Stargate Atlantis is the
McDonald's of science fiction TV shows: even
though it's somewhat bland and unremarkable, you keep on eating there . . .
Just like Stargate SG1 - the series
from which it spun off ? gave work to actors from the defunct
Farscape series in its later years, the
Atlantis cast is now joined by two actors from other defunct SF
television shows; namely Amanda Tapping (ironically) from SG:1 and
Jewel Staite from Firefly.
Both seems a bit
underutilized though and seem to blend into the background. Tapping could
hold her own on SG:1 and even though everyone goes on about Summer
Glau, we secretly knew who the sexiest woman on Joss Whedon's sadly
prematurely cancelled show really was. Alas, they are both given very
little to do here.
Stargate Atlantis - The Complete Fourth Season wraps up the previous
season's cliff-hanger and in a rather loose way continues with existing plot
lines involving the threat posed by so-called Replicators and the Wraith
aliens. If you are new to the show then it is best that you kick off with
Season One. If you're a
Stargate Atlantis fan then you probably would have already ordered this
WORTH IT? Even though it's still a case of
Stargate Atlantis remains watchable because of the lazy charisma of its
stars and the way in which its principal cast interacts. It is formulaic,
but watchable nonetheless.
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