Stargate Atlantis

The Intruder

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 7/22/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Daedalus is infected by a Wraith computer virus. Dr McKay and his team must stop it as members of the Atlantis expedition return from Earth after a meeting at the SGC thanks to the ZPM. During the meeting at the SGC, Dr. Weir learns that the Pentagon plans to replace Major Sheppard with Colonel Caldwell.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rachel Luttrell

    Teyla Emmagan

  • Joseph Mallozzi

  • Paul Mullie

  • Peter DeLuise

  • Mitch Pileggi

    Colonel Steven Caldwell

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • See Summary

    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 24, 2010

  • Some parts were flashback and Wraith computer virus take down Atlantis

    By tvrev, Jun 18, 2006

  • Nothing special, but still it's good to be home...Atlantis!

    By G3ckOz, Sep 21, 2010

  • After returning to Earth for a short visit the Atlantis team returns with additional replacements for the city. We learn some information about a few of the main characters and the Wraith had planted a virus on the Daedalus which has to be dealt with.

    By jyarter, Aug 16, 2009

  • Journey home...

    By Parricida, Jan 26, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • (Sheppard in the F-302 hits the brakes and gets behind the virus infected ship) Weir: Nice move. Hermiod: Indeed.

    • McKay: Yeah. Airperson – don't be there.

    • Weir: Major Sheppard's record before he joined my team doesn't concern me. All I can tell you is that if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be sitting here right now. And as for his rank, if that's not good enough for you, you're just going to have to promote him. Landry: Doctor ... Weir: I shouldn't have to remind you gentlemen that I continue to have the support of the President and our foreign allies. You don't wanna fight me on this one.

    • McKay: We should really really be dead by now. Sheppard: I don't feel dead.

    • Sheppard: (To Caldwell over the radio) You're going to have to beam us in. McKay: Whoa, whoa, wait a minute. The transport beam wasn't designed to transport from one point in to another inside the ship. We can end up rematerializing half inside a wall. Sheppard: Well, we're just gonna have to take that chance.

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    Notes (6)

    • In the DVD Commentary for this episode, Director Peter DeLuise explains that they incorporated the color-coded crew shirts and the plexiglass status displays as they wanted the Daedalus to have the feel of an aircraft carrier.

    • When Dr. Beckett is looking through a list of candidates to join them in Atlantis you can see a couple of resumes. One of the pictures on the resume is of the director of this episode, Peter DeLuise.

    • During the syndicated airing of this episode, the opening credits from Season 1 are shown because Rainbow Sun Francks (Lt. Aiden Ford) is still a cast member until Runner (even though he doesn't appear in this episode), and Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex) doesn't join the cast until episode 3, Runner. Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett) is not credited because of this.

    • International Airdates: -This episode aired in Canada on July 25, 2005 on The Movie Network and September 19, 2005 on Movie Central. -This episode aired in the UK on October 26, 2005 on Sky One. -This episode aired in Australia on November 23, 2006 on Channel 7. -Syndication Premiere: September 30-October 1, 2006.

    • Kimani Ray Smith (Lindstrom) previously played Ocker in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Allegiance". He is also Rainbow Sun Francks' stunt double.

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    Trivia (9)

    • In the DVD Commentary for this episode, Director Peter DeLuise explains that in order to make each F-302 unique they added different "good luck" charms to the cockpits. These included a toy duck, a picture of Peter DeLuise's wife and various photos of the film crew's families.

    • Landry: You were also candid enough to document several occasions on which you and the Major didn't exactly see eye to eye. In particular, there was an incident involving an alien nanovirus in which Major Sheppard directly disobeyed one of your orders. Landry is referring to the episode "Hot Zone."

    • Goof: The F302 fighter bay doors were opened, to try and kill Sheppard and McKay. But when they were leaving to destroy the F302 fighter outside, the doors had to be opened again for them to leave. The doors would have stayed open as the virus was still in control even after the reboot.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Major General Hank Landry (Beau Bridges) on the series.

    • McKay: Wait a minute. There was a situation similar to this back at Stargate Command. I remember reading the report. An alien entity took control of the base computer, so they did a systems shutdown to destroy it. It survived by uploading itself onto a M.A.L.P. This is a reference to the Stargate SG-1 episode "Entity", which was written by Peter DeLuise, the director of this episode.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Top Gun: When Sheppard "hits the brakes" during the engagement with the virus-controlled F-302, it's similar to Top Gun. There, Maverick is in a dogfight with a MiG-28 and he hits the F-14's airbrakes. The MiG flies right by thus giving Maverick a shooting solution.

    • HAL 9000: The unblinking, single red eye looking at the crew via a fish-eye lens is a dead ringer for the HAL 9000 computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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