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Old March 3 2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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The "Newbie's Guide to Stargate: Atlantis"

Hi, all. I decided that I wanted to do a first-time viewing of Stargate: Atlantis; however, I didn't want to go into the series completely 'blind' but felt that I didn't have the time or the patience to slog through 7 seasons' worth of SG-1 episodes in order to get the requisite backstory and whatnot in order to make the most of my SGA viewing experience. When research didn't really turn up any alternative(s), I decided to sit down and hashed out what I'm calling the "Newbie's Guide to Stargate: Atlantis". Since I figured that I couldn't possibly be the only person out there who might want to get into SGA without having to watch the bulk of SG-1 first, I thought I'd share my guide with the rest of the world.

The "Newbie's Guide to Stargate: Atlantis"
Prerequisite viewing prior to beginning SGA:
* Children of the Gods, Parts 1 and 2 (Stargate SG-1 Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2; introduces the major characters of SG-1 and the major thematic and plot elements of the franchise)

* 48 Hours
(Stargate SG-1 Season 5, Episode 14; introduces the character of Rodney McKay)


* Redemption, Parts 1 and 2
(Stargate SG-1 Season 6, Episodes 1 and 2; features Rodney McKay)


* Full Circle
(Stargate SG-1 Season 6, Episode 22; marks the beginning of the search for the 'Lost City of the Ancients' [Atlantis])

* Fallen (Stargate SG-1 Season 7, Episode 1)

* Homecoming (Stargate SG-1 Season 7, Episode 2)
* Heroes, Part 2 (Stargate SG-1 Season 7, Episode 18; introduces the character of Richard Woolsey)

* Inauguration (Stargate SG-1 Season 7, Episode 20; features Richard Woolsey)

* Lost City, Parts 1 and 2 (Stargate SG-1 Season 7, Episodes 21 and 22; introduces the character of Elizabeth Weir and features the discovery of the 'Lost City of the Ancients' [Atlantis])

* New Order, Parts 1 and 2 (Stargate SG-1 Season 8, Episodes 1 and 2; features Elizabeth Weir; must be viewed prior to Rising, Parts 1 and 2 [Stargate: Atlantis Episodes 1 and 2])

Tie-in episodes that feature characters or plot elements that are important to SGA:
* Moebius, Parts 1 and 2 (Stargate SG-1 Season 8, Episodes 19 and 20; features Rodney McKay; best viewed between The Gift [Stargate: Atlantis Season 1, Episode 18] and The Siege, Part 1 [Stargate: Atlantis Season 1, Episode 19])

* Prototype (Stargate SG-1 Season 9, Episode 9; features Richard Woolsey; best viewed between Trinity [Stargate: Atlantis Season 2, Episode 6] and Instinct [Stargate: Atlantis Season 2, Episode 7])

* The Scourge (Stargate SG-1 Season 9, Episode 17; features Richard Woolsey; best viewed between The Long Goodbye [Stargate: Atlantis Season 2, Episode 16] and Coup D'Etat [Stargate: Atlantis Season 2, Episode 17])

* Flesh and Blood (Stargate SG-1 Season 10, Episode 1; features Richard Woolsey; best viewed between Michael [Stargate: Atlantis Season 2, Episode 18] and Inferno [Stargate: Atlantis Season 2, Episode 19])

* Morpheus (Stargate SG-1 Season 10, Episode 2; features Richard Woolsey; best viewed between Misbegotten [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 2] and Irresistible [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 3])

* The Pegasus Project (Stargate SG-1 Season 10, Episode 3; best viewed between Irresistible [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 3] and Sateda [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 4])

* The Road Not Taken (Stargate SG-1 Season 10, Episode 13; features Rodney McKay; best viewed between Echoes [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 12] and Irresponsible [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 13])

* The Shroud (Stargate SG-1 Season 10, Episode 14; features Richard Woolsey; best viewed between Irresponsible [Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 13] and Tao of Rodney (Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 14])

* The Ark of Truth (Stargate SG-1 movie; best viewed between Vengeance (Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 19] and First Strike (Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, Episode 20)

* Continuum (Stargate SG-1 movie; best viewed between Search and Rescue (Stargate: Atlantis Season 5, Episode 1] and The Seed [Stargate: Atlantis Season 5, Episode 2])

* Air, Parts 1, 2, and 3 (Stargate: Universe Season 1, Episodes 1, 2, and 3; best viewed following Enemy at the Gate [Stargate: Atlantis Season 5, Episode 20])

* Seizure (Stargate: Universe Season 2, Episode 15; features Richard Woolsey and Rodney McKay; best viewed following Enemy at the Gate [Stargate: Atlantis Season 5, Episode 20)

Season 1:
Rising, Parts 1 and 2
Hide and Seek
Thirty Eight Minutes
Suspicion
Childhood's End
Poisoning the Well
Underground
Home
The Storm
The Eye
The Defiant One
Hot Zone
Sanctuary
Before I Sleep
The Brotherhood
Letters from Pegasus
The Gift
The Siege, Parts 1 and 2

Season 2:
The Siege, Part 3
The Intruder
Runner
Duet
Condemned
Trinity
Instinct
Conversion
Aurora
The Lost Boys
The Hive
Epiphany
Critical Mass
Grace Under Pressure
The Tower
The Long Goodbye
Coup D'Etat
Michael
Inferno
Allies

Season 3:
No Man's Land
Misbegotten
Irresistible
Sateda
Progeny
The Real World
Common Ground
McKay and Mrs. Miller
Phantoms
The Return, Parts 1 and 2
Echoes
Irresponsible
Tao of Rodney
The Game
The Ark
Sunday
Submersion
Vengeance
First Strike

Season 4:
Adrift
Lifeline
Reunion
Doppelganger
Travelers
Tabula Rasa
Missing
The Seer
Miller's Crossing
This Mortal Coil
Be All My Sins Remember'd
Spoils of War
Quarantine
Harmony
Outcast
Trio
Midway
The Kindred, Parts 1 and 2
The Last Man

Season 5:
Search and Rescue
The Seed
Broken Ties
The Daedalus Variations
Ghost in the Machine
The Shrine
Whispers
The Queen
Tracker
First Contact
The Lost Tribe
Outsiders
Inquisition
The Prodigal
Remnants
Brain Storm
Infection
Identity
Vegas
Enemy at the Gate
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What does everyone else think of my guide? Did I miss any episodes that are important to or tie in with SGA in any fashion?
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