I could have put the score lower, but I like this show and the stargate series. Atlantis has great special effects and most of the episodes are interesting. To say the least the cast could use some work. The expansion of the series took off well and seems to be holding. I hope the show can get more exciting, if not outlast the others.
As a spin-off, Stargate Atlantis finally gets things right. Stargate SG-1 hit the wall with original stories, whereas Atlantis opens story line doors that actually entertain. I only watch SG-1 because of the many years invested, not because it was any good! As a side note, the women are hotter-enough Amanda!
Stargate Atlantis isn’t Stargate SG-1 but its close to reaching its glory and fame. I think its first season was amazing and I hope the seasons to follow are just as good and better. The first season to me was more of an introduction to the Pegasus galaxy and all the dangers and relationships that come with it. The Atlantis crew while there made friends and enemies and learned a lot about the Ancients past. I think when SG-1 first came out the writers didn’t have to do as much work to create an environment as they did when Atlantis came about. They did that work here because they wanted to keep the two shows separate and in order to do that they had to isolate Atlantis. So they really had to put a lot of effort on creating the Pegasus galaxy, and the various cultures as well as creating an enemy worse than the Goa’uld. I think they did an excellent job in introducing us to the Pegasus Galaxy, the Atlantis crew, the Genii, and the Wraith. I also think it was a great idea to not have the shows crossover at least for the first season, because it gives Atlantis a chance to stand on its own legs.
The characters like SG-1 characters are well structured and I predict they’ll become as amazing as SG-1’s characters soon enough. I think in Season 2 the show will be able to expand more and become as great as its SG-1 counterparts.
Show you should definitely watch Stargate Atlantis and don't forget to watch its parents show Stargate:SG-1.
This is a review on Ep113 - "Hot Zone" written by cheekysu.
Lots of people are in danger from a mysterious virus, but Rodney comes up with a plan to save the day. Again. Which John executes just in time. Again. Oh, and there's a power struggle between John and Elizabeth, from which John emerges victorious.
Well, any episode with Carson in it is one I'm guaranteed to like. And in this episode, he got to do all his doctor-ness stuff instead of being the cowardly lion" type comic relief. Good choice.
David Hewlett is spot-on in his role of the really-annoying-yet-so-intelligent-they-can't-live-without-him scientist. Even in moments that should be really touching, like his last words to his sister, Rodney's inherent geekiness overpowers everything else. But the ancient gene being what would save him was so obvious that even I spotted it-- and I never see anything coming. I suppose after 50-something years of television, there really is nothing new under the sun and all plots must be used and re-used until we can all be scriptwriters. I'll be delighted if we get some new and original twists sometime soon.
John and Elizabeth-- well, nearly everyone on every online forum I've seen says he was right, she was wrong. And I have to agree with them. However, he was not so right in going over her head. She should have been more flexible and willing to listen, he probably should have stayed put at least for a few more minutes. I think she would have changed her mind if he hadn't been arguing with her basically in front of everyone in the command centre. She was really nice when she talked to him about it at the end, though-- probably realising that she had made a bad choice. He was uncharcteristicly whiny, though-- did he think he was about to be grounded? Sent to his room? Made to apologise?
I had a few problems with this episode. First of all: What? No teaser? Was there a power outage in Atlantis?
Seriously, if the ancient genes could save Rodney from death, why was he still having hallucinations? And if Aiden and the extra were so close to dying, why didn't they seem to be having hallucinations? And finally: What is the use of a hazmat suit if the hood isn't attached to the rest of the suit?
Written by: cheekysu
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At first, I was afraid that this would be another spin-off that doesn't live up to the quality of the orginal. Stargate: Atlantis breaks the trend of lousy spin-off shows and, in some ways, surpasses the orginal.
i can't not say how much i enjoy this show. there are times that i stay home on a friday night and refuse to be dragged out by my friends until it is done. this show makes me wish that there are more shows written this well on cable.
Stargate: Atlantis is a show that makes the viewer forget that it's a sci-fi show. The advance technology and fantastic setting only serves at the background of the show, unlike most sci-fi shows, and does not drive the story. the characters are what drive the show and that's the way it should be. they interact with each other like real people do. there are no minor characters on the show and yet the show isn't remotely close to being cluttered. even the so-called background characters often shine in the foreground and grow and develop as the show continues. it's great. i've become more wrapped up with how the characters interact than the continuation of the stargate mythology.
watch the show and forget that you are watching a sci-fi show. watch the characters and be pleasantly surprised. it's worth staying home until 10 on fridays than going out for a beer or three at the bar. Stargate: Atlantis is that good!!!
