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Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis Renewed

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the maybe-they'll-be-better-this-year dept.

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scifi451 writes "Both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis have been renewed for another season, 9th and 2nd respectively. All of the key cast members are coming back for Atlantis, where as SG-1 stars are in negotiations, with Amanda Tapping expecting a baby in March right as filming begins. Also Richard Dean Anderson might look for an even further reduced role in the show. More news can be found here: Gateworld & Scifi-Wire"

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Hooray!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830304)

I'm sure all three fans will be excited

3 fans? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830331)

It's Sci-Fi's most successful original series. Atlantis' debut drew over 4 million fans.

Re:3 fans? (3, Interesting)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830464)

One thing I always found interesting was how Enterprise is consistently regarded as a failure even though it gets more viewers than Stargate which is considered a success. I guess Star Trek is held up to a higher standard or something.

That said, I just started watching Stargate a month ago. I blasted through seasons 1 through 7 in that time and I'm just about to start with S1 Atlantis and S8 SG1. I've thoroughly enjoyed the series.

Re:3 fans? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830479)

It's the difference between cable and broadcast television. Getting a 1.0 rating on cable makes you a decent success. Getting a 1.0 on broadcast makes you the bottom of the barrel.

Re:3 fans? (2, Insightful)

JPelorat (5320) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830501)

Because Enterprise generates its fanbase from the horny teens who watch in the hopes of seeing some more Vulcan skin. Writing, plot, acting, can all fall by the wayside when softcore TV porn is involved in getting ratings.

Bad softcore at that, but they don't know that. Nor do they care, apparently.

Re:3 fans? (1)

aquabat (724032) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830691)

I have to say, that's pretty impressive:

seasons 1 to 7 = 154 episodes.

at ~44 minutes per episode, that's 113 hours of TV.

Assuming 30 days in a month, that's 5 episodes a day, every day, or about 3 hours and 45 minutes of SG-1 every day, for the entire month.

If you watched one disk every day, it would take you a little over a month to complete the whole series.

Of course you could binge watch on the weekends too. I watched season seven last Sunday, but I was really burned out after that (probably because I watched Farscape season 4 the day before).

Re:Hooray!!! (1)

kodai6 (807795) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830358)

It's the most popular Sci-Fi series on the planet right now. I think more than 3 people might be involved.

Re:Hooray!!! (1)

dave420 (699308) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830565)

"It's the most popular Sci-Fi series on the planet right now"

That's not exactly saying a lot ;) They did cancel futurama after all...

Re:Hooray!!! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830420)

My wife and I are excited, who's the other guy?

Woot (1, Funny)

Stone316 (629009) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830318)

first post? Probably not but i'm glad Atlantis has been renewed.... It took me a few shows to get into it and i'm ignoring the fact the canadian guy is always yelling and that the doctor is a compete and utter wuss with his fake Irish accent..

Ok.. I think I just ruined the series for myself.

Re:Woot (1)

DarkAurora (324657) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830389)

I think he's supposed to be Scottish.

Re:Woot (2, Informative)

PatrickThomson (712694) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830428)

Aye, the guy is from Scotland but has been working in America for ages, and I can tell you that although the accent sometimes seems strained, it's a nice familiar touch for us Scottish geeks.

Re:Woot (1)

The One KEA (707661) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830439)

Considering that the doctor is actually Scottish...

Anyway, I like the show - once the newness wears off and the actors 'learn' their characters, I'm sure it will do well.

Re:Woot (3, Insightful)

kormoc (122955) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830506)

lets swith them then, scottish engeneer and yelling doctor and... oh no, we got a star trek rip off!

Richard Dean Anderson has a reduced role? (5, Funny)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830324)

Will he disappear for most of the season? You know, be stranded on some strange world without a stargate, until he builds one out of bamboo, chewing gum and duct tape with his trusty Swiss Army knife...oh, wrong series.

Re:Richard Dean Anderson has a reduced role? (1)

magefile (776388) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830499)

Not the wrong series - just the wrong character. It'd be Carter who'd do that. Maybe Daniel, although I wouldn't count on it.

Re:Richard Dean Anderson has a reduced role? (5, Funny)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830551)



Nah, Daniel would just get himself killed. Just like the old times.

Re:Richard Dean Anderson has a reduced role? (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830505)

...stuck with a certain Colonel Mayborn and paranoid beyond words thanks to an Alien toxin.

