Stargate: Extinction

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Stargate: Extinction
Stargate Extinction title page.jpg
The script title page
Written by

Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie


Joe Flanigan as John Sheppard
Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan
Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex
David Hewlett as Rodney McKay
Amanda Tapping as Samantha Carter
Jewel Staite as Jennifer Keller
Paul McGillion as Carson Beckett
Christopher Heyerdahl as Todd
David Nykl as Radek Zelenka
Kavan Smith as Evan Lorne
Sharon Taylor as Amelia Banks

Released date(s)

Indefinitely shelved [1]


Atlantis canon

Preceded by

Enemy at the Gate

Stargate: Extinction, previously known as Project Twilight, was the name of the first planned Stargate: Atlantis movie, which would have followed up on the fifth season finale Enemy at the Gate. However, franchise runner and co-creator Brad Wright announced on April 17, 2011 that the project had been shelved indefinitely.[2]


"The movie would have picked up not long after the events of the season 5 finale, Enemy at the Gate. In the opening scene, two astronauts (who turn out to be a couple of familiar faces – Amelia Banks and Major Lorne) take a walk on the surface of the moon, their lunar stroll ending with a reveal of the city of Atlantis. A shuttle carrying Sam Carter and a group of dignitaries sweeps overhead and lands.

Within the city’s atmospherically shielded confines, Carter and her guests meet up with the science team headed by – who else? – Rodney McKay. Frustrated by the interruption to his ongoing research, McKay demonstrates a certain impatience with the whole dog-and-pony show, running through standards explanations, overviews, questions, and answers until – an alarm suddenly sounds. The bewildered dignitaries are ushered out, leaving McKay, Carter, and Zelenka to investigate.

An examination of the city’s systems reveal the worst. A self-destruct has been initiated – a safeguard, Rodney surmises, put in place by the Ancients in the event Atlantis was ever removed from the Pegasus Galaxy. And, once triggered, it cannot be disabled. Nothing short of a return to the Pegasus Galaxy will save the city from certain destruction.

Of course, getting it there is easier said than done..." [3]’s time to get the band back together and we check in with our various team members as they are called up and beamed away for the return journey: Teyla and her family, Keller, Beckett, Lorne, Zelenka and, of course, Sheppard and Ronon who are plucked away while receiving treatment at a local hospital following a barroom brawl (we went back and incorporated the scar actor Jason Momoa received following an incident near his L.A. home). Once everyone has assembled, McKay gives them the 411. Given the time constraints they face, they have to get back to Pegasus as quickly as possible – meaning they’ll have to use the wormhole drive again. Zelenka calculates that two jumps should do it.

And they’re off. Sort of. The first jump ends up burning out the drive, rendering it useless and leaving them stranded with the countdown click ticking down. However, a scan of the surrounding planets turns up a habitable world within range. They go there seeking help and, instead, end up involved in a wild time-travel themed adventure in which Todd, the wraith, turns out to be, simultaneously, their hugest threat and biggest ally. [4]

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