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Dr. Brendan Gall was a scientist and member of the Atlantis expedition. He and Dr. Abrams accompanied Dr. Meredith Rodney McKay and Major John Sheppard to investigate a Lagrangian Point satellite that he discovered on Atlantis's sensors.
Sheppard, however, was more interested in the Wraith distress signal his Puddle Jumper was detecting from a nearby planet. After consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Weir, the Jumper was rerouted to the surface. While investigating the inside of the Wraith supply ship, Gall and Abrams discovered a Wraith commander that had awoke from hibernation. It pushed Gall aside and attacked Abrams, feeding off his life and killing him.
Gall was wrapped in webbing, taken to be interrogated, and fed upon later. After moving to a different part of the ship the Wraith fed upon him until he gave up information about their Puddle Jumper. It deliberately left enough life inside him to keep McKay occupied while Sheppard, now down to one man, went off to try and fight the Wraith. Gall, who had known McKay before this particular field expedition, found Rodney's opinion about self-preservation had changed; he wanted to get into the fight to help the Major.
Realizing that's exactly what the Wraith didn't want to happen, and that Rodney's field training was not going to save him, Gall used the remainder of his depleting energy to take his own pistol and shot himself in the head much to McKay's horror. (SGA: "The Defiant One")
Behind the scenesEdit
- Richard Ian Cox previously played Nyan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "New Ground".
- Character was named after Stargate actor Brendan Gall.
- Despite being called Brendan Gall in both the official subtitles for the episode "The Defiant One" and again in Stargate Atlantis: The DVD Collection 72 and on the official Sci-Fi Channel and MGM websites, the character is called Gaul in Stargate: Atlantis: The Official Companion Season 1. The reason for this discrepancy is unknown, but it is possible that the author of the Companion simply made a mistake.
- GateWorld's article on