Stargate Atlantis

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Stargate Atlantis (SGA) is a Canadian science fiction show that airs on the SciFi channel in the United States. The program was created in 2004 by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper and is a spin-off of long-running program Stargate SG-1.

The Show

The story

Stargate Atlantis takes place in the city of Atlantis, on the planet "Lantea" in the Pegasus galaxy. Built by the most advanced race in the universe, the Ancients, the Ancients eventually submerged the city beneath the planet's ocean after a long war with an enemy race known as the Wraith.

Cut off from Earth, the Atlantis expedition team tries to uncover the secrets of the city while using the Stargate to explore the Pegasus Galaxy, seeking technology to help them defeat the Wraith.

Main characters

  • John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan): A United States Air Force Major who becomes the commander of the Atlantis' military contingent after the original mission commander is killed.
  • 1st Lt. Aiden Ford (Rainbow Sun Francks): US Marine Corps lieutenant and member of Sheppard's team in season one of the series. He leaves the team (and the show) during season 2 after an overdose of Wraith feeding enzyme renders him mentally unstable.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson): Initial leader of the Atlantis expedition, acting as a diplomat. Critically wounded in the third season finale, she becomes a recurring character in the fourth season.
  • Carson Beckett, M. D. (Paul McGillion): Medical Chief of Atlantis in seasons 1-3. Killed in an explosion, a clone created by a rogue Wraith appears in seasons 4 and 5.
  • Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa): A weapons specialist from the Pegasus planet Sateda who joins Sheppard's team in the second season of the series.

Recurring Characters


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  • On August 21, 2008, SciFi channel announced it was canceling Stargate Atlantis after five seasons.[36] After the 100th episode, which would be its last, a 2-hour movie would follow in 2009. This news created much upset within Atlantis fandom, particularly when coupled with the news that the show would be replaced with a new series Stargate Universe, which appeared to hold little interest to most Atlantis fans.[37], [38], [39], [40], [41], [42], [43]


Common Het Pairings

Common Slash Pairings

Rare Het Pairings


There are several large communities dedicated to the actors in the show. These communities are active on LiveJournal and FanPop.

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Influential Fanworks

Fan fiction

Fandom Members

See also Category:Stargate Atlantis fans for a directory of members of this fan community.

Fandom Size

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See also


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