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Stargate Atlantis: Fans' Choice [Blu-ray] by Various Directors
Review by Charles Mohapel
MGM (Video & DVD) Blu-ray  ISBN/ITEM#: B0029WLJHU
Date: 24 August 2009 List Price $29.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK / IMDB.com - Rising / IMDB.com - Enemy at the Gate / Show Official Info /

While I did not vote for my two personal favorite episodes of Stargate Atlantis, I was curious to see which ones were chosen by the majority of the fans.

The consensus was that the fans who did vote chose Rising, the feature length pilot episode, and Enemy at the Gate, the 100th and final episode.

Not only do I enjoy this symmetry, but I also think these were two of the best episodes.

Rising
Director:
Martin Wood
Writing credits:
Brad Wright (creator) &
Robert C. Cooper (creator)
Robert C. Cooper (written by) &
Brad Wright (written by)

Cast:
Joe Flanigan ... Major John Sheppard
Torri Higginson ... Dr. Elizabeth Weir
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Rainbow Francks ... Lt. Aiden Ford (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay

Episode: Enemy at the Gate
Director:
Andy Mikita
Writing credits:
Brad Wright (creator) &
Robert C. Cooper (creator)
Joseph Mallozzi (written by) &
Paul Mullie (written by)

Cast:
Joe Flanigan ... Major John Sheppard
Rachel Luttrell ... Teyla Emmagan
Jason Momoa ... Ronon Dex
Jewel Staite ... Dr. Jennifer Keller
Robert Picardo ... Richard Woolsey
David Hewlett ... Dr. Rodney McKay

Disc Contains:
Trailer for Stargate: The Ark of Truth on Blu-ray and DVD (1:02)
Trailer for Stargate Continuum on Blu-ray and DVD (0:33)
Trailer for Stargate Universe - Coming Fall 2009 Only on SciFi (0:35)

Rising
Stargate Atlantis begins with Rising, a feature length episode where Earth is mounting an expedition through the Stargate located in Cheyenne Mountain on what is most probably a one way trip to the Pegasus Galaxy. Arriving in the lost city of Atlantis, they are shocked to discover that they are deep underwater, protected only by a forcefield. Unfortunately for them their presence triggers the dormant systems which reactivate and begin draining the depleted ZPMs (Zero Point Module) of the city even faster.

While expedition leader Dr. Elizabeth Weir and most of the expedition try to find a way to save themselves from imminent death, military leader Colonel Sumner, Major Sheppard, Lieutenant Ford, and other military personnel travel through the Atlantis Stargate to a nearby planet where they encounter a group of humans calling themselves Athosians. Led by Teyla Emmagan, these simple folk are being harvested by a race of technologically sophisticated, but nasty aliens called the Wraith, the same race who defeated the Ancients long ago.

Suddenly three small Wraith ships called Darts fly through the nearby Stargate and begin beaming up villagers and military personnel alike. And so the adventure begins...

Enemy at the Gate
Enemy at the Gate, the 100th and final episode of Stargate Atlantis begins with Todd the Wraith (and sometime ally) contacting Atlantis and informing them that one of his traitorous underlings has finally discovered how to fully integrate Asuran ZPMs with Wraith technology - and this underling has a number of ZPMs in his possession and plans on utilizing them to power a new Wraith super Hive Ship.

Worst of all, this faction of Wraith have received a subspace transmission from the alternate reality we saw in Vegas, the penultmate episode and are now heading to Earth for what they see as a 6 billion person all-you-can-eat buffet. Can they be stopped and if so, at what cost?

While I applaud MGM for asking the fans what their favorite episodes of Stargate Atlantis were before creating Stargate Atlantis: Fans Choice, complete with their choice of cover art, I'm disappointed by the complete lack of Special Features and we all know that there is a veritable treasure trove of those for Stargate Atlantis.

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