You're not that far off ;)

Re:Richard Dean Anderson has a reduced role? (1)

Viol8 (599362) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830700)

Nice idea , but Mayborn died AFAIR back in series 4 or 5. Though with the storylines they've had on SG1 a resurrection is far from impossible.

Re:Richard Dean Anderson has a reduced role? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830694)

Are you saying that the secret ingredient in duct tape is naquada?

All I have to say is: (4, Insightful)

Masami Eiri (617825) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830328)

w00t!

I just hope the main cast is back, even if characters, like Jack, are reduced in screentime. SG-1 isn't SG-1 without... SG-1...

Re:All I have to say is: (4, Insightful)

wertarbyte (811674) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830446)

I just hope the main cast is back, even if characters, like Jack, are reduced in screentime. SG-1 isn't SG-1 without... SG-1...

In my opionion, SG1 has lost much of its appeal with O'Neill becoming brigadier general. It's just not the same anymore. Stargate-Atlantis has the advantage for bringing fresh new ideas (and a fresh new cast) the the concept of the series

Re:All I have to say is: (4, Insightful)

T-Kir (597145) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830518)

Even though RDA (hoho, we need a Recommended Daily Amount of Richard Dean Anderson in SG1) had a reduced schedule for season 8, I feel he has had a much better presence since the promotion... mind that may be due in part that all his filming is done on the main set.

Even if there are cast changes for season 9, I think the Stargate series has developed such a strong mythology and sheer amount of storylines that it could keep goign for a while longer. Plus, I'm extra happy that they aren't permenantly stranding the Atlantis team... and looking forward to seeing the Daedalus and Atlantis showdown with the Wraith hive ships. w00t! indeed! :-)

Slashdot ruined this for me (2, Funny)

Prince Vegeta SSJ4 (718736) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830333)

A while back someone on slashdot pointed out to me that Colonel O'neal (sp?) was MacGuyver. I can no longer watch SG-1 with a straight face. I'm always waiting for him to create an event horizon or temporary wormhole out of a bubblegum wrapper or something.

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830380)

That's O'Neill, with 2 L's. ;)

I really hope he doesn't reduce his role too much, I was really hoping he would end up resigning from SG Command and take a bigger role in the show, as he is one of the best characters in the series.

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (4, Insightful)

Unkle (586324) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830387)

I can no longer watch SG-1 with a straight face.

You mean you could before? Andersen's O'neal is much different than Kurt Russel's in the origional movie. He is much, MUCH funnier, while Russel was more serious (But, of course, in the movie O'neal had just lost his son...). The show would not be the same without him.

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (4, Interesting)

Zach Garner (74342) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830513)

In the episode "Secrets", Col. O'Neill tells a reporter "That's O'Neill, with two L's. There's another Colonel O'Neil with one L. He has no sense of humor." In the feature film Stargate (1994), the lead character, whose name was spelled with one L, was played by 'Kurt Russel' and was a much more humorless character. [link [imdb.com] ]

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (1)

the Man in Black (102634) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830622)

In the feature film Stargate (1994), the lead character, whose name was spelled with one L, was played by 'Kurt Russel' and was a much more humorless character.

What's funny about that is, it's 'Kurt Russell', with two 'l's. Oh those wacky guys at IMDb.com

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (2, Informative)

eht (8912) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830630)

Two L's
Kurt Russell .... Col. Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil
Richard Dean Anderson .... Col./Gen. Jack O'Neill

people often confuse one guy for the other...

something O'Neill (Anderson) says in one of the episodes.

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830642)

Correction: forget about your silly whim, it doesn't fit the plan.

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830403)

There's an outtake from the first season where O'Neill and Carter are trapped in the Antarctic with a broken Stargate which features Carter going into a rant about being trapped with MacGyver and how he should be able to make a working gate.

In the pilot, Carter also describes how they made their own dialing device and says they "MacGyvered it."

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (1)

JPelorat (5320) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830465)

If you didn't know he played MacGyver, then how could this possibly ruin anything for you?

It'd be like finding out the guy who had his hand up Grover's butt also had his hand up Yoda's. Doesn't necessarily ruin Star Wars by associating it with a children's tv show.

Or does it? Hehe.

Re:Slashdot ruined this for me (3, Insightful)

paRcat (50146) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830503)

So many people think they're actually funny rehashing a joke that wasn't funny to begin with.

