List of Stargate Atlantis characters
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The characters from the Canadian military science fictiontelevision seriesStargate Atlantis were created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper. The series follows the adventures of a human expedition to the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy. The Stargate has brought humanity into contact with other cultures, including new and powerful enemies: the Wraith, the Genii, and later the Asurans and a lost tribe of Asgard, all while trying to uncover the secrets the Ancients left behind.
Stargate Atlantis has a small cast, amounting to ten main cast actors over its five-season run. Most characters are introduced in outgoing expeditions outside the city of Atlantis.
- ^Played by Michelle Morgan, in "Ghost in the Machine".
- ^Only credited as a regular in the first 3 episodes.
- ^Appears as a guest in "Runner" of Season 2, before being promoted to a regular immediately after.
- ^Credited as a guest in the first 3 episodes of Season 2, before being promoted to a regular thereafter.
Main article: John Sheppard (Stargate)
John Sheppard played by Joe Flanigan is a USAF Lieutenant Colonel (ranked major in season 1). He is an experienced and a talented US Air Force Officer in Afghanistan, though his reputation is somewhat tarnished when he disobeyed a direct order in an unsuccessful attempt to save the lives of several US servicemen. When called upon to transport Brigadier General Jack O'Neill into the research base that has been established at the nearby Ancient defense facility, Sheppard inadvertently discovers that he not only has the ATA gene (the genetic factor necessary to activate Ancient technology), but that he is naturally proficient at using it. After some doubts, he finally joins the expedition to Atlantis, although Colonel Marshall Sumner makes it clear he is not pleased about Sheppard's involvement in the mission. In Season 1, Sheppard serves as both a Major and later also becomes the military commander following Colonel Sumner's death. In Season 2, Sheppard is eventually promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and still remains as Atlantis's military commander with Sheppard serving as the team leader for the Atlantis Expedition's team, the First Atlantis Reconnaissance Team or AR-1.
Main article: Elizabeth Weir (Stargate)
Dr. Elizabeth Weir played by Torri Higginson is the civilian and also the original leader of the Atlantis Expedition which she does for the first three years. Prior to joining the SGC, Weir was engaged to be married to a man named Simon Wallace but their engagement ended when Wallace refused to join the SGC. Weir originally served as the head of the SGC after General George Hammond was reassigned in the Stargate SG-1 Season 7 finale episode, "Lost City Part 1" with Weir serving in the role as SGC Commander up until her departure in the Stargate SG-1 Season 8 episode, "New Order Part 2" with Weir being replaced by newly promoted Brigadier General Jack O'Neill. After leaving the SGC, Weir heads to Antarctica to lead the research envoy studying the Ancient defense facility that had been discovered in Antarctica, the Ancient city of Atlantis which SG-1 had uncovered during "Lost City Part 2". Weir eventually leads the Atlantis Expedition which is sent through the Stargate to explore the Lost City of Atlantis. Weir is a diplomat and a leader, often making decisions in the hope they will benefit her and her people although she has clashed with others on occasions. In the Atlantis Season 3 finale episode, "First Strike", Weir is left in a coma when a beam that the Expeditions's enemies, the Asurans had created targets the Control Room of Atlantis. Weir survives although she becomes part-Replicator due to the fact that the nanites that were left in her system during the Stargate Atlantis Season 3 episode, "Progeny" have been reactivated. Weir eventually sacrifices herself to give Sheppard and his team enough time to escape during the Stargate Atlantis Season 4 episode, "Lifeline" with her fate being unknown although she later returns as a Replicator in the Season 5 episode, "Ghost in the Machine". Her position as leader of the Atlantis Expedition is later taken over by Lieutenant Colonel Samantha Carter and following Carter's return to Earth by Richard Woolsey.
Main article: Samantha Carter
Samantha "Sam" Carter played by British-born Canadian actress Amanda Tapping is an astrophysicist and USAF colonel. Samantha Carter is a member of the SGC's flagship team, SG-1, having served there for ten years, with Carter herself having been under the rank of captain, major and then lieutenant colonel and later, at an unknown point after the end of the Ori conflict in Stargate SG-1, Carter is promoted to a "full bird" colonel and is transferred to the Midway space station to oversee the final stages of completion. The IOA appoints Carter as the new commander of the Atlantis expedition early in Season 4 of Atlantis. At the end of the first episode of season five, Carter is recalled to Earth for a Tok'ra extraction ceremony concerning the final Ba'al clone, with Richard Woolsey eventually replacing her as the new commander of the Atlantis Expedition.
Main article: Richard Woolsey
Richard Woolsey played by Robert Picardo is a former member of the NID and the United States representative to the IOA. Richard Woolsey is part of an IOA panel that recalled Dr. Weir to Earth to explain her failed alliance with the Wraith. He genuinely respects Weir and attempts to defend her actions, but must defer to his IOA colleagues. The IOA dispatch him to Atlantis to evaluate Weir's ability to command. While evaluating Weir's abilities, he made a rather poor impression on the expedition members. However, he ultimately sides with Weir by sending the IOA a report modified to favor Weir and keep her in command of Atlantis. Woolsey later joins the Atlantis expedition on a permanent basis at the start of Season Five after his predecessor, Colonel Carter is reassigned.
Main article: Rodney McKay
Rodney McKay or Meredith Rodney McKay played by British-born Canadian actor, David Hewlett is the Chief Science Officer of the Atlantis expedition and a member of the main Expedition team, the First Atlantis Reconnaissance Team or AR-1. Dr. McKay is one of the most arrogant and condescending personalities in the Stargate franchise. He once identified himself as a Mensa member and believes himself to be the smartest person in the city, as mentioned in a conversation between Dr. Weir and Carson in "Hide and Seek". What makes it worse for his fellow team members is that, while he does not possess the wisdom of many of the other characters, in terms of raw intelligence or at least the occasional fits of insight/brilliance, he is. Despite his irritating demeanor, many members of the Atlantis expedition are on friendly terms with him, and McKay is able to keep steady relationships and is close to the people he works with, having referred to them as a surrogate family in a message to his estranged sister Jeannie Miller (played by David Hewlett's real-life younger sister, actress Kate Hewlett).
Main article: Ronon Dex
Ronon Dex played by Jason Momoa is a Satedan warrior and a member of the Satedan military where he held the rank of Specialist. Approximately seven years before Ronon's first contact with the Atlantis Expedition, the Wraith attacked Sateda. Ronon remained behind with Melena to fight the Wraith, but the Wraith defeated Satedan forces and Melena was killed before Ronon's eyes in an explosion. Ronon was later captured by the Wraith who instead of feeding on him turned him into a Runner, implanting a tracking device in his upper back and setting him loose to be constantly hunted. Ronon later becomes a permanent member of Sheppard's team, AR-1, replacing Aidan Ford who defects from Atlantis after Ford develops an addiction to the Wraith enzyme.
Main article: Teyla Emmagan
Teyla Emmagan played by Rachel Luttrell is the leader of the Athosians, a human race of farmers, hunters, and traders from the planet Athos in the Pegasus Galaxy. After a Wraith attack on Athos, Teyla and the Athosians settle in Atlantis. Friction in "Suspicion" causes the Athosians to leave Atlantis and settle on the mainland. Teyla stays with Sheppard's team, but later helps with evacuating the Athosians from the mainland several times in the face of various threats. In season 1's "The Gift", Teyla and the Atlantis expedition learn that her ancestors were experimented on by a Wraith scientist, and that Teyla is one of the few Athosians who possess trace amounts of Wraith DNA which enable her to sense the Wraith through their telepathic network. Teyla is also a member of the Expedition's flagship team, AR-1 and is also adept at hand-to-hand combat.
Main article: Carson Beckett
Carson Beckett played by Scottish-born Canadian actor Paul McGillion is the original Chief Medical Officer of the Atlantis expedition. Beckett was born with the Ancient Technology Activation (ATA) gene, which gives the carrier the ability to access Ancient technology. At the beginning of Stargate Atlantis, Beckett is a doctor with an extended knowledge of medicine and just discovered the Ancient gene. Elizabeth Weir selects him for the Atlantis Expedition and stationed him at the Ancient outpost in Antarctica, where the SG-1 team had defeated the nemesis Anubis in the Stargate SG-1 season seven finale, "Lost City". In "Hide and Seek", he creates a gene therapy that emulates the ATA gene in normal humans with a 48 percent success rate. Later, during Beckett's capture on the planet M8G-352 in season 3's "Misbegotten", Michael took some of Beckett's DNA to make a clone. In the Season 3 episode, Sunday, Beckett is killed by an exploding tumor but his clone later returns to join the Atlantis team.
Main article: Aiden Ford
Aiden Ford played by Rainbow Sun Francks is a USMC Lieutenant. Ford served in the Stargate Command (SGC) before and is twenty-five years old at the beginning of the first season. The only family that Ford mentions are his grandparents. Ford served as John Sheppard's second-in-command after the events of "Rising" until a Wraith feeds upon Ford during a Wraith attack on Atlantis in season 2's "The Siege, Part 3". An exploding grenade blows them off a building into the ocean, and Ford's unconscious body and the still attached Wraith are recovered nearly an hour later. Ford is diagnosed to have survived an overdose of addictive Wraith enzyme and as a result begins undergoing mental and physical changes, one of which involves his left eye turning completely black. He eventually leaves Atlantis for good, embarking on a quest to get more enzyme for himself. He later returns halfway through Season 2 where he captures Sheppard's team and recruits them into helping him destroy a Hive Ship. The mission gets off to a bad start with many of Ford's men dying or being captured. The Hive Ship Ford was on is soon destroyed and it is presumed that Ford is dead.
Main article: Jennifer Keller
Jennifer Keller, played by Jewel Staite, is the Chief Medical Officer of the Atlantis expedition, replacing her predecessor, Dr. Carson Beckett (although Keller accepts the role with some reluctance). Graduating high school at the age of 15, Keller was three years ahead of her peers, and earned a bachelor's degree before her 18th birthday. Upon becoming Atlantis' Chief Medical Officer, Keller faces a baptism of fire as she fights to save Dr. Elizabeth Weir who has been badly injured by an Asuran beam weapon. Keller later informs Rodney McKay and that Weir can be saved by using the now-inactive Replicator nanites in her bloodstream. Towards the end of the fifth season, she starts a romantic relationship with McKay; the status of their relationship at the end of the series is never revealed.
Recurring Earth characters
Recurring military characters
- Sergeant Bates, played by Dean Marshall (seasons 1, 4) – A career military man who serves as the head of security on Atlantis in season 1. He first appears in "Rising" as a Marine under Colonel Sumner's command, and participates in their mission to Athos. In "Suspicion", he voices his belief that one of the Athosians is collaborating with the Wraith, putting him at odds with Major Sheppard and Teyla. His conflict with Teyla heightens in "The Gift". After Teyla discovers she has Wraith DNA, he believes her to be a security risk as the Wraith could exploit their telepathic connection to her to obtain information. In "The Siege", he all but accuses Teyla of working with the Wraith, and the two almost come to blows. Shortly after Bates is found severely beaten, found to be the work of a Wraith who had infiltrated the city. Due to his injuries, Dr. Carson Beckett places Bates in a medically induced coma. Bates is shown to have returned to Earth and honorably discharged from the military in the season 4 episode "Outcast". He began working for IOA field operations, and assists Sheppard and Ronon in capturing a rogue human-form Replicator.
- Laura Cadman, played by Jaime Ray Newman (season 2) – A USMC lieutenant who is an expert in explosives. In "Duet", she is dematerialized by a Wraith dart along with McKay. Her mind temporarily shares McKay's body due to complications in the rematerialization process, during which she acts on her attraction to Carson Beckett by kissing him. She is eventually returned safely to her own body. In "Critical Mass", she helps in locating the sabotage done to Atlantis by an operative of the Trust. Beckett pursues a relationship with her, but he says "it didn't work out" in "The Return".
- Dillon Everett, played by Clayton Landey (seasons 1–2) – A United States Marine Corps Colonel who is sent from Earth through the Stargate to help Atlantis against the incoming Wraith attack in "The Siege, Part 2". He received the ATA gene through gene therapy before coming to Atlantis. He immediately relieves both Dr. Weir and Major Sheppard of command. Col. Everett is attacked by a Wraith and ages considerably. Before Everett is shipped out with the next batch of wounded in "The Siege, Part 3", Sheppard visits him in the infirmary.
