Stargate Atlantis

The Seer

Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 11/16/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The team meets a man with extraordinary prophetic abilities, who gives them a dark prediction about Atlantis' future. Meanwhile, they join forces with a Wraith in an attempt to fix the virus Rodney created earlier to stop the Replicators, that has since malfunctioned. Woolsey arrives at Atlantis to conduct an evaluation of Carter's command.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan McCullough

  • Joe Flanigan

    Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

  • Rachel Luttrell

    Teyla Emmagan

  • Brad Wright

  • Robert C. Cooper

  • Fan Reviews (10)
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    By TrueTvWatcher, Oct 05, 2010

  • good episode...

    By Fwirrel, Jul 19, 2008

  • In the trap of prophecies...

    By Parricida, Feb 12, 2008

  • Whats going to happen to Atlantis.

    By ElJorro, Dec 17, 2007

  • A suprisingly good episode filled with dark and portentous warnings.

    By manwithaplan42, Nov 30, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • McKay: That's it. That's why they're coming. They're tracking his ship. Think about it a single hive off by itself out in the middle of nowhere, orbiting a supposedly uninhabited planet. That's bound to raise a few eyebrows ... (he looks at the Wraith and flinches a little) ... I mean, if you had eyebrows.

    • McKay: I've been looking into that, and it's not very promising. Sheppard: You're the one who activated it in the first place! McKay: Well, that was easy ... well, actually it was spectacularly difficult, but then every thing's relative. Carter: Rodney.

    • Woolsey: As you said, the circumstances have changed. Colonel Sheppard, you've had the most experience dealing with the Wraith. Do you seriously think this is a good idea? Sheppard: I think it's not your call.

    • Ronon: You're the one who said it's impossible to see the future. McKay: Yeah, I was thinking about that. I realized that quantum uncertainty doesn't necessarily preclude the possibility of seeing probable futures. It's like blackjack: you never know exactly what's gonna happen next, but a card counter can certainly increase the odds in his favor – and frankly, this feels like hitting on an eighteen. Sheppard: It's more like doubling down against a ten.

    • Carter: Mr. Woolsey! How was your trip? Woolsey: Well, spending a day in quarantine on the Midway Station wasn't exactly my idea of a good time, but I suppose it beats a three-week journey on the Daedalus.

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    Notes (2)

    • We find out that what Dr. Keller told Teyla at the end of "Missing" was that she is pregnant. This pregnancy is actually written in because Rachel Luttrell (the actress who plays Teyla) is pregnant in real life.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 19, 2007 on The Movie Network and Movie Central
      UK: November 27, 2007 on Sky One
      Syndication Premiere: November 8-9, 2008
      Czech Republic: July 22, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi
      Australia: November 26, 2009 on 7TWO

    Trivia (4)

    • In this episode 2 Hive ships are destroyed by each other. This brings the total to twelve since the expedition arrived in the galaxy.

    • McKay: Look, in a mechanical, Newtonian universe, not a problem. I mean, you know enough variables, you can predict the outcome; but quantum physics blows that out of the water. This is the exact same argument that Carter used in the SG-1 episode "Prophecy."

    • Behind Carter's desk in her office are framed photos of people from her Stargate SG-1 days. Pictured from left to right are Teal'c (Christopher Judge), Cassandra Fraiser (Colleen Rennison), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and herself fishing, and her father Jacob Carter (Carmen Argenziano).

    • This episode's premise about the Replicators' attack on the Wraith through their food source (humans) is similar to the Stargate SG-1 Season 2 episode "Show and Tell" in which the Re'tu attempted to destroy the Goa'uld through attrition by wiping out their source of hosts (also humans).

    Allusions (2)

    • Woolsey: Have you detected any physical anomalies that might be related to his visions? (Carter looks at him questioningly.) Woolsey: Sorry. Force of habit. This line is most likely just Woolsey (Robert Picardo) apologizing for reneging on his promise to Carter that "I have no intention of getting involved in the day-to-day operations of the base" and acknowledging that he can, as he admitted earlier, "on occasion, be a bit of a busybody." However, the mention of a "force of habit" is possibly a reference to Picardo's previous role as the Doctor on Star Trek Voyager.

    • Davos: Never before have I sensed that the future of so many worlds can turn on the actions of so few. This line is reminiscent of a quote by Winston Churchill at the height of the Battle of Britain: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

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