Stargate Atlantis : season 2 review


20 50 minute episodes

SF elements

hostile alien contact; FTL travel


What I like about the Stargate universe is that they remember their history . Things that happen in one episode have consequences later; constraints that apply at one time still apply later; mistakes come back to haunt people; nothing is "reset" at the end of an episode. Atlantis does this just as well as SG-1 .

This second season starts off with a big bluff: convince the attacking Wraith Atlantis has been destroyed, so they can get left alone. However, they are still gallivanting around the Pegasus Galaxy, so it's going to be hard to keep the secret: and just in time for the end-of-season cliffhanger, the cat's out of the bag again. But never mind, it's a fun ride along the way, with a strong arc, and the odd "planet of the week" episodes occasionally having surprising consequences (because of that history thing). The cast have settled down into their roles, and the characters are engaging in good-old SG-1 style banter at last. New character Ronon manages to brood magnificently, and "lost" Ford pops up unexpectedly from time to time, too.

Roll on season 3!

Rating: 3

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | waste of time | unfinishable ]

reviewed 22 December 2006