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As a new season begins, a fleet of Wraith ships races to attack Earth. Can the team stop them in time, or do the Wraith have a new feeding ground? Will a technologically advanced people prove to be allies with the Atlantis expedition, or will they be a powerful new threat?
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UPDATE: July 20, 2013-- I should have played all the disks before making the above comment. I purchased Season 3 and Season 4 at a reduced price/markdown from $21.99 to $9.99 each-- thinking it was a bargain. Season 3 played fine through all 25 episodes- However, in playing the disks from Season 4- disc's 3 and 4 of the Season 4 set have problems and 5 episodes on those discs would not play at all. On examining the 4th disc-I found signs of some chemical along the edges that would not rub off, the #3 disc didn't have that chemical but the disc stopped several times and I had to remove and re-insert it a couple of times to get it to work. -- I'd be wary of any further "bargains" in dvd's.
I don't mean to be picky, -- the show is the best, most enjoyable, scifi out there and actually, this was one of only two complaints. Maybe they were saving money for making the SG-1 movies, who knows (lol).
My other complaint was that every single commentary was from background people (they are the ones who make it all happen, but I personally thought that prior seasons' commentaries were more entertaining). I don't remember hearing one commentary from any of the actors. I enjoy hearing what happened on the set during filming from the actors' POV some of the time.
My fav episodes were "The Tao of Rodney", and "Sunday" (even though it was so sad). These complaints are small and definitely won't keep me from watching this season over, and over again. I still recommend that you buy it and know that you will enjoy it.
Season 3 probably had the highest combination of episodes that ranged from the hilarious to the tragic, from the frightening to the bittersweet. Though I do rate season 1 and 2 as equal to season 3, I also believe that season 3 was the peak of Atlantis's performance. I didn't get much better than this.
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Although they still have links back to Earth and there are a few crossover plot items, the storylines are still that bit different from SG-1. Partly this is due to the dynamics between the various characters for which the writers came up with some really interesting and quirky twists; the loss of key personnel from the main cast list is an example.
The writers were producing some really good material for this season; there were a number of moral conflict plot lines and these were directed in a way that allows the stories to develop naturally without seeming that they were trying to preach a message within a short space of time. The sets and locations were really excllent as were the special effects; although you know that it's not real, it's difficult not to get caught up in the narrative as the whole package is just so well put together.
The box set also contains some really good extra material; shots of behind the scenes, interviews with cast, writers, directors etc. All of this makes thsi a really great set to own and it's one that I will keep by the T.V.
Season 3's personal story telling method worked very well especially with the Aliens inspired episode 'Vengeance' and guest star Connor Trineer as Micheal.
Torri Higginson will always be the best leader of Atlantis and the third series proved it the most. I wanted her to stay till the end!
This series have a nice variation of being in "our time», "the future", in space and on the ground at the same time ... and that variation is that's make consume the 5 DVDs with a smile and what's driving me to see/buy season 4 soon ...
If you love light adventures combined with a taste of Sci-Fi, buy it and Enjoy :-)