingly awakens a Wraith Queen who has laid dormant for thousands of years.
The Ark Season 3 Episode 16: Discovering a hollowed out moon with an antiquated space station inside, Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team mistakenly awaken a race of people stored in stasis for thousands of years.
The Prodigal Season 5 Episode 14: An old foe, bent on revenge, infiltrates the Gate Room to take control of Atlantis.