Stargate Atlantis

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Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis-Title.jpg
Premiere July 16, 2004
Finale January 9, 2009
Creator Brad Wright
& Robert C. Cooper
Network Sci Fi Channel
Style 60-minute action sci-fi
Company Acme Shark,
MGM Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 100
Origin USA
Official Site MGM

Stargate Atlantis is a Stargate SG-1 spin-off series airing on the Sci Fi Channel. Where SG-1 is based on Earth, Stargate Atlantis takes place, obviously enough, in the city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy. The show's first season received good ratings and the show was renewed for the 2005–2006 season. The first season premiere episode takes place right after the events of Stargate SG-1's Season 7 finale, "Lost City (2)".

Stargate Atlantis is notable for breaking with SG-1's military motif; rather than having the Atlantis project led by a military officer such as General George Hammond or General Jack O'Neill, it is commanded by civilian diplomat Doctor Elizabeth Weir. Weir's Atlantis team is a joint multinational effort, with scientists and support crew from various Earth countries including Germany, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as a sizable United States military element under the command of Lt. Colonel John Sheppard.

Pegasus Productions produced Stargate Atlantis in association with MGM Television, which also distributes the show.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Joe Flanigan Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard * * * * *
Torri Higginson Dr. Elizabeth Weir * * * o
Amanda Tapping Colonel Samantha Carter o o o * o
Rachel Luttrell Teyla Emmagan * * * * *
Jason Momoa Ronon Dex * * * *
Paul McGillion Dr. Carson Beckett o * * o o
Jewel Staite Dr. Jennifer Keller o o *
Robert Picardo Agent Richard Woolsey o o *
David Hewlett Dr. Rodney McKay * * * * *
Rainbow Sun Francks Lieutenant Aiden Ford * o o
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Chuck Campbell Chuck * * * * *
Gary Jones Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman * * * * *
David Nykl Dr. Radek Zelenka * * * * *
Andee Frizzell Wraith Queen * * * *
Christopher Heyerdahl Halling *
Todd * * *
Dean Marshall Sergeant Bates * *
Craig Veroni Dr. Peter Grodin *
Mitch Pileggi Colonel Steven Caldwell * * * *
Kavan Smith Major Evan Lorne * * * *
Connor Trinneer Michael Kenmore * * * *
Bill Dow Dr. Bill Lee * * *
Trevor Devall Hermiod * *
Kirby Morrow Captain Dave Kleinman * *
Linda Ko Marie * * *
Sharon Taylor Amelia Banks * *

In-Depth

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Sci Fi Channel
Season One July 16, 2004 March 25, 2005 20
Season Two July 15, 2005 March 10, 2006 20
Season Three July 14, 2006 June 22, 2007 20
Season Four September 28, 2007 March 7, 2008 20
Season Five July 11, 2008 January 9, 2009 20

DVD, Blu-ray and Soundtrack Releases

DVD

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete Series October 6, 2009 purchase 26
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season November 15, 2005 purchase 5
The Complete Second Season March 6, 2007 purchase 5
The Complete Third Season September 18, 2007 purchase 5
The Complete Fourth Season July 8, 2008 purchase 5
The Complete Fifth Season June 30, 2009 purchase 5
Individual Episodes  (Region 1)
Rising June 7, 2005 1

Blu-ray

Title Release Discs
Episode Collections  (Region A)
Fans' Choice August 4, 2009 purchase 1

Soundtrack

Title Release Music By Tracks Discs
Soundtracks
TV Soundtrack November 22, 2005 Joel Goldsmith 16 1

External Sites

The Stargate Franchise
TV Series
Stargate SG-1Stargate AtlantisStargate UniverseStargate InfinityStargate Origins
Movies
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