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Stargate Atlantis 5×12 Outside – where did the Balarans go? October 19, 2008

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Lots of double and triple crossing going on in this episode.  And where did Dr. Beckett come from? Last we saw him he was being sent back to Earth for testing and now he’s a regular again? when did that happen?

Also a few story continuity problems in this episode.

For one – all the balarans were round up by the Wraith in front of the gate – but we didn’t see them when Col Sheppard and crew came back to the gate fighting – where did the Balarans go?

For two – where did the balaran that pointed out Beckett go? we never saw him killed!

And lastly – though this is just a question – what about Todd and Michael? How do they play into the hothan plague at this point?

All told this was another solid episode that kept our eyes peeled on the screen from beginning till the end.

Stargate 5×10 – First Contact – Who are those guys? September 27, 2008

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Always great to see Dr. Daniel Jackson – and Todd the Wraith is an awesome character too…big question here is

Who those armored dudes? Are the descendants of Janus? Ancients? Other Pegasus Galaxy sentients??

Does the Atano device (the field that destroys Wraiths hyperdrives) destroy all stargates throughout Pegasus too?

Lot of questions for sure. No doubt Col.Sheppard survives the blast in the gate room that’s easy..the other questions not so much.

Let’s make a few guesses here – the armored dudes are in facts directly connected to the Ancient Atlanteans somehow (maybe robot shell for their consciousness?) and let’s also assume that any gate that was activated during the time the device was activated was destroyed (which would mean many but not all gates in Pegasus are now gone).

It will be Todd (not Sheppard) and Ronon that will save Jackson and McKay, making for yet another interesting twist..

Stargate Atlantis SO5E09 – May The Best Man Win September 20, 2008

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Another great Stargate Atlantis episode – the runner concept has always been a great one in Atlantis and now we see another Runner – hazzah!

The fact that he has a ‘heart’ and is trying to save a little girl is also great but the uber plot – the content of McKay and Ronen for Dr. Keller that’s off the charts.

We know from the version of the future that Shepard saw that Keller ends up with McKay but still we also know that Ronen has a thing for Keller – not usually the kind of social interplay that we’re loooking for in good SciFi but it sure is entertaining isn’t it?

Stargate Atlantis 5×08 The Queen September 13, 2008

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Long Live T’eyla Queen of the Wraith!!!

What a great episode from start to finish. First the proposal to wean the Wraith off human feeding is an awesome idea..though similiar to how in SG-1 they weaned the Jaffah off the symbiots..it just makes sense.

The ‘double cross’ making T’eyla Queen of the whole Wraith Alliance though was just a really neat an unexpected twist that just made us go – WOW.

But a question – how did Todd get the respect of his own hive without a Queen ? Sure we know he said he hid the issue from others hives..but on his own ship?

with 12 episodes to go till the series ends – we’re going to make a prediction. T’eyla will re-appear as Queen of the Wraith – the Atlantis plan to get the Wraith onto regular food will work and we’ll end up with three factions – human feeding wraith, food feeding wriath and michael’s hybrids.

Stargate Atlantis 5×07 ooooh Scaaaarry! September 6, 2008

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This was a fun scaaaaaaaaaaaaary episode…running through the mists fighting blind demons that emit their own fog.

Really dark – literally..i could hardly see what was going on..which is how it should be. Brilliantly produced and shot from a cinematographic point of view.

Beyond that….we got to see the first all Girl Atlantis away team and no doubt we’ll see more of them in the future…It sucks that Dr. Beckett is gone (again) but we know he’ll just keep coming back and back and back.

And hey no Teyla or Ronon in this episode at all!

Stargate Atlantis 5×06 Rodney Doesn’t Die August 24, 2008

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Alright only 14 episodes left of Stargate Atlantis..and I guess it was time for another...We’ve been infected with a parasite and need to find some super ancient tech to save us episode..’

Yeaah we’ve had at least 40 of these episode (SG1 and Atlantis over the years) and this wasn’t necessarily better or worse..it was just kinda/sorta there.