I first saw this series available on my Rogers on Demand channel, I ripped through the first 20 episodes fast -- wanting more i went in search for episode 21 and realized im going to have to wait a month to see it air, this is the best sci fi series i have seen -- In my mind Stargate Atlantis has surpassed its predocessor Stargate SG-1, though id like to see them intertwine with eachother
If you have not yet seen this whole first season I suggest you do before season two comes out, im counting the minutes till its out
Stargate Atlantis is your traditionnal spin-off : SG1 has met its public, has been on for many seasons ; the producers make a spin-off to broaden the scripts possibilities.
Many times, they end up with a commercial thing that does not last more th
So far, SGA is a recent show and no one can tell how many seasons it will be on. Yet, I hope it will be on for a good three or four seasons because the scripts keep the Stargate-SG1 feeling in all aspects and allow more variations and stories to happen.
The cast is all right : taking guests from SG1 is a plus for the continuity. The characters are not just SG1 doubles ; they are psychologically developped.
The Wraith is not a bad idea, but seriously, I doubted the realism of that after a few episodes.
I mean that a life-sucking species is an eventuality, as well as their evolution, but the fact that they suck "years out of their victims" is just too big. Sometimes, they made me think of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, a show I do not really like.
I am surprised that the writers could create new stories which have not been done on SG1, but must admit I have been disappointed by some of the season 1 episodes. Not that the humor was not present : it is, and it matches mine. Not that it was not original, or not well directed. I was disappointed by few of them, and just because they seemed too short, not deep enough. Fortunately, this only concerns one or two episodes, so in the end, this is a really good show. As I basically like shows dealing with the Air Force, science and fantasy (the view of Atlantis makes me think of fantasy worlds), this has been become over a few weeks a personal favorite.
A Nice show, not better then SG-1, but it starts just some mounths ago, and SG-1 has 9 seasons. The most amazing thing on this serie is that on SG-1 they start what Atlantis begin, the search for the Lost City and a way for a more advance technology.
Stargate is a great serie that became more and more popular and there is nothing that can stop it.
I'm a big Stargate SG-1 fan, so logically I started watching the spin-off: Stargate Atlantis.
It begins where season 7 of stargate-sg1 ends.
A group of scientists are going to the stargate to the adres what they believe is where Atlantis is.
Stargate Atlantis starts off right away with a lot of action and very very funny characters.
The characters in Atlantis are a bit more sarcastic in their humor but it makes for a lot of hilarious scenes.
Also, the action and space scenes are way better then stargate SG-1 is. Especially seeing the underwater city, go up to the surface, was a jaw-opener.
The stories follow the same basic build-up as stargate sg-1 only there are new enemies they're facing and new friends to be made.
I highly recommend this show to SF lovers and if you do wanna go into it, I recommend SG-1 too! :p
this is a great show i was not disappointed
by Atlantis it has a great story line
for a show in its first season because the
universe was set up by SG-1 and i love SG-1
so i loved learning about the ancients
over all a small part of me like Atlantis
a bit more than SG-1
Upon first glance, my impression of Stargate Atlantis was that it was a younger Sg-1. Then, as the show carries on, and after a few episodes, personalities quite unlike Sg-1 develop. After Major Sheppard tones down his ego a bit, the show is really quite good. The Wraith are a new enemy that are unlike the Goa\'uld, and leaves Atlantis and Sg-1 galaxies apart. (Like it should be) So, I give this show a good rating for originality without being too much out of this world.
Atlantis has made good points and has developed some intriguing new possibilities that Sg-1 would not have been able to. However, while the characters and stories are compeling, the show isn't as good as SG-1 is. Time will tell if Atlantis can be as goo
While definitely not as good as the original Stargate Sg-1, Stargate Atlantis has managed to impressive me within one season. The characters are complex enough and have already started to evolve within the one season this show has had. The storylines are intriguing enough, but one cannot help but notice that the new "bad-guys" heavily resemble the old "bad-guys", Goauld, in voice if nothing else. I do like the way Atlantis introduced other enemies that are not so stereotypically branded as villains. Of course, I already hate all the enemies trying to give the Atlantis team a hard time, but that only goes to show how good the show is at making us CARE about its characters.
Overall, this show presents possibilities that SG-1 could not entertain considering its long history and already heavily complex storyline. But Atlantis has yet to achieve the status of greatness that Sg-1 has.
This show is terrible, plain and simple. It has none of the charm of the original, the stars have no chemistry together and the acting ranges from tolerable to inept. The only thing more preposterous than this is that a group of isolated humans in another galaxy are supposed to have a chance against an enemy supposedly many times worse than the Go'a'uld. Oh well, at least I wised up and stopped watching it after the first couple episodes.
