Stargate Atlantis

10 Best Episodes of Stargate Atlantis - Season 1

Step through the Stargate and enter a world of adventure, mystery, and danger with the hit TV show, Stargate Atlantis. Join Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard as they lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy. But what they find there is far from what they expected. Unable to contact Earth, the team must not only uncover the secrets of Atlantis, but also face a deadly enemy - The Wraith. Hungry for new prey, these formidable foes make survival a constant battle for our heroes.

With its captivating storyline and thrilling action, Stargate Atlantis has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Immerse yourself in the rich mythology of this beloved show as you follow the Atlantis Team on their quest for survival and discovery. But it's not just the intense battles and ancient secrets that make this show a must-watch. It's also the strong bonds formed between the team members and the alliances they forge with the locals, like Teyla Emmagan, who becomes a valuable ally in their fight against the Wraith.

Now is the perfect time to dive into Stargate Atlantis. Whether you're a sci-fi fanatic or just looking for your next binge-worthy TV obsession, this show has it all. So grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready to be transported to a world beyond your wildest imagination. Stargate Atlantis is available on Syfy, so you can start the adventure today. Don't miss out on six seasons of thrilling episodes that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Stargate Atlantis - S1E13

#15 - Hot Zone (Season 1 - Episode 13)

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

The episode was rated 7.65 from 581 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E18

#14 - The Gift (Season 1 - Episode 18)


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.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 565 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E5

#13 - Suspicion (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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

The episode was rated 7.67 from 751 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E17

#12 - Letters from Pegasus (Season 1 - Episode 17)


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

The episode was rated 7.68 from 570 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E14

#11 - Sanctuary (Season 1 - Episode 14)

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.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 613 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E16

#10 - The Brotherhood (Season 1 - Episode 16)


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.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 605 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E3

#9 - Hide and Seek (Season 1 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 882 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E4

#8 - Thirty-Eight Minutes (Season 1 - Episode 4)


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

The episode was rated 7.78 from 792 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E10

#7 - The Storm (1) (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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

The episode was rated 7.78 from 650 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E15

#6 - Before I Sleep (Season 1 - Episode 15)


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.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 671 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E11

#5 - The Eye (2) (Season 1 - Episode 11)

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

The episode was rated 7.91 from 628 votes.

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#4 - The Siege (1) (Season 1 - Episode 19)


In the intense Stargate Atlantis episode, "The Siege (1)," the team finds themselves facing a formidable enemy: a fleet of Wraith hive ships headed straight for Atlantis. As panic sets in, the team must quickly devise a plan to escape and ultimately save their beloved city.

The pressure is on as McKay takes charge, leading a courageous team on a mission to activate the Ancients' powerful orbital weapons platform. Will their combined efforts be enough to fend off the impending Wraith attack and ensure the safety of Atlantis?

While some viewers may argue that the Tauri could easily overpower the Wraith, the stakes remain high as the team races against time to find a way to destroy the city and evade capture. Tune in to this gripping episode to witness the thrilling showdown between the Wraith and the resilient inhabitants of Atlantis.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 684 votes.

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#3 - Rising (2) (Season 1 - Episode 2)

In the episode "Rising (2)" of Stargate Atlantis, Sheppard is determined to rescue Colonel Sumner, Teyla, and the others who have been captured by the terrifying Wraith. The Wraith prove to be a much scarier enemy than the Goa'uld, giving the show a darker and gothic twist. However, some fans were disappointed to find that the Hulu version of the episode was abridged, missing important scenes and leaving them with unanswered questions. Despite this, viewers couldn't help but crave a delicious turkey sandwich while watching the intense action unfold. And as for the characters' decision to stay in the city despite the power loss and flooding, it turns out there's a surprising twist that explains their choice. Stay tuned to find out more!

The episode was rated 8.04 from 426 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E1

#2 - Rising (1) (Season 1 - Episode 1)


In the premiere episode of Stargate Atlantis, titled "Rising," a brand new Stargate team sets off on a daring mission to a distant galaxy. Their objective? To uncover a fabled lost city that has captured the imaginations of many. Little do they know, this journey will not only lead them to their destination, but also introduce them to a dangerous and formidable new enemy. Get ready to be captivated by the thrill and excitement of this epic adventure!

Fans of the series are in for a treat as they embark on a major re-watch of Stargate Atlantis. Whether you're reliving the excitement or experiencing it for the first time, this episode promises to deliver. What sets Atlantis apart is the fresh and cutting-edge technology that permeates every aspect of the show. From the sleek and modern design to the endless possibilities of new adventures, be prepared to be transported to a world where the future is right at your fingertips.

One of the standout features of this premiere is the updated and improved Stargate in Atlantis. Gone are the clunky and outdated designs of the past. Instead, viewers are treated to a visually appealing and more advanced Stargate. The sleek and polished look adds to the overall appeal of the show, making it even more enjoyable to watch. So buckle up and get ready to be swept away by the exciting and visually stunning world of Stargate Atlantis!

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1144 votes.

Stargate Atlantis - S1E20

#1 - The Siege (2) (Season 1 - Episode 20)

In the action-packed episode "The Siege (2)" of Stargate Atlantis, a new military contingent from Earth swoops in to take command of the city and protect it from the imminent Wraith attack. With the stakes higher than ever, tensions rise as our beloved characters face their biggest challenge yet.

Fans of the show have been eagerly awaiting this episode, and it does not disappoint. Viewers can't help but question the usefulness of Carson, who seems to struggle to make a meaningful contribution. Will he step up and prove his worth, or continue to be a source of frustration for the team?

In addition, fans are thrilled to finally see Weir demonstrate her expertise in a crucial moment. It's about time she gets to shine after so many episodes in both Stargate Atlantis and SG1. With its gripping storyline and intense action, "The Siege (2)" is undoubtedly one of the standout episodes of the season. Don't miss out on the excitement!

The episode was rated 8.13 from 656 votes.

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