Anyway, if you'd actually sit down and watch the show, you might be surprised that RDA can in fact be something other than the 80's TV show. He's really an amazing actor... to the tune that I don't believe the show would ever be as good without him. Of course, he's one of the producers too, so the show may not even BE without him. :)

I like to drive my wife nuts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830585)

MacGyver makes the show. My wife likes SG-1. I like to look for the "MacGyver moments" and point them out to her.

It drives her nuts when I say something like "The stargate's broken? Why doesn't MacGyver make a new one with a paper towel tube?"

Teal'c and O'Neal were in cahoots in the 80s (1)

scorp1us (235526) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830612)

I was on vacation last week and saw an episode of MacGuyver (Richard Dean Anderson) and Teal'c (Christopher Judge) were in the same MacGyuver episode.

RDA was playing some special program school teacher, backed by the Peonix foundation and CJ was a football playing student in the class.

On the episode before this, Kera (from Deep Space 9) was a oil-driller's girl friend.

On another episode Cuba Gooding Jr. played a ranh hand.

That same night I saw Joey (Tribilni from friends, or the guy that plays hom at least) on Married with Children.

Do they keep passing these people around and sharing sloppt seconds?

Re:Teal'c and O'Neal were in cahoots in the 80s (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830657)

There's an episode with General Hammond as a truck driver, too. I think all these shows that shoot in the Vancouver/Seattle area tend to trade talent. That's the reason you see the same 3 asian people on all the series.

Woopty Freakin' Doo! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830334)

How is this "stuff that matters"? It entertainment to some and to others its just more to flip past.

Re:Woopty Freakin' Doo! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830365)

It's called SCIENCE FICTION. This may surprise some, but a lot of geeks enjoy science fiction.

Re:Woopty Freakin' Doo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830597)

"Action/adventure" might be more accurate. Not cerebral enough to be called science fiction. Not much science fiction on the sci-fi channel. Just a lot of Xena-class crap that was formerly relegated to WB on Saturday afternoon.

Re:Woopty Freakin' Doo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830623)

Have you watched the series? Depending on the episode, there is a good bit of science fiction, as well as ancient mythology. If it were just action adventure, would they have dealt with the time dilation effects of a wormhole connection to a planet on the edge of a blackhole?

Nooo not SG-1 :( (4, Interesting)

Richard_at_work (517087) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830339)

From the past few series 8 episodes of SG-1, its really past its prime and struggling to find a decent storyline. The last episode made it painfully obvious what the entire episode was going to be about in the first 5 minutes, and sure enough it was - talk about a filler episode (Teal'c stuck in that gaming chair). I really wish they didnt make another season of it :(

Re:Nooo not SG-1 :( (1)

underpar (792569) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830418)

Don't worry. Maybe they'll have something more interesting like: Carter has an alien baby. No one was watching x-files anymore when they tried that so it's like a new idea.

Re:Nooo not SG-1 :( (1)

Lord Haha (753617) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830430)

Never know, If they know its the last season often you will get a decent way to go out on top not just a well we need an ending so lets just kill everybody now situation.

Re:Nooo not SG-1 :( (3, Insightful)

canwaf (240401) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830538)

I actually complained about SG1 being renewed too, I think Stargate SG1 needs to be retired. Not much you can really do about it though, they can milk out money for that extra season.

But onto the subject of 'Avatar' (The episode where Teal'c is stuck in that gaming chair), this episode was created as advertisment for Stargate's new video game. Which made the episode feel cheaper than it was originally. I'm not certain, but the game footage in the episode could possibly have been done through the game engine used in the to be released video game.

Re:Nooo not SG-1 :( (1)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830641)

That episode was the worst ever.... it was obviously an advert for a game (although I didn't know they had one already...), was a rerun of a story from a previous series, and had zero actual new content.

I've got a horrible feeling if SG1 isn't finished it's going to die a death due to overused storylines and bad scripts (aka. Voyager, Enterprise).

Listen Richard, you gotta give it a break (1)

Chairboy (88841) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830653)

Richard,

You can't just get back at me by trying to get the show cancelled. Like I said at the office yesterday, I'm flattered, but you're really not my type.

Coming online and talking smack about the show I love just isn't the right way to handle this.

Can't we be friends again?

Love,

CB

Mixed reactions to this (4, Interesting)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830351)

I love SG-1 (Atlantis is good too) and I'm glad it's coming back, but I hope it doesn't end up going way too long like the X-Files. I've noticed that the production quality has declined somewhat this season. It just feels too routine, there's not much spontaneity in the show anymore. And I don't think it will do better if RDA's role is reduced even further. If they can keep a good show going then it could work, but I'm a bit skeptical at this point.