Great to see Jeannie again – they really should find more reason to have Mrs. Miller on more often as she’s as bright as Rodney himself. And great to see Ronon Dax love McKay so much so touching…as was the drinking on the pier…i seem to remember McKay also out on the same pier with Dr. Beckett (after he died) too.

Joseph Mallozzi -Why did you kill Stargate Atlantis? August 21, 2008

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Joe Mallozzi Exec Producer of Stargate Atlantis (who also blogs on WordPress) has opened up about the cancellation of Stargate Atlantis. I don’t understand why he didn’t fight more.

I don’t understand why this awesome writer would give up on the fans that support the show week in and week out.

Mallozzi wrote:

It’s been a bittersweet couple of days. On the one hand, I’m sorry to see the series end but, on the other hand, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished. 100 episodes is pretty damn impressive feat and, as evidenced by the quality of recent stories and the uptick in the ratings, we’ll be going out on a high. Even though I see a lot of anger directed at both MGM and Sci Fi, the fact is we couldn’t have done it without their support.

Mallozzi titled his post “All Good Things…” but this is not an All Good Things…ending. With Star Trek TNG the show was not canceled mid-season. No matter what Mallozzi writes, we the fans should be angry and upset at the way that Sc Fi channel treats Sci Fi fans. It’s just not right.

That said – Mallozzi deserves our respect and admiration for the openness that he shows on his blog and for the quality show that Stargate Atlantis truly is. While the journey has been shorter than it should have been, it’s been quite a ride.

While we know there will be a Stargate Atlantis movie..we still don’t know when Stargate Universe (the third Stargate TV series) will air – or even on which network it will show up on. Let’s hope that we’ll find out soon and the idiots that run Sci Fi channel won’t be involved in it either.

*Oh and don’t forget to sign the Save Atlantis petition (for whatever good it will do..)**

Save Atlantis Petition August 21, 2008

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Yes it’s true Atlantis has been CANCELLED.

SCI FI Channel isn’t likely to listen to reason but hey no harm in trying. We were going to start up our own Save Atlantis petition but there is already one out there.


Some how, some way the jerkoffs that run Sci Fi need to understand that they need to treat fans with more respect.

Stargate Atlantis is being CANCELLED!! August 21, 2008

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Neither the Wraith nor the Replicators, the G’ould or the Orii could beat Atlantis..but NBC Universal is canceling the show.

The current Stargate Season 5 WILL BE THE LAST season of Stargate. The last episode will air in January 2009.


Is Sci Fi Channel stoned? Who pays these clowns?

Stargate SG-1 had a 10 year run, Atlantis is doing well in the ratings and is arguably the best show currently running on Sci Fi channel. This current season with the command change was starting to look very promising and there is still so very much of the Pegasus Galaxy to explore.

It’s just wrong.

Stargate Atlantis – like SG-1 isn’t dead mind you. Instead the greedy self-serving braniacs at SciFi will keep Atlantis limited just to straight to DVD movies. Yes Stargate Continuum was a great movie – but personally I’d rather see a full season of episodes than 1 or 2 movies in a year.

“We’re excited to tell Atlantis stories on a bigger canvas,” said Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, co-creators of SG-1 and Atlantis, in a statement. “The successes of the two original Stargate [direct-to-video] movies The Ark of Truth and Continuum have shown us the opportunities that the movie format offers. We have plans for both SG-1 and Atlantis to remain vital as we expand the franchise.” Atlantis will air a milestone 100th episode in January 2009.

Stargate 5×05 Dr. Weir Returns (again) August 16, 2008

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Does any character ever really die in Stargate Atlantis?

Beckett dies then comes back

Now its Dr. Weir.

But because the actress that originally played her is too stuck up to come back to Atlantis – we now have a replicator body for Weir.

What? She’s floating frozen in space?

NAAAh that’s not enough to stop a replicator. There will come a time when she gets picked up and defrosted and we will see Weir (in her hot little replicator Fran body) again.

Stargate 5×04 Get me off this ship August 2, 2008

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Jumping alternate realities (multi-verses) is commonplace in Stargate series. This episode of Atlantis really does nothing to advance that concept further at all.

They didn’t really meet any other versions of themselves (expect for the cheesy f302 pilot sheppard), no wraith and no replicators.

