Stargate Atlantis


Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 7/28/06
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  • Episode Description
  • A man from another world has an unusual effect on the Atlantis team, causing them to behave strangely. The few unaffected team members must uncover the cause.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Kind

    Lucius Lavin

  • Carl Binder

  • Martin Wood

  • Joe Flanigan

    Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

  • Rachel Luttrell

    Teyla Emmagan

  • Fan Reviews (32)
  • this episode starts of awfull and cheese filled and is cringe worthy.

    By DavidPickles, Jan 21, 2013

  • light-hearted fun

    By MartinBlank74, Jul 26, 2009

  • Picking dandelions for their new best friend...

    By Parricida, Feb 04, 2008

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    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 30, 2010

  • Atlantis teams are flying in a jumper when Ronan ask what si the plan again, since nobody goes on a mission knowing that. Then they come to a hamlet, find a baker with magic herbs, takes over Atlantis, but someone has a cold and saves the day.

    By chivas314159, Jul 29, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Sheppard: This is creeping me out. McKay: Yeah, reminds me of an old Batman episode, actually. Catwoman used a drug to put a spell on Batman, making him fall in love with her. Ending up doing all sorts of evil things for her. Kind of a turn-on actually. It's Julie Newmar in a cat outfit... Sheppard: Eartha Kitt was Catwoman. McKay: Not till season three. Sheppard: Really? McKay: Yeah, you didn't know that?

    • Lucius: Where do you get a machine like that? I mean, it's a wonderful way to travel. Can I get one? Are they hard to fly? Sheppard: Yes. They are hard to fly, and no, you can't have one. Lucius: But I want one. Please. Sheppard: Sorry.

    • McKay: Okay, let's just make contact, buy our souvenirs and get out of here. Attractive Village Woman: Fair day to you. Sheppard: Fair day to you...Nothing here. We should probably go. McKay: Yeah, probably would't hurt to make contact with the locals, though. Sheppard: No, no. When you're right, you're right.

    • Sheppard: All right, all right. (Turns to McKay.) Hey, buddy, I'd better get back and clean your quarters before the next scout. McKay: Right. Weir: Rodney. McKay: It was one teeny, tiny taste for research purposes.

    • Willa: day, as [Lucius] returned from trading his wares with a distant people, he told me a story, a wonderful, wise, sweet story about something he accidentally stepped in.

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    Notes (4)

    • International Air Dates: -This episode aired in Canada on August 28, 2006 on Movie Central and September 25, 2006 on The Movie Network. -This episode aired in the UK on November 1, 2006 on Sky One. -Syndication Premiere: October 6-7, 2007. -This episode aired in Australia on March 13, 2008 on Channel 7. -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on April 27, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi.

    • In this episode, Richard Kind joins the limited number of people who have appeared in both a television version of Stargate and the original 1994 feature film. In the movie, he played Doctor Gary Meyers, whose attempts at translating the hieroglyphs on the cover stone relating to the Stargate were derided by Daniel Jackson (as played by James Spader). Unlike the only other two film alumni to appear, Alexis Cruz (Skaara) and Erick Avari (good Father Kasuf), who both appeared in several episodes of Stargate SG-1, Kind did not reprise his movie character. Lucius is scheduled to return in episode 3-13, "Irresponsible".

    • Director Martin Wood filmed this episode in the style of a "three-camera sitcom," with looser shots and no tight close-ups.

    • An early title for this episode was "Delicious Fat Guy," according to executive producer Joseph Mallozzi.

    Trivia (7)

    • Three flag patches that hasn't been seen much on Atlantis so far can be detected in this episode at several occasions: Sweden, Russia, and Japan.

    • Dr. Beckett mentions that the pre-frontal cortex is responsible for positive emotions. Actually the pre-frontal cortex, aka primary motor cortex, is controlling the conscious movement of the body.

    • Weir ordered McKay to burn all remaining samples of the herb, after finding that he has used it to influence Sheppard.

    • In this episode Zelenka speaks Czech: "To je frajer teda, to je..." which translates to "That's a cool guy, heh, that is..." and "On letí, on tak krásně letí..." which translates to "He's flying, he's flying so beautifully..."

    • The planet where the herb grows and is now home to three Wraith Hive ships was designated M6H-491. Sheppard reports that an unused Stargate has been found in orbit of a planet designated M3R-428.

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    Allusions (2)

    • McKay: Yeah, reminds me of an old Batman episode, actually. Catwoman used a drug to put a spell on Batman, making him fall in love with her. Ended up doing all sorts of evil things for her. Kind of a turn-on, actually. Julie Newmar in a cat outfit... Sheppard: Eartha Kitt was Catwoman. McKay: Not 'til Season three. The evil scheme McKay refers to that Catwoman used was seen in the episodes "That Darn Catwoman (1)" and "Scat, Darn Catwoman (2)." She uses the drug Cataphrenic to first subvert Robin and then Batman under her hypnotic spell.

    • Sheppard: What do I mean? We leave for a few hours, and Lucius turns you all into Stepford wives! This references the 1972 book by Ira Levin which was made into a movie in 1975. The plot of The Stepford Wives featured husbands in the town of Stepford transforming their wives into obedient servants. The movie spawned three TV sequels: Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980), The Stepford Children, and The Stepford Husbands (1996). A remake of the original movie was made in 2004.

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