Stargate Atlantis

The Eye (2)

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 1/21/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Sheppard attempts to rescue Weir and McKay and retake the city. Meanwhile Beckett, Teyla, and Ford try to navigate the storm and lend assistance.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Davi

    Commander Acastus Kolya

  • Joe Flanigan

    Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

  • Erin Chambers


  • Torri Higginson

    Dr. Elizabeth Weir

  • Jodie Graham

    Genii Soldier

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • Die Hard Atlantis

    By BevinChu, Aug 23, 2012

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    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 18, 2010

  • A great outline of the bond between the characters!

    By sHperacLu, Jul 21, 2005

  • This is a great second part to the mid season 2 parter. The performances by the actors were very good and the charchters developed some closer relationships

    By Ross_99, Sep 17, 2005

  • Sheppard must out-smart Koyla and the rest of the enemies if he wants to save Atlantis and his friends

    By GameraTrekkie, Nov 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Weir: You'll just have to stall him some more. McKay: Well, I just told him how long it will take. Weir: Well find another problem with it! I… Tell him that the power-loop interface isn't jiving with your walkabout! Something! McKay: Isn't jiving?!

    • Teyla: I intend to fight along side you. Sheppard: And I intend for you to fight with us. Once you get in position lower the ship into the gateroom, open the weapons pods, that should create a distraction for Ford and me to go in. We take back the control room, get the shield up, city safe, Weir and McKay safe. Take the rest of the day off. Ford: Sounds like a plan, Sir.

    • Weir: Nice work, Rodney. McKay: Did you ever doubt me? Weir: Yes. Several times. McKay: Oh

    • Sheppard: You're not going anywhere, I will shoot you if you don't let her go. Kolya: And risk hurting Dr. Weir? Sheppard: I'm not aiming at her…

    • Beckett: What kind of plan is that? Sheppard: A Rodney McKay kind of plan.

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    Notes (4)

    • Rainbow Sun Franks read the "Previously on Stargate Atlantis" line.

    • Awards: -This episode won a Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series. -Jeremy Presner was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series for this episode. -This episode was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects.

    • Sora (Erin Chambers) is the only character, besides the series regulars, to appear in all three parts of the Genii trilogy ("Underground", "The Storm", and "The Eye").

    • International Airdates: -This episode aired in Canada on November 8, 2004 on The Movie Network and Movie Central. -This episode aired in the UK on December 21, 2004 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Australia on May 26, 2005 on Channel 7. -Syndication Premiere: January 22-23, 2005.

    Trivia (5)

    • Atlantis has recovered at least four Wraith stunners, which are held in a weapons storage room. These were most likely acquired during the episode "Suspicion."

    • Five naquadah generators power Atlantis, one responsible for a discrete section of the city.

    • When McKay bandaged his arm at the end, he did so over his shirt and jacket, not against his skin.

    • Nitpick: When Sheppard first goes to the Power Generator station, he sees a large sign with McKay's writing saying, in large letters, - "Really, Really Dangerous. Don't Touch. McKay." Sheppard ignores the sign and takes apart the generator. However, when he returns to put the generator back together the sign has vanished.

    • Lt. Ford refers to the events of the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Torment of Tantalus" when he mentions that lightning has been used to power the Stargate before.

    Allusions (2)

    • Allusions to the movie Die Hard: Peter DeLuise: And because we're vulnerable, and we have to evacuate the city, the Genii come in a terrorist act, and actually attack us when we're most vulnerable and we only have a skeleton crew there. They come to take our crap, and they try to kick our butts. That's kind of a 'Die Hard' episode where Joe [Flanigan] is sneaking around the hallways and kicking the crap out of the bad guys. Actor Allusion: Actor Robert Davi, who plays Commander Kolya also played FBI Johnson in the film Die Hard.

    • Beckett: I'm a medical doctor, not a magician! This seems to be in imitation of Dr. McCoy, from the original Star Trek series, in which every now and again he would complain about being asked to do something he wasn't sure he could with very similar words --- the phrase would go something like "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer/engineer," or "I'm a surgeon, not a psychiatrist," for example.

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