Re:gmail invites (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830384)

Thanks dude! redw@gmail.com registered thanks to you.

Re:gmail invites (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830411)

The parent's a re-direct troll. I wouldn't click on those URLs if I were you.

Re:gmail invites (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830417)

I just registered redw@gmail.com

Stop lying, troll.

Stupid Moderators (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830502)

How is it a troll that I registered an account with one of those links? Why don't you click the links for yourself before randomly censoring people who do not spout the same groupthink about "ITS A TROLL"?

If we are going to be purists here, you should moderate the entire thread, including the trolls who are lying about those gmail invites being fake, as offtopic. But you don't.

Not only are you violating the moderator guidelines for letting your personal bias get in the way of fair moderation, you are being hypocritical.

Re:Stupid Moderators (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830680)

The links are all stale. A freshly used Gmail invite details who the invite was claimed by, and none of them are for a 'redw'.

So all the evidence points to the 'redw' poster being a liar, presumably the troller himself.

Stupid Moderators (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830545)

How is it a troll that I registered an account with one of those links? Why don't you click the links for yourself before randomly censoring people who do not spout the same groupthink about "ITS A TROLL"?

If we are going to be purists here, you should moderate the entire thread, including the trolls who are lying about those gmail invites being fake, as offtopic. But you don't.

Not only are you violating the moderator guidelines for letting your personal bias get in the way of fair moderation, you are being hypocritical.

Slashdot: (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830382)

Trumpeting of mediocrity, stuff that never mattered.

Smart decision (5, Interesting)

YetAnotherName (168064) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830393)

I only watch either show occasionally (my wife's quite the fanatic), but what I've seen is pretty good, as far as science fiction goes. Acting is definitely above average, Richard Dean Anderson's portrayals as an everyman facing aliens brings a wry grin now and then. Oh, and Amanda Tapping is quite cute, no doubt about that. It's nice that SciFi can make the right decision sometimes. (And sad that they can make the horribly wrong decision other times, c.f. canceling Farscape not so long ago.)

Re:Smart decision (3, Funny)

underpar (792569) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830467)

You know she just watches the show for Daniel Jackson. He's geeky and cute and you can hardly notice the episodes where they try to cover up his rather large belly by making him hold a sweater or wear a huge belt. He's dreamy.

My husband has accepted my crushes on fictional characters.

Re:Smart decision (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830576)

Excuse me? Last I remember Michael Shanks is quite fit...

Re:Smart decision (1)

underpar (792569) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830644)

Who is this? Is that you Michael? He is fit, but note the belly in the Teal'c is a fireman episode as well as the one where he went undercover to the meeting of the system lords. There are others I can't think of, but he is quite the cutie anyway.

I have a thing for geeks. Note the choice of a geek husband.

Yeah! Just what the world needs!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830412)

More episodes from the stupid looks triumvirate with their sidekick the color teal with a "k" who wears eye shadow and has a belt buckle glued to his head.

Yes, raucous adventure awaits!

WTF u talkin' about, Willis? (1, Funny)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830702)

Lister has an "H" on his head, not a "K".

Do you even watch the show?!!!

Jumping the Shark? (4, Insightful)

Rosyna (80334) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830416)

I'm worried that prolonged existence of SG-1 might make it jump the shark. AFAIK, it was never supposed to exist past its 7th season but the ratings that year were so good they scrapped the plans for the movie and made it into that year's season finale (which also explains its awesomeness and why the good Doctor had to die).

SG-1 and SG:A were never meant to coexist, also why Atlantis was moved to another galaxy. The creators/writers never meant for them to show at the same time and they didn't want the easy way out whenever SG:A had a problem and just get SG-1 to fix it. I think this simultaneous rushing for two shows is also why the first half of each of the most recent seasons sucked compared to season 7.

Re:Jumping the Shark? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830459)

Actually, they originally had plans to end it at season 6, but the ratings were so good they couldn't stop. Daniel's return would've been part of a movie rather than a season ending episode. Regardless, I've read about some of their plans for the next seasons of both. There will be more crossovers, and they're going to tie up a lot of loose storyline threads from the previous eight season. Those include the Crystal Skull, the Furlings, the aliens from 2001/2010, etc.

