Stargate Atlantis: Season Five [Blu-ray]
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In this action-packed fifth season, sparks fly when Woolsey becomes the new leader of the Atlantis team. Meanwhile, McKay faces difficult personal challenges; Teyla must balance her roles as mother and warrior; Ronan's past returns with a vengeance, and Keller finds peril, then help, from an unlikely source. A provisional relationship with the Wraith takes a shocking turn and new adversaries test the team's courage and resolve like never before.
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I could complain about Amazon taking it off Prime, but I own it now. This is a series we wish had gone on 9 years and is totally worth buying.
What we like Rodney Mckay is hilarious Ronon is just cool. Jewel Staite [Firefly] Dr Keller is great. Joe Flanigan Lt. Col. John Sheppard is the glue.
The writing was good and the special effects were good, but the show wasnt reliant on special effects to be good as some other shows are and were.
With a few exceptions ("The Seed"), Season 5 of "Stargate Atlantis" maintains the high quality storytelling and sheer unbearable suspense seen from day one of the series. The possible solution to the Wraith problem seems humane. The frequent appearances of "Todd" are not only a delight to watch, but also give you hope that Wraith and humans will be able to share the galaxy, but there is enough treason to make you lose that hope. The appearance of Asgard is an unexpected but pleasant surprise that rekindles your hope there will be a way to resolve the conflict. The revival of FRAN/Dr. Weir is long overdue, but does not close the matter completely. The homage to "CSI" in the penultimate episode is well done.
With "Stargate Universe" falling short of the first two series, I hope the writers will put some effort into a few DVD release movies to tie up some of the loose ends that are dangling before us devoted fans.
Stargate Atlantis had it all - it made me laugh, it made me cry. David Hewlett,as Dr. Rodney McKay, is the best part of the show (in my opinion.) He is so funny! I'd love to see him in something else. The other actors were great too. I binge watched the series so I almost feel like I am a part of the Atlantis crew too!
Highly recommended for Sci-Fi fans.
I'm a fan of SG-A, but the series peters out somewhat during this season. Its long running serial storylines become spread really thin, so its no surprise why they canceled the series altogether. On the other hand there were some really good one-off, self-contained episodes in this season, such as "Whispers" and "Remnants"... The series would have benefited from another half dozen of these. And I thought the "First Contact/Lost Tribe" mini-series was thrilling for the first 3/4 of it. "The Prodigal" was a satisfying conclusion to one of the longer running storylines, but in the end it seems like the show ultimately went down with Michael, Todd, and the other overused characters and stories that were dragged on for too long.
Good series overall. I would recommend the 5 seasons to anyone.
Joe Flanigan - with his messy hair, ornery spark in his eye is a relief from actors in similar shows who take their character too seriously, thus making the character dull. I was sorry to see it end, but with the entire collection - I will have many SG-Atlantis Marathons ahead!
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Torri Higginson should have been persuaded to return and Dr Weir's character was in desperate need of saving, it's a shame that never happened.
Season 5 is also an excellent example of a series that absolutely deserved a 6th and final season to finish the story as you can tell its not done when you watch 'Enemy at the Gate'.
Alas this is it.
My Stargate Collection is now complete! And I couldn't be happier about it.
Still debating whether to get Stargate Universe but it was ended on a semi-cliffhanger so I may leave that one for a few more years to come.
Thanks for the memories Stargate!
Atlantis premières and while there are similarities in characters, notably Shepherd with his O'Neill ("..with two L's. There's another Colonel O'Neil with only one L, and he has no sense of humor at all.") style of humour and military training. I was genuinely hooked.
The most notable downside of Atlantis is that it ran for just 5 seasons. This boxed set representing the last season.
Personally I feel that the interest waned for Atlantis and the focus switched to Stargate: Universe which was more akin to Star Trek: Voyager.
I never felt that Atlantis bore resemblance to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Like Firefly and many other good shows, Atlantis went before it's time.Considering that SG-1 ran for 10 seasons but ran out of steam after 7 seasons, Atlantis came out of the blocks running and kept it up throughout it's run.
This final season does not disappoint.
Anyone who has not watched Stargate Atlantis seasons 1-4 will not appreciate season 5, but it is doubtful if they would be tempted to buy it anyway.
Season 5 rounded off a number of the storylines which have been on the go for a while and managed to keep the impetus going with sufficient derring do and the odd touch of romance to make it both interesting and fun, the end was different from what I had imagined it might be and anyone who likes their galaxy travel to be remotely feasable will find fault, particularly with the ending, however I am happy with a bit of wibbly wobbley timey wimey so I enjoyed it.
It both concluded the ongoing storylines and left the door open for development should said open door be necessary.
It is good escapism for those who like sci-fi instead of soaps, the cast blended well producing consistantly good performances and while some storylines were a bit predictable by and large they were interesting. If you enjoyed seasons 1-4 then season 5 provides a good finalle.
If you're an avid sci-fi fan like myself, you will not be disappointed with this series, which covers 5 Seasons.
The main enemy in Stargate Atlantis are the Wraith, and you will get to see other enemies such as the Replicators. Yes, even they are back which were also shown in the original Stargate series.
You will truly enjoy the amazing special effects, and although you will experience some sad scenes, the producers have included some great humour in Atlantis too. Doctor Rodney McKay (one of the characters) is one of my favourites. David Hewlett who plays him is a brilliant actor, and his charm and sense of humour is top class!!
Definitely one to watch.
However the company who I bought the DVD boxed set from had faulty DVD's and had to send it back for a replacement.
Sadly even the replacement DVD boxed set wouldn't work very well either :(
I think it must be due to the DVD discs being dual layered or something. How you're supposed to fix something like that I simply do not know.
I watched it on a proper DVD player too!! So be warned if you want to buy this DVD boxed set. Most annoying!!
I've now had to resort to buying the single DVD's by Volume instead.
Season 5 of Stargate Atlantis continues the fight with the Wraith and Michael and sees yet another leader put in charge (Sam leaves in the beginning of season 5) All the episodes in season 5 are excellent and have left the way open for a rumoured movie being developed, also a new series Stargate Universe is due to air soon so I hope they will continue to keep up the standard of great TV shows that we have become accustomed to!