Stargate Atlantis

The BEST episodes of Stargate Atlantis

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The story of Stargate Atlantis follows the cliffhanger episode on Stargate SG-1's seventh season finale "Lost City", where SG-1 found an outpost made by the race known as the Ancients in Antarctica. After the events of Stargate SG-1 season eight premiere "New Order", the Stargate Command sends an international team to investigate the outpost. Soon, Dr. Daniel Jackson discovers the location of the greatest city created by the Ancients, Atlantis. The story unfolds when the members of the expedition encounter the Wraith, the race that defeated the Ancients ten thousand years ago.

Last Updated: 5/4/2022Network: Syfy
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Enemy at the Gate
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8.07
2943 votes

#1 - Enemy at the Gate

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/9/2009

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.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Siege (3)
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8.04
2779 votes

#2 - The Siege (3)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/15/2005

The Daedalus arrives to defend Atlantis from the Wraith onslaught, but it may not be enough when the team discovers that an even larger armada is on the way.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Rising (1)
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8.02
3954 votes

#3 - Rising (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/16/2004

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.

Directors: Martin Wood
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The Last Man (1)
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8.01
2840 votes

#4 - The Last Man (1)

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/7/2008

Sheppard returns to Atlantis after a mission and finds the city abandoned, all systems dead -- and instead of ocean, sand dunes as far as the eye can see.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Rising (2)
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8.00
1244 votes

#5 - Rising (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/16/2004

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

Directors: Martin Wood
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Common Ground
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7.99
2320 votes

#6 - Common Ground

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/25/2006

Colonel Sheppard finds himself the prisoner of a Genii commander, along with a desperately hungry Wraith who has been separated from his hive.

Directors: William Waring
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The Siege (2)
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7.98
2620 votes

#7 - The Siege (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/25/2005

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

Directors: Martin Wood
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The Return (2)
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7.96
2732 votes

#8 - The Return (2)

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/13/2007

The Atlantis team goes against orders to try and save Atlantis from Replicator control -- and to rescue General O'Neill and Richard Woolsey, who are trapped in the occupied city.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Midway
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7.95
2520 votes

#9 - Midway

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/15/2008

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.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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Be All My Sins Remember'd (2)
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7.94
2895 votes

#10 - Be All My Sins Remember'd (2)

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/4/2008

With a plan to potentially extinguish the Replicator threat, the Atlantis team must seek an alliance with a fleet of Wraith ships.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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First Strike (1)
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7.94
2917 votes

#11 - First Strike (1)

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/22/2007

An unstoppable energy weapon leaves Atlantis under siege after Earth launches a preemptive attack against a very powerful enemy's homeworld.

Directors: Martin Wood
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The Siege (1)
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7.94
2655 votes

#12 - The Siege (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/18/2005

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.

Directors: Martin Wood
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The Eye (2)
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7.91
2485 votes

#13 - The Eye (2)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/21/2005

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

Directors: Martin Wood
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First Contact (1)
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7.91
3006 votes

#14 - First Contact (1)

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/26/2008

When Daniel Jackson visits Atlantis, he and Dr. McKay discover a hidden lab that brings a new enemy knocking. The Daedalus welcomes a Wraith ally for a special project.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Lost Tribe (2)
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7.84
2736 votes

#15 - The Lost Tribe (2)

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/10/2008

Sheppard races to an Ancient laboratory to save McKay and Daniel Jackson before Todd arrives to destroy a weapon that has a devastating side-effect. Daniel uncovers the identity of the hostile new species.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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Allies (1)
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7.83
2464 votes

#16 - Allies (1)

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/30/2006

Michael and his Wraith faction arrive at Atlantis to propose an alliance, hoping to use the retrovirus to transform their Wraith enemies into prey.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Shrine
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7.83
2700 votes

#17 - The Shrine

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/22/2008

Rodney McKay is stricken with a mental affliction that robs him of his knowledge and memories, causing him to revert to a childlike state.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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The Daedalus Variations
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7.82
2907 votes

#18 - The Daedalus Variations

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/1/2008

The team boards the Daedalus when it shows up abandoned in orbit, only to find themselves skipping through parallel universes.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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Brain Storm
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7.81
2442 votes

#19 - Brain Storm

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/21/2008

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 help shut down the deadly weather device.

Directors: Martin Gero
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Tao of Rodney
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7.80
2613 votes

#20 - Tao of Rodney

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/4/2007

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.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Before I Sleep
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7.77
2527 votes

#21 - Before I Sleep

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/18/2005

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.

Directors: Andy Mikita
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Lifeline (3)
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7.77
2833 votes

#22 - Lifeline (3)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/2007

Colonel Sheppard and his team embark on a risky mission to steal a Z.P.M. power module from the Replicators -- but must rely on a compromised Dr. Weir to succeed.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Aurora
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7.77
2459 votes

#23 - Aurora

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/23/2005

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.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Adrift (2)
star
7.76
3006 votes

#24 - Adrift (2)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/2007

Floating in deep space with the city's protective shield failing, the team must do all they can to keep Atlantis alive. A radical injury threatens Dr. Weir's life.

Directors: Martin Wood
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Sunday
star
7.75
2489 votes

#25 - Sunday

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 6/1/2007

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.

Directors: William Waring
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