Stargate Atlantis

Syfy (ended 2009)



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Stargate Atlantis
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The Lost City of Atlantis Has Been Found! A secret group of scientists have discovered the location of the famous lost city of Atlantis, but it's not on Earth. It's located in another galaxy altogether, the Pegasus galaxy. Stargate Atlantis, a spin-off from the highly successful Stargate SG-1 series, follows a multinational scientific and military group, lead by Diplomat Dr. Elizabeth Weir (played by actress Torri Higginson), headed on a one way trip to Atlantis. Their mission: to investigate the secrets of Atlantis, a city now known to have been built by ancient powerful beings, and bring whatever they discover back to Earth. They will be all on their own, with no means to return, with no means of rescue or support, unless they can find the technology they need in Atlantis to return them to Earth. Once in Atlantis, the group finds the city abandoned; asleep for tens of thousands of years, and no power source left for a return home. They must find a power source within Atlantis' own Pegasus galaxy using the same Stargate system that got them there or they will be stranded forever. On the first planet they visit, they accidentally waken a new, powerful, and more evil enemy than human kind has ever faced, the Wraith. And the Wraith are hungry – for humans! Follow the extraordinary adventures of an SGA team lead by Major John Sheppard (played by actor Joe Flanigan), and his team made up by his second in command Lt. Aiden Ford (played by actor Rainbow Sun Francks), and the Astrophysicist/Scientist Dr. Rodney McKay (played by actor David Hewlett, reprising the role he played in Stargate SG-1). Joining the team will be Teyla Emmagan (played by actress Rachel Luttrell), a beautiful, exotic, and strong-willed woman from the Pegasus galaxy.moreless
Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard

Torri Higginson

Torri Higginson

Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Season 1-3)

Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell

Teyla Emmagan

Rainbow Sun Francks

Rainbow Sun Francks

Lt. Aiden Ford (Season 1)

David Hewlett

David Hewlett

Dr. Rodney McKay

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Ronon Dex (Season 2+)

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Fan Reviews (334)

  • Good Sci Fi, up till season 3, SGU also good buuut

    I really liked the Stargate series, all of them. Sometimes you have characters that you get sick of buuut, regardless, you appreciate the show and the quality of their relationships and the sci-fi element so you suck it up. Lol

    But the show was great, but only up until season 3, overall up until season 4, I'd say per season, average rate of two episodes were maybe annoying to watch cause of the character... although Dr Keller was crap, sorry, that one for Atlantis I gotta put out there, please, NEVER Jewel Staite on any sci-fi every again, PLEAASE. She's always either out of place confident (like you have no field experience and then she gets panicky like Carson used to sometimes, also how did you make PHD and get assigned to Atlantis so soon I think we were all wondering, even when she's demure, I saw no layer of scientific brilliance to her AT ALL), or under confident and it feels like nagging or whining or slow death, oh man, I had to fast forward SOOO much, my mind was annoyed ASAP by her.

    I wish they kept Dr. Weir, it was odd seeing Samantha Carter on SGA... I felt like she didn't belong... Sam was great on 'Stargate,' and Woolsey always has his shining moments but I felt horrible that Dr. Weir died.. *cries*.

    Of course all of this was season 4, which was crap. Sorry but season 4 was forced garbage/drivel. I wonder if SyFy's 'creative team' got involved at that point because the feel of SGA TOTALLY changed.

    They spent a LOT more time explaining things to you, dumbing down EVERYTHING to the point that you were like.. confused if perhaps they didn't have enough time to fill the timeslot. I literally screamed at my tv like, OKAY, we GET IT, move ALONG, this guy is BAD, now handle it QUICKLY instead of DRAWING IT OUT! Sigh, it's not like they spent creative energy on the explanation, they'd pull something out of their bee-hinds and go all "Enter Rodney: Oh crap! I'm brilliant, BUT, this guy knows more than I do, and this is IMPOSSIBLE beyond any belief! I need to explain to you for half hour just how bad this is and what I can do to fix it Mr. Bad Guy, maybe in that time, the audience will like you a little more even though they currently wish your vocals would get damaged or something.... Nother half hour later: "blah blah blah, Mr. Bad Guy just screwed us some more, gah all bad news the whole hour but MIRACLE happens and blam! Whole universe saved again! Tada!!" Seriously, how lame! Even though I like David Hewlett, his appearance on SGU was awesome.

    You know, come to think of it, Stargate Universe would have been better off without Camille, SGU was a MUCH better investment except for exaggerations as well... sometimes they get caught up with their characters that I think they miss that nothing entertaining ever happens with those characters, we don't need political statements to be embodied into every moment of our sci-fi. Also, no yelling, I'm looking at you, Camille. But SGU season 2 was much better, until Ron got stuck with her on Earth.. oy.moreless
  • The best of the Stargate Franchise

    Stargate Atlantis was cancelled too young. The series was amazing and should have lasted 7-10 years. God, I miss Stargate Atlantis.
  • sorry

    This is a bad spinoff from the original seres. Everybody concidering watching this should watch universe instead. This more like a crazy comedy than sci fi.
  • Agree with below

    The first three seasons were great. I thought they would use so much going Into 4. I liked Elizabeth Wiers character, I find she doesn't et enough justice. The writing was great they made it interesting giving her replicator powers and I thought wow they are going to make this interesting maybe take out some wraith now after the replicators but the just ditched her chatachter and threw in Amanda Tapping which I found as great as she is was a terrible replacement choice as the the season just dragged on after the first three episodes and then season 5 was meh. The writers had a great thing going and they screwed it over. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Look at Futurama it kept coming back. Not entirely the case but the series went to shit after the ditched Elizabeth Wiers chatachter.moreless
  • Amazing show.

    I watched all 5 seasons in just a few weeks. This is one of the best Sci - Fi shows out there. Great cast, great stories, great setting. Witty banter. The first 3 seasons were truly amazing. The last 2 were lacking a bit and sadly it just started to pick back up again at the end of five. I am sad this show was canceled and the movie never made. However, its still worth the watch because the ending isn't really a huge cliffy. Its like the ending to a chapter or maybe the first book in a series.moreless
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    Wow, has another week gone by already? So it has. And what a week it was.


    Syfy Closes Stargate Universe

    The niche network cancels the science-fiction show with a passionate fan base; the remaining episodes will air next year.

    • © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc.
    • © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc.
    • © 2008 NBC Universal, Inc.

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    Futuristic, space travel, Time Travel, alien technology, planetary explorers