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Stargate: Atlantis 

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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 19 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Joe Flanigan ...  Lt. Colonel John Sheppard / ... 99 episodes, 2004-2009
Rachel Luttrell ...  Teyla Emmagan 99 episodes, 2004-2009
David Hewlett ...  Dr. Rodney McKay / ... 99 episodes, 2004-2009
Jason Momoa ...  Ronon Dex 78 episodes, 2005-2009
Torri Higginson ...  Dr. Elizabeth Weir 65 episodes, 2004-2008
Paul McGillion ...  Dr. Carson Beckett 63 episodes, 2004-2009
David Nykl ...  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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Each episode has a pop culture reference in, usually Star Wars, Star Trek, or various sci-fi movies, to make the show appear grounded in our, real, universe. See more »

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Elizabeth Weir is supposed to be an American, yet pronounces everything the way that a Canadian would.

This is most noticeable with the word "been" which she overemphasizes in a manner that an American English speaker would not. See more »

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Dr. Rodney McKay: [seeing a security escort of only two marines] Whoa, whoa-whoa-whoa-whoa. What is this? This is my security escort?
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: Well, we are spread a little bit thin right now.
Dr. Rodney McKay: OK.
[to the marines]
Dr. Rodney McKay: You need to know that if we come under fire, you're gonna have to put your lives on the line to protect me.
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: Rodney!
Dr. Rodney McKay: OK, I mean the Zed-PM. You need to protect the Zed-PM at all costs... and me.
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Referenced in Stargate: The Definitive History (2019) See more »

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Getting There
28 October 2004 | by cosmic_questSee all my reviews

Having only seen a few episodes of 'Stargate: Atlantis' and given it is a young show, I have to say that while it may not be on the same level as 'Stargate: SG1', it is enjoyable in itself. No first season of any series is wonderful (look at Star Trek: The Next Generation) but 'Stargate: Atlantis' has fared quite well.

The characters are likable although understandably we don't have much of a feel for them yet. There is a nice rapport between Sheppard, McKay, Weir and Beckett already but I think Teyla needs some work otherwise she'll just end up a token alien character. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Wraiths yet, I hope they don't crop up in each and every episode and other plot devices are explored instead. There is nothing so dull as when TV show focus on the main 'baddie' to the exclusion of everything else (Buffy and Angel were guilty of this as was 'The X-Files').

I think if given some time 'Stargate: Atlantis' can progress to be as great as its predecessor and it certainly has the making of being a thrilling sci-fi show. People need to stop compared it to SG1 though and give it a chance to develop. Too many potentially good shows are cancelled too soon because they are not given the opportunity to improve.


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16 July 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stargåte: Atlåntis See more »

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