Stargate Atlantis

Season 3 Episode 2

Misbegotten (3)

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jul 21, 2006 on Syfy
8.9
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After turning a Wraith hive ship crew into humans, the Atlantis team must decide on their fate. Meanwhile, Dr. Weir finds herself under the scrutiny of Richard Woolsey and the I.O.A.

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  • I was mad at whoever\'s order it was to turn Michael back into a wraith. To me, that was th e stupidest thing they could have done.

    10
    I think that if they had just left Michael a Wraith, none of that would have happened. I am guessing he regained his memory quicker than the other Wraith because he had been converted before. I think that all he wanted was to be trusted somewhere. I also think he would have been a real help to them if they haden\'t turned him back into a human.



    Personally, I really liked this EP because it made me want to scream in terror and in fear. They captured the emotions very well and made me want to watch on. I think that it was nice getting to see with Beckett\'s character a little more. It was inreresting.



    I\'m giving this EP a ten, even though I do disagree with their turning Michael into a human again, it doesn\'t make me take of the rating because it made for wonderful emotion throughout the legnth of the EP.



    ~CrystalRaindropmoreless
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    8.0
    This was a good episode with a mix of drama, action, and character development. The Wraith aboard the hive ship have been converted to humans, and the Atlanteans appear to be winning the overall battle. The Human converts are taken to a planet where they eventually overthrow the Atlantis teams and capture Dr. Beckett, and they start to remember that they are Wraith. In the end everything seems to work out for everyone. It was interesting to find out that the Queen, or female Wraith are immune to the compound constructed by Dr. Beckett, so they do not turn into humans. Dr. Weir survived the IOA, and now Wolsey is in Atlantis to see for himself, and Weir is not pleased, but she does well in the end.moreless
  • Turning the hive into humans, Weir and the crew must decide their fate. Woolsey returns to Atlantis with Weir to conduct interviews to decide Weir's fate as leader of the Atlantis mission. Another battle with a hive ship ensues.moreless

    7.5
    Not a really good ending to the story ark that the crew was written into. In the last three episodes the crew has lost the Orion and a hive ship and gotten the Daedalus blown up a few times. I was sort of surprised when she came zooming into the picture at the beginning in front of the hive ship viewers.



    Obviously the human/Wraiths on the planet have escaped. There is too much invested in this storyline for them to be destroyed. We'll have to see how they crop up in the future. With the other Wraith ship come and gone why didn't the long range sensors detect where it went to when it left the space surrounding the planet the Atlantis crews hive ship was destroyed? Do the sensors only work on ships coming toward Atlantis?



    As far as Weir is concerned I'm not sure anyone can really second guess her actions. They can surely recall her but how can anyone not present at a crisis really decide who was right or wrong. Our government and military have been fighting that battle for centuries. When you put someone in charge, they are in charge. Whether it's General Custer or General Patton. It really does no good to second guess something you will never absolutely know the facts about. Of course we try, but like most things humans are destined to repeat their mistakes no matter how much knowledge we actually put together or try to stop that from happening.



    It should be an interesting season three coming up. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Why is it they're only allowed to kill aliens that don't look human?

    5.4
    In this episode the survivors of the captured wraith ship have all been infected with Dr. Becket's retro-virus. DR. Beckett is then staunchly against harming them in any way. While this is (perhaps) understandable, the application of humanitarian concerns to an enemy determined to enslave all of mankind as feeding stock is ridiculous from any military point of view. Also, reference is made (as happens all to frequently in both SGA and SG-1) to the Geneva Convention.



    The Geneva Convention in no way applies to alien species off world. Moreover the military has on numerous occasions attempted to subvert the convention in the US under direct scrutiny. The idea that this would be such a concern in an alien galaxy with accountability to no one is, quite frankly, ridiculous.moreless
  • Wraiths...

    8.8
    The storyline continues, where it was left in the last episode. Weir troubles with the politicians back at Earth, then goes back to Atlantis to try to impress someone who is sent look after her.



    About the wraith - they put them on different planet and turn Michael to human again, but things do not work out and Beckett - he is caught and he tells out what really happened, or the part they did not know.. so when they is last measure try to blow up the planet, that does not happen. New hive ship comes and blows their hive up.. but they escape..



