August 17th, 2006

shep B&W

SGA a "guilty pleasure" :)

Okay, my kind of article! :)


from "500 guilty pleasures"

"Stargate: Atlantis" -   
I know, I know, the new "Battlestar Galactica" and "Doctor Who" are reinventing the sci-fi genre, exploring new levels of . blah blah blah. I don't care. Sometimes you want popcorn, not a four-course meal. Give me a pretty boy pilot, a snarky scientist (picture Dr. House with nuclear weapons), a ridiculous premise to explain intergalactic travel and I'm happy. "Stargate: Atlantis" (not to be confused with its progenitor, the long-running "Stargate SG-1") also comes with equal-opportunity alien eye candy, a woman commander who is neither a bitch nor secretly in love with a co-worker and a Big Bad whose motive is no more complex than wanting to eat the humans. This is classic sci-fi in all its finest, cheesiest glory, complete not only with "Star Trek" in-jokes but "Star Trek" (and "X-Files") guest stars. Just don't take it seriously. The medical ethics alone are enough to make you crazy, not to mention the xenocide and rape featured in recent episodes. Hopefully, the creators will get over their ham-handed "Galactica" envy soon and focus on what's really important: more jokes about Sheppard's hair. -Lori Smith