Thirty-Eight Minutes
Episode 4 of 20 within Season One. Item 4 of 104 overall.
Production number 104.
Brad Wright - Writer
Mario Azzopardi - Director
173 votes

Fleeing from a surprise encounter with the Wraith, Major Sheppard falls victim to an alien symbiote which is feeding off his life force and slowly paralyzing him.

While speeding back to Atlantis for medical aid, the team gets trapped halfway through the Stargate when the puddle jumper, damaged in the altercation with the Wraith, suffers a mechanical failure. With only thirty-eight minutes before the Stargate shuts down, Lieutenant Ford and Dr. McKay struggle to manually fix the problem. As the clock ticks away, the Atlantis team must come together, or perish in the harsh vacuum of space.

original airdate--July 30,2004                             rating--2.5 million

music--Theme music composer by Joel Goldsmith


Race(s)--Wraith homeworld  Athosian,                    

Enemies--Iratus bug, Wraith Wraith




related items

Previous episode :
003 Hide and Seek
Next episode :
005 Suspicion
Related to this story :
018 The Gift
  Stargate Atlantis, Season One

regional titles

Achtendertig notulen
Thirty-Eight Minutes
Trente-huit minutes
38 Minuten
Tríocha ocht nóiméad
Trenta-otto minuti
Treinta y ocho minutos