- Steven Caldwell, played by Mitch Pileggi (seasons 2–5) – A USAF Colonel and the commander of the Earth battlecruiser Daedalus. He first appears in the season 2 premiere, "The Siege, Part 3", arriving just in time to save Atlantis from the Wraith. The Pentagon wants to make Col. Caldwell military commander of Atlantis, but Major John Sheppard is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and remains military commander of Atlantis with the support of Dr. Elizabeth Weir, President Henry Hayes and the IOA. In "Critical Mass", Caldwell is revealed to be possessed by a Goa'uld working for the Trust, but his plan to destroy Atlantis fails and the Goa'uld is eventually removed with Asgard beaming technology. Caldwell takes command of Atlantis in "The Long Goodbye" when both Weir and Sheppard are compromised by psychotic and bloodthirsty alien entities.
- Abraham Ellis, played by Michael Beach (seasons 3–5) – A USAFColonel and the commander of the Earth ship Apollo, first appearing in "First Strike". Very intelligent, Col. Ellis does have a penchant for being somewhat gruff and extremely averse to wasting time, often cutting people off before they finish their sentences, if they go on for too long after he gets the answer he wants. He successfully completes his mission to destroy the Asuran fleet on their homeworld, though this leads to an attack on Atlantis that forces the city to abandon its planet. In "Adrift" and "Lifeline", Ellis contacts Samantha Carter at Midway Station after Atlantis fails to arrive at its intended destination. Together, they find the city and rescue Sheppard's team from the Asurans. Ellis and the Apollo return in "Be All My Sins Remember'd" to battle against the Asurans. He also appears in Stargate: The Ark of Truth (set before "First Strike"), monitoring an Ori fleet approaching Earth.
- Frank Levine, played by Gerry Durand (seasons 2–4) – An airman who first appears aboard the Daedalus in "The Intruder". He is seen again in "The Long Goodbye" taking an injured Ronon Dex to the infirmary. By the episode "The Ark", he has been promoted to Captain. He is again seen piloting a puddle jumper in season 4's "Adrift".
- Sergeant Markham, played by Joseph May – A USMCnon-commissioned officer and a carrier of the ATA gene. He pilots the puddle jumper in "Thirty-Eight Minutes" that gets stuck in the Gate for almost a full thirty-eight minutes. In "The Defiant One", Lt. Aiden Ford chooses Markahm to pilot on a rescue mission to retrieve Maj. Sheppard's team from a planet fifteen hours away by puddle jumper. Markham dies while defending the city from a Wraith dart fighter in "The Brotherhood".
- Evan Lorne, played by Kavan Smith (seasons 2–5) – A USAF Major and the highest-ranked officer in Atlantis after Lieutenant Colonel Sheppard. He participates in many missions. Smith described Lorne as "that sort of faithful, loyal guy that everybody kind of knows", representing a "steady constant". He first appears in the SG-1 episode "Enemy Mine", but when Kavan Smith auditioned for another, but similar, character for "Runner", an early season 2 episode of Atlantis, the producers agreed with him that the character of Lorne is suitable for the show and welcomed Smith to recreate the character. Lorne is re-introduced as part of the new personnel sent after the Wraith siege by the Daedalus. He is seen piloting a Puddle Jumper in several episodes including "Condemned" and "The Hive", but the origins of his having the ATA gene are unknown. Lorne is one of the Atlantis Expedition members in "This Mortal Coil" that the Replicators take form of, but they are all killed by Oberoth. In an alternate universe shown in the episode "The Last Man", Lorne is a Major General and appears to be in command of the SGC. Lorne also appears as the team leader of the SG-1 unit in an alternate universe in the SG-1 season 10 episode "The Road Not Taken". Lorne's mother, an art teacher, taught him how to paint on weekends when he was growing up, and Lorne rekindles this muse during his stay on Atlantis. Originally from San Francisco, California, Lorne also has a sister who has two young boys.
- Lieutenant Miller, played by Rob Avery (seasons 1, 4) – A USMC pilot who pilots a Puddle Jumper in "The Siege, part 1", taking Dr. McKay and Dr. Grodin to the Ancients' weapons array satellite. Teyla mentioned in "Coup D'etat" that Miller flew a puddle jumper and scouted out a planet. He also appears in "Reunion".
- Lieutenant Kemp, played by Niall Matter (seasons 4) – A USAF soldier who is on Major Lorne's team in "Tabula Rasa", then during "Be All My Sins Remember'd" has his own team before being killed in action on a mission to evacuate the Sions (humans) from their planet.
- Dave Kleinman, played by Kirby Morrow – A USAF Captain who is shown as a weapons officer aboard the Daedalus. He first appears in "The Siege, Part 3". He later appears as the George Hammond's weapons officer during Stargate: Universe'sIncursion.
- Sergeant Stackhouse, played by Boyan Vukelic (season 1) – A USMCnon-commissioned officer. He is part of Maj. Sheppard's rescue mission in "Rising" and provides a distraction while Sheppard and his team free the taken prisoner upon the hive ship. Stackhouse is patrolling Atlantis when an entity badly burns Lt. Aiden Ford in "Hide and Seek". In "Thirty-Eight Minutes", Stackhouse is aboard the puddle jumper that gets trapped in the event horizon. Stackhouse is placed in command of his own team in "Suspicion" and accompanies Maj. Sheppard during a reconnaissance mission where he temporarily takes command when Sheppard is rendered unconscious. Stackhouse makes his last appearance in "The Siege", where he is charged with securing a suitable Alpha Site for the Atlantis expedition team.
- Alicia Vega, played by Leela Savasta (season 5) – A Captain and member of a team led by Major Anne Teldy. In "Search and Rescue" she helps a team who are trapped in a collapsed building on M2S-445. In "Whispers", she is killed by one of Michael's test subjects. She was revealed to be gay by the producers. She was originally named Alison Porter, until she was renamed by the producers, and most of her scenes were cut for the final episode.
Recurring scientist characters
- Dr. Biro, played by Lindsay Collins (seasons 1–3) – A pathologist in Dr. Beckett's team. In "Hot Zone" she performs autopsies on the people who were killed by the nanovirus. In "Conversion", she participates in a medical meeting to figure out a way to cure Col. Sheppard of the Wraith retrovirus that was turning him into an Iratus bug. She also appears in season 3's "Sunday".
- Dr. Katie Brown, played by Brenda James (seasons 2–4) – A botanist who first appears in "Duet". She goes on a date with Rodney McKay, who due to an incident with a Wraith transporter had Laura Cadman's mind sharing body. Exasperated with McKay's clumsiness, Cadman takes over his body and finishes the date, complete with kiss. "Sunday" reveals that McKay avoided her for a year after that date, but in that episode they spend lunch together in the botanical lab. They become a couple by the time of "Tabula Rasa", when she names a plant after him. In "Quarantine", McKay is trapped with Katie while trying to propose to her. After the experience of the city lockdown however, he decides to postpone his proposal. In "Trio", McKay reveals that Katie mistook his actions as him breaking up with her; she has not spoken to him since and has requested transfer back to Earth.
- Dr. Peter Grodin, played by Craig Veroni (season 1) – A British civilian scientist of the Atlantis Expedition, introduced as part of Dr. Weir's team studying the Ancient technology in the Antarctica outpost in "Rising". Grodin works in the control room of Atlantis in season 1, watching the city and guiding teams if there are problems in the city. He also keeps Weir informed about the latest activities in the city. Grodin remains behind on an Ancient defense satellite in "The Siege" to operate it against three incoming Wraith hive ships. The satellite destroys one of the hive ships before it malfunctions, and the remaining hive ships destroy it with Grodin on board.
- Dr. Kate Heightmeyer, played by Claire Rankin (seasons 1–4) – An American psychologist. She first appears in "The Gift", talking to Teyla about her disturbing dreams regarding the Wraith. With Dr. Beckett's help, she guides Teyla through the hypnosis that allows her to access the Wraith telepathic network. In "Duet", Heightmeyer counsels McKay on the unusual situation of sharing his body with the mind of Laura Cadman. In "Michael", she tries to explain to the Wraith-turned-human Michael why they used the retrovirus on him. In "Echoes", she talks with several Atlantis Expedition members about their apparently seeing hallucinations. Heightmeyer's final appearance is in "Doppelganger", where she is infected by an entity from a living crystal that takes on the form of John Sheppard although the entity somehow displays Sheppard's darker side. The entity kills her in her sleep by giving her an extremely vivid nightmare of jumping to her death from the central spire of Atlantis.
- Dr. Peter Kavanagh, played by Ben Cotton (seasons 1–2, 4–5) – An American scientist who decided to join the Atlantis expedition in the hope that things will be more to his liking with a civilian leader instead of a military one like at his previous job at the SGC. Kavanagh is part of the team working on helping Sheppard's team whose Puddle Jumper is stuck in an active Stargate in season 1's "Thirty-Eight Minutes". When he accuses Dr. Weir of humiliating him in front of his team, she threatens to exile him to a barren world alone if he does not return to work. Instead of recording a personal message to loved ones on Earth in "Letters from Pegasus", Kavanagh chooses to record one to General O'Neill, detailing everything he thought Weir had done wrong since their arrival. Rodney McKay agrees with Kavanagh in "The Gift" that the scientists of the Atlantis expedition should not stay and fight the approaching Wraith. Kavanagh leaves Atlantis after the siege but repeatedly commutes jobs between Earth and Atlantis for feeling unwelcome at either place. He is aboard the Daedalus en route to Earth in "Critical Mass" and becomes the prime suspect in sabotaging Atlantis, but is later found innocent. Kavanagh appears in season 4's "Midway" as part of the Midway station crew and is held hostage by the Wraith during their invasion of the Midway Space Station. Kavanagh causes and survives the destruction of the Midway Station, escaping in a Jumper escape pod with the others before being rescued by the Daedalus. He also appears in the final episode of the series, "Enemy at the Gate" as a crew member of the Daedalus.
- Dr. Lindsey Novak, played by Ellie Harvie (season 2) – She first appears in the SG-1 episode "Prometheus Unbound", where the Prometheus is sent to discover the fate of the Atlantis expedition. She becomes an engineer aboard the Daedalus, which arrives at Atlantis in Atlantis episode "The Siege, Part 3" to help the city against the Wraith attack. Dr. Novak works alongside the AsgardHermiod, and is the one responsible for transmitting Colonel Caldwell's orders to Hermiod. She makes her last appearance in "Critical Mass".
- Dr. David Parrish, played by Jonathon Young (season 2, 5), is a botanist tasked with exploring the plant life of the Pegasus galaxy. He was part of the team that discovered a lone Wraith commander with his enzyme sack removed, a trace of the missing Lieutenant Ford. He later discovered a plant similar to a Begonia eiromischa, a plant classed as extinct on Earth.
- Dr. Radek Zelenka, portrayed by David Nykl (seasons 1–5) – A Czech scientist and an expert on Ancient technology, second only to Rodney McKay. Zelenka frequently appears for expository scenes in the control room with the leader of the expedition and with McKay. He first appeared in the early Season 1 episode "Thirty-Eight Minutes" and has since appeared in approximately half of each season's episodes. He also appeared in the cross-over episode "The Pegasus Project" of Stargate SG-1, along with several of his Atlantis co-stars. For his portrayal of Radek Zelenka, David Nykl was nominated for a 2005 Leo Award in the category "Dramatic Series: Best Supporting Performance by a Male".
Other recurring Earth characters
- Chuck, played by Chuck Campbell (seasons 1–5) – A technician who first appears in season 1's "The Brotherhood". He has since been a semi-regular character, and also appeared briefly in the Stargate SG-1 episode "The Pegasus Project". Chuck is the head Gate technician on the Atlantis expedition, taking over from Peter Grodin after Grodin's death at the end of Season 1. The character did not have a name for three seasons and was always credited as "Technician" until Dr. Weir refers to him as Chuck in "First Strike". The actor believed this to be a mistake on Torri Higginson's part, but the director decided to keep the scene anyway. The character has since been referred to as "Chuck" by McKay in season 4's "Adrift" and by Carter in "Midway". In season 5's "Tracker", Dr. Keller asks Chuck to dial the Stargate, although he does not appear on-screen. In season five, Richard Woolsey tries to impress the IOA but forgets Chuck's name, calling him "Chet." Chuck is given screen time after Woolsey walks off, where he mutters under his breath "There is no Chet." According to Martin Wood on a DVD commentary, fans also occasionally refer to him as "the Chucknician".
