Questions tagged [stargate-atlantis]

For questions about the TV series "Stargate Atlantis" that ran from 2004 to 2009. Always use in conjunction with the [stargate] tag.

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Why does everyone on almost every planet in the Pegasus Galaxy speak English?

We know that Earth is the origin of humans in the Milky Way galaxy. The Goa'uld relocated people from Earth to other planets. As far as I remember the Goa'uld has rarely or never been in Pegasus ...
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Why don't they cloak the jumpers before entering the gate?

On several occasions our heroes in Stargate Atlantis worry that their gateship may have been detected between exiting the stargate and activating the cloak. Why don't they just cloak before they go ...
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How powerful is a ZPM (zero-point module)?

In Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, an ancient race of humans* developed a technology called a ZPM (or Zed-PM for McKay fans out there). These zero-point modules were capable of immense power ...
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When does the 'Lost City' become Atlantis in Stargate

In Stargate SG-1 they are searching for the Lost City in season 8, however in the Stargate Atlantis pilot it is referred to as Atlantis. When is the name found? Or the connection between the Lost City ...
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Where's the head on an Atlantean jumper?

On several Stargate Atlantis and late Stargate SG-1 episodes they spend a very long time on a jumper. For example, in Atlantis 4x17 "Midway", at the end, Bill Lee, Kavanagh, McKay and Shepard are on ...
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What are the main thematic differences between SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe?

The Stargate franchise spans three main series, an RPG, an animated series (which I understand to be non-canon), and more. My wife and I watched and loved SG-1, but I'm having a hard time convincing ...
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Why is exiting the Stargate inconsistent?

I'd be surprised if this hasn't been asked before, but I couldn't find it. In the awesome TV show Stargate: SG-1, I've noticed that how one exits the Stargate is inconsistent. Several times we witness ...
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Who played the Airperson who was verbally shoved aside by McKay in "The Intruder"?

Who portrays the delightful Airperson to whom McKay barks "Airperson, don't be there!" around midway through Stargate: Atlantis's excellent second-season episode [S02E02], "The Intruder"? As she is a ...
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How is 'Iratus' Pronounced?

In Stargate Atlantis, they creatures called Iratus bugs (what the Wraith evolved or mutated from), how do you pronounce 'Iratus', is it like I-RAT-US, E-RAT-US or E-RATE-US ? Because I've heard it ...
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