This favourite Sci-Fi show apart from Stargate SG-1 from which this is a spin off show. It is about a group of explorers from many different countries of earth go to another galaxy to find the lost city of the ancients. I like this show as it is very interesting and introduces lots of different powerful technologies and very dangerous enemies.
I have found myself to be a bit resistant to spin offs. I keep remembering shows like After M*A*S*H and Joanie Loves Chachie. Actually, I have nightmares about these shows. So, when I heard that Stargate SG-1 was creating a spin off, my reaction was, "Here we go again!"
But, Stargate Atlantis has not only captured my interest, it has also got me wanting more. The characters are interesting, the stories entertaining (as long as you do not think too much), and the villians both obvious and subtle. I even enjoy the little jabs that each of the "countries" make at each other!
I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised. Stargate SG-1 and the movie Stargate were both excellent (even though I am generally unimpressed by television series spun off movies). If Stargate SG-1 could do the impossible, why not Stargate Atlantis?
When i first heard that there was going to be a StarGate spin-off i was filled with joy, i love stargate.Stargate Atlantis is better than stargate in so many ways. The city (Atlantis is awsom better than i could have dreamed) The way Teyla can feel the Wraith is awsom, but seems like a copie of the way Teal'c can sence the Retoo. It brings to mind what would happen if the Goa'uld takes a Writh host man its mindblowing. But the main factor that make Atlantis better is the Stargate it self it looks way better. All in all i think i can say this is one show that has supassed it counterpart.
I was a Stargate SG1 Fan alas times have changed. I have lost interest in SG1 and become a firm Atlantis Follower. Since I am not a spin off fan it's good to see that occasionally it does happen with the entrance of a new baddy new cast add's new depth to the show - Way looking forward to the new Season
Stargate Atlantis is a show ahead of its time. A spin-off to Stargate SG1, Atlantis has a new plot, new enemies, new friends and technology and new crew. With a bit of humour along with action, this sci-fi show is the best show i have ever seen with amazing special effects and a story line that makes the show such a great success. The show is very stabilized showing you what you want to see but at the same time surprising you by doing something you thought they wouldve never done. This show has everything a good show needs to be successful. Anyone who likes Stargate SG1 or even Sci-fi shows should definately watch this.
I was apprehensive about stargate atlantis when I first heard it announced. I am a huge stargate SG-1 fan and when I heard that there was going to be a spin-off I was tempted to not even watch it. I figured I'd watch the pilot and see what it had in store and fell in love with it right from the start. It's a great series, has references back to it's roots and some of their missions, and it doesn't take long to fall in love with the new characters as much as you loved the original SG-1 team.
My only complaint is that I think that they made Sheppard too much a replacement for O'Neil. He is always trying to be witty and a smart alek. I'd rather them leave the wittyness to Jack and let each of these characters have their own personality. With that said, I still think this is an incredible show, with a lot of potential. I can't wait to see where we go and what happens in Season 2.
This show did what most spin-offs try to do, but never manage. This show has actually surpassed its original and has become a far better program than its predessesor. A better cast (I never thought I would say that) and a more interesting story. Check
This show did what most spin-offs try to do, but never manage. This show has actually surpassed its original and has become a far better program than its predessesor. A better cast (I never thought I would say that) and a more interesting story. The sets were well built, and the visual effects make the show a treat to watch. I was very skeptical of this program and was shocked when I found myself hooked after the second episode. If you give this program a try you will too. Something you might also want to consider is this program takes place in a completely different galaxy. If you have never seen an episode of SG-1, or you have and you hated it. Fear not, this is very different.
When i first watch Stargate Atlantis i thought it never be as good as the original as SG-1 got better every season and tis would have to be something special to even come close. I like the idea of them being in another galaxy, so there is plenty enough there for new and different story lines to come up with and to my surprise they came up with one of the best baddies i have seen in a while the wrath (moden day vampires) with great special effects and a great cast i think season two will be even better and draw in more SG-1 fans with the new season.
An incredibly fantastic, dramatic, and futuristic television series that has gone above and beyond what most fans of Stargate SG-1 could have ever hoped it to be. Filled with incredible people, places, and technology this show has surpassed what most exp
An absolute favorite and must see for any true science fiction fan. The story of an earth expedition force sent to find the lost city of Atlantis, the crown jewel of the Empire of the Ancients, the builders of the Stargates. Unfortunately, with the main power systems of Atlantis depleted, the city is all but dead. And, in the beginning we learn of the down fall of the Ancients, at the hands of their greatest adversary, The Wraith.
