Starring: Joe Flanigan as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard David Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan Torri Higginson as Dr. Elizabeth Weir Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka Chuck Campbell as Technician
Special Features: Disc 1: The Siege: Part 3 The Intruder Runner Duet Special Features: Commentary by the Directors, Writers and Actors Mission Directive: “The Intruder” featuring Director Peter DeLuise Mission Directive: “The Seige: Part 3” featuring Director Martin Wood Photo Galleries Production Design Gallery
Disc 2: Condemned Trinity Instinct Conversion Special Features: Commentary by the Directors, Writers and Actors Mission Directive: “Instinct” featuring Director Andy Mikita Introduction to a Character: Ronan Dex Photo Gallery Production Design Gallery
Disc 3: Aurora The Lost Boys Hive Epiphany Special Features: Commentary by the Directors, Producers, Writers and Actors Road to a Dream with Martin Gero Photo Gallery Production Design Gallery
Disc 4: Critical Mass Grace Under Pressure The Tower The Long Goodbye Special Features: Commentary by the Directors, Director of Photography, Writers and Actors Profile On: David Hewlett Stargate Altlantis: Stunts Photo Gallery Production Design Gallery
Disc 5: Coup D’Etat Michael Inferno Allies Special Features: Commentary by Directors, Writers, Producers and Actors Profile On: Paul McGillion Photo Gallery Production Design Gallery
Other Info: Widescreen (1.78:1) English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound French Languge Spanish Subtitles Running Time: 872 Minutes
Synopsis: The following is from the DVD cover:
“After narrowly surviving a massive Wraith attack, the new inhabitants of Atlantis continue to uncover the secrets of the ancients and search for allies in their corner of the universe, but the persistent threat of interference from vicious enemies haunts them in their pursuits. Will they find the elusive power source they so desperately need… or the renegade team member they’ve lost?”
“Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Second Season” is not rated.
Mini-Review: I really enjoyed the “Stargate” movie and I even read a few of the spinoff books. However, for one reason or another, I’ve never seen a single episode of the long running TV series or this spinoff from it. I was curious to see if someone could dive into the middle of a second season and follow what was going on. The result was that it was only partially successful in hooking me.
I was quite impressed with the special effects on the show. The city of Atlantis and the spaceships looked fantastic. They were some of the best effects I’ve seen on TV. The story was also fast paced and the action kept things moving. That being said, I don’t think the point where I jumped on was the best place to join the storyline. I knew nothing about the characters nor cared about them when they were placed in jeopardy. There was also very little related to the “Stargate” movie. It has about as much in common with the film as “Frasier” does with “Cheers.” I also found the acting to be a little bland. There are no real standouts among the cast.
In short, if you want to jump aboard the “Stargate” TV series bandwagon, go back to the very beginning. The series should satisfy fans of sci-fi television, but it’s not quite up to the quality of “Battlestar Galactica.”
Fans of “Stargate Atlantis” should be very pleased with all the bonus features on this DVD set. There are a ton of featurettes focusing on the making of specific episodes. There are also commentaries and photo galleries. The final result is one of the better bonus feature offerings of a TV series DVD set.