Common Sense Media says

Formulaic space saga is fine for older tweens.

Users say

(out of 16 reviews)
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Parent of a 8 and 9 year old Written byDrowlord October 6, 2010

Very safe for children old enough to be interested in it.

Alien monsters and violence might be a bit much for younger kids. It is fundamentally a military-friendly show and has some messages that some will find objectionable. Overall, the violence isn't intense, there is relatively little reference to sex, the language is okay, the role models are positive, and messages generally revolve around treating people fairly.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 11, 13, and 13 year old Written bysay NO to forni... August 5, 2009

stick with the original

A bit more violent that original SG, has more disturbing monsters, and has unpleasant levels of politically "correct" notions.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written byCommanderC April 9, 2008

Not as good as SG-1.

A good stand-alone show, but more enjoyable if you are a fan of Stargate SG-1. As with most spin-offs, Atlantis is not as good as the original.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008


This is a really good show although there is SOME cussing in it
Parent Written byendurex4 August 16, 2011

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.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Parent Written byThe Honest Reviewer November 24, 2011

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!
Teen, 14 years old Written bymylibrarycardworeout August 10, 2011

A Must Watch!

This is the best TV show which I have ever seen. Just sad that they stopped filming it. There is a lot of violence but it is not gruesome. These creatures feed off of your and it is pretty creepy, but there is not much blood (almost none at all.) It has a great story line and it has positive role modeling. This is a must watch and at the end you will be wishing there was still more.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byjames brown April 9, 2008

Pretty Good

This show is pretty good but "stargate SG 1 is better." and it's not the futue just advaced alien Tec.
Teen, 14 years old Written bygaming4people October 17, 2010

best comedy action sci fi.

buy it! this show is awesome!
Parent of a 3 year old Written byJelkimantis October 9, 2010

14+ only. There are some serious blood issues in sns 4-5

In general, Team work abounds, and there are a lot of prominent female leads. Women are often better than men at science type things. There are many bloody scenes in the last two seasons. This is definitely for older children.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Adult Written bystargategeek April 29, 2010
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written bytesla April 9, 2008
Adult Written byLorna3 April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written byTara_dear April 9, 2008
Teen, 16 years old Written byfrench.cats February 20, 2015

Good (but Stargate SG1 was better!)

The plotline is not admirable, but the characters are fascinating, all with their own back stories. You will become addicted instantly!
Adult Written bymorjana April 9, 2008

Adventure in the Pegasus Galaxy.

Stargate: Atlantis is a worthy spin-off of Stargate SG-1. Another series that tickles the imagination and provides quality entertainment. Has been picked up for a fourth season on the SciFi Channel, with SG-1 alum Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) reporting for duty in Atlantis.