Since it seems the Into the Gate thread has been designated for SG-1, I figure might as well bite the bullet and make an Atlantis thread. So here we have the first actual spin-off of the SG-1 continuity (as opposed to Stargate Infinity or Stargate 3000) and the middle show of the Sci-fi Friday lineup, it's storyline connecting and interweaving with seasons 8+ of SG-1. One thing I've begun to notice is Atlantis, so far, has the tendancy to have rather mixed first halves of it's seasons, and apparently rather excellent second halves. Season 1 didn't really kick into gear until the awesome Storm two-parter, and built up to the great season finale. Following the cliffhanger resolution, Season 2 sorta wandered around in quality (much of that, IMO, having to due with the weak SuperFord plotline), but part 2 of the midseason two-parter was much better than the first part, and a string of episodes starting in a week or two look to be very solid, including things such as the Goa'uld, Carter, an Ancient outpost/tower, the Genii and the continuation of the retro-virus plotline. And "The Long Goodbye"'s premise ("two pods are discovered that contain the minds of alien beings, who take control of Weir and Sheppard's bodies to continue their personal war.) just sounds fun, in a Farscape kinda way. Also, here's [link=http://boards.theforce.net/the_amphitheatre/b10382/15099466/]a link to the SGA thread in Amp.[/link] I've also whipped up this little chart tracking the Wraith hive ship count as we start to make a dent in their little armada. [link=http://www.denimfilms.com/shared/wraithassettracking.jpg] http://www.denimfilms.com/shared/wraithassettracking.jpg [/link] But of course, with exception to one episode, there is still only one true reason SGA is worth watching... [image=http://www.thescifiworld.net/img/wallpapers/stargate/gilles_nuytens/stargate_atlantis_mckay_1024x768.jpg] "Ah, yes. Leadership." Mckay: "Doctor Fumbles McStupid over here was in way over his head!" Zelenka: "Yes, yes, *I* made a mistake trying to save *your* life. Now, do you want to try to fix it, or do you want to continue to berate me somewhat?" Mckay: "I'm perfectly capable of doing both at the same time." Sheppard: "Any way to figure out what they're saying?" Mckay: "Yes, of course, it says right here: 'Why is the smart one having to stop and answer so many questions?'" Sheppard: "How's it coming, Rodney?" Mckay: "Slower than I expected, but faster than humanly possible."