The Wraith are beings/creatures that, most likely, were created due to the superiority that most advanced cultures have exhibited so far in the Stargate series. Some believe that these beings were created when the DNA of Ancients and a primitive life form, found on another world that drains the life out of other creatures to survive, were mixed together. However, it should be noted that the ancients had superior technology, but, were so severely out numbered that they could win every battle, but saw no end to the war. So, in a last effort to save themselves they decided that abandoning Atlantis was their only option at that time. So, the Ancients than submerged the city and left it to slumber, until they could solve the problem of the Wraith.
However, it is believed that when they returned to our galaxy, that their species was wiped out by a plague that destroys the immune system and that they were unable to find a cure for. And so, some of the Ancients found a way to ascend to a higher plane of existence where they exist only as non corporeal energy based life forms. So far in the series we have seen many things, from the ancient Wraith hive ships which sleep for so long that entire forests grow on them, to the puzzles of the brother hood of 15, a group of 15 men that guarded a ZPM (Zero Point Module). We have even learned that the fate of the Atlantis expedition was altered from what it originally was when another Doctor Elizabeth Weir was discovered in an Ancient stasis chamber, and it is determined that she has been in the chamber for nearly ten thousand years, since the Ancients abandoned the city.
Filled with action, heroic acts of bravery, compassion, betrayal, kindness, sorrow, death, and above all else, hope. This series is one that I believe that it is and instant classic, and will be remembered for generations to come as one of the defining features of science fiction television and entertainment.
Stargate Atlantis is the spin-off show of Stargate SG-1. The show focuses on one person, Major Sheperd instead of a specific group. The show always has something differant going on while keeping the main enemy, The Wraith in mind. This, of course, is the same formula SG-1 follows. The one thing that sets this and SG-1 apart, is what the producers have done in terms of CG effects. The worlds are more vibrant and more old-style than SG-1's planets. It's just stunning what they've done. Along With things you couldn't even imagine happening in SG-1. Atlantis definatly proves itself worthy of being SG-1's succesor.
Stagate Atlantis is a great spin off of Stargate SG-1 it is easily as good as SG-1.
I can't wait to see what happens in the second series I think that it will be at least as good as the last series if not better.
From what I have read about the second series there are a lot of interesting things that are going to happen in this series.
If you like SG-1 then you should definitely check it out.
The latest installment in the Stargate series, Stargate Atlantis is a Sci-Fi show that is very interesting. A team of highly trained soldiers, foreign technology specialists, and skilled doctors find the city of Atlantis unharmed. They start researsh there and they find a Stargate there. Soon they start travel to other worlds encoutering friends and enemies and sometimes invasions in their own base. The Science Fiction is very interesting. The scientifically accurate stuff will pull anyone in. Plot is very developed so everyone that watches this show knows whats going on. Dramatic scenes are entertaining to. A must watch for any Sci-Fi lover. 9.6/10
I am pretty picky about which sci-fi shows I do watch. But this show appears to have good writers and amazing dialogue. It is a great improvement over the old show from days of old. Because of new technology it is possible to bring epic battles as well as close encounters to life that is really amazing to the eye. (CGI)
Edward james almos, (if i spelled that right) does an amazing job portraying the hard ass captain and having an mostly unknown supporting cast doing their part to bring the stories to life. Two thumbs up!
Unfortunatly I am not a SG1 fan. Stargate the Movie is much better in my humble opinion, and much better acting. Atlantis follows a different premis, that the discovery of the lost city of atlantis in a completely uncharted part of the universe brings a lot of imagination and new possibilites to mind. Upon the cities discovery, the crew finds the city in a poor state, and the suprising the discovery of a alien species that is vast in numbers and like to absorb humans. (scary) This show also has mostly unknown cast, which I do like. (provides a new show feel)There appears to be decent dialogue, good action, plenty of suspence, great writing, and no boredom here. Plenty of eye candy, which is again provided by amazing CGI. Must watch show. Two thumbs up!
I was expecting a boring spin off similar to some ( Some not all ) of the Star Trek series', but I was pleasantly surprised. Instant action in the pilot episode when Dr. McCray nearly shoots down Gen. O'Neill's helicopter with the ancient's weapon. Thought it was rather fitting that Daniel really, really wanted to go with the Atlantis team....but of course, Jack said no.
The Wraith are a whole new nemesis for the SG team to deal with on a weekly basis. They are ugly creatures that I think could crush the Goa'uld in a heartbeat. The healing ability of these creatures is amazing. The Atlantis team members pretty well have to blow them to bits at point blank to defeat them. Excitement in every encounter with the Wraith.
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