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  • That would have been good news for Shanks fans, but I guarantee you, two then-current Atlantis actors would have been either cut completely or put on recurring status
  • As a rule, these are very interesting additions
  • None of them were that dramatic, so I chose not to make an issue of it, but perfectionists may want to look for them

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      The Stargate Atlantis Season 5 DVD Set is a five-set product which includes all 20 episodes of the fifth and final season of this science fiction series which starred Joe Flanigan as Colonel John Sheppard.

      The set is attractive, coming in a nice box and with two DVDs per slim pack container, with the last DVD by itself.

      There are a lot of extras on the set. Every show has a commentary from a variety of people, including producers, writers, directors,


      and some of the actors. My favorite is from the First Contact episode in which Michael Shanks guest starred. In it, they talk about how wonderful it was to have Shanks in the show and how had there been a sixth season, they were seriously wanting him full time. That would have been good news for Shanks fans, but I guarantee you, two then-current Atlantis actors would have been either cut completely or put on recurring status. That’s what happened when Amanda Tapping joined the cast, and Shanks earns more than her in the Stargate franchise.

      There are also what they call Mission Directives, usually one per disk, that goes more in depth into the making of a specific episode. For example, on the first disk the featurette was on the first episode of the season. Writer Martin Gero talked about the needs of a first episode that resolves a cliffhanger and four-story arc.


      • Stargate Atlantis Season 5 DVD Set
      The departure of Amanda Tapping as a regular is addressed as well. As a rule, these are very interesting additions.

      They also have featurettes about various aspects from certain episodes, like how they sank the Stargate in The Shrine episode and the life and death of Michael.

      Among the extras is a conversation with Flanigan in which he talks, among other things, about how Atlantis has differed from Stargate SG-1, including being a more modern and sexier show.

      Fans love deleted scenes,

      and there are a few of those here on a couple of the disks.

      The picture and sound are good, of course, but there were a couple of freeze seconds. None of them were that dramatic, so I chose not to make an issue of it, but perfectionists may want to look for them.

      For fans of this series, it’s a must have. For fans of Shanks, it’s equally worth the buy. For science fiction lovers, it’s probably worth it, too.




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