    Lot of action and lot of worries as Michael is out there and more screen time for Beckett! Wupii!moreless
Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell

Teyla Emmagan

David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Dr. Rodney McKay

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Ronon Dex

Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion

Dr. Carson Beckett

Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson

Dr. Elizabeth Weir

Brahm Taylor

Brahm Taylor

Lathan

Guest Star

Eddy Huber

Eddy Huber

Human Wraith

Guest Star

Colin Corrigan

Colin Corrigan

Lone Human Wraith

Guest Star

Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Richard Woolsey

Recurring Role

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Michael Kenmore

Recurring Role

Scott Heindl

Scott Heindl

Merrick/Wraith

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Weir: I'm sorry to put you in this position, but you're the only person, besides Colonel Sheppard and General O'Neill, who've actually fired a drone from that chair.
      Beckett: Ironically, they're the two people I nearly killed when I did that.

      Dr. Weir is referring to then Major Sheppard using Atlantis's Chair to defend against the Wraith in the final episode of Stargate Atlantis's first season ("The Siege, Part 2") and to then Colonel O'Neill using the Chair in the Antarctic Outpost to defend Earth from Anubis and his fleet in the final epsiode of Stargate SG-1's seventh season ("Lost City Part 2"). Dr. Beckett is referring to events in the series premier of Stargate Atlantis ("Rising Part 1"). He accidentally fired a drone from the Antarctic outpost's Chair that nearly took down the helicopter piloted by then Major Sheppard in which General O'Neill was riding.

    • This episode reveals that Wraith Hive Ships are flown using a mental interface, much in the same way Ancient ships are.

    • The Wraith can join together and increase the power of their telepathy to communicate between the stars.

    • The off the grid planet that the transformed Wraith are taken to is designated M8G-352.

    • Woolsey comments how he was nearly killed while off world at one point, as detailed in the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Scourge".

    • In this episode another Hive ship is destroyed by another Hive. Also the events of the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Pegasus Project", in which part of the SG-1 team destroy a Hive ship using Asgard Beaming technology on the Odyssey, occur shortly after this episode. This brings the total to ten since the expedition arrived in the galaxy.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (talking about the retrovirus on the wraith)
      Beckett: How many are there?
      Sheppard: Well, there wasn't a full compliment to begin with, but still, there are a few.
      (Dr. Beckett looks up at a room with around 200 wraith in stasis)
      Beckett: This... is a few?

    • Sheppard: Just out of political curiosity, how much trouble is it going to cause you if I knock this Woolsey guy in the head?
      Weir: May I ask *why* you'd like to do that?
      Sheppard: It's just an impulse I had, really, one I suspect I'm going to have again next time I see him. He may not even have to say anything.
      (Weir looks amused)
      Weir: I've never seen you like this. What did Woolsey say to you?
      Sheppard: Besides judging every damn decision you've ever made?
      Weir: John Sheppard, are you defending my honor?!
      (Sheppard hesitates a moment)
      Sheppard: *And* judging me for agreeing with you.
      Weir: Well, don't be too hard on him. I think of all the circling wolves, he's the least likely to actually bite. In fact, he might even convince the others to leave us alone.
      Sheppard: Alright, so... no head knocking.
      Weir: It's the thought that counts.

    • Woolsey: I've never met an Asgard.
      Weir: You, I think, will love them. They have a great sense of humor.
      Woolsey: Really?
      Weir: No.

    • Woolsey: Nothing renews your appreciation for the military like the threat of invasion from life-sucking aliens.

    • (Ronon walks into Michael's room and points his gun at him)
      Michael: Are you my executioner?
      Ronon: I wish! (Shoots Michael in the chest)

    • Sheppard: (Referring to the Hive Ship) You figure out how to fly this thing yet?
      McKay: (Sarcastically) Oh yeah, fly, shimmy, spin like a top! You didn't think it'd be hard, did you?

    • Sheppard: How you doing with the weapons?
      McKay: We couldn't hit the side of a barn.
      Sheppard: The hive ship's hundreds of times...
      McKay: A giant flying barn. We couldn't hit that.

    • Sheppard: You're a genius Rodney.
      McKay: Yes, I know... but I didn't do anything.

  • NOTES (3)

    • David Hewlett voiced the "previously on Stargate Atlantis" line.

    • International Air Dates:

      -This episode aired in Canada on August 21, 2006 on Movie Central and September 18, 2006 on The Movie Network.
      -This episode aired in the UK on October 25, 2006 on Sky One.
      -Syndication Premiere: September 29-30, 2007.
      -This episode aired in Australia on February 28, 2008 on Channel 7.
      -This episode aired in the Czech Republic on April 22, 2009 on AXN Sci-fi.

    • Emy Aneke (Lt. Morrison) previously played Ba'al's Jaffa in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Reckoning Part 2".

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