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Published:March 1st, 2006 17:40 EST
Stargate goes to Atlantis

Stargate goes to Atlantis

By Garrett Godwin

At the end of Stargate SG-1`s season seven and beginning of season eight, the lost city known as Atlantis was found, setting the stage for the spin-off series, Stargate Atlantis.  After its freshman season, the series became a massive hit that is holding its own.  It follows a new team of explorers living in Atlantis, the lost city of the Ancients (located in another galaxy).

Like Stargate SG-1, they travel and explore new worlds while battling their main enemy, the Wraith.  The team has also made themselves an enemy (sort of) to the Genii, humans dedicating to destroying the Wraith--at all costs.

Like , they travel and explore new worlds while battling their main enemy, the Wraith.  The team has also made themselves an enemy (sort of) to the Genii, humans dedicating to destroying the Wraith--at all costs. The Atlantis Team:

Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson)

Maj. /Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Teyla, a beautiful warrior (Rachel Luttrell)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Lt. Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks)

In its sophomore season, the team and cast have changed.  Francks and his character Ford has been put on recurring status.  He is replaced by Jason Momoa as Ronon, a skilled fighter who is also a Wraith tracker.  Paul McGillion, who was recurring last season, becomes a full-time regular as Dr. Carson Beckett.  X-Files alum Mitch Pileggi has a recurring role this season as Col. Steven Caldwell, who is in charge of the starship Daedulus, and always clashes with the Atlantis team.

All through this season, the Wraith thought that Atlantis was destroyed.  But in last week`s episode, "Michael", things will go from bad to worse as season two wraps up this month.  But not to fret.  Stargate Atlantis has already been renewed for season three, and will return with new episodes this summer.

Season 1 is on out on DVD, and/or catch it every weekend in syndication.  It is time to unlock the gate-- and go to Atlantis!

Season 1 is on out on DVD, and/or catch it every weekend in syndication.  It is time to unlock the gate-- and go to Atlantis!