Stargate Atlantis discovers another season

It's about time to stop referring to Stargate Atlantis as a spin-off of Stargate SG-1. Though the two shows share the same mythology, Atlantis has been running for four seasons now, which has proved that it can be successful as its own show.

Sci-Fi Channel apparently has no plans of letting it go away, given that it has renewed the show for a fifth season, as reported by Variety. The genre-specific cable channel has ordered 20 more new episodes of the sci-fi show following an average of 1.8 million viewers, half a million more than the Sci-Fi Channel's average.

In Atlantis, a group of scientists and military personnel investigate the secrets of the famed lost city and find that it was created by an advanced race. However, Atlantis isn't 20,000 leagues under the sea--it has been discovered light-years away in another galaxy.

Stargate SG-1 ran for 10 years on both Showtime (seasons 1-5) and Sci-Fi (seasons 6-10). Though Atlantis is a spin-off of SG-1, the latter is itself based on the 1994 movie Stargate.

Atlantis may be locked up, but the future of another Sci-Fi original series still hangs in the balance. Flash Gordon, a new take on the popular comic-book and film franchise, is still waiting on a decision for renewal. Sci-Fi vice president of original programming Mark Stern told Variety that the network "has made no decision yet on whether to renew" the freshman series.

For more on Stargate Atlantis and Flash Gordon, check out TV.com's visit to both sets, as well as other Sci-Fi Channel shows, including Eureka and Battlestar Galactica.

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I like Carter better then Weir and I liked the original Weir introduced on SG-1 better then this one. It took awhile for me to enjoy Atlantis due to the fact they gave my favorite SG-1 the ax but I've grown to love it. At least we have DVD's to purchase and enjoy SG-1 to continue the saga. Now I can't wait until the series continues.
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Yee Hah!!! I enjoy each episode and as long as its not too violent and scary (ie the wraith) I can watch it with the grand kids.
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Sweet, can't wait to see what adventures are in store for the Atlantis team.
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I like Flash Gordon and hope to see a season two but the way the season is ending I doubt that will happen as for Stargate Atlantis YAHOOOOO!!!! I'm very pleased to hear that I have a fifth season. Also Look out this March for Stargate SG-1: The Ark Of Truth.
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Btw for you guys who don't like Carter. Amanda Tapping said in an interview to Gateworld that she is going to consentrate on Sanctuary next year, so she is not going to have a permanent role i SGA anymore.
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Excallent! I luv Atlantis. I however am not a fan of Carter, she should of left with SG-1. Weir was a much better leader, the acting ability / emotional resonance was so much deeper with Torri Higginson. i hope she can come back somehow and not as a replicator either.



FG was aweful.
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Excallent! I luv Atlantis. I however am not a fan of Carter, she should of left with SG-1. Weir was a much better leader, the acting ability / emotional resonance was so much deeper with Torri Higginson. i hope she can come back somehow and not as a replicator either.



FG was aweful.
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Excallent! I luv Atlantis. I however am not a fan of Carter, she should of left with SG-1. Weir was a much better leader, the acting ability / emotional resonance was so much deeper with Torri Higginson. i hope she can come back somehow and not as a replicator either.



FG was aweful.
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Excallent! I luv Atlantis. I however am not a fan of Carter, she should of left with SG-1. Weir was a much better leader, the acting ability / emotional resonance was so much deeper with Torri Higginson. i hope she can come back somehow and not as a replicator either.



FG was aweful.
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Excallent! I luv Atlantis. I however am not a fan of Carter, she should of left with SG-1. Weir was a much better leader, the acting ability / emotional resonance was so much deeper with Torri Higginson. i hope she can come back somehow and not as a replicator either.



FG was aweful.
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Atlantus est valde res ut vigilo! :) [latin]

Atlantis is great thing to watch !
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i would just like to know who's bright idea it was to cancel SG-1 in the first place, both are extraordinary series'.
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Forget about Crap Gordon & The Boring Files.Bring back Odyssey 5.
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I too would like to have The Dresden Files back!!
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Whoooooooooooo! Thank god, and glad to see Eureka gets another season too... :)
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Good to hear that there will be a fifth season! Hope there will be 5 more! Bring back Carson!!!
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yessssssssss I love the show I hope I watch as many seasons as SG1 or more



about FG I got really bored everytime I tried watching it if its canceled no great loss there
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just luv watching the stargate series... hope it gets renewed for another season, though bringing Richard Dean Anderson back would be a bonus....
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great to hear!!



