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Official Goodbye to Stargate Atlantis as The Stage Closes
I am greatly saddened to report that Stargate Atlantis production has finalized after 5 years of exceptional work.With the exception of a few actors and members of the production, most of those involved with the show are looking ahead to the future as the stage closes down.The series finale stared many guest characters such as Colin Cunnigham[Major Paul Davis], Amanda Tapping[Colonel Samantha Carter] and David Nykl[Radeck Zalenka] who were delighted to be involved in the finale of the program.It is unfortunate that the show has been canceled as it had great potential for continuing for at least a few more years.It seems that fans have been unsuccessful in bringing back the show through petitions and therefore I am taking this final opportunity to thank the main cast members of the program for their exceptional work and wish all members of the production best of luck in the future of their respective careers.It is anticipated that your work will be enjoyed in the upcoming Atlantis movie.
After several weeks of voting, the results have dictated that Blu Ray discs will be releasing the first two episodes of Stargate Atlantis, Rising Part 1 and Rising Part 2.In addition to these two exciting episodes, fans will also have the chance to watch the epic series finale,Enemy at the Gate.This amounts to the most adventurous and thrilling three outof the hundred hours of StargateAtlantis.The disc was released on August 4 2009 with a price of $29.99[USA].There has been no announcement with regards to the presence of any special features within the edition.Be sure to take a look at the cover art of the disc directly below and purchase your copy today!
Indeed the fifth and final season of Stargate Atlantis was released on DVD on June 30 2009.The DVD includes commentary fromcast and producers along with deleted scenes. Residents of the USA can purchase the season for approximately 49.98 and Canadian residents for $69.00 .DVD features include audio commentary for all of the episodes but Ghost in the Machine, The Shrine,Infection and Identity.Two sections of extended deleted scenes, photo gallery,photo production and gallery pictures are included as special features.
Below is a listof features in the DVD as seen on Gateworld, Your Complete Guide to Stargate.Visit Gateworld through the use of the Stargate Atlantis segment of the sidebar.
Also, the mission directives in which a particular writer or director covers the behind the scene activities of a particular episode are included as special features.Take a look at the table below for episodes which will be attributed a Mission Directives!
Mission Directives Episodes-Special Features-Stargate Atlantis Season 5 DVD
|Search and Rescue[Episode 1]||Andy Mikita and Martin Gero|
|Whispers [Episode 7]||William Warring and Joseph Mallozzi|
|Tracker [Episode 8]||William Warring and Carl Binder|
|Brain Storm[Episode 16]||Martin Gero|
Please note that in the second column all of the first names are that of directors and accordingly, the subsequent names are that of writers.
The box art/cover of the season five DVD case has been displayed below.Fans are sure to be looking forward to completing their Atlantis collection , re watching episodes, or getting their hands on the season for the first time ever!Enjoy!
The Science Fiction Channel is now offering Stargate Atlantis viewers a chance to watch the first ten episodes of the fifth season of Stargate Atlantis for free of charge.Simply visit the Science Fiction Channel’s Stargate Atlantis website at www.scifi.com/atlantisand get watching!Please note that the episodes can only be viewed from within the USA.Special features for this online edition include brief excerpts of eachof the episodes.Enjoy the adventure!
Actress Amanda Tapping will return to the screens as Colonel Samantha Carter for the Stargate franchise’s impending third series, Stargate Universe.Tapping was a main cast member of the fourth season of Stargate Atlantis and has made five guest appearances during other seasons of the program.She has communicated that she will appear in one episode of Universe.The exact episode in which Carter will be seen and the degree of her involvement is currently unknown.Further information will be posted as it is obtained.We look forward to seeing Carter again!