- Amelia Banks, played by Sharon Taylor (seasons 4–5) – A technician who first appears in "Quarantine", where she works in restoring Atlantis' power after a lockdown. She is a rather skilled kickboxer, which she demonstrates to the viewers by fighting a hybrid in "The Prodigal". She later starts a relationship with Ronon Dex by "Enemy at the Gate"
- Jeannie Miller, played by Kate Hewlett (seasons 3–5) – Rodney McKay's younger sister. She is a brilliant scientist who put her family first when she got pregnant. Residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, she is married to an English Major named Kaleb and has one daughter named Madison. She did not write any theoretical physics papers after Madison's birth, causing Jeannie and Rodney to have a long argument which resulted in him not seeing her for four years. She is first mentioned in season 1's "Hot Zone" and first appears in season 3's "McKay and Mrs. Miller", where Madison's toy train inspires her for a solution for bridging universes. The USAF and Atlantis Expedition plan to use Jeannie's idea on Project Arcturus and send Lt. Col Samantha Carter and later Rodney to persuade Jeannie to come to Atlantis. The plan works but spawns a McKay from the parallel universe, with whom Jeannie bonds more than her real brother. Toward the end of the episode, Jeannie and the real McKay make peace. In season 4's "Miller's Crossing", an organization kidnaps Jeannie from her house to cure the boss's daughter from leukaemia, and Jeannie and McKay collaborate once again before being rescued. She again appears in "The Last Man", and also goes to Atlantis in the episode "The Shrine". Kate Hewlett is David Hewlett's (Rodney McKay) younger real life sister. The script of "Letters from Pegasus" originally mentioned a brother, but since David Hewlett has five younger sisters, he asked the writers to change the line to "sister". The producers ended up hiring Kate Hewlett because producer Martin Gero saw a play with her.
Stargate crossover characters
See also: List of Stargate SG-1 crossover characters
Several characters who may be better known for their role in Stargate SG-1 have made appearances in Atlantis. They are:
- Samantha Carter (played by Amanda Tapping) in "Letters from Pegasus", "Grace Under Pressure", "McKay and Mrs. Miller", (starring role in Atlantis season 4), "Search and Rescue", "Enemy at the Gate"
- Hank Landry (played by Beau Bridges) in "The Intruder", "Critical Mass", "No Man's Land", "The Return" (two-parter)
- Jack O'Neill (played by Richard Dean Anderson) in "Rising (Part 1)", "The Real World", "The Return" (two-parter)
- Daniel Jackson (played by Michael Shanks) in "Rising (Part 1)", "First Contact", "The Lost Tribe" (two-parter)
- Teal'c (played by Christopher Judge) in "Reunion", "Midway"
- George Hammond (played by Don S. Davis) in "Home"
- Walter Harriman (played by Gary Jones) in "Home", "Letters from Pegasus", "Critical Mass", "No Man's Land", "Misbegotten", "The Return" (two-parter), "Miller's Crossing", "Midway", "Brain Storm", "Enemy at the Gate"
- Bill Lee (played by Bill Dow) in "Critical Mass", "The Return" (two-parter), "Adrift", "Lifeline", "Outcast", "Midway"
- Malcolm Barrett (played by Peter Flemming) in "Critical Mass", "Miller's Crossing"
- Sergeant Siler (played by Dan Shea) in "Rising (Part 1)", "The Return (Part 1)"
- Kevin Marks (played by Martin Christopher) in "Be All My Sins Remember'd", "Search and Rescue", "First Contact", "The Lost Tribe", "Enemy at the Gate"
- Paul Davis (played by Colin Cunningham) in "Enemy at the Gate"
Recurring alien characters
Main articles: Ancient (Stargate) and Ancient characters in Stargate
The Ancients are the original builders of the Stargate network, who by the time of Stargate SG-1 have Ascended beyond corporeal form into a higher plane of existence. The humans of Earth are the "second evolution" of the Ancients. The Ancients (originally known as the Alterans) colonized the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago and built a great empire. They also colonized the Pegasus galaxy and seeded human life there, before being driven out by the Wraith. The civilization of the Ancients in the Milky Way was decimated thousands of years ago by a plague, and those who did not learn to Ascend died out. With few exceptions, the Ascended Ancients respect free will and (with some exceptions) refuse to interfere in the affairs of the material galaxy. However, their legacy is felt profoundly throughout Stargate universe, from their technologies such as Stargates and Atlantis, to the Ancient Technology Activation gene, that they introduced into the human genome through crossbreeding.
- Janus, played by Gildart Jackson (season 1) – An Ancient scientist who lived during the first siege of Atlantis by the Wraith 10,000 years ago. He is named for Janus, the two-faced Roman god that represented time and change. Janus appears only once in the series, in "Before I Sleep", but he and his inventions are referred to repeatedly in both Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1. Against the orders of the Atlantean High Council, Janus created a time machine and integrated it into a Puddle Jumper. An alternate Elizabeth Weir, who accidentally travels back through time in "Before I Sleep", encounters Janus and asks for help, but the Atlantean Council is unwilling to risk damage to the timeline. Janus disobeys his superiors and helps Weir to remain behind in stasis so that she can aid her future self saving the city. Before he leaves with his fellow Ancients to Earth, he is hopeful to build another Puddle Jumper capable of time travel. The SG-1 team eventually finds such a Puddle Jumper in the Milky Way galaxy in the SG-1 episode "It's Good to Be King" and use it in "Moebius". As revealed in "The Lost Tribe", Janus was also responsible for the creation of the Aterro Device that he hid in his secret lab in Atlantis.
- Melia, played by Melia McClure (season 1) – A member of the Atlantean High Council during the first siege of Atlantis some ten millennia ago. She is first seen as a hologram in "Rising", describing the history of the Ancients in the Pegasus Galaxy. In the episode "Before I Sleep", Melia explains the Wraith siege of Atlantis to an alternate version of Elizabeth Weir, who travelled back through time. While sympathetic to Weir and Janus, Melia agrees with the other members of the council to not send Dr. Weir back to her own time. Melia is last seen returning to Earth through the Stargate with her fellow Ancients.
Artificial life-forms composed of nanites, introduced in episode "Progeny" of season 3 of Stargate Atlantis. They are similar to the human-form Replicators of Stargate SG-1 and so are called that in the show. The Asurans were created by the Ancients to combat the Wraith but were ultimately abandoned, and seemingly destroyed by the Ancients, for being too dangerous, although they were not the weapon against the Wraith the Ancients believed they could be. Extremely aggressive, a small number of nanites thrived and eventually built an advanced civilization.
In season 4, Rodney McKay activates the Asurans' attack code, causing them to attack the Wraith, but this eventually comes to threaten all the inhabitants of Pegasus, as a twisted logic for defeating the Wraith was to annihilate their food source (that is, the humans). Because of their danger to humans, they are ultimately destroyed in the episode "Be All My Sins Remember'd".
- Niam, played by John O'Callaghan (season 3) – The leader of a faction of Asurans who believe that their goal should be Ascension. He meets Elizabeth Weir and her team in season 3's "Progeny" and convinces Oberoth to keep them alive. Niam asks the Atlantis team to remove the Asurans' base code for aggression, which he believes is preventing them from Ascending. When he flees with them to Atlantis in a Puddle Jumper, his brethren discover his treachery and reset his programming, and the Atlantis team is forced to jettison him into space. In "The Return", Sheppard and his team retrieve Niam's inert body from orbit to gain access to the Replicator base code within him to immobilize the Asuran invaders. When Niam unexpectedly awakens during the process, McKay disintegrates him with an Anti-Replicator Gun.
- Oberoth, played by David Ogden Stiers (seasons 3–4) – The leader of the Asurans and an enemy of the Atlantis Expedition. In his first appearance in "Progeny", he informs Elizabeth Weir and her team that his people have no interest in an alliance against the Wraith. After learning of their residence in Atlantis, he orders the Asuran City Ship to attack Atlantis and is aboard the City Ship when it self-destructs over Lantea. In "First Strike", Oberoth has reconstituted his physical body from the Replicator collective and now regards Atlantis as a threat that must be destroyed at all costs. In "Lifeline", Weir (who is being sustained by Replicator nanites) makes contact with Oberoth and fools him to buy Sheppard and the others enough time to complete their objective, but Oberoth eventually overcomes Weir's control and captures her.
In the series, the replicators are referred to as Asurans a couple of times in the episode where they are introduced ("Progeny"), but, afterwards, they are always mentioned as replicators.
See also: Teyla Emmagan
The Athosians are a group of hunters, farmers, and traders from the planet Athos. First introduced in "Rising", they are the first humans encountered by the Atlantis Expedition in the Pegasus galaxy. The Athosians were once technologically advanced, but reverted to a pre-industrial state to avoid the Wraith. Following their contact with the Expedition, the Athosians move to Lantea and their leader, Teyla Emmagan, joins Major Sheppard's team. In "The Gift", it is revealed that some Athosians possess Wraith DNA, resulting from an old Wraith experiment to make humans more "palatable". This allows these individuals to sense the presence of Wraith, to tap into their telepathic communications, and to control Wraith technology. In the third-season episode "The Return", the Athosians are asked to leave Lantea by a group of surviving Ancients reclaiming Atlantis from Earth. The Athosian population is subsequently found to have disappeared from New Athos in "Missing". The search for the missing Athosians and their fate at the hands of the rogue Wraith Michael contributes to a major plot arc near the end of the fourth season.
- Halling, played by Christopher Heyerdahl (seasons 1, 4) – An Athosian man of some standing and the father of Jinto. In "Rising", he meets a team from Atlantis and leads them to his village to meet Teyla. He is one of several Athosians captured in a Wraith culling, and is later rescued by Major Sheppard. Afterwards, Halling moves to Atlantis with the other Athosians. When Teyla is trapped in a puddle jumper in "Thirty-Eight Minutes", Halling asks Weir to allow his people to help her to prepare for death, which Weir refuses. In "Suspicion", Halling reacts angrily to being questioned about the possibility of an Athosian collaborating with the Wraith. He later voices his concerns to Teyla about their people's standing with the Atlantis Expedition, and informs Dr. Elizabeth Weir of the Athosians' decision to move to the mainland, against Teyla's wishes. In season 4, Halling is abducted, along with the other Athosians, by the Wraith Michael. The Atlantis team finds and frees him, along with a group of other captive Athosians, in "The Kindred". Christopher Heyerdahl had previously appeared as the human alien Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Revisions", and later played the recurring Wraith "Todd" in Atlantis.
- Kanaan, played by Patrick Sabongui (seasons 4–5) – An Athosian whose name is first given in "Missing". Teyla describes him as a "natural leader", but "burdened by an overly cautious nature". He and Teyla have been friends since childhood, but only recently entered a relationship. Kanaan appears onscreen for the first time in "The Kindred", where it is revealed that he has the same ability to sense the Wraith as Teyla, over which they bonded as children. In the episode, he apparently calls to Teyla telepathically for help, but it transpires that this is a trap by Michael to obtain her child. Kanaan himself has been transformed into a human-Wraith hybrid by Michael, though Teyla is able to reach his true self. In "Search and Rescue", he helps Teyla and her team escape from Michael's cruiser. In "The Seed", it is mentioned that Kanaan has been restored to his original self using Carson Beckett's Wraith retrovirus, but is being interned with the rest of the former Hybrids on the mainland at the orders of the IOA.
- Jinto and Wex, played by Reece Thompson and Casey Dubois (season 1) – Two Athosian boys and best friends. They first appear in "Rising", where they are playing in the forest and encounter a reconnaissance team from Atlantis, led by Colonel Sumner. In "Hide and Seek", having moved to Atlantis with the rest of the Athosians, they sneak out of their quarters to play. Jinto unknowingly hides inside an Ancient transporter, and is teleported to another part of the city. There, he found an Ancient device and accidentally released an energy creature trapped inside. Sheppard eventually finds the transporter that Jinto had used, and returns the boy to his father.
