Stargate Atlantis: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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If you can accept that this show isn't actually SG-1 and really we don't need two Sg-1's bcse we already have one, try this show out, you might enjoy it. The show has fun,attractive and real characters that actually grow and change and there is reasonable continuity theoughout the season which is important to you if you don't like shows that you leave you guessing for a long time.
If you've never seen Stargate before, I suggest you check it out...this show takes off at the end of season 7 on the original series. Watching SG-1 isn't completely necessary in order to follow this show, but it would help a lot.
One thing about the show that isn't so great is that it seems the producers have gotten a little cheaper on the special effects--the CG is pretty obvious and they use a lot of it. However, being a TV show, I wouldn't really expect special effects on the same magnitude of major motion pictures.
Also, there's the Atlantis movie floating around...if you're buying the season 1 box set, you don't need to buy the movie. The movie is just the pilot episode, and it's included in the set, so save your money.
Overall? Go for it--it's worth checking out at least once!
The star gate is digital and the entire setup seems more modern that the standard stargate. The crew interact on several occasions with the original cast but the storyline is focused on staying alive in a hostile environment while in another galaxy, the Pegasus system. The life sucking Wraith's want to take Atlantis so they can gate to Earth for a new feeding ground. The players try to survive while unlocking the secrets of Atlantis and the Ancients, all while have a good plot line for each episode, which includes gating to other worlds and meeting new people.
This series might not be as enjoyable to anyone who is not familiar with the SG1 series.
My only problem with the series is that year 2 is not available so I can see how they survived the latest attack in the typical "to be continued" episode.
A note about the pilot, don't buy it if you are going to buy the first year, Its included on the first disk.
I think this series has as much potential as the original series and have no doubt that I will purchase any subsequent years that are released. That's the highest rating I can give any movie, the promise to spend my hard earned money on buying it.
Season One - Volume 1, Disks 1:
Audio commentary for "Rising Parts 1 and 2" by Director Martin Wood and Actor Joe Flanigan. (Excellent commentary, lots of trivia and explanations of why they did things the way they did.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love almost all of the Stargate series at least until Scfi tried to turn it it to an X rated Gilligan's Island type show with Stargate Universe. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by R. Blessing
one of my favorite series. great character development and always interesting plots.Published 8 hours ago by Stephen Skinner
Great old sci-fi. A bit too dark for younger kids, but overall good story lines.Published 18 hours ago by D V
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