Parents' Guide to

Stargate Atlantis

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Formulaic space saga is fine for older tweens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

My favorite show!

I'm serious this show is the best, you know those shows where all the characters just feel like a family? Yeah this is one of them. My favourite character has to be Rodney McKay, he is super ego all around hilarious guy with his soft spots. Other characters include Ronan Dex (Jason Momoa), Rodney Mckay (David Hewlett), Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), and also another fan fave Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion). This T.V. show, as you might know has been cancelled, but the show lives on!
age 14+

Stargate Atlantis: a nice switch from StarTrek

This show needs to be carefully watched. I saw it streaming and skipped quite a few episodes and many more scenes because of the violence. If there are no guns in the scene,it is a visually pleasing adventure with characters who make you laugh and smile. I love the realness of the characters. People who are slightly misfit seem to fit on Atlantis. Many strong women characters who are smart, fun, empathetic, caring, adventurous adorn this show. This show is not for everyone. I have never seen a more visually beautiful tv show, but then again I don't really watch much tv.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (5):

There's plenty of fodder for thoughtful storylines in this compelling, if somewhat derivative, sci-fi drama, which was spun off of the popular Stargate SG-1. Stargate Atlantis sometimes seems like many other space operas, with noble heroes, evil villains, and a predictable crisis that's conveniently wrapped up in about 57 minutes. But it also poses some interesting questions about the origins of mankind and our place in the galactic food chain.

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