Consulting producer of Stargate Universe and former executive producer of Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG1 , Joseph Mallozzi is now having Stargate related postsof his blog syndicated on the Science Fiction Channel’s new Stargate Universe site.Mallozzi admits that determining which posts are to be classified as Stargate orientated is a difficult challenge as manyof his posts focuson other topics of personal interest while having a smallpart [usually Mallozzi''s dailymailbag where he answers fan questions]dedicated towards Stargate.It was also communicated that the approval process from Sci Fi forbehind the scene pictures and stage photos of the impending third Stargate series,Stargate Universe willbe quickened.While this will promote Mallozzi’sonline work and Universe,it should benoted that unlike the original blog, the Science Fiction Channel does not have a comment feature on posts and there is also no avenue to directly contact Mallozzi.Check out the syndicated blog today athttp://mt-showblogs.scifi.com/stargate/index.phpor visit the original blog at www.josephmallozzi.wordpress.com . Enjoy the read!
Stargate Atlantis viewers can look forward to purchasing the complete series set on October 6 2009 for a price of$ 259.98[USA].The disc will include all five seasons of the program.Readers should note that the product can be purchased with 35 percent off [$90.99] by preordering from Amazon .To preorder visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002EL4RLQ?ie=UTF8&tag=scifistream-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002EL4RLQ. There is currently no information on the special features contained within the disc, however information of such a nature will be released within a few weeks time.Readers are encouraged to visit accordingly.Be sure to also take a look at the cover art for the set directly below and order your copy today!
Stargate Atlantis actress ,Sharon Taylor will be making a guest appearance on the Science Fiction series Smallville.Taylor, of course played the role of gate technician, Ameila Banks who was first introduced to viewers in the program’s fourth season.Taylor, however , made appearances on a more frequent basisduring final few episodes of Atlantis’ final fifth season where viewers learnt of Ameila’s kickboxing talents and observed the start of her relationship with Ronon . Taylor’s characteron Smallville is expected to be that of a female hero named Fiona.The role may progress to a recurring nature.Taylor will be seen in her new role in the season 9 premiere of Smallville, titled Saviour .The episode will debut on September 25 2009 .Best wishes to Taylor for her role on Smallville!
Season 5 Episode Ratings
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Please note that the recent ratings are only about the live viewings on the Science Fiction Channel.All ratings would increase by about 25% -30% if DVR ratings were included.Please note that most recent ratings are noted at the top of this segment.
The epic series finale,Enemy at the Gate scored a 1.5 millionper household average which drew 2.02 million viewers in total to observe the finale.1.12 million of these viewers were from the ages of 25-54.The 18-54 demographic brought forth 973 thousand viewers.Sanctuary’s season finale scored a tenth higher with a 1.6 million per household average and had a total of 22 million viewers.The Science Fiction Channel has deemed Atlantis’rating to be the best and highest of this season.This causes us to conclude that the season mid parter conclusion, The Lost Tribe was rounded from it slightly lower rating .The rating for the nineteenth episode.,
Vegas scored a 1.3 millionper householdaverage.This is a solid rating considering the consistent performance of this season[1.2 million per household average]This is indeed a point tenth increase from the consistent score which the previous three episodes earned.
Identity scored a 1.2 million per household average.Ghost Hunters scored the highest rating of the week with a 1.9 million per household average.Sanctuary earned the second highest point with a score of 1.4 million per household average.This is a 0.2 million increase.Stargate Atlantis’ rating brought it to the fourth best score for the week.While the rating is consistent with the usual performance of this season- a consistent rating of such a nature is not sufficient for a show to remain on the air.
Infection scored a 1.2 million per household average.This is consistent with the usual scores which were earned by season five episodes.We are hoping to see a drastic increase in the rating for the final two episodes, Vegas and Enemy at the Gate
Brain Storm scored a 1.2 million per household average score.This is point tenth lower than last week’s score, Remnants.Atlantis was was not the only show to have lower ratings this week.This rating, however is still consistent with the normal season trend.
Remnants scored a 1.3 million per average household rating.This is an improvement from the consistent score of the season of a 1.2 million per household average by a point tenthThis is the first rating above the consistent season 5 rating which Atlantis has scored the conclusion of the season 5 two parter.This rating is also the same as the ratings for the season 5 premiere, Search and Rescue, Daedalus Variations and the Queen.Well done!
