Original Air Date: 05/11/2007

Major Lorne (Kavan Smith) discovers a planet with dozens of satellites in geosynchronous orbit. However, inhabitants on this plante are no further advanced than being themselves in a renaissance period and even stranger, he discovers a flag baring Rodney McKay’s (David Hewlett) likeness. Informing Rodney and Lt. Col. Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) of this, the team realize a game they had found years earlier on Atlantis might actually be much more than just a game.

Realizing that an ancient sociological simulation actually sent orders to two competing city-states, Weir (Torri Higginson) demands that McKay and Sheppard set things between the once peaceful neighbors right. Meeting each of the cities representatives, Nola (Laura Harris) and Baden (David Dayan Fisher), the two men find that their dipolatic mission may be much more difficult than they thought.

Before they have time to usher in a new peace, the two cities take matters into their own hands and embark on a world war with much more advanced weapons than the Atlantis team were aware of. The two bickering friends must find a way to stop it or be responsible for what could be the destruction of two civilizations.

John Sheppard

Joe Flanigan as John Sheppard

Rodney McKay

David Hewlett as Rodney McKay

Teyla Emmagan

Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan

Ronon Dex

Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex

Carson Beckett

Paul McGillion as Carson Beckett

Elizabeth Weir

Torri Higginson as Elizabeth Weir



Carl Binder


Will Waring