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Stargate Atlantis: Thirty-Eight Minutes

After Sheppard is attacked by a strange, Wraith-like bug, the team heads back to Atlantis through the planet's orbital stargate. However, their Puddle Jumper gets stuck in the gate when the engine nacelles fail to fully retract into the Jumper, leaving them only thirty-eight minutes to get through the Stargate before the wormhole's event horizon closes.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Friday July 30th, 2004

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Writer: Brad Wright

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 02, 2004
Ireland Nov 02, 2004

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ben Cotton
As Dr. Kavanagh
Christopher Heyerdahl
As Halling
Craig Veroni
As Dr. Peter Grodin
Paul McGillion
As Dr. Carson Beckett
Fiona Hogan
As Simpson

Co-Guest Stars
Boyan Vukelic
As Sgt. Stackhouse
David Nykl
As Dr. Radek Zelenka
Edmond Wong
As Atlantis Technician
Joseph May
As Sgt. Markham
Main Cast
Joe Flanigan
As Major / Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard
Episode Notes
This episode marks the first appearance of Dr. Radek Zelenka (David Nykl) on the series.

Episode Quotes
[In the confined space of the Puddle Jumper]
McKay: Well, if you'll excuse me , I'll be a foot and a half over here taking some readings. Feel free to talk amonst yourselves.

Dr. Kavanagh: I happily left the SGC because I had had it up to here with the military running things, and you just busted me like a private.
D. Weir: Don't be so dramatic. Besides, the Air Force dosen't have privates.
Dr. Kavanagh: Neither do I. You just cut them off. Right in front of my research team.

Dr. Beckett: I'm told you have something of a cling-on.

Maj. Sheppard: There's plenty of time to solve this thing, but you gotta stop using your mouth and start using your brain.
Dr. McKay: Sorry, I just react to certain doom a certain way. It's a bad habit.

Dr. McKay: Oh, I apologize for being the only person here who truly comprehends how screwed we are!
Maj. Sheppard: Don't talk to me about screwed.

[Lt. Ford tests the effect of alcohol on the bug]
Maj. Sheppard: Same some for me.
Lt. Ford: Wrong type of alcohol, sir.
Maj. Sheppard: What's the good of that?
Lt. Ford: (after seeing the bug not reacting) Not much, sir.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorBrad Wright  |  Robert C. Cooper
Executive ProducerJoseph Mallozzi  |  Paul Mullie
MusicJoel Goldsmith
OtherJoel Goldsmith (Main Title Theme)
Warning: Stargate Atlantis season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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