LOVE this show!!!
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Sounds awesome.
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Good, I was worry that snice SG-1 ended, that it wouldn't be able to hold its own, now can SF move it timeslot from 10:00 to an earlier time, that would be prefect and would help with the rattings.
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yes for ATLANTIS,no for AMANDA, she is no Dr.WEIR.
AMANDA is to whimpish to lead any one, yuck.
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Excellent News about Atlantis!
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Great News - this show just seems to get better and better. It has really come out of Stargate SG-1 shadow which wasn't really hard looking at the last couple of years since Richard Dean Anderson left. As much as I love Amanda Tapping I still don't know what to make of her I don't think she belongs on this show which is something I never thought I would say. BRING BACK PAUL MCGILLION he was the heart and soul of this show!!! Hey Stargate fans Torri Higginson was excellent in last weeks NCIS - check it out a cbs.com if you missed it.
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yay for atlantis! I caught the mid-seaon two parter for year one by accident and have been hooked every since. my hope is that it is allowed to remain it's own show with it's own bad guys, etc without any more spill over from the sg-1 baddies.
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Great news
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I'm SO happy Atlantis has been granted a fifth season. I liked SG-1 but Atlantis is in another league and has always been better!I mean Ronon and Sheppard. HOT!!!And of course it can stand by itself without SG-1!! Bit sad Beckett is gone:(
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Awesome news about SGA!
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sorry was never a fan of this bring back Sg1 and get rid of this rip-off!
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I watched the first 4 episodes of Flash, but that was all I could take. Its just bad. SciFi should let it go and focus on BSG prequel Caprica instead.
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that good for atlantis I couldnt get into Flash Gordon I tried but I couldn't.
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That's good news
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A$$ kicking news
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Damn good news, I'm so pleased that Atl gets to spread its wings completely, although I do plan on buying the ten season boxset of SG1. no doubt.
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great news but Sg1 always been better...hope they keep Carter
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I'm so happy, it's my favorite show that is currently on the air. :D
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great news about Atlantis
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It's fantastic news about Atlantis :) With BSG finishing at the end of S4, at least there will still be some first class SciFi worth watching :D
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I was surprised that Sci Fi decided to make the re-make as corney as the original serial.
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Great news for Atlantis. As far as Flash Gordon, that show had so much potential. It's good to be a little campy, but the writing is just horrible and the acting is pretty wooden. Hopefully they'll bring back The Dresden Files, but probably not, seeing as how it's ratings weren't that good when it was paired with BSG.



Now if we're REALLY lucky, they get the rights to continue Odyssey 5, so we can see if they save the Earth (Yeah, and they're going to bring back Farscape as well)!!!
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Great news about Stargate Atlantis... I hope it goes on for 10 seasons just like SG-1. Also hope that Amanda Tapping stays with the show for future seasons as well.

Flash Gordon, however has been a great disappointment... I certainly wouldn't renew this, there are (and were) much better shows screening on Sci-Fi. Bring back the Dresden Files instead.
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neveer watched it but will on dvd
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Great news, thank god Atlantis will survive.

Flash Gordon on the other hand... I got bored with it just after a few episodes and stopped watching.
It didn't convince me, it's way to far away from the picture people got of Flash Gordon.
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I love Stargate. It's one of the few goods shows still being made by Sci-Fi. Eureka and Battlestar Galactica are great but Flash Gordon is too cheesey and not in a good way... I miss the Invisible Man, Dresden Files, Dead Like Me, Firefly, and Angel (I know the last 3 weren't made for Sci-Fi).
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Can Flash Gordon, it's annoying and stupid, bring back the Dresden Files
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Yes this is great news for Atlantis fans!!!
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Awesome atlantis is a great series.
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well, it's very good news for me cause I just love the Stargate mythology and all around it. I have to say, that the 4'th season starts bit slow but I hope Atlantis doesn't loose the SG-1 charm. Well, what can I say, it's just awesome, I will be waiting S5! ;)
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I like Atlantis, good news are always welcome. FG is rather mediocre, if it's canceled it won't be a shame.
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