Sure it was neat to try and figure out how they would get off their ‘runaway train of starship’ but this was a relatively ‘boring’ episode..wasn’t it?

Stargate Atlantis 5×03 : What was that?? July 26, 2008

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The third Stargate Atlantis of season three is all about humanizing Teyla – isn’t it?

I don’t think any of us doubted that she would return to the team..but the writers had to show her agonizing over it – rather than have her made out to be a bad mother that doesn’t think about her newborn baby boy.

The turning of Ronon Dax in this episode was also a bit strange…as compared to other episodes when the Wraith suck the life out of someone – when there are typically awesome special effects of the person getting really old ..there was little of that here and he just seemed to have turned too early.

The best part though was the scene when the Wraith’s hand gets cut off. We had to rewind and watch in slow motion to see who had actually done the cutting. At first we thought it was Ronon (since his turning seemed so unbelievable), but the replay clearly showed it was Teyear.

Last but not least, Woolsey does SUCK. He’s a weak character overall that isn’t a guy you want to hate or like – he’s just lame.

Stargate Atlantis 5×02 : Mr. Woolsey doesn’t suck July 19, 2008

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So the second episode of the new Stargate Atlantis Season Five and the first with Mr. Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) in command.

We still don’t know exactly why Col Sam Carter was removed officially and it’s annoying that wasn’t discussed. Woolsey who is supposed to be the pain in the butt anti-hero -actually came off as a very weak character in this episode and one that was almost likeable in a way. He’s not supposed to be that way he should have got in the way more so much so that everyone hates him and there is a constant battle between base staff and him. Like this he’s just another Weir or Carter and that’s just not interesting anymore.

As for the wraith tentacles here…how did Sheppard just walk right up to Keller – esp if Sheppard had been cured?? It just doesn’t make sense.

But Beckett is back (again) and that’s a great thing. Too bad Keller didn’t get killed off in this episode so that Beckett could return to his rightful place as THE DOCTOR for Atlantis.

Stargate Atlantis 5×01 Search And Rescue July 12, 2008

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Yeeaaah Baby!! Stargate Atlantis is bAAAACCK!

Solid episode to kick off the season with jam packed end to end action.

Starting off with the the Teyla/Sheppard dream sequence was a very cool to get started. And then of course having two set of rescue teams – Atlantis itself and the Daedelus was great.

I’m not quite sure when the Daedelus became the ultimate super weapon in the galaxy but now with its kick ass Asgard beam weapon it seems to be able to take out hive ships pretty darn easily. That’s not to say there wasn’t some fine battle effects first.

Now as to the plot – what happened to Michael?

There is no way he’s toast (yet).

And what about Col Carter!!! We’ve known for months that she would be replaced by Wolesly but the way the episode ended leaves the reasons all up in the air.

We won’t miss Carter that much though…she was never a strong character on Atlantis and we’ll see her soon enough in Stargate Continuum.

Stargate Atlantis Season 5 starts on July 11th May 21, 2008

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Not far now…. Season 5 of Stargate Atlantis is now set to return to SciFi on July 11th. Early indications based on a number of reports is that we’ll be seeing alot of the Wraith this season.

We’ll also be seeing at least four episode with Dr. Carson Beckett , and we know that Col. Carter will be relinquishing command of Atlantis in favor of Wolesly (Robert Picardo) at some point.

And of course T’eyla (who was pregnant last season) now will have a baby that will get worked into the storyline too.

I want to have Lunch with Jewel Staite on the set of Stargate Atlantis April 18, 2008

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But it will cost me at least $750 !!

That’s the current next bid up for the charity auction now underway — to have lunch with Jewel Staite on the set of Stargate Atlantis itself. The charity site lists the actual value of the ‘lunch date’ to be $1000.

Includes: Lunch with Jewel Staite on the set of Stargate Atlantis. Valid for 2 people, for one year, based on availability.

Best known for her role as Kaylee, the sweet, happy and sensual ship’s mechanic on the critically acclaimed sci-fi series Firefly, Jewel Staite is the newest addition to the Stargate universe. Already a veteran actress at 25, Staite began her career at the age of 9. Finding success early on, she earned both Gemini (Canadian Emmy) and Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award nominations for her work on the Disney Channel series Flash Forward with Ben Foster.

