Episode of the Week: The Atlantis Team Goes ‘Underground’
MAY IS GENII MONTH!
Efforts to open trade relations with a species called the Genii turn sour when the team discovers their new “allies” have ulterior motives.
Our rewatch of favorite moments in Stargate history continues! Each month we’ll pick a theme, and feature a key episode every week. Join us by watching the episode this week, and then head to GateWorld Forum (or posting below) to talk about it!
Meet the Genii …
- The Genii were introduced early in Stargate Atlantis‘s first season as an enemy very different than the Wraith: fellow human beings living under the oppression of the Wraith, but who are hostile towards our team (for waking up their enemy) and oppose our way of doing things.
- The Genii’s backstory isn’t talked about much, but it is mentioned here, in their first appearance: many centuries ago they were an advanced culture, a coalition of several planets. But a millennium ago the Wraith drove them nearly to extinction, and they have slowly been building their resources back up since then.
- Colm Meaney (“Cowen”) joins a long line of former Star Trek cast members to appear on the Stargate franchise. Meaney’s fellow Deep Space Nine cast members Armin Shimerman (“Quark”) and Rene Auberjonois (“Odo”) appeared on SG-1; Nicole de Boer would appear on Atlantis in Season Five.
- This episode is only one of two SGA episodes written by long-time Stargate director Peter Deluise. (The other is Season One’s “The Defiant One.”)
“Underground” on GateWorld:
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