Season four chalked up a viewer average of 1.8 million in the United States, beating the average Sci Fi Channel show. 8) Third Path; Melissa Scott & Jo Graham. They discover the Taranians are in possession of an Ancient warship. John Sinnott from DVDTalk called season one a "very good spinoff," certifying it "highly recommended. Michael Abernethy from PopMatters said "the series has much to offer", and further stated that the program had many unanswered questions, but gave it mostly positive reviews. [11] X-files veteran Mitch Pileggi and Kavan Smith were added to the cast in the recurring roles of Col. Steven Caldwell and Maj. Evan Lorne. [5] She appears in the episode "Lifeline" after helping to find and land Atlantis on its new home planet; she is then ordered back to the SGC. Official Sites After Stargate Atlantis was cancelled, the show's co-creators began working on the already-conceptualized Stargate Universe which the network had approved to have a bigger budget, be less mythology-dependent, and have more focus on character development; Stargate Universe premiered on October 2, 2009, and was cancelled after two seasons. Directed by Martin Wood. 5) Secrets; Jo Graham & Melissa Scott. Dr. Elizabeth Weir (2006-2007) 9. Stargate: Atlantis episodes feature a self-contained story that also contributes to the larger storyline of the war against the Wraith and the Atlantis residents' search for the means to destroy their enemy. Goldsmith's first task for the series was to compose the main title song, which was nominated in the category Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005. These novels begin by looking at the events that led to Atlantis returning to the Pegasus Galaxy, including a new war against the powerful Wraith Queen Death, McKay being briefly brainwashed and converted into a Wraith scientist, a confrontation with Queen Death that ends with a new treaty between Atlantis and the Wraith, and the return of Elizabeth Weir and Aiden Ford after their apparent 'deaths'. [67] Marx Pyle of SyFy Portal (since renamed Airlock Alpha) described the episode "The Daedalus Variations" as Atlantis' version of Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who?". It was ideal for an expansion, and this was what the developers intended for this facet of the Stargate franchise at that stage.[84][85]. "[74], The show has been nominated 62 times and won 19 awards, less than the sister show, Stargate SG-1, which was nominated over 120 times and won over twenty of these awards. [25], Stargate Atlantis started as a spin off from the fellow American military science fiction series, Stargate SG-1. [38] Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi has said that the rise of the Canadian dollar and the decline of the American dollar has made life harder for Canadian television since it has become more expensive. ", "January 2, 2009: Brad Wright Answers Your Questions", "This Physicist Makes Sure 'Stargate' Is Scientifically Accurate", "Ford Tough: An Interview With Rainbow Sun Francks", "Canadian dollar's rise curbs its advantage", "Stargate Atlantis receives Emmy nomination", "BARB's multichannel top 10 programmes (Go on w/e 17 Oct 2004, and scroll down to Sky 1)", "BARB's multichannel top 10 programmes (Go on w/e 18/01/09, and scroll down to Sky 1)", "SCI FI Channel greenlights 2-hour film from MGM based on popular 'Stargate Atlantis' series", "Exclusive: Stargate Extinction to shoot in November? Atlantis season one was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2005 in the following categories, Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. [72] Oladotun Ogunsulire from Science Fiction Buzz said the series should be "treasured. Filming & Production The box sets of the five seasons were released with slim packaging in all regions, beginning in the United States. [34] The final episode, "Enemy at the Gate" got a Nielsen Rating of 1.5, which was also the highest rating in season 5. Jewel Staite had already played a guest role in Season 2 as Ellia, a female Wraith, and the producers agreed they wanted her for a more important role. Later scripts were written with Dr. McKay in mind. The Asuran base code is reprogrammed by McKay, leading the nanobots to fulfill the purpose for which the Ancients created them: to wipe out the Wraith. Storage awaits! Major/Lt. [79], This is a list of The Stargate Atlantis audiobooks by Big Finish Productions, are each narrated by one of the main Stargate