Stargate Atlantis

Season 2 Episode 10

The Lost Boys (1)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 23, 2005 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • McKay: He's taken all the necessary control crystals. Something I showed him how to do on a mission, I might add.

      McKay is referring to the season 1 episode "Home."

    • Ford: (to Ronon) You know, it's funny. You ask a dozen people who they thought would win a fight between you and me, people would choose you hands down. Hell, I'd choose you. But we went toe to toe.

      This refers to events in the episode "Runner."

    • It is revealed that the D.H.D. stores gate addresses on it's crystals but there is no way to tell which order they were dialed in. However in the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Quest (2)", the Ori Adria was able to distinguish the last address dialed by SG-1 and follow them.

    • Jace reveals to McKay that they have discovered that the Wraith are more territorial and not a united force as was previously believed. He believes that because of Teyla's ability to access their telepathic network, each ship is becoming compartmentalized in terms of sharing information. This way, if she or someone with her abilities were to access a ship's telepathic link, only that vessel would be compromised. He also believes that they are fracturing more because of lack of food in the galaxy with so many Wraith awake at once.

    • Kanayo, second in command of Ford's coalition, is a former Genii spy. He reveals that the Genii have spy's all over the galaxy as well as off-world safe houses on several planets.

    • The planet Major Lorne and his team investigated was called Jenev. Its inhabitants were a polite people but wish to have absolutely nothing to do with Atlantis or the expedition.

    • Jace: We stole a Telnorran generator. They're a pain to keep serviced, but they do the job. Actually, we just got our hands on some Pilation solar cells, but I haven't been able to figure out how to interface them yet. Have you used them before?

      Nitpick: Why has the expedition never sought out the Telnorrans or the Pilations? Even though the power devices listed are available on Earth, these societies are obviously more technologically advanced than most of the worlds the team visited. They might have something more advanced than generators and solar cells. Wouldn't they be interested at least to find out what kind of fuel is used in the generator?

    • Goof: When Ford tells about how he went into the bar to sell the Wraith weapon, in the background you can see very distinctive Earth-type Venetian blinds. Even by Stargate standards, that's pretty absurd.

    • Goof: In the scene where Col. Sheppard throws a grenade toward a Wraith, the Wraith reacts to the explosion slightly before the explosion occurs. In the same scene, there are little bits of digital corruption around the edges of the explosion effects.

  • Quotes

    • Ford: We have a spaceship.
      McKay: Oh, yeah? Really. What's that made out of, huh? Bark?

    • McKay: Well, couldn't we have met these people on a tropical beach planet, populated by tall, blonde women? Hmm?

    • McKay: I just want to make it clear that every second I'm out of my lab is a second the galaxy goes without another groundbreaking... (cut off by shots).

    • Ford: I can't believe you screwed up.
      Sheppard: I did what?
      Ford: You set off the alarm. You ruined the mission.

    • Teyla: (to Sheppard as he awakes) You all right?
      Sheppard: We're in a holding cell....
      Teyla: Yes.
      Sheppard: ...on a hive ship?
      Teyla: (nods) uh-huh.
      Sheppard: Then, no, I'm not doing so good. (sits up)

    • Lost boy: Worrying really isn't going to do anything.
      McKay: Well I subscribe to a different school of thought.
      Lost Boy: They're fine.
      McKay: You can't possibly know that.

    • Sheppard: R2 I need you to turn the auto-pilot off. Now.
      (pause. nothing happens.)
      Worth a try.

    • McKay: You see, I would've thought of that myself before I became a drug addict.
      Sheppard: I'm sure you would've.

    • Sheppard: Right and uh, which plan would that be again?
      Lost boy: All will be revealed when the time is right.
      Sheppard: Oh good. I'd hate for things to be revealed too early.

    • Sheppard: I know. Just be patient
      Ronon: Historically that hasn't been a strength for me.

    • McKay: .... I ate my face off and I can tell you I feel it working.
      Sheppard: There's a good possibililty that everything you're feeling right now is psychosomatic.
      McKay: Oh, is that right Professor Science? Is that your expert opinion?
      Sheppard: Yes, it is.

    • Ford: I know you think I'm crazy. I brought you all here to show you that you're wrong. Do I look crazy? Do I seem out of control?
      McKay: Are we speaking in relative terms or uh...

    • Ford: (explaining about wraiths, turns to McKay) You taught me that.
      McKay: Yes. Well. Good for me.

    • Ford: Woh, that's a lot of questions.
      Ronon: Pick one.

    • Lost Boy: If we release you from your bindings do you promise not to attack us?
      Ronon: Sure.
      Sheppard: Yes, we promise.

    • Sheppard: (to Rodney) Keep complaining about it maybe we'll get there faster.

    • Sheppard: We can't complete the mission, Ford. It's a bad plan.
      Ford: You said it was a great plan.
      Sheppard: You didn't fall for the "it's a great plan" speech did you?

    • Ford: (to Ronon) You know, it's funny. You ask a dozen people who they thought would win a fight between you and me, people would choose you hands down. Hell, I'd choose you. But we went toe to toe.

    • McKay: (upon realizing he'd unwittingly ingested the enzyme) I'm itchy. I'm itchy all over. This is exactly what happened when I toked pot once in college!

    • Ford: Settle down, McKay.
      McKay: No I will not settle down! I've been drugged against my will, you little punk!

    • Ford: You want me to fail. You want me to look bad.
      Sheppard: (sarcastically) Yeah, that's right you snot-nosed brat. I put my team's life on the line just to prove you wrong!

    • Weir: Colonel Sheppard's team is three hours overdue.
      Lorne: It wouldn't be the first time. Any radio contact?
      Weir: None since they left.
      Lorne: Well, you know those guys.
      Weir: What do I know about those guys?
      Lorne: Just that they tend to get caught up in whatever it is they're doing, and sometimes they don't check in. They forget how much you worry.... that we worry. Collectively, I mean.
      Weir: Yes, we do.
      Lorne: Yeah... we do. Okay guys, it looks like we're heading back out!
      Weir: Thank you, Major.
      Lorne: You're welcome.

    • Ronon: If you want to live, stay behind me.

    • McKay: Well, it strikes me that this is a mission better suited to one of the, uh, lower-echelon teams.
      Ronon: "lower-echelon"?
      Teyla: He means to say less important.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Independence Day:

      The premise for this episode is like that of the movie Independence Day. In both, an alien ship piloted by humans flies into a mother ship to plant explosives. There are various other similarities between the two such as the human pilot being exposed to the aliens and the mission going wrong. Also, the interior of the hive ship's docking area is very reminiscent of the interior of the alien mothership in the film.

    • Sheppard: R2, I need you to turn the autopilot off.

      This is a reference to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in which Anakin Skywalker makes a similar request.

    • Title:

      The Lost Boys were the children who lived in Neverland with Peter Pan and couldn't/wouldn't grow up. Joel Schumacher named his 1987 film about a gang of adolescent vampires in a small California coastal town after these James Barrie characters. The movie starred a young Kiefer Sutherland.

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