Poisoning the Well
Episode 7 of 20 within Season One. Item 7 of 104 overall.
Production number 107.
Martin Gero - Writer
David Winning - Director
166 votes

The Atlantis team encounters the Hoffans, a human civilization in the process of rebuilding their society since the last attack of the Wraith. The resilient Hoffans have developed the beginnings of a drug that could potentially make them immune to their enemies.

Fearing that the next Wraith culling will come before they are able to complete their tests, the leaders demand that their people be inoculated before the drug can be proven safe. Dr. Beckett argues that there is no way to know what the true effects of the drug will be. Can Beckett make the Hoffans see reason, or has their haste made them blind to the epidemic they may be unleashing upon themselves?

original airdate--August 20,2004  rating--1.8 million

network: Sci Fi Channel

music--Theme music composer by Joel Goldsmith


Planet(s)--Hoff, Lantea                       

Race(s)--Hoffan, Wraith                          


Goof:Teyla's audio sounds way more high pitched then normal, either dubbed or a post production mistake. 


"A group of scientists and military personnel go through the Stargate to the Pegasus Galaxy where they find the lost city of the Ancients, Atlantis, and encounter a powerful new enemy, the Wraith."

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006 Childhood's End
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008 Underground
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005 Suspicion
  Stargate Atlantis, Season One

regional titles

Vergiftiging de Well
Poisoning the Well
Empoisonner le puits
T÷dliche Verteidigung
Nimhi˙ an Well
Avvelenamento del pozzo
Envenenar el pozo