Season 1 of Stargate Atlantis ends with a cliffhanger. The Wraith are attacking Atlantis, the situation is serious, and Major Sheppard might be dead. Most major characters make it back for Season 2 of this SF TV series. It also brings in a fighter ship, the Daedalus, and easier contact with Earth. Season 2 also introduces a new character, Ronon Dex, played by Jason Momoa. Stargate Atlantis Season 2 is now available in The Complete Series Collection featuring all 5 seasons and 26 DVD.
One of the best Stargate Atlantis Season 2 episodes is Duet. Rodney McKay, the most interesting character in this science fiction TV series, and a female trooper named Cadman end up sharing Rodney’s body. Look for a Tim Horton’s mug on his nightstand.
Playing host to another person is also something Weir, Sheppard, and someone else will get to do.
Instinct, Season 2 DVD 2, goes where the show had to go eventually and tells a vampire story. Other episodes have Sheppard in virtual reality to connect with an Ancient ship lost 10,000 years ago, a three episode arc involving boarding a Hive ship, entering a time portal of some science fiction kind, a bomb on Atlantis, Rodney meets his match and a whale named Lassie, a dying king lording over peasants, a warship, and a whole new kind of Wraith.
At some point in this season Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) gets infected with a Wraith-like virus and this has consequences. Lieutenant Ford also plays a major role in a few episodes.
Stargate Atlantis was a very good science fiction series. Season 2 is strong and the show has not jumped the shark or even come close to water yet. It does wear the “Rodney saves everybody at the last minute” plot line a bit thin though.
The Complete Series Stargate Atlantis DVD set includes the following: Commentary track for each episode, photo galleries on each disc, and
Disc 6 (Season 2): Mission Directive: “The Intruder” featuring Director Peter DeLuise Mission Directive: “The Siege: Part 3” featuring Director Martin Wood
Disc 7 (Season 2): “Mission Directive: “Instinct” featuring Director Peter DeLuise Introduction to a Character: Ronon Dex
Disc 8 (Season 2). Featurettes Road to a Dream with Writer Martin Gero.
Disc 9 (Season 2): Featurettes Profile On: David Hewlett “Stargate: Atlantis” Stunts
Disc 10 (Season 2): Featurettes Profile On: Paul McGillionStargate Atlantis Fans' Choice Blu-ray