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Recap / Stargate Atlantis S04 E01 "Adrift"

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We need you here, Elizabeth.
Dr. Keller

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  • Asteroid Thicket: The episode in fact references the game "Asteroids" by name.
  • Nanomachines: Now make up much of Dr. Weir.
  • No OSHA Compliance: The Ancient's paranoia over safety unintentionally turned Atlantis into a deathtrap. The shield is designed to shrink to conserve power, while the city seals off the affected sections to prevent decompression. Unfortunately, the doors that get sealed have no manual override, so anyone trapped inside cannot evacuate to safety before the shrinking shield reaches them and they get spaced.
    • What makes this even more ridiculous is that the speed of decompression and loss of atmosphere in these sealed off sections mean that these emergency bulkheads clearly won't keep in the atmosphere anyway.
  • Stock Episode Titles: 6 uses.
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  • Thrown Out the Airlock: Happens to the squad that were on one of the Piers when the Shield began shrinking to conserve power, causing their section to loose atmosphere and decompress.
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