An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.
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With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients' deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home's secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A new gate will open. A lost city will rise again.


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The machine is a system to open a wormhole. Wormhole is a hypothetical way of space travel too called Bridge of Rosen-Einstein, named after scientists Nathan Rosen and Albert Einstein. According to them, the wormhole should capable to unite two distant points in the universe, altering Space-Time Laws to cross from a point to another in a so brief period of time. The name wormhole was given after a comparative between the universe and an apple, with a worm moving inside. The same concept was used in Contact (1997) as well as Stargate (1994) and their TV series Stargate SG-1 (1997) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009). See more »

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Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: [over comms] Rodney, we need a shield up in forty seconds or we're dead!
Dr. Rodney McKay: What, are you kidding me?
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: No!
Dr. Rodney McKay: 'Cause I can't help but thinking we're reaching the point at which I completely snap.
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: Rodney!
Dr. Rodney McKay: That should do it! Fire it up.
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D.: That didn't do it.
Dr. Rodney McKay: What?
Teyla Emmagan: It is not working.
Dr. Rodney McKay: I know what she said!
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SG:A - More of the same in a better package! Tune in now!
28 August 2004 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Dr. Jackson discovers the last symbol of the 8 digit code for Atlantis, the origin for the lost city Atlantis, the location not being earth, but much further away in a galaxy called Pegasus. Dr. Weir, who took control of the SGC facility in SG-1, have been appointed leader of a expedition that travels through the StarGate to find the lost city, together with Major Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team they explore the lost city Atlantis and the Pegasus galaxy, hereby encountering a new all-powerful race 'The Wraith' that supposedly have wiped out the 'human' race The Ancients.

Major Sheppard, being a resemblance of Brigadier General Jack O'Neill, of course stirs things up, and awakens The Wraith, and hereby the battle between Good & Evil begins in the Pegasus galaxy.

SG:Atlantis is a lot like SG-1, don't get me wrong though, it's not entirely the same, but if you have seen the SG-1 show, you will know what I mean, it all begins in the same track that SG-1 did. To cut it short, Atlantis is more of the show we all love, SG-1, but in a new package, maybe even a better package, remember the budgets being bigger and bigger for the SG shows. I personally like Atlantis, it's not like I'm seeing anything shockingly new, but it's the fascinating universe of the SG, which we all love, and the more the merrier.

You don't have to know the SG-1 show, to enjoy Atlantis, even though you don't have the full insight of the SG world from the former shows, you can still enjoy Atlantis, and part by part learn about the SG universe, so don't be afraid to watch this show, even though you haven't seen the movie or SG-1.

Enjoy your journey with StarGate Alantis.


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