‘What we’re looking for may be further away than we ever imagined … but it’s not out of reach.’
The lost city of the Ancients has been discovered, and Earth sends an expedition on the most important mission in human history! June is a great time to jump on board the Stargate Rewatch, as we begin a brand new series with the first season of Stargate Atlantis.
Relive all 100 episodes of the show, from new friendships to very ancient enemies — or watch it for the first time, alongside thousands of Stargate fans around the world! We’re rewatching all 17 seasons of Stargate history, concluding at the end of 2012.
We want to hear from you! If you are blogging about your Rewatch, writing new fanfic, creating artwork, or doing something else related to Atlantis Season One, e-mail us a brief description and a link.
Learn more about the Stargate Rewatch and how you can participate here.
Here’s your intro to Atlantis‘s freshman year, including links to everything related on GateWorld.
When the Stargate writers came up with the idea for “Lost City,” the seventh season finale of SG-1, they thought it might serve as a feature film. Instead SG-1 continued into an eighth year, and the search for the lost city became the jumping-off point for a second television series: Stargate Atlantis premiered on SCI FI Channel on July 16, 2004.
Along for the mission were a new cast of characters: Joe Flanigan’s brave but nonchalant John Sheppard; Rainbow Sun Francks’ innocent Aiden Ford; Paul McGillion’s loveable Carson Beckett; and Rachel Luttrell’s no-nonsense warrior queen Teyla Emmagan. Two returning characters also signed up: David Hewlett’s brilliant and endlessly cocky Rodney McKay (who had last appeared two years earlier in SG-1‘s “Redemption”); and, leading the expedition, Torri Higginson taking over the role of level-headed diplomat Elizabeth Weir.
Here are the original character breakdowns and the official casting announcement from that year, plus our early reports on the show’s premise and the first episode! (Sorry about the old site template …)
Things to watch for this season:
- Familiar SG-1 actors in different roles, including Lt. Elliot, Nyan, and Narim!
- What really happened the first time the expedition reached Atlantis
- The Athosians’ secret technological advancement
- Wraith abilities they seemed to lose later in the series
- A prop nicknamed “turtle broach” by the cast and crew
- A familiar Ancient face soon to be frozen
- A quirky Czech scientist with a problem to solve
- Alumni actors from Star Trek and The X-Files
- The first appearance of Sanctuary‘s Ryan Robbins as Ladon
- “Gateship One!”
SGA Season One on GateWorld:
Where to Watch?
- Amazon: Buy the complete series on Blu-ray (and support GateWorld)!
- Amazon: Buy Season One on DVD
- Amazon: Download Season One episodes in HD
- iTunes: Download Season One episodes in HD
- Netflix: Online viewing for $7.99 per month
We’re taking your nominations for the following categories for the Atlantis Season One Awards. Use this forum thread if you want your nominations to count. One nomination for each category per person, please. (All nominations must be from Atlantis Season One and Season One only!)
- Best Episode (Season One)
- Best Sheppard Moment
- Best McKay Moment
- Best Teyla Moment
- Best Weir Moment
- Best Ford Moment
- Best Team Moment
- Best Alien Race
- Best Individual Villain
- Coolest Ancient Technology
- Coolest Alien Technology
- Best Guest Star (based on one specific Season One episode)
Those “moments” can be a single moment, a line of dialogue, a scene, or even a full episode’s storyline.
Remember: The point of the Rewatch is not just to watch everything again, but to watch it together as a fan community! So post your thoughts on your blog, on Twitter (hashtag: #SGRewatch), Facebook, or over at GateWorld Forum. Write a new piece of fanfic to go along with what you’re watching, create a new piece of art, chat it up on your podcast — whatever your creative outlet is! Be sure to post a link so we can see it and share it with other Stargate fans.
Come back in a couple of weeks to cast your ballot for the first in our series of Stargate Atlantis Awards!
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