- Charin, played by Brenda McDonald (seasons 1–2) – An Athosian elder and an old friend of Teyla Emmagan. When Teyla was a child, she would paint Charin pictures while singing songs of the Ancestors. Teyla is fond of her tuttleroot soup, and has been learning the recipe herself. In "The Gift", Charin tells Teyla that the reason she can sense the Wraith is because one of her ancestors was amongst those taken by the Wraith and then inexplicably returned, different from what they were before. In "Critical Mass", Charin's heart is failing but she refuses a pacemaker, instead asking Teyla to perform the Ring Ceremony to celebrate her dying. Her last words to Teyla are "our journey begins".
The Genii appear to be simple farmers, but are in fact a military society with technology comparable to late 1940s Earth. First appearing in "Underground", the Genii were forced to hide in underground bunkers due to Wraith attacks. They have since devoted their efforts to developing technologies, such as fission bombs, with which to strike back at the Wraith. They become enemies of the Atlantis Expedition in the first season and once try to invade Atlantis, though after a coup d'état in the second season they have been more favorable towards the city.
- Chief Cowen, played by Colm Meaney (seasons 1–2) – The leader of the Genii in the first two seasons of Stargate Atlantis. In "Underground", he agrees to an alliance with the Atlantis Expedition after John Sheppard and Rodney McKay stumble upon a Genii underground bunker. He authorizes a joint mission to obtain a Wraith data storage device from a hive-ship. At the end of the mission he attempts to double-cross the Atlantis team, but Sheppard anticipates his move and his team takes the data storage device. In "The Storm", Cowen orders Commander Acastus Kolya to launch an assault on Atlantis, despite Kolya's objections that his forces are not ready. In "Coup D'etat", Cowen masterminds a plot to abduct an Atlantis team led by Major Lorne, in order to gain access to the ATA gene. He also sends Ladon Radim to Atlantis, apparently as the planner of a coup d'état against him, so as to lure Sheppard and his team into a trap. However, Ladon is actually planning to topple Cowen, and plants a nuclear bomb beneath the warehouse where Cowen has placed his operations. The bomb eliminates Cowen and his personal guard, resulting in Radim becoming the leader of the Genii.
- Acastus Kolya, played by Robert Davi (seasons 1, 3, 5) – Introduced in "The Storm" as a ruthless Genii military leader. He is a persistent adversary of the Atlantis Expedition (and of John Sheppard in particular) in the first 3 seasons of the show. Following Kolya's defeat in "The Storm" and "The Eye", where Cowen ordered Kolya and his soldiers to invade Atlantis, Kolya falls from Cowen's graces and takes his own initiative. Kolya captures Sheppard and his team in "The Brotherhood", but Sheppard later spares the defenseless Kolya, assuring him that he would not be so forgiving next time. Kolya disappears afterward and is presumed dead; in "Coup D'etat" Ladon Radim believes that Cowen had him killed. Kolya returns in "Common Ground", where he captures Sheppard with the intention of trading him for Radim and taking over the Genii government himself. Sheppard soon manages to escape and promises to shoot Kolya on sight should they ever meet again. Kolya and Sheppard accidentally meet again in "Irresponsible", but Kolya is once again outmaneuvered by Sheppard. When Kolya refuses to surrender, Sheppard shoots him in a quick-draw shootout. Despite the character's apparent death in Season 3, the character returned in the season 5 episode Remnants though this is eventually revealed to be an hallucination created by a piece of alien technology.
- Ladon Radim, played by Ryan Robbins (seasons 1–3) – First appears as Acastus Kolya's aide in "The Storm" and "The Eye". He oversees their operation to invade Atlantis from the control room; John Sheppard knocks him out in order to raise the Stargate shield, killing 55 en route Genii reinforcements. Radim retreats from the city along with the other Genii. In "Coup D'etat", Radim contacts Atlantis with an offer of a ZPM in exchange for materiel support in a coup against Cowen. This is apparently revealed to be a ruse by Cowen after Sheppard and his team are captured while attempting to steal the ZPM. However, after Radim receives news that Dr. Beckett has cured his sister and the other Genii hostages on Atlantis of radiation sickness, he reveals that he has in fact been planning a coup after all, and releases the Atlantis team before enacting his plan to kill Cowen and his elite guard with a hidden nuclear bomb. Radim takes over the Genii government, billing it as a "bloodless coup" as no deaths occurred on Genii territory. After Sheppard is captured by Kolya in "Common Ground", Radim travels to Atlantis to assist, motivated in no small part by the prospect of neutralizing a threat to his nascent government. Kolya demands that Radim be handed over to him in exchange for Sheppard. However, Radim is able to locate Kolya's base, allowing Sheppard's rescue. Radim appears again in "The Return", to offer Ronon Dex and Teyla Emmagan a place with the Genii after the two are evicted from Atlantis by a group of Ancients. Although they turn down his offer, afterwards Teyla expresses to Ronon that working with the Genii might be the galaxy's best hope without the Atlantis Expedition.
- Sora, played by Erin Chambers (season 1) – A Genii soldier and daughter of Tyrus. Teyla Emmagan has known her since she was a child, and considers them friends. In "Underground", Sora is unhappy to be left behind from a joint Atlantis-Genii mission to obtain a Wraith data storage device. After the team is forced to leave her father Tyrus behind on the Wraith hive-ship, Sora blames Teyla for his death. In the two-part episode "The Storm" and "The Eye", Sora is part of Acastus Kolya's team sent to take Atlantis when the city is largely evacuated due to a hurricane. When she learns that Teyla has entered the city, she disobeys Kolya's orders and sets off to avenge her father's death. However, Teyla bests her in single combat, but refuses to kill her. Together, they help the injured Carson Beckett reach the safety of the control room before the storm hits. Afterwards, Sora is kept prisoner in Atlantis. In the original concept of "The Siege", she is returned to her people as part of the deal to obtain Genii-made fission bombs for the defense of Atlantis. However, the scene was cut due to time constraints.
The main adversaries on Stargate Atlantis, the Wraith are the dominant species in the Pegasus galaxy. They are biologically immortal hive-based humanoids who feed on the "life-force" of humans, causing them to "lose years" in a way similar to aging. They evolved from the Iratus bug, as the bugs began acquiring the human characteristics of the persons they were feeding on. The Ancients encountered the Wraith, and after a long war with them, the latter drove the Ancients out of Pegasus 10,000 years ago, and now maintain the human worlds of Pegasus as sources of food. The arrival of the Atlantis Expedition in the Pegasus galaxy leads to the Wraith waking prematurely from their hibernation, and the human population of Pegasus is not enough to sustain all of them, leading to bloody conflicts and battles among the Wraith themselves.
- "Michael", played by Connor Trinneer (seasons 2–5) and Brent Stait (only in "Allies" due to a scheduling conflict; Trinneer still provided the voice)) – A Wraith whom the Atlantis Expedition transformed into a human in season 2's "Michael" in their first successful test of Dr. Carson Beckett's Wraith retrovirus. As the process eliminates memory, Atlantis personnel give Michael a fabricated history and attempt to integrate him into the city, but Michael eventually learns the truth. He escapes custody and reverts into a Wraith, rejoining his people. In "Allies", it is revealed that the other Wraith do not accept him either since his transformation. After several bitter experiences with the Atlantis Expedition and his fellow Wraith in seasons 2 and 3, Michael sets about building his own personal army in "Vengeance", mixing Iratus bug DNA with that of humans to create a new creature, destroying several human populations in the process. In "The Kindred", Michael is revealed to be responsible for distributing the HoffanWraith-poisoning drug to several human worlds, and for the abduction of the Athosians in "Missing" to use in his experiments. Michael has subjected himself to the treatments, and no longer possesses the Wraith feeding organs. Following the events of "The Last Man" and "Search and Rescue", the Daedalus destroys Michael's cruiser. In "The Seed", the IOA believes Michael to be dead, although the Atlantis team suspects otherwise. He did survive and later, in "The Prodigal", invaded Atlantis but was defeated and finally killed by Teyla who knocked him off Atlantis' Control Tower sending him falling thousands of feet to his death.
- "Steve", played by James Lafazanos (season 1), is a Wraith who is captured by the Atlantis Expedition in "Suspicion", where he is lured into a trap using a Wraith tracking device discovered in Teyla Emmagan's necklace. He is held in Atlantis, though he assures his captors that by doing so they have only ensured their own doom. Major Sheppard names him "Steve" after he refuses to give his true name. In "Poisoning the Well", Dr. Elizabeth Weir allows Steve to be used to test a Hoffan drug designed to make humans immune to feeding, despite her ethical reservations. The test is successful, but Steve dies shortly afterwards from an unexpected reaction. Though this is a violation of the Geneva Convention regarding the treatment of prisoners of war, Major Sheppard argues that the Wraith are not subject to it—they would have eaten everyone if they had attended the meeting.
- "Todd", played by Christopher Heyerdahl (seasons 3–5) – A Wraith who first appears in season 3's "Common Ground" as a prisoner of Acastus Kolya. He is used to torture Sheppard by feeding on him repeatedly, but they later form an alliance and help each other escape. "Todd" gets a "name" in the fourth season. He returns in "The Seer" to forge an alliance with Atlantis against the Asurans, but is stranded on Atlantis after the destruction of his hive ship. He remains in captivity working with McKay on the Asuran base code until the episode "Be All My Sins Remember'd", where he gains his freedom after convincing seven hive-ships to join Atlantis in battling the Asurans. In the alternate future of "The Last Man", Todd dies fighting alongside Ronon Dex to destroy one of Michael's research facilities, the two sacrificing themselves to allow Ronon's strike force to escape before setting off their explosives.
Other recurring characters
- Hermiod, voiced by Trevor Devall (seasons 2–3) – An Asgard technician assigned to the Daedalus. Hermiod is introduced during the Daedalus' first mission to Atlantis in "The Siege, Part 3" and recurs throughout season 2. He is tasked with operation of the ship's Asgard transporter and hyperdrive engine, working primarily with Lindsey Novak. Hermiod mutters to himself when he is displeased with the crew's demands, although his Asgard language is actually normal English played backward. The producers gave him "a little bit of an attitude problem", being an angry foreigner utterly convinced of his own brilliance above those around him.
What The Cast Of Stargate: Atlantis Is Doing Today
By Jane Harkness/Sept. 24, 2020 9:19 am EDT/Updated: Feb. 10, 2021 3:21 pm EDT
The 1994 sci-fi film Stargate kicked off a franchise that would keep fans glued to their seats for decades. Stargate Atlantis was developed as a spin-off of Stargate SG-1. The series followed the events that occurred after the crew of SG-1 located an outpost in Antarctica that was actually built by an alien species called the "Ancients." When the mysterious city of Atlantis, another creation of the Ancients, is subsequently discovered, Stargate Command sends in a crew to explore it — and thus, Stargate Atlantis was born.
But this spin-off had its own unique appeal. It was followed up by the premiere of a new series, Stargate Universe, yet this iteration didn't prove to be quite as successful. It's been a little over a decade since the series finale of Atlantis aired, and fans still remember this show fondly. From writing screenplays to directing films to working as stunt doubles, the cast members have all taken their careers in interesting directions. Here's how your favorite actors have fared since saying goodbye to Stargate Atlantis.
Joe Flanigan joined the cast of General Hospital
Joe Flanigan played Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard, who was recruited to investigate Atlantis because of his thorough understanding of the technology used by the Ancients. He is eventually promoted to the commander position for the military contingent of the Atlantis Expedition. He always stayed calm under pressure, making him an effective leader.
After the Atlantis finale, Flanigan mainly took on guest roles on other popular TV series, including shows like Warehouse 13 and Fringe. From 2013 through 2016, Flanigan took a three-year hiatus, but he eventually returned to acting to play Trevor in the film The Bandit Hound. In 2019, he began playing Dr. Neil Byrne on the famous, long-running soap opera General Hospital. And he's currently hard at work on the film Room 19, a suspenseful movie which tells the story of a father in mourning who returns to the hotel where his daughter died and must untangle the mystery behind her passing.