Prodigal scored 1.2 million per average.A reasonably good rating and consistent with the season’s normal pattern.Unfortunately the season’s pattern is low in comparison to other popular science fiction series[see last weeks episode rating and commentary for further information] and also in comparison to the ratings Atlantis initially scored in its first 3 seasons which were almost always higher than season five’s top rating[1.5 million per average] in The Lost Tribe.
Inquisition scored a 1.2 million per average household rating.This score is consistent with season’s ratings.Atlantis continues to be outscored by Sanctuary which scored a 1.5 million per average household rating for its last episode, Nibbles and most notably Ghost Hunters which scored a 2.0 million rating per average on its most recent episode.
Outsiders earned a 1.2 millionaverage rating per household.This is a drastic twenty percenty decrease from the previous episode, The Lost Tribe.Fans have lost a supporting factor of ratings for argument against Sci recent decision to cancel the show.It also seems that the new 9:00pm timing has had no significant impact.From this we can logically assume that there is lack of interest in Atlantis in contrast to other Friday night programs on the show.This is clear as 1 Sanctuary atattracts a similar demographic and receives much higher ratings at it’s weekly 10:00pm slot than Atlantis normally does in it’s 9:00pm slot. [Ex.Sanctuary's 1.6 million per average rating].Better luck for Inquisition’s ratings.
The Lost Tribe scored 1.5million per household average.This is a drastic thirty six percent increase from the previous episode, First Contact.This episode marks the highest rating of the season to date.It is a shame that the show has been cancelled.
First Contact scored 1.1 millionper household.This is a tenth lower than the previous episode, The Tracker.It should, however, be noted that the US presidential elections were occurring on the same night.This is , however, the lowest rating scored so far this season.
The Queen scored 1.3 millionper average rating.A good score-too bad DVR ratings are not counted!It is also a shame that the officials are still not considering renewing the show.
The Tracker scored a 1.2 million per average household score.This score has been consistent with the trend of the season.A good rating.
Whispers scored a 1.2 million per average household score.This rating is the same of the previous episode, The Shrine.The program has lost viewers.
The Shrine has scored a rating of 1.2 millionper average.This rating is equivalent to that of the previous episode, Ghost in the Machine[see below]A reasonably exceptional score overall.
The Ghost in the Machine scored a rating of 1.2 million average per household.This score is a point tenth less than the previous episode, The Daedalus Variations and the season premiere, Search and Rescue.
The Daedalus Variations scored 1.3 millionper average rating.This was the same score as the season premiere, Search and Rescue.Excellent score!
Broken Ties scored 1.2 million per average household.Same as the last episode.A reasonably decent score.
The Seed Scored a 1.2 million per household average rating.This is a point tenth low in comparison to the season premiere, Search and Rescue[see below]
Search and Rescue scored 1.3million per average household!A great start the season compared to season four’s premiere’s rating.
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Syndication Ratings–Subject to occasional posting
Identity scored a 0.6 million per household average household. This is a point tenth increase from Infection’s syndicated rating.
Infection scored a 0.5 millionper household average during its syndicated slot.Stargate Atlantis scored the lowest rating for the five programs which were syndicated for the week.[December 5-12 2008]
The sixteenth episode of the season, Brain Storm scored a 0.6 million per household average during it syndication run.This is 6 tenths lower than its rating during its premiere.The episode was the Science Fiction Channel’s fourth out of fifth most viewed syndicated program for the week.It should be noted that Lost had the most viewers in syndication for the week with a rating of 1.1 million per average household.
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Enemy atthe Gate[The Final Episode]
Indeed, I am a fan of episodes which have anything do with the altercation of time .The Daedalus Variations was an original sort of time episode in the Stargate world.While the episode was mostly a stand alone one, it did leave us wondering about some unknown answers which may be answered through the team’s experiences in our own reality.The enemy is the main mystery.Do they exist in our reality ? If so, when will the expedition encounter them?We shall have to wait and see.
The episode also had some amusing, interesting and relative;y entertaining components.It was hilarious to see Teyla advising Dr.Mckay what to do with the computer’s main system.However Rodney managed to swallow his pride reasonably well.Colonel Sheppard’s conversation with his self in the alternate reality was exciting to see, making us wonder if the other Sheppard realized who he was talking to.It was interesting to observe the other realities , especially the one in which the sun was dying 48 000 years earlier!Based on this observance, we can conclude that certain events can happen during an entirely different era in comparison to other realities .We learned a lot from the episode.
