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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 Lt. Colonel John Sheppard / ... (99 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Teyla Emmagan (99 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Rodney McKay / ... (99 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Ronon Dex (78 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Dr. Elizabeth Weir (65 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Dr. Carson Beckett (63 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dr. Radek Zelenka (55 episodes, 2004-2009)
Chuck Campbell ...
 Chuck the Technician (44 episodes, 2005-2009)
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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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Ben Browder was the producers and series creators 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 »

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Maj. John Sheppard: "You're going to be fine"? "Beckett'll figure this out"? You really suck at the whole "bedside manner" thing.
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: I know. I'm sorry.
Maj. John Sheppard: But I appreciate the effort.
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Darker, funnier, better
27 August 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

An international expedition lead by Dr. Elizabeth Weir is set of through the Stargate into the Pegasus galaxy. They discover a threat far beyond anything encountered before. A race that destroyed the Ancients, the most developed race known to man.

As a big SG-1 fan I had my doubts that this spin-off would succeed in being close to SG-1. To my great surprise I found Atlantis better in many ways.

First there is a great well written story. They use the new galaxy for all it's worth. The casting is great. A nice mix of civilians and military. I find the characters here better then SG-1. David Hewlett and David Nykl make a perfect couple as Dr. McKay and Dr. Zelenka. And season two newcomer Ronon Dex is also turning out to be good as the quiet more mysterious type.

Atlantis is a lot darker then SG-1. It's one of the more darker sci-fi of it's kind I've seen and it works. Specially since the mood is so well captured. The cinematographers does a great job at that. However, at the same time it's dark, the show manage to have humor. I like that. They don't overdo it. It's a nice mix. It gives the show a kind of looser feeling. A feeling of that they don't take them selves all too seriously. That it one of the things I really like about the Stargate series.

The directing is also very good. The fact that the same directors and creative crew members work or has worked on both series gives the series much of the same qualities and they manage to stay somewhat in the same style without the one being a copy of the other.

Stargate Atlantis features some of the best special effects you find on television. The plain CGI sequences is very well made and when they mix CGI and real footage you can hardly tell the difference. There are also some pretty nice fight scenes. These are very well coordinated and well executed. The Wraith makeup and makeup through out the show is also nice done. So are the costumes.

As spin-offs have a tendency to might not be as good as the original Atlantis is on many points better then the original. This is a show you should catch if you get the chance.


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