Rachell Luttrell is doing stunts for superheros
In Stargate Atlantis, Rachel Luttrell played Teyla Emmagan, the leader of a race of humans known as the Athosians. These human beings are natives of the Pegasus Galaxy, so Teyla's alliance with the Atlantis Expedition crew serves them well.
Shortly after her time on Atlantis ended, Luttrell played Candace in the sci-fi film Hardwired. More recently, you might have even caught her playing a small role in Zombieland: Double Tap. In addition to acting, Luttrell released her very first album, I Wish You Love, in 2011 — fans who heard her sing on Atlantis know that she has a lovely voice! And while you wouldn't have noticed her onscreen, Luttrell also worked on the Marvel films Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She was a stunt double on the set of both blockbusters.
Luttrell has also worked on several short films. She wrote the screenplays for the shorts Requiem Log #32 and Zarg Attack!, and she also wrote, directed, and acted in the 2020 short film Shelter in Place – a rather timely project.
David Hewlett is working in film
David Hewlett portrayed Dr. Rodney McKay, the crew's resident genius. As a scientist, he was an expert on the technology developed and used by the Ancients. His expansive knowledge of the Ancients made him an integral part of the team.
Even when Atlantis ended, Hewlett wasn't quite done playing Rodney McKay yet — he returned to the role one final time as a guest star on Stargate Universe. He also continued working in television, landing recurring roles on Dark Matter, Incorporated, and the TV shorts series State of Syn.
Since his time on Atlantis, Hewlett has had supporting roles in several feature films, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Shape of Water. In addition, he wrote and directed his own sci-fi film, Debug, starring none other than his Atlantis costar, Jason Momoa. Today, he also spends his free time working on his YouTube channel.
Jason Momoa became Aquaman
Jason Momoa joined the cast of Atlantis as Ronan Dex, a military specialist who hailed from the Planet Sateda. He spent years trying to escape the Wraith, who were a formidable enemy of the Ancients. They kept tabs on him with a tracker they implanted in his body, which was finally removed when he began working with the Atlantis crew.
After Atlantis, Momoa reached a whole new level of fame with his role as Khal Drogo on the first season of Game of Thrones. Although Drogo met his end early on, this role opened up doors for Momoa, and he went on to appear in other TV series like The Red Road, Frontier, and See. He also had opportunities to branch out and write screenplays for films like The Last Manhunt and Road to Paloma.
Today, Momoa is probably best known as the superhero Aquaman, who, coincidentally, happens to be from Atlantis. He has portrayed Aquaman in several DC films, and he'll be returning to the role again in the upcoming TV mini-series Zack Snyder's Justice League. And to stay fit for his many roles, he's taken up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in his spare time. Soon, you'll be able to catch him in Aquaman 2 and the highly anticipated film adaptation of Dune.
Torri Higginson is appearing on Transplant
Fans of SG-1 were already familiar with Dr. Elizabeth Weir, played by Torri Higginson. She was once the head of Stargate Command on SG-1, and in Atlantis, she joined the Atlantis Expedition as their leader. While she did not have military experience, she was a skilled diplomat, with expertise on international politics.
Higginson made her final appearance on Atlantis in season four, after Weir met a disappointing fate. Once her time on Atlantis was over, Higginson provided the opening narration for the series State of Syn. She went on to a recurring role as Natalie Lawson on the TV series This Life, while simultaneously playing Dr. Michelle Kessler on Inhuman Condition. Next up was a role as Commander Truffault on Dark Matter. Most recently, she played Claire Malone on Transplant, a show that follows an ER doctor who flees Syria and resettles in Canada, trying to return to his career in emergency medicine.
Paul McGillion is filming a new movie and TV series
Paul McGillion played Dr. Carson Beckett, the chief of medicine for the Atlantis team. Although his character died in season three, the actor made appearances in later episodes when the Wraiths created a clone of Beckett.
After Atlantis, McGillion has had no trouble keeping his schedule full. You might have spotted him on series like Sanctuary, The Flash, or Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, or perhaps you noticed him in the Picture Perfect Mysteries TV movies. Sci-fi fans likely recognized McGillion as a barracks leader in the 2009 Star Trek movie, and he also played the principal in the 2017 film adaptation of Death Note. In addition, he got some experience behind the camera as a director for the short film Before the Day. McGillion is currently working on the upcoming series Firefly Lane and the character drama Day to Night.
McGillion also became a father in 2012 — he and his wife welcomed their son Hugh in August. After his son was born, McGillion joked in an interview with GateWorld, "If you can believe this — he's got this little tuft of hair that looks like it belongs on Carson Beckett!"
David Nykl is working on the movie Time Helmet
On Atlantis, David Nykl played Dr. Radek Zelenka, who chose to join the Atlantis Expedition over taking a job back on Earth. As a scientist who knew the ins and outs of Ancient technology, he considered Dr. Rodney McKay a friendly rival of sorts. He often worked with McKay, and he plays a key role in solving some of the team's most difficult scientific problems.
With his time on Atlantis behind him, Nykl has carved out a solid lane for himself in the film industry. Although he isn't a blockbuster star, he's appeared in some interesting movies that earned favorable reviews. He starred as cryptozoologist Paoul Moran in The Beast of Bottomless Lake, who is on a quest to find a serpent-like creature that is rumored to live in a "bottomless" lake. He also had supporting roles in the dark comedy Camera Shy and the drama The Devout. In addition, Nykl has continued working in TV, with recurring roles on shows like Arrow and The Sleepers. His next project? He'll be playing Klaus in the sci-fi comedy Time Helmet.
Chuck Campbell is on hiatus
At first, he was known only as "the technician" on Atlantis, but over time, fans learned that his name was Chuck. Chuck the technician, played by Chuck Campbell, spends much of his time working in the Stargate control room, and although he was nameless for several seasons, he was always an integral part of the crew.
When his time on Atlantis was over, Campbell continued working on the series Sanctuary, where he had already begun playing the "Two-Faced Guy" while balancing his role on Atlantis. But since then, Campbell has only taken on acting roles sporadically. He appeared in the TV movie Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts, and he also starred in Deadly Descent: The Abominable Snowman, a TV movie produced by Syfy. From 2015 through 2018, he was on hiatus, but he did voice the character Burnie in the TV series Max Voltage. However, that was his last role, and he currently seems to be taking another hiatus. Perhaps he'll return to acting in the near future.
Kavan Smith wrote his first screenplay
Kavan Smith played Major Evan Lorne, who becomes a team leader on the Atlantis Expedition. Lorne was first introduced in SG-1, so fans had already become acquainted with him before Atlantis. He's got a few interesting quirks — he's a talented painter who happens to have problems with sleepwalking.
Once Atlantis was over, Smith moved on to roles in other TV shows. He has appeared on Eureka, Rogue, and Mistresses. He also had a guest role on Supernatural as Cuthbert Sinclair (but like many other characters on Supernatural, he only lasted a couple of episodes). Since 2015, he has played Leland Coulter on the drama series When Calls the Heart. But Smith has also branched out from acting and tried his hand at screenwriting — along with Alex Wright, he wrote the screenplay for the 2019 TV film Love on the Menu, which is about a chef who attempts to save his restaurant by making a desperate deal with a frozen food executive.
Robert Picardo is voicing a video game character
Like a few of the other actors on Atlantis, Robert Picardo actually made his first appearance in the Stargate universe on SG-1. Picardo played Richard Woolsey, who first dealt with legal issues for Stargate Command. He's definitely got a tough outer shell, but as he gets to know the rest of the crew, he becomes more laid-back.
Picardo has taken on countless projects since his time on Atlantis. He's appeared on several TV series, from The Mentalist to Bravest Warriors to Space Command. He was also the writer behind the short film Ask Alphonso. Picardo has no shortage of upcoming roles, either. He'll be in the upcoming drama After Masks, the holiday romance Deck the Heart, and the sci-fi movie To Meet the Faces You Meet. He's also slated to appear in the sci-fi comedy The Inspector Chronicles. In addition, he'll be lending his voice to the character Adon in the video game Hellraid.
Amanda Tapping is a successful TV director
Amanda Tapping played Colonel Samantha "Sam" Carter on both SG-1 and Atlantis. She's an astrophysicist who ends up dealing with complicated relationship dynamics with several other men involved in the series. She's also a strong and courageous leader who never backs down during a serious mission.
Tapping began narrating the TV miniseries Riese once her time on Atlantis was over. She also continued her work on the series Sanctuary as both an executive producer and an actor. Today, you're just as likely to find Tapping behind the camera directing as you are to catch her acting. She often takes on a guest role in a particular series and directs an episode as well! For instance, she has appeared on and directed episodes of Supernatural and Travelers. She's also directed episodes of popular shows like Anne With an E, The 100, and The Flash. Now, she's going to be an executive producer and director for the supernatural drama Motherland: Fort Salem, which explores an alternate history where a coven of witches become combat soldiers.
Jewel Staite has an upcoming TV role
Plenty of sci-fi fans already knew Jewel Staite as Kaylee Frye from the series Firefly, and she was a natural choice to play Dr. Jennifer Keller on Atlantis. After Dr. Carson Beckett's death, she replaces him as the chief of medicine. She was an extremely intelligent character, and while she wasn't the most assertive person on the team at first, she became more confident and assertive over time.
Since the finale of Atlantis, Staite has stayed busy working in television. From her starring role as Raquel Westbrook on The L.A. Complex to her supporting part as Mel Ravensfall on the animated series Animism, she's played plenty of interesting characters. She's also had recurring roles on The Killing, The Magicians, and State of Syn, along with other Atlantis alumni. Right now, Staite is slated to star as Abigal Branchi in the upcoming crime drama Family Law. The series explores the lives of several family members who must deal with their personal imperfections and struggles while working together at their father's law firm.
Staite has gone through many changes in her personal life since appearing on Atlantis – in 2011, she went through a divorce. Eventually, she began dating her future husband, Charlie Ritchie, and in 2015, the couple had a son named Wilder. Staite and Ritchie married in 2016.
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This article is about the TV series. For the city, see Atlantis.
- "A new gate will open. A lost city will rise again."
Stargate: Atlantis is a television series which is a spin-off from Stargate SG-1. Stargate: Atlantis began airing on July 16, 2004, and concluded after five seasons with the episode "Enemy at the Gate" airing January 9, 2009. A follow-up film titled Stargate: Extinction was announced and would have continued the plot of the show. If it was successful more movies like it would have been made, but the project was announced to have been postponed indefinitely. Stargate Atlantis is followed by a third series, Stargate Universe.
Stargate: Atlantis was set up with the seventh season finale of Stargate SG-1, "Lost City, Part 2", in which SG-1 discovers an advanced outpost, built by the Ancients, under the ice of Antarctica. It is through this outpost that, in Stargate: Atlantis' series premiere "Rising", an eight symbol gate address is found that leads to the long-sought-after "Lost City" of the Ancients— also known as Atlantis. The search for this city had been an ongoing theme since the sixth season of Stargate SG-1.
An international expedition is thus sent through the Stargate to the far off Pegasusgalaxy where the AncientCity-shipAtlantis resides. However, soon after the discovery of this grand city, a terrible enemy known as the Wraith is awakened. Throughout the series, the Wraith serve as the main antagonists, with the Atlantis expedition being the protagonists. The ultimate driving force of the series is the protection of Atlantis and the discovery of advanced Ancient technology, continuing the SGC's original mandate.
The show itself has the same feel as the later seasons of Stargate SG-1 in that the overall atmosphere is light, with the exception of more serious moments.
When Stargate SG-1 producers, Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper thought the series was going to end after season five, due to Showtime's announcement that they were canceling the show, they came up with the idea of making a new feature film. However, as the ratings on its new home at the Sci-Fi Channel were quite good, the idea was pushed after season six and later, after season seven. Talk then began of a spin-off series and the producers were left with a serious dilemma, since the seventh season of Stargate SG-1 had been planned to lead up to the great discovery of the lost city of the Ancients, Atlantis. The seventh season of Stargate SG-1, the two part episode "Lost City, Part 1" and "Lost City, Part 2," was supposed to be a bridge between Stargate SG-1 and a new spin-off, either a show or a movie, which was not planned to run at the same time as Stargate SG-1. Wright and Cooper rewrote the script as the two-part season seven finale, and moved the setting of the story. The city of Atlantis, originally planned to be on Earth under Antarctica in place of Stargate Command, was moved to the Pegasusgalaxy. The change was to prevent fans from wondering why Stargate Command would not come to help them, and also gave the producers the chance to start afresh and not be an identical copy of the original show.
