Stargate AtlantisSheppard, McKay, Teyla and Dex find a less than warm welcome waiting for them on a planet they visit through the stargate. They’re trying to beat a hasty retreat from a group of hostile humans with primitive weapons when another ship appears to cover their escape and lead them to safety. This ship belongs to a more advanced group of people who reveal that the “primitives” are, in fact, their most dangerous criminals, stranded on a remote island for life – but that island contains the planet’s lone stargate. The planet’s advanced civilization apparently enjoys a certain immunity from the Wraith’s visits because the Wraith go no further than the island for their feeding. Sheppard’s team still has to return to the island to reach the gate, however, and their jumper is shot down by primitive explosives launched from the surface. A prisoner named Torrell takes Sheppard’s team hostage and insists that McKay fix the jumper so the prisoners can escape before the next Wraith feeding. Torrell assigns another prisoner to help McKay repair the jumper, and this man makes a chilling revelation: to keep the Wraith from overrunning their society, the government has been steadily lowering the severity of crime required to deport offenders to the island. But how long before no one on the planet is safe – and can the Atlantis team escape before then?

Order the DVDsteleplay by Carl Binder
story by Sean Carley
directed by Peter DeLuise
music by Joel Goldsmith

Guest Cast: Darcy Belsher (Eldon), Christian Bocher (Torrell), Alan C. Peterson (Magistrate), Kavan Smith (Major Lorne), Kyla Anderson (Marin), James Lafaznos (Wraith), Chuck Campbell (Technician)

LogBook entry by Earl Green