Re:Jumping the Shark? (2, Funny)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830570)

good Doctor had to die


Well, I'm just about to undertake watching all this on DVD.

Thanks for the spoiler warning, you lone gunman fuck.

-Peter

Re:Jumping the Shark? (1)

LordNimon (85072) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830650)

If you're watching older episodes on DVD, then you're a moron for reading a discussion on a future season. What did you expect?

Re:Jumping the Shark? (1)

Rosyna (80334) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830669)

Thanks for the spoiler warning, you lone gunman fuck.

It's been over a year... and I didn't say which good Doctor, now did I? They have like 3.

A wise man without a shift key once said:

"hi, i have not yet seen something that was on TV like [twelve] months ago, so i will read a ton of comments about it, in the vain hope that no one will reveal anything"

Re:Jumping the Shark? (3, Funny)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830713)

I think SG-1 is going to get better and better myself. The new series adds Ted McGinley as slick, cool, Doctor Wozniak, who accompanies the team on each of their missions.

They're also adding a dog, Rover, who'll play a kind of "Lassie" character, alerting the team to danger and fetching help when they're in trouble.

They've got some excellent guest stars lined up for the next season, including N-Sync and J-Lo, Al Gore, Alec Baldwin, Wierd Al, and William Shatner.

Finally, they've actually worked Tapping's pregnancy into the script. I may be saying too much, but expect a baby to be part of the plotline mid season - with surprising results!

Hopefully it doesn't suck (-1, Flamebait)

orev (71566) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830427)

Atlantis is good, but SG-1 has been circling the drain for 2 seasons now. Get new writers! The current ones are obviously out of ideas.

---WARNING-- Fanboy alert... I LOVE THIS SHOW! (1)

LaPistola (813411) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830449)

I love this show!! And I have a netflix account basically so I can rent all the SG1 DVD's! ;)

Re:---WARNING-- Fanboy alert... I LOVE THIS SHOW! (1)

MrP- (45616) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830646)

Some fan you are.. you should be BUYING the DVDs like me! =P

Re:---WARNING-- Fanboy alert... I LOVE THIS SHOW! (1)

LaPistola (813411) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830686)

Hehe... yeah yea.. but I am a married fanboy.. so my $$ are spend a little different now ;)

Atlantis is terrible (4, Informative)

visionsofmcskill (556169) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830473)

Atlantis is the Voyager/Enterprise of Stargate, The show is really terrible. And this isnt even the fourth iteratin of the stargate universe (if you disclude the cartoon and movie).

Dont get me wrong, i dont expect stars and accolades out of a series which barely discerns itself from the likes of zena/hurcules/Beastmaster in some of its episodes (did these guys share their prop guys/ set designers or what?)

But for me, the most endearing part of the Stargate series has for themost part been McGyv..Richard's humorfull character. Without Dean, the show just becomes just another crappy lets fight aliens in fantasy planets with cool ancient civilizations based on old earth.

And Atlantis is pure poo, the characters are all cookie cutter type-casts to the point of stereotyping your viewer audience fan-service, maybe this is what happens when sci-fi channel does..... well just about anything.... but that show is terrible.

Stargate itself has been pretty damn good (with some notable exceptions ... ergo anyone?) and im glad to see it continue on, but atlantis is in dire need of a total abortion or a complete re-write with some more serious characters who actualy act like a military operation.

Anyone remember space above and beyond?

This is why im really happy about the Battlestar galactica series comming this new year... Gritty, realistic, and hopefully... above all else... not more episodal space opera campy bullsh*t.

Re:Atlantis is terrible (1)

underpar (792569) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830520)

How can you say that when the main male character was as carefully crafted as Poochy the dog? You can't go wrong with marketing.

Re:Atlantis is terrible (2, Informative)

BorgDrone (64343) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830564)

the characters are all cookie cutter type-casts
Go watch season 1 of SG-1 again, you'll see the same thing.

New series need time to deepen the characters, that's why every season has at least a few 'character building' episodes.

Re:Atlantis is terrible (2, Interesting)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830618)

Actually, SG-1 started off like that but picked up real quick. For instance, they introduced the Nox, the Tollans, the Azhard all in the first season -- _and_ they did it really really well.

Season 2 was good too, especially some episodes such as the Fifth Race and Tok'Ra -- it wasn't just about fighting aliens, it was being out there and there was something special about humanity's deepest aspirations to be out there, and do cool stuff.