franchise characters and feature a second, guest-star voice along with music and sound effects. The set has appeared several times. The Asurans counterattack by attacking Atlantis with a powerful beam weapon fired through a satellite housing a Stargate. Talus (2006) 8. (uncredited), Asuran Tech "[33], Mallozzi called the Atlantis film Project Twilight,[39] until the title of the first Atlantis film was revealed as Stargate: Extinction in late May 2009. [54] In early 2006, Sony announced that Stargate Atlantis would become the first TV series released on the next generation Blu-ray platform. Appears as a guest in "Runner" of Season 2, before being promoted to a regular immediately after. Besetzung; Synchronisation; Stargate Atlantis ist ein Spin-off der Fernsehserie Stargate SG-1. Merchandise for Stargate Atlantis includes games and toys, print media, and an original audio series. List of awards and nominations received by Stargate Atlantis, "Christmas! [75] Atlantis would receive two other Emmy nominations in 2006 and 2008 respectively. [16] Lynn Valley Canyon was, for example, where the episode "Instinct" was filmed. The main members of the Atlantis expedition on Earth disobey their orders and go back to the city, rescue O'Neill and Woolsey, and repel the Asuran invasion. The expedition is based in the Lost City of Atlantis on the planet "Lantea". The official Stargate Magazine, produced by Titan Publishing, began publishing short stories written by Fandemonium authors in their 8th issue. However, as the ratings on its new home at the Sci Fi Channel were quite good, the idea was pushed to season six and then to season seven. Sheppard is promoted to Lt. Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson) (Season 1-3 main, 4 recurring) 3. [21][22] The majority of episodes used James Bamford as a stunt coordinator. The story of Stargate Atlantis follows the events of Stargate SG-1's seventh season finale episode "Lost City" and eighth season premiere episode "New Order", in which the cast of that series discovered an Antarctic outpost created by the alien race known as the Ancients. A complete series box set for Stargate Atlantis was released on October 6, 2009 in North America,[58] and August 10, 2009 in the UK. (uncredited), Lucius' Country Girl In the pilot episode "Rising", Dr. Daniel Jackson discovers the location of Atlantis, the legendary city created by the Ancients, and Stargate Command sends an international team to investigate it. [37], After the announcement on August 20, 2008, that Season 5 of Atlantis would be its last,[33] it was announced the following day (August 21, 2008) that the series would be continued with at least one 2-hour direct-to-DVD movie. [36] In the UK, the finale was viewed by 633,000, placing Stargate Atlantis third in the top ten for Sky 1 in that week, behind The Simpsons and season seven premiere of 24. Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series 2004–2009) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [60][61], Stargate Atlantis garnered mediocre media attention with mixed reviews. Richard Woolsey (2008-2009) 13. In the process of trying to retrieve the ZPM and disable the Hive, the Atlantis team is present when the Hive receives a communication sent from an alternate reality giving away Earth's location. Wright had initially intended to set the new show in Antarctica under the ice. | Colonel John Sheppard (briefly) (2007) 10. (uncredited), Atlantis' SF Team Member ", "Sony switching to slim-line SG-1 DVD sets", "Stargate:Atlantis - Production problems plague Canada again! With Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Rachel Luttrell, Jason Momoa. / ... In this story, the Atlantis team meets the Karrans, a race that has made a bizarre deal with the Wraith. Company Credits The show was a spin off of sister show, Stargate SG-1. The stories alternate between both SG-1 and Atlantis. Actor David Hewlett was contacted and arrived at the set the day after filming had started. [17] At the end of the season, filming had become more expensive because of the financial crisis, which again led to the decline of the American dollar and rise of the Canadian dollar. [12], Seasons three and four changed the cast lineup again. In the season finale (also the series finale), "Enemy at the Gate", Todd the Wraith alerts Atlantis to the fact that an underling wraith possesses a Hive Ship powered by a ZPM. The Atlantis expedition, led by Dr. Elizabeth Weir, arrives