Last night I watched the premiere of Stargate Atlantis
on the SciFi channel (with kuteluvr
and navyboy). It was actually really good. The set design was awesome - they really made Atlantis look both amazingly advanced and gorgeously comfortable. Casting was just OK in some roles but mostly good, and at least everyone could act (more than we could say for Star Trek: Voyager
Don't read this if you are going to watch later!
I knew Colonel Toughguy wouldn't survive the episode. He had "special guest star" written all over him.
I was disappointed they had to re-cast the actress who plays Dr. Weir. I liked the blond one (from the end of last season SG-1) a lot more. The new one isn't nearly as interesting.
I think I'm going to be very annoyed at the number of awkward geeks in the cast, Dr. Klutz in particular.
So far it looks like Ancient technology kicks Wraith technology's ass. How did the Wraith defeat the Ancients?
The Ancient woman who stayed behind at the Antarctic outpost when Atlantis flew off to another galazy... Was she the same woman who was found under the ice a few seasons ago? Or was that another? The woman from that other episode had the Ancient plague, I think.
Both Ancients and Wraith have supernatural powers. Ancients can heal, Wraith can drain life and cast mental illusions, and both have some kind of extra senses. I wonder what else we'll see.
And since everyone else is doing it...