The series received the green light on November 17, 2003 and started shooting in February 2004. It premiered on July 16 of the same year. From the start, Wright and Cooper ruled out casting "star names", on the basis of the financial pressures they were already experiencing with "star names" on Stargate SG-1. The casting was made more complicated because Atlantis got the go-ahead in November, and had to compete with other networks during pilot season.
The character most difficult to cast was the then-called Dr. Ingram, an unexcitable scientist expert on the Stargate. As the first day of shooting drew nearer and they were unable to find the right actor, they came to realize they had brought in the wrong character. Longtime Stargate director Martin Wood and Brad Wright thought it should be Dr.Rodney McKay, who had already appeared in a guest role in three episodes of Stargate SG-1. British-born Canadian actor David Hewlett who had played McKay on "Stargate SG-1" was contacted and arrived at the set the day after filming had started. Dr. Ingram had already been written in to the pilot episode of the show and so the same script was used and the character's name simply changed to Dr. McKay. Later scripts were written with Dr. McKay in mind.
Stargate: Atlantis episodes feature a self-contained story that also contributes to the larger storyline of the war against the Wraith and their search for the means to destroy their enemy. Each season has also featured a two-parter episode, and a few episodes that, while not technically two-parters, had continued directly the story of the previous episode (for example, season 3 "Progeny" and "The Real World"). Each season of Stargate: Atlantis features 20 episodes, and in the United States they are broadcast in two series of 10 episodes. The first 10 episodes air from mid-July to September in the United States, ending in the cliffhanger of a two-parter episode. The second half airs first in Canada, from November to January, ending also with a cliffhanger. In the United States, the second half aired from January to March during seasons 1 and 2, but season 3 aired from April to June 2007.
Each show begins with a cold open, sometimes preceded with a recap of events relevant to the upcoming narrative. The opening credits feature an original theme by Joel Goldsmith. Though they were drastically cut at the start of season 2, the full credits were recovered after the mid-season parter. The show blends different types of approaches to science-fiction, from action to comedy.
Stargate: Atlantis was shot at Bridge studios in Vancouver and on location in several places in British Columbia. The Pemberton Glacier doubled for Antarctica during the opening flying sequence in series premiere "Rising".
Season 2 brought casting changes. The creators found themselves with a problem with the character of Lt.Aiden Ford, a first season regular that the producers, and the actor himself, felt had not worked as intended and was highly underused as a result. Unwilling to write him out, the writers came with an idea to make the character more important, but that downgraded him to recurring. To replace him, they created Ronon Dex as a sidekick for Lt. ColonelJohn Sheppard, but finding an actor with the physical presence and the acting ability necessary was not easy until they saw Jason Momoa's tape. Mitch Pileggi was added to the cast in the recurring role of ColonelSteven Caldwell. Paul McGillion's character, Dr.Carson Beckett, became a regular from the fourth episode.
Season 3 and 4
Seasons 3and 4 changed the cast lineup again. Paul McGillion's Dr.Carson Beckett was killed in the season 3 episode "Sunday", then brought back at the end of season 4 as a recurring character. Amanda Tapping's ColonelSamantha Carter crossed from Stargate SG-1 for 14 episodes in Season 4, as the new leader of the expedition, while Torri Higginson's Dr.Elizabeth Weir became a recurring character in Season 4 instead of a regular.
Season 5 began with the departure of ColonelSamantha Carter as a lead in to the second Stargate SG-1 movie, Stargate: Continuum. Richard Woolsey of the International Oversight Advisory, played by Robert Picardo, took her place as Commander of Atlantis. Picardo and Jewel Staite, who played Dr.Jennifer Keller, were added to the main credited cast at the beginning of the season. Though cancelled after over half of the season had been produced, the season does not end on an unresolved cliffhanger.
Stargate Atlantis was cancelled on August 21, 2008, exactly two years after the cancellation of Stargate SG-1 was decided. The decision not to proceed with a 6th season has been hotly debated. The producers have stated that the decision was made entirely due to monetary reasons, as they did not want to pay the cast's increasing salaries.
< Main characters
- Major/Lt. ColonelJohn Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) (Season 1-5)
- Dr.Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson) (Season 1-3 main, 4 recurring)
- Colonel Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) (Season 4 main, 1-3 guest, 5 recurring)
- Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) (Season 1-5)
- Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) (Season 2-5)
- Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) (Season 1,4,5 recurring, 2-3 main)
- Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) (Season 5 main, 4 recurring, 3 guest)
- Lt.Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks) (Season 1, 2 recurring, and 5 guest)
- Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) (Season 5 main, 3-4 recurring)
- Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) (Season 1-5)
Special Guest Stars
- Main article: Stargate: Atlantis: Original Television Soundtrack
The Stargate: Atlantis: Original Television Soundtrack was released on November 22, 2005.
"Rising, part 1" title screen
season 1 title screen
A Romance for Dr. Keller and Ronon Dex? Jewel Staite Weighs In... - Stargate Atlantis
John Sheppard Can't Catch a Break... - Stargate Atlantis
David Hewlett Shows You How To Fight The Genii - Stargate Atlantis
Where Does the Ark Come From? - Stargate Ark of Truth
How Ark of Truth Continues the Story of SG-1- Stargate Ark of Truth
David Hewlett Wins the 2007 Spacey Award! - Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Wins Big at the Spacey Awards! - Stargate Atlantis
Amanda Tapping On Atlantis' Huge Success - Stargate Atlantis
Jason Momoa is Blown Away By The Special Effects! - Stargate Atlantis
Jonathan Llyr's New Stargate Role... - Stargate Atlantis
Jonathan Llyr Has a Question for the Cast... - Stargate Atlantis
Rodney McKay Has A New Fan... - Stargate Atlantis
Jason Momoa Attacks... Jonathan Llyr?! - Stargate Atlantis
Joe Flanigan Reveals His Fear of Stunts - Cast Interview - Stargate Atlantis
Jewel Staite Connects To Dr Keller - Cast Interviews - Stargate Atlantis
David Hewlett Shares His Love For Sci-Fi - Cast Interviews - Stargate Atlantis
Mckay and Carter's Relationship Explained! - Stargate Atlantis
Season 3 Recap & Season 4 Official Trailer! - Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Atlantis Season 4 Official Promo -2
Stargate Atlantis Season 4 Official Promo -1
Amanda Tapping & Stargate Atlantis Cast at ComicCon! - Stargate at Conventions
A Very Hot Stargate- Atlantis Rap Video... - Stargate Atlantis
Canadian-American science fiction television series
Stargate Atlantis (usually stylized in all caps and often abbreviated SGA) is a Canadian-Americanadventure and military science fictiontelevision series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper as a spin-off series of Stargate SG-1, which was created by Wright and Jonathan Glassner and was itself based on the feature film Stargate (1994). All five seasons of Stargate Atlantis were broadcast by the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States and The Movie Network in Canada. The show premiered on July 16, 2004; its final episode aired on January 9, 2009. The series was filmed in and around Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The story of Stargate Atlantis follows the events of Stargate SG-1's seventh season finale episode "Lost City" and eighth season premiere episode "New Order", in which the cast of that series discovered an Antarctic outpost created by the alien race known as the Ancients. In the pilot episode "Rising", Dr. Daniel Jackson discovers the location of Atlantis, the legendary city created by the Ancients, and Stargate Command sends an international team to investigate it.
The series was a ratings success for the Sci Fi Channel, and was particularly popular in Europe and Australia. Although it received little critical response, Stargate Atlantis was honored with numerous awards and award nominations in its five-season run. After Stargate Atlantis was cancelled, the show's co-creators began working on the already-conceptualized Stargate Universe which the network had approved to have a bigger budget, be less mythology-dependent, and have more focus on character development; Stargate Universe premiered on October 2, 2009, and was cancelled after two seasons. Merchandise for Stargate Atlantis includes games and toys, print media, and an original audio series. With the cancellation of Stargate Universe, the intended direct-to-DVD Stargate Atlantis movie, entitled Stargate: Extinction, was also cancelled.
Main articles: List of Stargate Atlantis episodes, Mythology of Stargate, Atlantis (Stargate), and Stargate Program
Stargate Atlantis follows the present-day adventures of Major John Sheppard and his military team from Earth that, along with two dozen other teams, explore distant planets in the Pegasus Galaxy. They use an alien device known as a Stargate that was built millions of years ago by an advanced race of humans known as the Ancients. The expedition is based in the Lost City of Atlantis on the planet "Lantea". The city was built millions of years ago and abandoned 10,000 years ago by the Ancients. Five to ten million years ago, due to a plague in the Milky Way Galaxy, they were forced to flee to the Pegasus Galaxy, and there they seeded life on hundreds of worlds as they had done to Earth in the Milky Way. After encountering a powerful enemy known as the Wraith and going to war with them for one hundred years, the Ancients ultimately lost and were forced to submerge their city beneath Lantea's ocean, which, in the Stargate universe, is the source of the Greekmyth of the Lost City of Atlantis.
Stargate: Atlantis episodes feature a self-contained story that also contributes to the larger storyline of the war against the Wraith and the Atlantis residents' search for the means to destroy their enemy. Each season has also featured a two-part episode, and some episodes that, while not technically two-parters, feature direct continuity with the story of the previous episode (for example, season 3 "Progeny" and "The Real World"). Each episode begins with a cold open, sometimes preceded by a recap of events relevant to the upcoming narrative. The opening credits feature an original theme by Joel Goldsmith. Though they were cut at the start of season 2, the full credits were recovered after the mid-season two-parter. They were again cut short in the 5th season.
Main articles: Stargate Atlantis (season 1), Stargate Atlantis (season 2), and Stargate Atlantis (season 3)
Season one began airing in the United States on July 16, 2004. The Atlantis expedition, led by Dr. Elizabeth Weir, arrives at Atlantis, the city of the Ancients. The expedition quickly finds itself in a dire situation that forces them to seek new friends, the Athosians, but they also acquire a powerful new enemy: the Wraith. Due to the power requirements for reaching Lantea, they are unable to contact Earth. The expedition must survive in a new galaxy, while deciphering the Ancients' technology in order to find a way to destroy the Wraith and to acquire important new knowledge. Major Sheppard puts together a team consisting of himself, Dr. Rodney McKay, Lt. Ford and the Athosian leader Teyla Emmagan, who serve as Atlantis' first contact team. In one of their first missions, they make another enemy, the Genii, a human militaristic civilization with a 1950s level of technology. After several more revelations about the Wraith are made, the expedition prepares to evacuate. Just before they do, a military contingent from Earth arrives to help defend the city against the impending Wraith attack long enough for Earth's latest battleship to arrive. The season ends with a cliffhanger, while the city is still under siege by the Wraith.
Season two began airing in the United States on July 15, 2005, and it picked up where Season 1 ended. The Atlantis expedition successfully avoids being culled by the Wraith by making them believe Atlantis had been destroyed, and they recover semi-regular contact with Earth, thanks to the Daedalus and the new Zero Point Module (ZPM) recovered by SG-1. Sheppard is promoted to Lt. Colonel and former RunnerRonon Dex replaces Lt. Ford, who went missing in action (MIA) at the end of the battle with the Wraith. The central plot of the second season is the development of Dr. Beckett's retrovirus, which can, theoretically, turn a Wraith into a human. While an incomplete version makes a young Wraith girl lose all her humanity and almost turns Sheppard into an Iratus bug, a more developed version is tested on a living Wraith, "Michael", with mixed results. Michael's Wraith faction proposes an alliance with Atlantis, but they betray the team. The season closes again with a cliffhanger—the Wraith are heading for the rich feeding grounds of Earth.
