When we last saw Stargate Atlantis, Sheppard had returned from a routine mission only to find that Atlantis had been abandoned by everyone, and the city is surrounded by nothing but sand dunes for miles.  Now, as the last man in the city, he must uncover the reason for this strange turn of events.

Tonight, the adventures continue as Stargate Atlantis kicks off its fifth season at 10pm on the Sci Fi Channel.

Stargate Atlantis, the series that follows the adventures of a human expedition to the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy, will promise to keep things interesting by welcoming new cast members and forging new alliances, all while exploring the mysteries of the Pegasus Galaxy in the new 20-episode season.  During the course of the season, a new race will be introduced and the show will celebrate the milestone of 100 episodes.

Season 5 will find Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) as he assumes command of the Atlantis expedition.  Woolsey must deal with new responsibilities and find his way among the crew, despite his unwillingness to step into Colonel Samantha Carter’s shoes. Meanwhile, the team, led by Lt. Colonel Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and consisting of Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), Teyla (Rachel Luttrell), Ronon (Jason Momoa) and Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite), must now adjust to his unique leadership style.

In tonight’s episode called “Search and Rescue Part 2,” Colonel Carter attempts to lead a rescue mission to save several trapped Atlantis team members.  However, the rescue party must also combat Michael and his army who also wish to recover the survivors.

Returning this season on Stargate Atlantis is fan favorite Paul McGillion, who will reprise his role as Dr. Carson Beckett for five episodes.  Moreover, Amanda Tapping and Stargate SG-1 star Michael Shanks will also guest star to reprise their roles as Colonel Samantha Carter and Dr. Daniel Jackson.

Catch a new episode of Stargate Atlantis every Friday at 10/9c on Sci Fi.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Sci Fi Channel
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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV