Stargate Atlantis

Season 2 Episode 19


Aired Friday 10:00 PM Mar 03, 2006 on Syfy

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  • An Atlantian settlement built by the ancients that is powered by geothermal energy. The Chancellor not understanding the technology has the scientists power the shield 24X7 creating an explosion of the dormant super-volcano. A major surprise is found!

    A much better episode than the last four. A decent storyline with a pat McKay wizardry ending is actual OK this time. The finding of the "Orion" is the key element of the episode in the long run.

    A nifty way to put a super volcano in an episode similar to Yellowstone National Monument. Of course it is hard to recognize a super volcano as a volcano at all because the "cone" per se can 50-150 miles wide. The famous geyser is an example of escaping pressure from underground. Of course there have been a number of disaster movies based on that volcano going up.

    What a great find and just in time as they revealed their presence to the Wraith in the last episode. Of course even with a fully functional "Orion" and the Daedalus I am not sure Atlantis would survive a full scale attack. Luckily there currently is only one hive ship approaching but that could change quickly.

    I really liked Dr. Norina Pero played by Brandy Ledford as did both McKay and Sheppard. That is a character worth bring back to say the least. The Chancellor was nice to give them use of the "Orion" as they could never use it.

    Decent episode with a setup for the finale next week. Thanks for reading...