USS Kongo wrote:
I preferred SG-1, but Atlantis was very enjoyable in its own right. I didn't care for the Replicator storyline they ran with; they should have stuck the Wraith as their main baddies.
The episode Midway is one of my favorites of Atlantis, along with Be All My Sins Remember'd, which has some pretty epic space battles.
Originally the plan was that the Replicators would be the main antagonist and the series would be set in the Milky Way, but when SG-1 was renewed again they had to come up with the Pegasus and Wraith storylines somewhat last minute. The vampire craze probably helped the latter come to fruition, and I suspect the reason that SGA did so much better in the female demo.