at Atlantis, the city of the Ancients. [8], The character most difficult to cast was the then-called Dr. Ingram, an unexcitable scientist expert on the Stargate. In late 2005, Fandemonium Press, which also publishes many books for the Stargate SG-1 series, launched a new series of books based on Stargate Atlantis. With Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa. [82], While Stargate Worlds (SGW) was mainly about the story arc to Stargate SG-1, the first expansion pack was planned to be about Stargate Atlantis. Pyle criticised the episode for the absence of Woolsey, and McKay's apparent quick understanding of new technologies including the alternate reality drive, as well as feeling that Sci-Fi gave away too much information from the previews of the episode. [29][30][31] The follow-up episode to "Rising", earned a Nielsen Rating of 2.5, a drastic decline from the debut episode. Colonel John Sheppard (briefly) (2008) 12. Wright and Cooper rewrote the script as the two-part season seven finale and moved the setting of the story. Longtime Stargate director Martin Wood and Brad Wright thought it should be Dr. Rodney McKay, who had already appeared in a guest role in three episodes of Stargate SG-1. Colonel Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) (Season 4 main, 1-3 guest, 5 recurring) 4. The opening credits feature an original theme by Joel Goldsmith. After several more revelations about the Wraith are made, the expedition prepares to evacuate. [10] To replace him, they created Ronon Dex as a sidekick for Lt. Col. John Sheppard, but finding an actor with the physical presence and the acting ability necessary was not easy until they saw Jason Momoa's tape. [65], David Nusair from Reel Film Reviews reviewing "Rising" said "as a pilot episode, there's no denying that "Rising" gets the job done," commenting to the one episode release of the pilot on DVD format. / ... [63] The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reviewer Laura Urbani said that the television series "cleverly" mixed "humor with action" with "political intrigue". Created by Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper as a spin-off series of Stargate SG-1, which was created by Wright and Jonathan Glassner and was itself based on the feature film Stargate (1994). Michael's Wraith faction proposes an alliance with Atlantis, but they betray the team. "[73] June L. from Monsters and Critics (M&C) gave season two of Stargate Atlantis 4 out of 5, and said that it was a "pleasure to watch the stories", compared to other new science fiction shows which depend on "blood and violence. [7] Dr. Ingram had already been written into the pilot episode of the show and so the same script was used and the character's name simply changed to McKay. The writers stated that season 4 would take the series in a new direction. "[70] Dan Heaton from Digitally Obsessed was positive to the first season, and said the pilot started "in fashion. Midway through the season, they are seemingly destroyed, and the remaining episodes concentrate mainly on Michael's efforts against both humans and the other Wraith. Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) (Season 1,4,5 recurring, 2-3 main) 7. 7) Unascended; Jo Graham & Amy Griswold. 4) The Furies; Jo Graham. Captain Helia (2006) 7. Credited as a guest in the first 3 episodes of Season 2, before being promoted to a regular thereafter. Colonel Steven Caldwell (briefly) (2006) 6. Stargate Atlantis follows the present-day adventures of Major John Sheppard and his military team from Earth that, along with two dozen other teams, explore distant planets in the Pegasus Galaxy. ", "Stargate: Atlantis - Season 2 Date, Specs and Extras! Flanigan took it upon himself to secure the necessary financing from various investors as MGM would be unable to back the series due to them going through financial difficulties. The finale ends when the hyperdrive malfunctions, leaving the city flying through uncharted space with a day's worth of energy left in their sole ZPM and Dr. Weir critically injured. [43] The tentative shoot-date of the movie was bound for late 2009. Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) (Season 1-5) 5. [18] When tasked with moving the Stargate sets from Vancouver to Los Angeles, Robert C. Cooper said he couldn't since all the "infrastructure" was in Vancouver, which would have made the move nearly impossible. The series won nine Leo Awards in 2009. 