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Old August 24 2013, 04:35 PM   #16
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Re: Was Stargate Atlantis a good show?

I prefer Atlantis to SG-1. It did get a bit repetitive and there was an episode in season 5 where half way through I knew exactly what was going to happen, including all the "twists". But for the most part the series was fun and exciting.
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Old August 24 2013, 04:58 PM   #17
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Re: Was Stargate Atlantis a good show?

As someone who's been doing a (very) long-term SG-1/Atlantis watch-through and is now at SG-1 S8 and ATL S1, this is making me fairly nervous.
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Old August 25 2013, 05:11 AM   #18
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Re: Was Stargate Atlantis a good show?

^it's a decent watch if you are a fan of the lore
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Old August 25 2013, 06:06 AM   #19
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Re: Was Stargate Atlantis a good show?

I'd like to think I wouldn't own them all on DVD if I wasn't...
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Old August 25 2013, 03:10 PM   #20
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Re: Was Stargate Atlantis a good show?

I didn't laugh nearly as much at Joe Flanagan's one liners as I did Richard Dean Anderson's.

It aimed at being a serious action show, with a comic relief reluctant hero (McKay.) But basically everyone spoke English, so that couldn't work right.

They also had villain trouble. The go'a'uld weren't hard SF plausible but they were still far more believable than the wraiths. The producers had convinced themselves that the foreign culture costuming of the wraith was stupid and contemptible (like all foreign cultures apparently.) They thought the new villains would be cooler. They were just generic instead. So none of them really had an undercurrent of genuine menace to sustain them as convincing threats, unlike the go'a'uld.
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Old August 26 2013, 02:50 AM   #21
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They also had villain trouble. The go'a'uld weren't hard SF plausible but they were still far more believable than the wraiths. The producers had convinced themselves that the foreign culture costuming of the wraith was stupid and contemptible (like all foreign cultures apparently.) They thought the new villains would be cooler. They were just generic instead. So none of them really had an undercurrent of genuine menace to sustain them as convincing threats, unlike the go'a'uld.
Yes, I agree. SG:A had a lot of trouble figuring out its villains. I actally thought the Wraith had some potential until they were shuffled aside for the frigging Replicators.

And I loved the little twitchy bug-like Replicators of SG-1. They were creepy. But then we had the human-like Reps, who seemed to do nothing but talk, and talk, and talk some more.

Having said that, I still thought it was an enjoyable show. Not wow-great, mind you, but SG:A is a fun way to pass the time.

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