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Spin Off Special: Stargate Atlantis, or in another galaxy they speak modern English?

This week’s Pilot Era Post and it’s a spin off

Pilot Era

First aired: 12th October 2004

Cast (Main):

Joe Flannigan Maj. John Sheppard

Tori Higginson Dr Elizabeth Weir

Rachel Luttrell Teyla Emmagan

Rainbow Sun Francks Lt. Aiden Ford

David Hewlett Rodney McKay

Paul McGillion Dr Carson Beckett

Cast (Guest):

Richard Dean Anderson Gen. Jack O’Neill

Michael Shanks Dr. Daniel Jackson

Robert Patrick Col. Marshall Sumner

Andee Frizell Wraith Queen

Spin Off Specifics:

Where did is spin-off from? Stargate SG-1

When did it spin-off from? This season ran alongside SG-1’s season 8.

What is different? Rather than set on Earth and dealing with the Go’auld, this was set in another galaxy in an alien city. Other than that it was a new cast, but very much a stargate show.

Was it necessary? The Lost City plot only really has a point if you are going to go to the Lost city, so there’s a story that can be told.

How did it…

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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