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Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

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An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

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Series cast summary:
 Lt. Colonel John Sheppard / ... (99 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Teyla Emmagan (99 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Dr. Rodney McKay / ... (99 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Ronon Dex (78 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Dr. Elizabeth Weir (65 episodes, 2004-2008)
 Dr. Carson Beckett (63 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Dr. Radek Zelenka (55 episodes, 2004-2009)
 Chuck the Technician (44 episodes, 2005-2009)


With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home's secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A new gate will open. A lost city will rise again.


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16 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Stargåte: Atlåntis  »

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Ben Browder was the producer's and series creator's original choice for the role of Major John Sheppard. Joe Flanigan was hired for the role when Browder could not take the role due to filming Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004). Browder was later cast in the role of Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell on Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »


[after being beamed aboard form the maximum limit of the beaming technology]
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: Are you all right?
Maj. John Sheppard: Two arms, ten fingers... I'll check the rest later.
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Spun-off from Stargate SG-1 (1997) See more »

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Great Spin-off!
23 November 2004 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

There are some people who are comparing Stargate: Atlantis to Startrek Voyager. As a Trekker and a huge fan of Voyager, SG: Stlantis is not similar to Voyager. I have seen all the Voyager episodes, and so far, none of the episodes have had same storyline.

Although they both start off in an unknown location where they cannot return to earth, the story that continues after is completely different.

There are some similarities, such as the Wraith vs. the Borg and the Atlantians vs. Caretaker, many other things do not match.

Atlantis has a unique storyline, that is very fun to watch and will continue to make you watch it again and again. Also, since this is made by Sci-fi, there are no commercials!

However, if you are a Trekkies, where you want variety, you might not like the show. In the show, everyone speaks English (lol I know) and most of them (excluding the wraith) looks like human. Also, the technologies are not as techie as in Startrek.

Give it a chance. I'm sure many people will like it. Also it will keep continue to make you watch more. Although not as scientific as Startrek, this is a must for every startrek fans!

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