Swarles Barkley wrote:
The biggest mistake they made was in the premise. SG-1 was an exploration of myth; Atlantis should have been an exploration of legend. Where SG-1 explored Egyptian mythology and Norse mythology and Mayan mythology, etc.; Atlantis should have explored vampire legend, werewolf legend, etc...
Aren't the Wraith just a variation on the vampire legend? (Don't get me wrong, I like your idea, and I think the show could have been very interesting had they gone more in this direction. Just giving them a little credit where credit is due.)
SG-1 never explored anyone's mythology in a real sense. They used some window-dressing elements like names, pyramids, etc, but it was all too generic to have any real substance.
And yes, the Wraith are a variation on the vampire legend, just not a very interesting variation. So are the Goa'uld - I'd give SG-1 more credit for exploring the vampire legend via the Goa'uld than for exploring Egyptian mythology.