I look forward to seeing the next episode, Ghost in the Machine.I hope we learn more about the enemy which we encountered in this episode shortly.I also hope that you will continue to read reviews on this post.
The Tracker was a great episode filled with action adventure and excitement.This episode was just like Stargate Atlantis from season 1-3.The show has regained it’s exceptional status through the episodes “The Queen” and “The Tracker”.
I really enjoyed seeing theWraith in the episode.It was halariousyetextremely frightening to see McKay trying to escape from the runner.I almost jumped put of my seat when the Wraith was about to feed on him.Ofcourse, Ronon saved him in the nick of time.Keller was great in the episodeIt was great to see her save the little girl in the nick of time.It was very surprising, however, to learn that Ronon had been teaching her sparring lessons.Up till now we had only seen her relationship develop withRodney .In general, it was exciting to have the Wraithafter McKay and Ronon.It was great to see another runner, Gerrak.It was interesting to see the similar characteristics that Ronon shared with him and how they both ultimately showed respect as Rononhelped him out.I did not agree withromancebeing on the show .This is a Science Fiction show- not a soap opera.In the end Gerak risked his life to save the rest of them from being captured by the Wraith.A sad ending to a potential ally, however, he will be remembered for his bravery.
This episode was generally a great episode, with the exception of a couple of romantic orientated moments towards the end.It is however a loss that we have not been able to see Woollsey on the show for the past four episodes.We need to be able to have more comfort with the character, who is still establishing himself on the show.This cannot happen if he is not in half of the episodes of the first part of the season.
I look forward to the upcoming episode, “First Contact” which will be mark the final episode of the first part of the season.I hope you continue to read reviews on this post.
The Lost Tribe
The Lost Tribe was a great episode thanks to the adventurous and exciting components which were added through all of the different peoples and races. It brings me great curiosity and wonder with respects to the future of Todd’s relation with Atlantis. We know that we will be seeing this villain who tried to destroy the Daedalus and all those in the ship will be seen for more excitement in the series finale, Enemy at the Gate.The Asgard storyline wrapped up quickly. We learned little about the Asgard and our sources suggest that it will be unlikely that we will see the race again in the TV series.It is disappointing that the series can no longer bring us enemies which have a frightening and horrific appearance. The storyline also seemed to be more of an expansion on a previous Asgard issue brought up in Stargate SG1-Asgards who do not obey the rules and cause great mischief which negatively impacts others. The series needs more new and untold storylines than continuing on old themes for a short amount of time before dropping the storyline again.The Asgard brought little fear and the Wraith costume designs now have much to be desired in terms of the fear they bring upon others. It was great to see further development between Laren’s people and the Atlantis expedition.Zalenka’s co worker for the rescue mission was very hilarious and therefore brought a lgh hearted touch towards episode. McKay and Daniel’s relationship developed greatly.They had indirectly formed a unique and caring friendship. Ofcourse, Woolsey ensured that the Altero device was destroyed. This allowed there to be assurance that if the Asgard were to be involved in as Stargater Atlantis movie, that the their involvement would be of a revengeful nature.The episode also brought about the conclusion of Keller’s romantic decision. McKay was her ultimate choice, leaving Ronan disappointed upon her informing him of this.The episode was a relatively decent conclusion to the cliff- hanger, however the show has brought about much more developed and interesting storylines in past seasons[most notably the season 2 mid parter and season 4 ]As always, I look forward to the next episode , Outsiders. Regardless of how this episode did -next week is a new week with a new story to be told. A review will not be posted on the episode.There will also be no review for Inquisition.I therefore look forward to providing a review on the Prodigal which will premiere on November 7 2008.
This was a special episode as it marked the last episode of the show which would be a solution to a cliffhanger.
I hope that you will continue to read reviews on this post.Feel free to start a discussion on the episode in the comments icon.
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