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Stargate Atlantis : Science Fiction Formula - Yawn

By Andrew Pollack on 07/27/2004 at 11:25 PM EDT

Ok. Create some really powerful magic technology, but then to make sure you still have a story you have to limit that technology. Now, you need a group of people large enough to have stories, but small enough to be alone and without help. Strand them out somewhere with a remarkably similar enemy who is just about as powerful one way or the other. Star Trek comes to mind first -- with all its variants -- but it describes Sea Wolf, Space 1999 -- all of them. Yawn. Been there, got the t-shirt.

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My own thoughts on this are...By Ben Langhinrichs on 07/28/2004 at 09:01 AM EDT
LOL. Thus is an entire genre dismissed out of hand.
Stargate Atlantis Science Fiction FormulaBy Thor on 09/21/2005 at 03:56 PM EDT
Well, first off yes alot of Sci-fi show have a similar agenda to have a base
story, but I think that Stargate Atlantis has it a little different, first off
our myths of egypt through Stargate and Stargate SG1 where used as a reality of
aliens taking places of gods, Stargate Atlantis goes a bit further on this
idea, now that the "stargate" has verified why the egyptians dipicted things
the way they did our other myths of a city that sank beneath the sea show to be
real also but not on earth, noone ever said it was on earth anyways it was
assumed, this race overcome by the evil "wrath" returns to earth and over time
a myth of this city surfaces and us not knowing their technology have to learn
it as be go and with a city the size of manhattan it will take time to search
and learn the whole city.

I think the storyline was a incredible peice of work as was the stargate opinion only...if you want to challenge me on this please email
back..I have done some research on earthly myth and egyptian culture and have a
large interest in quantum and temperal physics.

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