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Published:November 11th, 2007 05:31 EST
Team Stargate Atlantis Comes Into Its Own

Team Stargate Atlantis Comes Into Its Own

By Garrett Godwin

Though the saga of SG-1 is coming to an end, the Atlantis team is continuing theirs with Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Third Season, available on DVD.

Featuring all 20 episodes with exclusive audio commentaries, a behind-the-scenes look at the series and much more, Atlantis' third season finds the series hitting its stride, as the characters are starting to come into their own.

In Stargate Atlantis, Lt. Col John Sheppard, Dr. Elizabeth Weir, and the rest of their team continue their exploration of the Pegasus Galaxy while battling the Wraith.  We discover the team facing a new enemy called the Asurans.

Similar to the Replicators, the Asurans are self-replicating machines with a dislike of humanity.  Old enemies such as Col. Kolya of the Genii returned to cause more trouble for both our heroes and the entire galaxy.  However, there were also new faces in Atlantis, such as charming yet conniving yet lovable Lucius Lavin (Richard Kind) in "Irresistible" and "Irresponisble."

General Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Lt. Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) from SG-1 cross over to Atlantis to help their counterparts this season.

Members of the Atlantis had their own story arcs in season three, such as:

"Sateda," where Ronon's (Jason Momoa) past is revealed;

"The Real World" finds Dr. Weir in a mental hospital back on Earth, where evidence of the Stargate never existed-- blurring the line between fantasy and reality;

"McKay and Mrs. Miller" has Rodney (David Hewlett) reunited with his sister after years of being estranged, and Rodney's real name is revealed;

"Sunday" shows the entire Atlantis team trying to find ways to relax on their day off, but the day turns bleak when one of them dies.

See why the Atlantis crew are "a cool team" like the Fantastic Four with Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Third Season, available on DVD.