Season three premiered in the United States on July 14, 2006, picking up where season 2 ended. Having stopped the Wraith from reaching Earth and having failed to develop a working Wraith retrovirus, the expedition faces its third year in the Pegasus galaxy with the Wraith still a threat and a new, powerful enemy bent on destroying the expedition and Atlantis: the Asurans, self-replicating nanobots, also known as Replicators. The situation becomes complicated when an experiment gone awry drains their only ZPM, leaving them without a power source for the city's shields. Soon thereafter, they find a lost Ancient vessel and unwillingly turn over the city of Atlantis to its crew. The SGC sends General O'Neill and Richard Woolsey to try to negotiate an agreement between Earth and the Ancients to allow the expedition to return to Atlantis. The Ancients are then subsequently killed by an invading Asuran force while O'Neill and Woolsey send off a distress call to Earth and go into hiding. The main members of the Atlantis expedition on Earth disobey their orders and go back to the city, rescue O'Neill and Woolsey, and repel the Asuran invasion. The season finale starts off with Earth launching a first strike against the Asurans, who are building an armada to attack Earth. The Asurans counterattack by attacking Atlantis with a powerful beam weapon fired through a satellite housing a Stargate. As a last resort, the Atlantis team fires up the city's stardrive and escapes into space. The finale ends when the hyperdrive malfunctions, leaving the city flying through uncharted space with a day's worth of energy left in their sole ZPM and Dr. Weir critically injured.
Main articles: Stargate Atlantis (season 4) and Stargate Atlantis (season 5)
Season four premiered in the USA on September 28, 2007, and in the UK on October 9, 2007. The writers stated that season 4 would take the series in a new direction. As the 4th season begins where season 3 ended, the future seems bleak: Weir is incapacitated and the senior members of the expedition have suffered multiple injuries. With the city damaged, running out of power and drifting in space, cut off from Earth, the Atlantis expedition raids Asuras to obtain a ZPM and is able to travel to a nearby planet. Weir is captured by the Asurans and Colonel Samantha Carter joins as a regular and acts as the expedition leader. She appears in the episode "Lifeline" after helping to find and land Atlantis on its new home planet; she is then ordered back to the SGC. In episode 3, under the IOA's orders, Carter returns to Atlantis as the new leader of the expedition after Atlantis lands. The season focuses on the main antagonists: the Asurans and the Wraith, as well as the pregnancy of Teyla Emmagan. The Asuran base code is reprogrammed by McKay, leading the nanobots to fulfill the purpose for which the Ancients created them: to wipe out the Wraith. Midway through the season, they are seemingly destroyed, and the remaining episodes concentrate mainly on Michael's efforts against both humans and the other Wraith.
In the fifth season, Richard Woolsey replaces Carter as the leader of the expedition. Teyla, who was held captive by Michael, gives birth to Torren John and escapes with her team, before they are able to cripple Michael. Eventually, he invades Atlantis with a commandeered Puddle Jumper to take Torren and destroy Atlantis but, thanks to the efforts of Sheppard, Teyla, and McKay, Michael is finally killed. The season also introduces a group of rogue Asgard, who unlike their Ida counterparts, actually experiment on humans to prolong their lives, and steal a device known as "The Attero device" to destroy the Wraith, though the side effect is that any Stargate activated after the device has been turned on will explode. The device is eventually destroyed. With the Attero device, Michael and the Hoffan drug, the Wraith have become weakened, and are no longer the power of the galaxy they once were; this gives the humans of the Pegasus galaxy freedom enough to establish a coalition. McKay falls in love with Keller, who eventually reciprocates his feelings, and they become romantically involved. In the season finale (also the series finale), "Enemy at the Gate", Todd the Wraith alerts Atlantis to the fact that an underling wraith possesses a Hive Ship powered by a ZPM. In the process of trying to retrieve the ZPM and disable the Hive, the Daedalus is crippled, and the hive suddenly jumps away without destroying the Daedalus. The Atlantis team discovers the reason for this was a communication sent from an alternate reality giving away Earth's location. The Hive disables both the Sun Tzu and the Apollo en route to Earth. With a full set of ZPMs turned over by Todd, the expedition takes the city itself to defend Earth. The Hive ship is then destroyed in the subsequent battle and Atlantis lands in the Pacific Ocean near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
See also: List of Stargate Atlantis characters
- ^Played by Michelle Morgan, in "Ghost in the Machine".
- ^Only credited as a regular in the first 3 episodes.
- ^Appears as a guest in "Runner" of Season 2, before being promoted to a regular immediately after.
- ^Credited as a guest in the first 3 episodes of Season 2, before being promoted to a regular thereafter.
- Joe Flanigan as John Sheppard: a United States Air Force Major recruited to the Atlantis Expedition due to his intuitive mastery over Ancient technology. He becomes the de facto commander of Atlantis' military contingent after the original mission commander, Colonel Marshall Sumner, is killed. His position is made official in season 2 after Atlantis re-establishes contact with Earth, and he is promoted to lieutenant colonel.
- Torri Higginson as Elizabeth Weir (main seasons 1–3, recurring season 4): a diplomat and expert in international politics, who leads the initial Atlantis Expedition after briefly serving as the head of Stargate Command in Stargate SG-1. She is a main character in seasons 1-3; in the season 3 finale she is critically wounded by a Replicator attack. She is a recurring character in season 4, having been captured by the Replicators.
- Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan: the leader of the Athosians, a race of humans native to the Pegasus galaxy. She befriends Sheppard when he visits her homeworld and joins his team in order to fight the Wraith. She has the ability to sense the presence of the Wraith.
- Rainbow Sun Francks as Aiden Ford (main season 1, recurring season 2, guest season 5): a young first lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, who is a member of Sheppard's team in season 1. In season 2, he becomes mentally unstable due to an overdose of Wraith feeding enzyme and abandons Atlantis.
- David Hewlett as Rodney McKay: a brilliant scientist who is a member of Sheppard's team and the head of the Science and Research Departments on Atlantis. One of the foremost experts on Ancient technology, he was first introduced as a professional rival of Samantha Carter in the fifth season of Stargate SG-1.
- Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex (main seasons 2–5): A military specialist from the Planet Sateda. After his home was culled by the Wraith, he spent the next seven years running from the Wraith, who implanted a tracker on his spine and hunted him for sport. In the beginning of Season 2, he meets up with Sheppard and the team, who help him remove the tracker that the Wraith installed, and he becomes the fourth member and replacement for Lt. Ford on Sheppard's team.
- Paul McGillion as Carson Beckett (main seasons 2–3, recurring seasons 1, 4–5): the Chief of Medicine of Atlantis in seasons 1-3. In the season 3 episode "Sunday", he is killed in an explosion caused by Ancient technology. A clone of him created by the rogue Wraith "Michael" appears as a recurring character in seasons 4 and 5.
- Amanda Tapping as Samantha "Sam" Carter (main season 4, guest seasons 1–3, recurring season 5): an astrophysicist and United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, who was a main character for the entire run of Stargate SG-1. In season 4, she is promoted to Colonel and given command of the Atlantis Expedition.
- Jewel Staite as Jennifer Keller (main season 5, recurring season 4, guest season 3): the Chief of Medicine on Atlantis, who replaces Dr. Beckett in the third-season finale. She is listed as a main character after Carson Beckett's death.
- Robert Picardo as Richard Woolsey (main season 5, recurring seasons 3–4): a representative of the International Oversight Advisory, who first appeared as an agent of the NID in season 7 of Stargate SG-1. In season 5, he replaces Samantha Carter as commander of Atlantis.
Guest starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Beau Bridges, Robert Davi, Kari Wuhrer, Danny Trejo, Mark Dacascos, Mitch Pileggi, Colm Meaney, Connor Trinneer and others.
See also: List of Stargate Atlantis episodes
When producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper thought the original Stargate SG-1 series was going to be cancelled after season five, due to Showtime's announcement that they were canceling the show, they came up with the idea of making a new feature film. However, as the ratings on its new home at the Sci Fi Channel were quite good, the idea was pushed to season six and then to season seven. Wright had initially intended to set the new show in Antarctica under the ice. It would have replaced Stargate Command (SGC) as Earth's conduit to other worlds.
Late in season seven of SG-1, talks began of a spin-off series and the producers were left with a serious dilemma, since the seventh season of Stargate SG-1 had been planned to lead up to the great discovery of the lost city of the Ancients, Atlantis. The Stargate SG-1 seventh season ended in a two-part episode, "Lost City", which was supposed to be a bridge between Stargate SG-1 and the new spin-off, either a show or a movie, and was not planned to run at the same time as Stargate SG-1. Wright and Cooper rewrote the script as the two-part season seven finale and moved the setting of the story. The city of Atlantis, originally planned to be on Earth under Antarctica in place of the SGC, was moved to the Pegasus Galaxy. This change not only addressed the problem of fans wondering why the SGC would not be coming to the aid of the Atlantis Expedition with each episode, but it also gave the producers a chance to start afresh with new ideas instead of having an identical copy of the original show.
The series received the green light on November 17, 2003, started shooting in February 2004, and premiered on July 16, 2004. From the start, Wright and Cooper ruled out casting "star names", on the basis of the financial pressures they were already experiencing with "star names" on Stargate SG-1. The casting was made more complicated because Atlantis got the go-ahead in November and had to compete with other networks during pilot season. Disaster geophysicist Mika McKinnon acted as a science consultant for the series starting in 2008, and served as a consultant through Stargate Atlantis.
Casting and cast changes
The character most difficult to cast was the then-called Dr. Ingram, an unexcitable scientist expert on the Stargate. As the first day of shooting drew nearer and they were unable to find the right actor, they came to realize they had brought in the wrong character. Longtime Stargate director Martin Wood and Brad Wright thought it should be Dr. Rodney McKay, who had already appeared in a guest role in three episodes of Stargate SG-1. Actor David Hewlett was contacted and arrived at the set the day after filming had started. Dr. Ingram had already been written into the pilot episode of the show and so the same script was used and the character's name simply changed to McKay. Later scripts were written with Dr. McKay in mind.
The creators found themselves with a problem with the character of Lt. Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks) in season two, a first season regular that the producers, and the actor himself, felt had not worked as intended and was highly underused as a result. Unwilling to write him out, the writers came up with an idea to make the character more important, but that downgraded him to recurring. To replace him, they created Ronon Dex as a sidekick for Lt. Col. John Sheppard, but finding an actor with the physical presence and the acting ability necessary was not easy until they saw Jason Momoa's tape.X-files veteran Mitch Pileggi and Kavan Smith were added to the cast in the recurring roles of Col. Steven Caldwell and Maj. Evan Lorne.Paul McGillion's character, Dr. Carson Beckett, became a regular in season two.
Seasons three and four changed the cast lineup again. Paul McGillion's Dr. Carson Beckett was killed in the season three episode "Sunday", then brought back at the end of season four as a recurring character. The new medical chief was Jennifer Keller, played by Jewel Staite, who was introduced in the Season 3 finale, was a recurring character in Season 4, and became a regular in Season 5. Jewel Staite had already played a guest role in Season 2 as Ellia, a female Wraith, and the producers agreed they wanted her for a more important role. Amanda Tapping's Samantha Carter crossed from Stargate SG-1 for 14 episodes in Season four, as the new leader of the expedition, while Torri Higginson's Elizabeth Weir became a recurring character in season four instead of a regular.Robert Picardo became a regular in season five as Richard Woolsey replaced Samantha Carter as the commander of the Atlantis Expedition. Higginson declined to appear as a guest star; instead, her character Weir was portrayed by Michelle Morgan.
Filming and visual effects
Stargate Atlantis was shot at Bridge studios in Vancouver and on location in several places in British Columbia. The Pemberton Glacier doubled for Antarctica during the opening flying sequence in series premiere "Rising".Lynn Valley Canyon was, for example, where the episode "Instinct" was filmed. At the end of the season, filming had become more expensive because of the financial crisis, which again led to the decline of the American dollar and rise of the Canadian dollar. When tasked with moving the Stargate sets from Vancouver to Los Angeles, Robert C. Cooper said he couldn't since all the "infrastructure" was in Vancouver, which would have made the move nearly impossible.
Rachel Luttrell (portraying Teyla Emmagan in the series) used her time during the Stargate Atlantis season one hiatus to be trained in the martial arts by science fiction veteran Ray Park.
