My copy of the Stargate Atlantis Complete Series Box Set came in the mail yesterday. You can expect a review to pop up on AOL’s Sci Fi Squad sometime very soon.
I gotta say, I really love this show. Sure, it’s not Battlestar Galactica or The Wire (it’s definitely not The Wire), but SGA is a fun, clever and action-packed slice of sci-fi silliness. I love the characters on the show and the actors who portray them, especially David Hewlett (pictured), who turned his character Dr. Rodney McKay into a grumpy geek icon. The other cast members — Rachell Lutrell, Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Paul McGillion and future Conan the Barbarian, Jason Momoa — are all great. You can tell they really loved working with each other.
It’s a shame that Syfy decided to cancel SGA after five seasons. A show like this probably could have continued for a few more years, maybe incorporating more serialized elements along the way. How great would it be to have a new SGA ep to unwind with after watching all the drama unfold on the new Stargate Universe on Friday nights? Really great, that’s how great.
But now I can always revisit my favorite eps with this awesome box set. I have no idea how much this thing costs, so I can’t recommend that you run out and pick one up now. I’ll have all that info plus some notes on the bonus features next week on Sci Fi Squad. See ya then.