The first plot details have arrived at GateWorld for “Brain Storm,” currently slated to be the sixteenth episode of Stargate Atlantis Season Five. The episode is written by executive producer Martin Gero, who will also step up to direct the episode.
Rodney McKay is invited to a landmark scientific presentation by an old “friend” from his school days — or rival is more like it. Malcolm Tunney has gone on to great success, with public acclaim and lots of money. Rodney, meanwhile, hasn’t published in years and can’t tell anyone about what he really does for a living.
Bringing along Dr. Jennifer Keller as his date, McKay returns to Earth for the event. The two are brought to a secret desert facility by Tunney’s private jet. There the test of an astonishing new technology is to take place — a demonstration that doubles as a high-society cocktail party for dozens of wealthy and important guests.
But McKay and the rest of the guests are unaware that some of Tunney’s colleagues have warned about possible catastrophic consequences for what he is about to do. The device to be demonstrates is activated, and it causes the temperature in the room to drop. It appears to be a sort of weather-control device, an ingenious solution to global warming.
The crowd applauds … but Dr. Tunney is soon informed that his device cannot be shut down. Not only is Tunney’s project in danger, but so are the lives of everyone in the facility.
“Brain Storm” is expected to begin filming in Vancouver in August. Guest characters include Malcolm Tunney, Terrence Kramer, Ken, Steve (two scientists), a front desk secretary, and Tunney’s assistant.
Learn more about upcoming episodes of Stargate Atlantis in GateWorld’s growing episode guide! New episodes air every Friday at 10 p.m. (9 Central) on SCI FI Channel in the United States, and Mondays at 8 p.m. on The Movie Network in Canada. Season Five premieres in the U.K. on August 19.