Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Off to Atlantis!

So, like I said yesterday, I kind of forgot to post last week. To make up for that, yesterday, you received two sets of stories, and now today you will receive another two posts. So here is the first of two posts that you should receive today. This one will take a look into the first season of Stargate: Atlantis.

Not so long ago, I saw that a spin-off of Stargate: SG1 was available to stream on Netflix. Unfortunately it is no longer available from their streaming services which means I may have to purchase the series on iTunes to finish it up. (But Netflix, if you hear me out there, I would happily finish watching this series through you...)

The first season of Stargate: Atlantis is fun. Captain O'Neill and Daniel Jackson are both in the first episode as they are all down in Antarctica studying the Ancient fortress that still remains there. I kind of picture the two of them in this episode kind of as a send off to the new series. A couple of the characters in the series have appeared in various episodes of SG1. Those would be Elizabeth Weir and Rodney McKay. And there are plenty of new characters as well, such as John Sheppard, Aiden Ford, and Teyla Emmagan.

This series leaves off from the SG1 arc as they enter the stargate and travel to the far-off Pegasus galaxy to the hidden city of the Ancients which they call Atlantis. When they first arrive, the city is underwater. However, as the shields are failing, they must find a way to surface or otherwise survive a catastrophe of the water washing in over them.

Some of the pods they find in the great city are able to fly through the stargaze which they use. Upon their first journey out of Atlantis, they quickly run into their main enemies, the Wraith, which are kind of more or less a lot like vampires but not quite. Most of the first season follows the team at Atlantis fighting off the Wraith and meeting human-like beings (who would be the descendants of the ancients). And the last couple of episodes are epic as the team must fight off Wraiths from invading their new home.

I will be watching more of this series, but I might wait and see if it comes back to Netflix (hmm hmm, Netflix...) before I check and see if it is available elsewhere. So keep an eye out for more posts on the following seasons.

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