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Moros (Unknown-c.8,000 B.C.) The city was built millions of years ago and abandoned 10,000 years ago by the Ancients. The series was a ratings success for the Sci Fi Channel, and was particularly popular in Europe and Australia. The Hive disables both the Daedalus and the Apollo, then heads straight to Earth. [26] "Rising" is also the strongest rated episode and most watched episode ever broadcast by Sci Fi Channel, gathering over 4 million viewers in the United States according to Variety (2004). From the start, Wright and Cooper ruled out casting "star names", on the basis of the financial pressures they were already experiencing with "star names" on Stargate SG-1. These books are available in English-speaking countries and through online bookstores. [15], Stargate Atlantis was shot at Bridge studios in Vancouver and on location in several places in British Columbia. (uncredited), Fair-Haired Villager [7], The series received the green light on November 17, 2003, started shooting in February 2004, and premiered on July 16, 2004. As a last resort, the Atlantis team fires up the city's stardrive and escapes into space. Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) (Season 2-5) 6. Paul McGillion's Dr. Carson Beckett was killed in the season three episode "Sunday", then brought back at the end of season four as a recurring character. The Hive ship is then destroyed in the subsequent battle and Atlantis lands in the Pacific Ocean near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Season one began airing in the United States on July 16, 2004. ", 'Universe' Will Cross Over With 'Atlantis' | Airlock Alpha, "SGU continuation, other movies dead — for now", "Atlantis - Pilot Episode DVD Announced: Cover Art Details! The Stargate SG-1 seventh season ended in a two-part episode, "Lost City", which was supposed to be a bridge between Stargate SG-1 and the new spin-off, either a show or a movie, and was not planned to run at the same time as Stargate SG-1. The device is eventually destroyed. The second half airs first in Canada, from November to January, ending also with a cliffhanger. As the 4th season begins where season 3 ended, the future seems bleak: Weir is incapacitated and the senior members of the expedition have suffered multiple injuries. "[77] Atlantis was nominated twenty-seven times for a Leo Award and won only once in the category Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series in "The Eye" in 2005. With a full set of ZPMs turned over by Todd, the expedition takes the city itself to defend Earth. And the return of the mailbag! Although it received little critical response, Stargate Atlantis was honored with numerous awards and award nominations in its five-season run. It was praised for being a "fun filler" episode, and Pyle enjoyed the scene where the two Sheppards converse, and the space battle, believing only Battlestar Galactica could beat them. Each episode begins with a cold open, sometimes preceded by a recap of events relevant to the upcoming narrative. [32] The average viewership of Atlantis first ten episode in the United States were around 3 million according to ABC TV Group analysis, there after the viewship declined until the second half of the last season, at this time the average viewer rating was around 2.1 million.[33]. ", "Atlantis among Sony's first Blu-ray offerings", "Stargate SG-1 - Where's Season 9, and what about the slim packaging? The situation becomes complicated when an experiment gone awry drains their only ZPM, leaving them without a power source for the city's shields. [27] In the United Kingdom, it was viewed by 1.28 million people, placing it first in the most viewed shows in Sky One for the week. 2) The Lost; Jo Graham & Amy Griswold. Lt. Directed by Peter DeLuise. Each season has also featured a two-part episode, and some episodes that, while not technically two-parters, feature direct continuity with the story of the previous episode (for example, season 3 "Progeny" and "The Real World"). Kavan Smith (as Evan Lorne), David Nykl (as Radek Zelenka), Paul McGillion (as Carson Beckett) and Torri Higginson (as Elizabeth Weir) have lent their voices for one Stargate Atlantis audiobook each.[80]. Beide basieren auf dem Kinofilm Stargate aus dem Jahr 1994. The season focuses on the main antagonists: the Asurans and the Wraith, as well as the pregnancy of Teyla Emmagan.


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