I somehow find that missing in SG Atlantis.

Re:Atlantis is terrible (1, Interesting)

Tony Hoyle (11698) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830580)

This is why im really happy about the Battlestar galactica series comming this new year... Gritty, realistic, and hopefully... above all else... not more episodal space opera campy bullsh*t.

Don't get too happy... we already have it here.

Badly acted (where do that *find* these people!), badly scripted (at times it seems like they're trying to ad-lib and failing), and worst of all the camera work was done by a trainee they grabbed off the street - half the time the camera is looking at the roof or floor not at the actors!

Also the sound treatment is horrible - going from so quiet you can't hear them to blasting your ears out within the same scene.

I watched 3 episodes and canned it. Couldn't stand any more. Nice try, but next time try to film with an actual budget, and real actors.

Re:Atlantis is terrible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830628)

Couldn't have said it any better myself.

Re:Atlantis is terrible (2, Insightful)

YetAnotherAnonymousC (594097) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830665)

Sadly I must agree with this. I always thought the strength of SG-1 was the characters. Not just O'Neil, but many regular and recurring. Even the scenery-chewing goauld had some individual personality to them. I can't say the same for Atlantis. Those few characters that are even distinguishable tend to be stock types lifted from other sci-fi (genre-not-network) shows.

Where's My Farscape? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830547)

It never fails to amaze me. I don't understand how mediocre science fiction shows like Stargate can continue for a decade's worth of seasons when unique and interesting fantasy/sci-fi shows like Farscape can be left to suck cancellation.

Stargate is run of the mill and has been done before. Farscape offered something original for once. Though I do have some hope that it might return sometime in the future considering the stellar ratings that the miniseries got.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

L.C.

Re:Where's My Farscape? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830655)

Ive watched a lot of both Farscape and Stargate but I never even liked Farscape. It always felt like some fruity puppet show. People do not casually watch farscape because of this. Stargate on the other hand is just a corny show than anyone can watch whether they have seen every episode or none. Stargate funny and sarcastic. The funny part about Farscape is the ridiculous character designs. When someone turns on farscape it almost looks like the show is a spoof or something.

Sweet Amanda (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830660)

Mmmm... I always had a crush on her.

Then again, I've always loved short-haired women dressed in military uniforms.

Thats good (2, Interesting)

HyperVerbal (520364) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830663)

That great that there still going but i still wish there was more Firefly not just the movie coming out. :(

Fixing SG-1 (3, Insightful)

Erasmus Darwin (183180) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830664)

What they really need to do is get the SG-1 team back on track in the show. To do this, they need to replace the opening left by Jack and start doing off-world missions again. Too many of the current shows have had them futzing around Earth, giving a "filler episode" feel to almost the entire season.

As for filling Jack's shoes, a suggestion I liked from another forum was to let Adam Baldwin reprise his role from "Heroes". He'd be good at providing the aggressive, militaristic mentality that'd help keep the same brain vs. brawn balance that the team had before.

Atlantis?????? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10830673)

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btw...FIRST POST BITCHES!!!!!!!!

Time for a Farscape/SG-1 crossover (1)

FerretFrottage (714136) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830676)

Title: Johnny and Jack Premise: The stargate and farscape worm hole cross and the SG-1 team ends up on Moya...only to find Anubus and Scorpius working together to control the stargate wormhole technology. Too bad they killed off D'Argo because I think Teal'C would have found him interesting. And to start the whole thing off, O'Neal makes some off-color remark about Chiana. Glad to see both series back, but getting another season of farscape would have been a real treat.

Excellent! (1)

NoelWeb (797393) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830683)

This show has been my favorite for about a year now. Before I started really watching it, I would be switching through the channels when all of a sudden I would see Teal'c with Apophis's emblem blazened upon his head and say to myself "how ridiculous is that?" Then I started watching it just to see what that emblem was all about. The next thing I knew, I was a regular.

There is nothing quite like "Stargate Mondays!"

Yawn (-1, Flamebait)

anaplasmosis (567440) | more than 9 years ago | (#10830685)

Stargate ran out of plots ages ago. Around series 6 or 7. When was it they produced a trillion dollar starship out of more-or-less nowhere without warning? Perhaps they should have called it the "Shark Jump"? That and the limitation of the weekly format. The principal entertainment value now is watching for the "mighty bound moment" when someone invents a new element or does something else impossible to get SG-1 out of a tight squeeze.
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