Stargate AtlantisWith the city roaring through deep space after its escape from the ocean planet, Rodney races to shut down systems that aren’t helping Atlantis during flight – but are draining its power. The city’s new chief medical officer, Dr. Jennifer Keller, is fighting to save the life of Dr. Weir, critically injured during the city’s takeoff, but it quickly becomes clear that even if she’s kept alive, Dr. Weir may never be the same again. The Atlantis expedition and its commander are lost in deep space – and with an asteroid belt in the way and the city losing drive power, deep trouble too. Running out of medical solutions, Dr. Keller comes up with an idea to reactivate the nanites left in Weir’s body by the replicators, and Rodney thinks he can reprogram them to repair her injuries – but Sheppard refuses to okay the plan, worried that the replicators will be able to track the crippled city by detecting the nanites. Rodney and Keller implement the plan anyway, but even Weir herself isn’t thrilled with the results. And at the Midway space station connecting the Milky Way and Pegasus stargate networks, Colonel Samantha Carter receives word that contact has been lost with Atlantis. With Dr. Lee of the SGC, also at Midway, she begins trying to locate the wayward city…

Season 4 Regular Cast: Joe Flanigan (Major John Sheppard), Amanda Tapping (Colonel Samantha Carter), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla), Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex), David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay)

Order the DVDswritten by Martin Gero
directed by Martin Wood
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir), Jewel Staite (Dr. Keller), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Michael Beach (Colonel Ellis), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Chuck Campbell (Technician),
Linda Ko (Head Nurse), Yee Jee Tso (Technician)

Notes: Rodney mentions that he was terrible at the video game Asteroids; obviously he can’t access Phosphor Dot Fossils from the Pegasus Galaxy, we would’ve been happy to help. Yee Jee Tso, the actor portraying the technician who alerts Sheppard to the asteroid belt, is best known in SF circles for his one-off stint as Chang Lee, one of the eighth Doctor Who‘s only TV companions.

LogBook entry by Earl Green