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Stargate Atlantis: Season 3 DVD set press release (US)

TV - Stargate: Atlantis - Season 3 Press Release


THE LOST CITY EXPEDITION CONTINUES AS MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES

 

Stargate Atlantis Season 3 Of The Fan Favorite Sci-Fi Series Surfaces To DVD On

September 18; Now Available Just Before The Fall Premiere Of Season 4

 

5-Disc Set Features All 20 Episodes And Arrives Jam-Packed With Cast And Creator Commentaries, Featurettes and Exclusive Bonus Materials

 

Los Angeles, CA - From the longest consecutively running sci-fi series ever, "Stargate SG-1", comes its thrilling spin-off, "Stargate: Atlantis" Season 3, splashing onto DVD on September 18 from MGM Home Entertainment. For the first time MGM is releasing the complete previous season of "Stargate: Atlantis" on DVD before the premiere of the next season allowing fans to catch up on their favorite episodes. Set in the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy built millions of years ago by the most advanced race in the Stargate Universe, an adventurous expedition ensues, overflowing with intense battles, out-of-this-world visuals, amazing special effects, endearing characters and a two-time Emmy nominated score by Joel Goldsmith. "Stargate: Atlantis" Season 3 is anchored with a compelling ensemble cast including Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister), Torri Higginson (The English Patient), Rachel Luttrel (Imposter) David Hewlett ("The Triangle") and Mitch Pileggi ("The X-Files"). Executive produced by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the five-disc DVD set is flooded with bonus features including audio commentaries for 19 episodes, many behind-the-scenes featurettes and a profusion of photo and production design galleries. A must-have collection for any sci-fi fan, the "Stargate: Atlantis" Season 3 DVD set will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada.

 

"Stargate: Atlantis" Season 3 DVD Disc Content Specifics:

 

Disc One:

Episode 301: "No Man's Land"

In the third-season opener, Sheppard's ship vanishes during a space melee against the Wraith. Meanwhile, Weir is recalled to Stargate Command as Colonel Caldwell leads a mission to keep the Wraith from reaching Earth.

    • Commentary by Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood

Episode 302: "Misbegotten"

Woolsey travels to Atlantis to evaluate Dr. Weir's leadership. Meanwhile, Dr. Beckett and Sheppard are at odds over what to do with the former Wraith transformed into humans by the retrovirus.

    • Commentary by Executive Producer Paul Mullie and Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood

Episode 303: "Sateda"

While on an exploratory mission, Ronon is taken prisoner by villagers who made a pact with the Wraith. Meanwhile, Sheppard and Teyla rally the team to rescue their comrade.

    • Commentary by Executive Producer, Writer and Director Robert C. Cooper & Director of Photography Brenton Spencer
    • Mission Directive: "Sateda" featuring Director Robert C.

Episode 304: "Irresistible"

The team searches for stargates to harvest for an intergalactic bridge, and encounters a charming alchemist who beguiles Dr. Beckett.

    • Commentary by Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and Director of Photography Michael Blundell

Special Features:

    • Inside the Stargate: Atlantis Visual FX Department
    • Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery

Disc Two:

Episode 305: "Progeny"

An advanced civilization is accidentally discovered during the team's investigation of a purportedly abandoned Ancient testing site, prompting Weir to broker an alliance with the society's leader, Oberoth.

    • Commentary by Director Andy Mikita and VFX Supervisor Mark Savela
    • Mission Directive: "Progeny" featuring Andy Mikita

Episode 306: "The Real World"

Dr. Weir has a rude awakening in a psychiatric hospital on Earth, where she is told that her memories of Atlantis are delusions.

 

Episode 307: "Common Ground"

Sheppard is captured by a Genii commander and imprisoned beside a Wraith, who becomes a tool in negotiations to release Sheppard, as well as an unlikely ally, for his escape.

    • Commentary by Director William Waring and Director of Photography Brenton Spencer

Episode 308: "McKay & Mrs. Miller"

McKay returns to earth to enlist his sister's with an Air Force experiment, producing surprise visitor.

    • Commentary by Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood

Special Features:

    • Profile on: Rachel Luttrell
    • Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery

Disc Three:

Episode 309: "The Return, Part I"

Ancients journey to Earth and request that the Stargate team vacate Atlantis, a scenario that scatters the team and presents General Landry with a quandary.

    • Commentary by Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Executive Producer Paul Mullie

Episode 310: "The Return, Part II"

The team tries to rescue General O'Neill and Richard Woolsey during the Asuran occupation of the outpost.

    • Commentary by Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Executive Producer Paul Mullie

Episode 311: "Phantoms"

A mission to recover a lost team leads to the discovery of a discontinued Wraith experiment: a mind-altering device that adversely affects Ronon and Sheppard.

    • Commentary by Co-Executive Producer Carl Binder and Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood
    • Mission Directive: "Phantoms" featuring Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood

Episode 312: "Echoes"

Teyla sees a strange "woman in white" in Atlantis as the sea creature that saved Rodney from the puddle jumper crash resurfaces, signaling a new threat to the outpost.

    • Commentary by Director William Waring and Director of Photography Brenton Spencer

Special Features:

    • General O'Neill Goes to Atlantis
    • Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery

Disc Four:

Episode 313: "Irresponsible"

The team encounters Lucius, who uses Ancient technology to assume the role of protector for a besieged village.

    • Commentary by Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and Director of Photography Michael Blundell

Episode 314: "Sunday"

Trying to relax on a rare day off, an explosion on Atlantis develops into an emergency situation with dire results for one of the expedition's key members.

    • Commentary by Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Director William Waring

Episode 315: "Tao of Rodney"

Rodney is hit by an energy beam from an Ancient device and begins to exhibit heightened senses and telekinesis. The team discovers that the device was used to accelerate ascension, which may kill Rodney in the process.

    • Commentary by Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and Director of Photography Michael Blundell

Episode 316: "The Game"

Sheppard and McKay compete in a civilization-building simulator they've discovered on Atlantis, which may turn out to have serious consequences.

    • Commentary by Director William Waring and Director of Photography Brenton Spencer
    • Mission Directive: "The Game" featuring Director William Waring

Special Features:

    • Masters of the Alien
    • Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery

 

Disc Five:

Episode 317: "The Ark"

Survivors are revived from suspended animation in a space station, but problems from their past come back to haunt the team.

    • Commentary by Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and VFX Supervisor Mark Savela

Episode 318: "Submersion"

An underwater mission has the team searching for an alternate power source in the Atlantean ocean.

    • Commentary by Director Brenton Spencer and VFX Supervisor Mark Savela

Episode 319: "Vengeance"

The team encounters an old enemy while searching for one of their allies, and uncovers a plot to engineer a race of powerful monsters.

    • Commentary by Director Andy Mikita and Creature Effects Designer Todd Masters

Episode 320: "First Strike"

The Apollo, a new Earth ship, arrives at Atlantis under the command of Colonel Abe Ellis, whose mission could start a war, and endanger the station in the process.

    • Commentary by Producer/Writer Martin Gero, Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and VFX Supervisor Mark Savela
    • Mission Directive: "First Strike" featuring Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood

Special Features:

    • Stargate Atlantis: A Look Back on Season 3 with Martin Gero
    • Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery

 

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Ooookaaayyy.... is it my imagination (or being tired?) in that I don't see a single actor doing a commentary??

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