Check out the bidding for yourself and if you got the creds…by all means BID (and send us pics when you win!!).

Stargate Atlantis 4 x20 Last Man Standing March 8, 2008

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lastman.jpg Gotta love future timeline alternate realty stuff.

48,000 years into the future too..the end of T’eyla, Carter and Ronan ..(are we done here?) .


The producers easily could have left us hanging just on Sheppard’s return to Atlantis..but they didn’t ..again another sign that this is a finely written show and one with alot of respect for fans.

Sure having the team stuck in a booby traps building at the end is kinda lame..but you know they’re all coming back.

We don’t know quite how Carter will exit the show (we do know that she loses command in Season 5). We don’t know if McKay will actually hook up with Dr. Keller (Jewel Staite)..but hopefully he will.

We do know that Season 5 will be a showdown of wraith factions and the Atlantians…and should be a real battle royale.

Farewell for now Stargate Atlantis..we’ll be waiting for your return!

Stargate Atlantis 4×19 Kindred Part II – Beckett is a Clone! March 1, 2008

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One more episode to go and then Season 4 is a goner.

The last episode easily could have been the season finale with the discovery of a new Dr. Carson Beckett, but thankfully the producers have ALOT of respect for the fans and for that we should all be gratful.It’s also good that they did not disgrace the memory of Dr. Beckett. He did die. This new Beckett is a clone.

He’s not evil or a replicator…just a clone.

Yes it’s kinda lame that he has to go back into stasis…but we know he’ll be back every so often in times of need.

It looks like the final episode of Season 4 -March 7th – WILL BE a cliffhanger (gotta hate those) with Sheppard coming back to an abandoned Atlantis after trying to locate Teyla

Stargate Atlantis Toys – Shop carefully cause prices vary! February 27, 2008

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stargateatlantistoys.jpg Regular readers of ShowMeSciFi.com know that we’re HUGE Stargate Atlantis fans.

With Season 4 coming to a close this week, we thought..’hey we don’t have any Stargate Atlantis toys, let’s get some!’

As it turns out there isn’t a whole lot of options yet for Stargate Atlantis Toys. Mostly its just a few figures at this point, so not Atlantis itself, puddle jumper, Wraith dart etc.

Pricing on the figures can also vary wildly. We’ve done a quick eBay analysis for ya here to help you (and us) get the best pricing on Stargate Atlantis figures.

This first auction is for a full set of all five action figures. Included in this set are Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard, Wraith (Male), Dr. Elizabeth Weir “Field Ops” and Lt. Colonel John Sheppard “Field Ops”. Each figure includes a piece of the Stargate from Stargate Atlantis. Bidding on this is now at $49.99
(Stargate Atlantis SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURE SET OF ALL 5 )

Now another eBay seller has the same set now up for auction on a Buy It Now for $127.99
(overpriced Stargate Atlantis SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURE SET OF ALL 5)

A third eBay seller we found has the same set for a Buy It Now of $54.95

As a fourth option we found a seller that has a set of 4 for a Buy It Now of $29.99

So as you can see there really is a wide range of pricing here for what is essentially the same set of toys. To make your (and our) search easier we’ve also set up a simple link to keep you in the loop and the latest Stargate Atlantis toys.
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Stargate Atlantis 4 x 18 Kindred : Dr Beckett RETURNS!!! February 23, 2008

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And we thought Midway was a great episode.

Here we get both of our Wraith ‘friends’ Todd and Michael

Tayla gets abducted but the biggest surprise of all in the last scene.

wow. what a totally unexpected surprise. How did Beckett get there? He’s dead!!

We know Beckett helped to ‘create’ Michael so maybe Michael had some of his DNA and cloned him?

Or maybe Beckett never really died and was actually beamed off Atlantis by Michael when the explosion happened with the body replaced by a clone?

Whatever the case Stargate Atlantis Season 4 just keeps getting better and better..too bad we’ve only one episode left and then Season 4 is done!!