A drive malfunction aboard a mysterious duplicate Daedalus sends the team jumping through various alternate realities where they encounter sinister alien life forms, a searing sun, and a pitched space battle over Atlantis.
I am a huge fan of Stargate Atlantis. That being said, there are some aspects of the show I never understood. They cut off their nose to spite their face when they started to kill off main characters and replace them with someone else we like, only to replace that person as well. Dr. Weir to Samantha Carter, to what's his name Mr. Irritating. They got rid of Becket, who was well loved and Lt. Ford as well. Replaced Becket with the most annoying woman ever. Swapping out Ford for Ronan was an OK move, but I don't see why there wasn't room for both characters. By season 5 they had run out of ideas, and it showed with that stupid off the wall has nothing to do with anything Vegas plot. When I watch the show , which is always, I watch the first 4 and pretty much skip 5 as it really sucks. You know though, if they revamped the show with the same main characters and better story lines, I would watch it in a heartbeat. The characters are fun to watch and likable, until the producers started to mess with them kill them and switch it to the point of major suckola. Have to say for all it's faults as long as it runs on Prime, I'm going to watch, skipping of course season 5 for the most part.
I enjoyed this last season of Altantis, though it would have been nice not to have all five seasons focus on the two horrible species they came up against. Atlantis has such a rich lore, they really could have played with that much more. Regardless, it was what it was, and I chose to watch. I appreciated that no more main characters were killed off before the end. I understand doing so for realism, once is a show's tenure, and also, when an actore truly wants out. Dr,. Elizabeth Weir's departures was handled quite well, though I was sorry she couldn't convince the producers to give her a more substantial storyline. I also enjoyed Amanda Tapping stepping in for season 4, and ;Voyager's" famous doctor stepping in after that. The women working for the SG program were written intelligently; not so much for the aliens they encountered. Rachel Luttrell was wonderful as Tenya and I have love Jewel Staite's character on this, as well as on "Firefly" and "Serenity." Joe Flannegan played a good leader, although, at first I thought he was way too young. The over the top Dr. Rodney was always cool to watch. So all and all. I really liked the show. Then I went on to SGU. That is another story.
Stargate Atlantis was to us more fun then Stargate SG1. Love it and Blue ray makes it even better. 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.
I love this series, couldn't get enough of it. The storylines, special effects, and the underlying messages are wonderful. The references to the Ancestors, the degree of their wisdom and spiritual advancement touches on both the questions we have about those early inhabitants of Earth, as well as what is required for us to take the next evolutionary step if we are to survive. The reference to the Asgards in both Stargate SG-1, and this series reflects upon our questions about alien visitors in the past and present. I love the SG-1episode about the safe planet that was set up and monitiored by Thor, the tests that the inhabitants, and visitors had to pass inorder to see the real identity behind the classic Viking God Thor, and the other Asgardians. This is also a very fun, action filled show. Give us more!!!!
As much as I enjoyed the entire series I also believe that the story line could have been written in such a way that it showed more interaction with other cultures. It seemed like the writers concentrated on the "monster of the week" scenario that was introduced long ago in Star Trek as a means to keep the ratings up. When the story takes place in a recently discovered galaxy one would think that there would be more to explore and other threats that could have been include. Despite all of this I did enjoy watching it and did complete the series.
I loved Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG1. I couldn't get into Stargate Universe for some reason. It wasn't as fun as the other two series.
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!
I never liked Atlantis quite as much as I liked SG1 and they ended it way to suddenly without a good closing. However, that being said. In my humble opinion the Stargate series as a whole including SGU and Atlantis is combined one of the greatest Science Fiction adventures of all time spanning 17 combined years.
Atlantis has characters that are easy to love, and enemies that you love to hate. The Sci-fi part is wonderful and full of imagination. It's a good series.
I am a fan of science fiction and adventure fiction (or whatever you would call it). So I am essentially automatically a fan of the various Stargate productions. The acting is not Alec Guinness, but it is adequate. Something like this is essentially a time waster, but as time wasters go it is more pleasant than most. Sure we know the main characters won't ever be killed (unless they are leaving the show or it is an (always fun) alternate reality show), but still the plots are clever enough and even make the occasional meta-comment.