Old Weir actress not correct Edit
On IMDb and here it's stated that Holly Dignard is the actress who played the old version of Weir on this episode. At the official Atlantis site, it's said that it's the Weir actress herself playing the role: http://www.gateworld.net/atlantis/s1/115.shtml However, I believe that NONE of the two is correct. The actress who played old Weir on this episode is Mary McDonnell : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001521/ If you own the DVDs of SG:A, please do watch her while on the death bed, just before she died. Watch her closely. That's Mary McDonnell. And I can put my hand on fire for that. The fact that IMDb and the Gateworld site doesn't agree as to who plays old Weir, it's only an indication to me that either someone messed up the credits, OR, McDonnell herself decided not to be credited (maybe because she didn't like the outcome, or because of contract restrictions with BSG or the Actor's Union). Whatever happened, I am telling you, that's McDonnell there.
- Actually, they're both right. Not only do I have the episode on DVD, but there is also a special feature on it as well, where I saw both Dignard and Higginson play the old Weir, no visual evidence to support your theory that Roslin was in it. While I understand that it looks and sounds somewhat like her, and that Battlestar seemed to be made round the same time Atlantis was, she didn't appear in it. -- Matthew R Dunn 08:13, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
- I just don't believe this. There's something really fishy there. Watch the last scene when she's still alive, that's McDonnell there. Eugenia loli 08:27, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
- I'm sorry, but I just don't see how McDonnell would be there. Anyone could sound like her if they acted old, plus after more digging, there is no mention that McDonnell even appeared in Stargate, at all on her Wikipedia page, Battlestar Wiki page, IMDb page, or TV.com page, in fact, the end credits say Higginson did it. You can say it's her all you want, but it is still just a theory. -- Matthew R Dunn 12:52, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
i dont think it has been explained why the failsafe mechanism did not stop the city sacrificing parts of itself in rising instead of immediatley rising to the surface when the shield could not be fully maintained parts of the city were sacrificed can anybody clear this one up i might have missed that explanation
- You are absolutely right, it does not explain that at all as far as I'm aware. My guess would be that when he said he was programming it to activate when power reached a certain level, the level he set was lower than the level required for the automatic safety protocols like shrinking the shield. I mean, he didn't have much time and he may not have seen a point in going to all that trouble to check/calculate the level in the program when he knew it would pose no danger to the expedition anyway even if the shield did shrink. Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 00:25, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
- If it was set to rise the next time someone arrived through the Gate, it could have accidentally risen a year or two (or 100, or 1000) after the Ancients returned to Earth, should one of them have to go back to Atlantis for some reason. And because they only have a very rough "10,000 years" rather than "10,021 years, 2 months, and 5 days" (or even years of a different length - they are on a different planet, after all), it was safer to make it a last-ditch effort, to ensure that it would only rise for the Atlantis expedition. Izkata (talk) (Contribs) 03:51, August 15, 2010 (UTC)
The beauty of hindsight Edit
You know, if old weir had thought to leave a message of some sort for the people arriving, a post-it note perhaps, mentioning not to panic, that the city is set to rise itself shortly, they would never have rushed off-world and woken up the wraith.
Though that's not to say they would never have gone to teyla's planet, and eventually found that necklace while searching those ruins. 184.108.40.206 08:47, July 1, 2010 (UTC)
- But at least then it would have been prolonged, they might have got the ZPM by then or even found the tower and its vast drone supply. Sman789 (talk) (Contribs) 09:20, July 1, 2010 (UTC)
Ancients went back to Earth? Edit
If the Lanteans left Atlantis for Earth around 10,000 years ago, wouldn't they have encountered the Goa'uld on the other side of the gate? The Goa'uld supposedly ruled Earth between 10,500 BC and around 3,000 BC. The Ancients were said to have integrated with the people of Earth, hence some of the Tau'ri having the ATA gene, but I don't see this as a possiblility with the Goa'uld there. Can someone please explain this?
Ra was the first to discover Earth in 9,117 BC and the Lanteans would not have left for Earth exactly 10,000 years ago so there would have been several hundred years between the Lanteans and the Goa'uld during which time most of then ascended and others left for other worlds. 220.127.116.11 01:06, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Im seriously confused here now and would like some clarification on the matter, lol! makin a reddit for this too.
If the old Dr. Weir is the main/original Dr weir then a new timeline should have branched off from her actions that ultimately led to the saving of Atlantis. The end result being what we know to be the SG:A series premier. However, if that is true then none of the SG-1 series or that premier could have existed since technically that timeline was only created after the original Dr Weirs intervention. Making her timeline the main and what we've been watching all this time some sort of paradoxical impossibility. Does that make sense or am I missing something? (which is quite possible, lol!) Tof3r78 (talk) (Contribs) 04:27, February 23, 2017 (UTC)