In a move that may or may not say anything about the state of poker on TV (or even just the state of TV for that matter), the show Stargate Atlantis is doing a little filming in Vegas today … at Planet Hollywood. Something about looking for a serial killer at a high-stakes poker game visited by aliens who hold the fate of the planet security in their hands. The Las Vegas pros at the table — Todd Brunson and Roy Winston(?).
Airs January 2 on the Sci-Fi Channel.
ALT HED: Extra, Extra!
Click below for the episode descrip:
Episode #519:Â â€œVegasâ€
Written by: Robert Cooper
Directed by: Robert Cooper
Cast: Joe Flanigan, Robert Picardo, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite
Guest Stars: Steve Schirripa, Neil Jackson
Air Date:Â January 2nd, 2008 (tbc)
Detective John Sheppard attempts to solve a string of unusual murders in Las Vegas.
Police find a desiccated corpse on a desert road outside Las Vegas, Nevada, the seventh victim of a bizarre serial killer.Â Detective John Sheppard, called in to assist, is baffled by these murders.Â Then a clue, traces of radiation found on the bodies, leads him to a strange looking man with super human attributes who easily evades capture.
Some time later, Sheppard is detained and driven to Area 51. There he meets Dr. Rodney McKay who reveals that the suspect is, in fact, an alien – a wraith – who feeds on human energy. Whatâ€™s more, McKay and his team have traveled to Earth from the Pegasus Galaxy, by way of a stargate, to prevent this wraith from compromising the security of the planet. But so far, Sheppard is the only one whoâ€™s been able to get close to him.