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scootermom
scootermom
5 years ago

I love this one. The intro of Carson is so cute, and the O’Neal Rodney exchange makes me chuckle.

Mazey
mazey
5 years ago

“with Amanda Tapping joining the Atlantis cast full-time for its fifth season.” it was the fourth season, woozie joined for the fifth. remember she got fired and woozie said he was replacing her.

Skittles
skittles
5 years ago

I truly love this show and this pilot episode, but I’ve always disliked the character of Teyla. Luttrell is an absolutely hottie, but she’s a pretty awful actor, in my opinion.

Mrja84
Mrja84
5 years ago

“mainly due to legalities having to due with long-term royalties for the show”

I never saw anything about that.

As far as Luttrell, I felt she was severely underused as well as Rainbow. I never enjoyed the show as much as I did for the first season. The writers just stopped having any imagination and started retreading the same well, IMO.

Thunderbird 2
Thunderbird 2
5 years ago

Expectation can be a destructive thing. I say that because Rising offered so much promise for Atlantis as a series and concept, and hinted at a major expansion of the Stargate format. The characters, casting, setting, new enemy, technology and the city itself all offering the promise of great things. I especially liked the sense of adventure in new parts unknown, and the hint of possible A.I. Tech in the city itself. The visuals and the music throughout are wonderful, from Atlantis leaving Earth, to that final shot of the city at night. However, as the series goes on it… Read more »

Skittles
skittles
5 years ago

Atlantis had so much promise. But the later seasons faltered due to the changeover from Weir to Carter to Woolsey, as well as stagnant arcs and the losses of great characters.

Skittles
skittles
5 years ago

And especially because Teyla’s arc was boring as hell.

Mrja84
Mrja84
5 years ago

I don’t know if anyone else saw the writing on the wall. But It was very clear to me that they were setting up Sheppard and Teyla for a romance. Add in the later revelation that Teyla has a deeper connection to the Wraith with the given fact that Sheppard is a natural at using Ancient gene-based technology and you got yourself a Romeo and Juliet like situation. I think the final nail in the coffin for the romance was Rachel Luttrell being pregnant and the writers not desiring to show-in a way for it to be Sheppard’s. So Teyla… Read more »