Stargate Atlantis inherited Blade: Trinity's effects stage. The Blade: Trinity production gave the set to Stargate Atlantis to save the high cost of dismantling the massive construct. The set has appeared several times. For example, the walkway Sheppard walks in "The Storm" is the topmost part of the Blade: Trinity set. The majority of episodes used James Bamford as a stunt coordinator.
Stargate Atlantis features a symphonic orchestra soundtrack composed by Joel Goldsmith. Goldsmith's first task for the series was to compose the main title song, which was nominated in the category Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005. When composing the music, Goldsmith went for a more pastoral, European and Americana approach, while keeping the adventurous, symphonic approach the producers wanted. Goldsmith's score for season 2 episode "Grace Under Pressure" was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore) in 2006.
Broadcast and release
Stargate Atlantis started as a spin off from the fellow Americanmilitary science fiction series, Stargate SG-1. The pilot episode of Atlantis first aired on July 16 on American television broadcasting networks. The pilot episode, entitled "Rising" reached a Nielsen rating of 3.2, a height never surpassed by any other Atlantis episodes. "Rising" is also the strongest rated episode and most watched episode ever broadcast by Sci Fi Channel, gathering over 4 million viewers in the United States according to Variety (2004). In the United Kingdom, it was viewed by 1.28 million people, placing it first in the most viewed shows in Sky One for the week. "Rising" was nominated for several awards. The follow-up episode to "Rising", earned a Nielsen Rating of 2.5, a drastic decline from the debut episode. The average viewership of Atlantis first ten episode in the United States were around 3 million according to ABC TV Group analysis, there after the viewership declined until the second half of the last season, at this time the average viewer rating was around 2.1 million.
Each season of Stargate Atlantis featured 20 episodes, and in the United States they are broadcast in two series of 10 episodes. The first 10 episodes air from mid-July to September in the United States, ending in the cliffhanger of a two-parter episode. The second half airs first in Canada, from November to January, ending also with a cliffhanger. In the United States, the second half aired from January to March during seasons 1 and 2, but season 3 aired from April to June 2007. Because of the offset, the show has often been bootlegged by American viewers.
Season four chalked up a viewer average of 1.8 million in the United States, beating the average Sci Fi Channel show. The final episode, "Enemy at the Gate" got a Nielsen Rating of 1.5, which was also the highest rating in season 5. "Enemy at the Gate" was viewed by 2.02 million people in the US, including 973,000 in the 18 to 49 demographic, and 1.12 million age 25 to 54. In the UK, the finale was viewed by 633,000, placing Stargate Atlantis third in the top ten for Sky 1 in that week, behind The Simpsons and season seven premiere of 24.
Cancellation and future
After the announcement on August 20, 2008, that Season 5 of Atlantis would be its last, it was announced the following day that the series would be continued with at least one 2-hour direct-to-DVD movie. More movies were expected to follow in the Atlantis series if the first movie was to be successful. Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi has said that the rise of the Canadian dollar and the decline of the American dollar has made life harder for Canadian television since it has become more expensive. He further stated "Both MGM and Sci Fi have been great supporters of the show and, if you go by SG-1's example, fans can be assured that the end of the series will not be the end of Atlantis."
Mallozzi called the Atlantis film Project Twilight, until the title of the first Atlantis film was revealed as Stargate: Extinction in late May 2009.Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi completed the scripting of the movie in May 2009.Andy Mikita was going to direct the first Atlantis film. The tentative shoot-date of the movie was bound for late 2009. As of May 2009, the confirmed actors were to be Amanda Tapping as Samantha Carter, David Hewlett as Rodney McKay, Joe Flanigan as John Sheppard, Paul McGillion as Carson Beckett, Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan, Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex, Robert Picardo as Richard Woolsey and Christopher Heyerdahl as Todd the Wraith.
The script for Stargate: Extinction had been written and was ready to go into production, according to Joseph Mallozzi, "it involved a return mission to Pegasus, the tragic end of one relationship, the beginning of another, and a surprising progression in the alliance between one man and one wraith." The project was on hold due to financial troubles at MGM and in the wider economy. In the meantime, an episode of Stargate Universe featuring Atlantis characters Rodney McKay and Richard Woolsey was filmed.
At the Creation Stargate Convention in Vancouver on April 17, 2011, Stargate writer and executive producer Brad Wright confirmed to the audience that the proposed Stargate Atlantis movie has been indefinitely shelved.
Speaking at a convention in Edmonton on 28 September 2013, Joe Flanigan stated that a few years prior, he had negotiated with the then boss of MGM about leasing the series in order to produce season 6 of Stargate Atlantis, and potentially more. Flanigan took it upon himself to secure the necessary financing from various investors as MGM would be unable to back the series due to them going through financial difficulties. Securing the needed backing to produce a full 20 episode season, Flanigan and his team began planning out the production itself, with a planned move from MGM studios in Vancouver to a studio in Europe in order to save money. Flanigan's team, their investors and MGM came up with "all the numbers" as well as working out television networks for broadcasting, studios and plans for a 10-year lease of the Stargate franchise. However, MGM filed for bankruptcy in November 2010. The company then reemerged later, but Spyglass Entertainment now held the rights for Stargate, meaning Flanigan had to begin negotiations all over again. Flanigan stated that he believed Spyglass were more interested in working with Roland Emmerich on another feature film, outside of the main continuity of the series.
Main article: DVD & Blu-ray releases
The first and only DVD release of the series from MGM Home Entertainment, was the pilotepisode of Stargate Atlantis, "Rising", as a standalone episode. It was released, in North America, on June 7, 2005. The full first season was released, in North America, on November 15, 2005, in new slim line cases. Soon after the release of the first season set Sony received complaints that some Canadian customers bought sets that had the same content on both disk 1 and 5. Sony quickly offered a replacement disc. In early 2006, Sony announced that Stargate Atlantis would become the first TV series released on the next generation Blu-ray platform. In mid-2006 MGM, the producers of both Stargate series, switched DVD distribution companies from Sony to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The distributor switch led to a delay in the release of the Season 2 box set, which was released on March 6, 2007, in North America.
Most DVDs contain behind-the-scenes features, audio commentaries for nearly all episodes beginning with season 1, and production galleries. The box sets of the five seasons were released with slim packaging in all regions, beginning in the United States. A complete series box set for Stargate Atlantis was released on October 6, 2009 in North America, and August 10, 2009 in the UK. Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series Blu-ray was released in North America in mid-2011.
Stargate Atlantis garnered mediocre media attention with mixed reviews. Michael Abernethy from PopMatters said "the series has much to offer", and further stated that the program had many unanswered questions, but gave it mostly positive reviews. Jonathan Wright from the British newspaper, The Guardian called the series "fun". The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reviewer Laura Urbani said that the television series "cleverly" mixed "humor with action" with "political intrigue".Virginia Heffernan from The New York Times called the pilot episode "dull" and further commented that it was a "relic of our own unenlightened time," but said that the show could win fans with its "lavish special effects".
David Nusair from Reel Film Reviews reviewing "Rising" said "as a pilot episode, there's no denying that "Rising" gets the job done," commenting to the one episode release of the pilot on DVD format.Critical Myth rated "Adrift" 8 out of 10, praising the direction the writers took with the episode, Sheppard being rather forced to be in command of the city with the incapacitation of Weir, as well as comparing the characters' "chance to prove their mettle through extreme adversity" to "The Siege, Part 2". Marx Pyle of SyFy Portal (since renamed Airlock Alpha) described the episode "The Daedalus Variations" as Atlantis' version of Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who?". It was praised for being a "fun filler" episode, and Pyle enjoyed the scene where the two Sheppards converse, and the space battle, believing only Battlestar Galactica could beat them. Pyle criticised the episode for the absence of Woolsey, and McKay's apparent quick understanding of new technologies including the alternate reality drive, as well as feeling that Sci-Fi gave away too much information from the previews of the episode. When reviewing "Enemy at the Gate", IGN reviewer Tory Ireland Mell has given the episode a "mediocre" score of 5.8 out of 10, where the reviewer felt that everything on the episode was "forced", and felt the final scene was "uninspiring", though the episode was praised for the conversation between Sheppard and Carter.
Season one of Stargate Atlantis garnered mixed reviews. John Sinnott from DVDTalk called season one a "very good spinoff," certifying it "highly recommended." Dan Heaton from Digitally Obsessed was positive to the first season, and said the pilot started "in fashion." Reviewer Dan Phelps from DVDFanatic gave the series "thumbs up" and gave the series an A-. Oladotun Ogunsulire from Science Fiction Buzz said the series should be "treasured." June L. from Monsters and Critics (M&C) gave season two of Stargate Atlantis 4 out of 5, and said that it was a "pleasure to watch the stories", compared to other new science fiction shows which depend on "blood and violence."
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Stargate Atlantis
The show has been nominated 62 times and won 19 awards, less than the sister show, Stargate SG-1, which was nominated 129 times and won 22 awards. Atlantisseason one was nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2005 in the following categories, Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.Atlantis would receive two other Emmy nominations in 2006 and 2008 respectively. Television director, David Winning was awarded a Chicago International Film Festival award in 2005 in the category Outstanding Achievement in a Television Drama Direction for "Childhood's End". The New York Film Festival also awarded Winning for his work in "Childhood's End."Atlantis was nominated twenty-seven times for a Leo Award and won only once in the category Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series in "The Eye" in 2005. The series won nine Leo Awards in 2009.
Main articles: Stargate literature, List of Stargate comics, and List of Stargate audiobooks
In total, there have been released 12 books and novels about Stargate Atlantis entitled Rising, Reliquary, The Chosen, Halcyon, Exogenesis, Entanglement, Casualties of War, Blood Ties, Mirror Mirror, Nightfall, Angelus and Brimstone. There have been released six short fiction works as a part of the official Stargate franchise. Sharon Gosling has released a book for the first four seasons of the series entitled Stargate Atlantis: The Official Companion Season #, the fifth was never released. Action figures of the Stargate Atlantis cast have been released by Diamond Selected Toys, and included John Sheppard and Rodney McKay figures among others.
This is a list of The Stargate Atlantis audiobooks by Big Finish Productions, are each narrated by one of the main Stargate franchise characters and feature a second, guest-star voice along with music and sound effects. Kavan Smith (as Evan Lorne), David Nykl (as Radek Zelenka), Paul McGillion (as Carson Beckett) and Torri Higginson (as Elizabeth Weir) have lent their voices for one Stargate Atlantisaudiobook each.
In late 2005, Fandemonium Press, which also publishes many books for the Stargate SG-1 series, launched a new series of books based on Stargate Atlantis. These books are available in English-speaking countries and through online bookstores. Additionally, the 'Legacy' series of books have also been added and they begin where the TV series concluded. There are now eight available. They are: 1) Homecoming; Jo Graham & Melissa Scott. 2) The Lost; Jo Graham & Amy Griswold. 3) Allegiance; Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold. 4) The Furies; Jo Graham. 5) Secrets; Jo Graham & Melissa Scott. 6) Inheritors; Jo Graham, Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold. 7) Unascended; Jo Graham & Amy Griswold. 8) Third Path; Melissa Scott & Jo Graham. These novels begin by looking at the events that led to Atlantis returning to the Pegasus Galaxy, including a new war against the powerful Wraith Queen Death, McKay being briefly brainwashed and converted into a Wraith scientist, a confrontation with Queen Death that ends with a new treaty between Atlantis and the Wraith, and the return of Elizabeth Weir and Aiden Ford after their apparent 'deaths'.
The official Stargate Magazine, produced by Titan Publishing, began publishing short stories written by Fandemonium authors in their 8th issue. The stories alternate between both SG-1 and Atlantis.
In 2006, Avatar Press launched a series of comics based on Stargate Atlantis. Set in season 1, Wraithfall features story by Stewart Moore and art by Mauricio Melo. In this story, the Atlantis team meets the Karrans, a race that has made a bizarre deal with the Wraith.
While Stargate Worlds (SGW) was mainly about the story arc to Stargate SG-1, the first expansion pack was planned to be about Stargate Atlantis. Atlantis and the Pegasus Galaxy would have presented much additional content, with all five seasons' worth aired by the time of the game's release. It was ideal for an expansion, and this was what the developers intended for this facet of the Stargate franchise at that stage.
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