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Stargate Altantis' season 4 catches a Firefly

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 11th 2007 3:20PM
Stargate Atlantis Even though the Season 3 finale of the Sci Fi hit show Stargate Atlantis airs only in two weeks, cast and crew are already preparing Season 4. Writers have almost half the season written up, episodes are getting shot, and casting directors are working around the clock to find guest stars for the new season. Actually, the latter even found a new show regular in the person of Firefly's Jewel Staite.

Spoilers about Staite's character and Season 4 after the jump.

Sci Fi Wire reports that Jewel Staite will play doctor Jennifer Keller, who is rumored to maybe get involved with one of the men and is said to become best buds with Samantha Carter. (For those who didn't know, SG-1's Amanda Tapping is joining Altantis.)

The article gives us a few spoilers about the upcoming season:
  • Samantha Carter's move from SG-1 to Atlantis will not be easy. Fans may remember that Carter and McKay have a past. Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi tells Sci Fi Wire that there will be friction between the two characters but that they will try to be adults about it.
  • McKay's interest in Carter will be dealt with in the beginning of the season.
  • When Carter arrives expect her to go in military mode, especially since she'll outrank Lt. Col. Sheppard. [Edited to add: Carter will be full Col. when she joins Atlantis.]
  • Mallozzi reveals that "each of the characters will have a story in the front half." He also adds that the series will be exploring more of the Replicators and that fans will learn more about the Wraith.
In another article, Sci Fi Wire reports that fans may not have seen the last of Dr. Carson Beckett, who died in the June 1 episode. "We're working on a storyline that may see him return temporarily," reveals executive producer Robert C. Cooper.

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Isabelle Carreau

KEVIN GIBBS: Sci Fi hasn't set the premiere date yet. It'll more than likely be early Winter 2008 but can be late Fall 2007.

July 09 2007 at 8:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


July 09 2007 at 6:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wish they'd stay away from the shipperin', pairing off the new cast memeber with someone as soon as she's arrived. The fun thing about Atlantis is that they flirt with relationships but they keep the subjects pretty much out of any kind of major personal drama.

June 12 2007 at 8:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Glad to see Jewel picked up as a regular. I was wondering if that would happen since she'd only been announced as a guest star up to now.

Apparently Beckett's return is supposed to pave the way for a possible full-time return for the character down the road.

June 11 2007 at 11:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

let's just hope that the movies have plot lines for the movies that start and end there and the seasons carry through with thematic storytellign, not one offs to pissant villages with {insert new evil dudes} suddenly taking over and {insert old evil dudes} reoccuring somewhere on Earth.

June 11 2007 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think Sam get's a promotion after saving the Earth two more times in the movies.

So I would guess the movies take place before Atlantis.

Sam will also be running Atlantis if you watch the video. Which confuses me because I thought she was gonig to have her own ship. And her haircut sucks.

And it will be interesting to see if they make more SG-1 movies about how they handle things.

June 11 2007 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

Adam, I think you mean the 3rd season (which is about to end in the US)

The 4th season is still in production and hasn't aired anywhere yet.

June 11 2007 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ahh, the 4th season. The one that is currently airing in other parts of the world and can be readily downloaded.

Stupid TV execs.

I have held off downloading Atlantis, but I will if I have to wait until Dec/Jan to watch it.

June 11 2007 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Even if Carter and Sheppard are both Lt. Col. Carter has more time in rank so she would out rank him. My bet is they bump her to full Col. though.

SG and ranks are always a little weird. Take Jack's character. He was Col. for years then went from 1 to 2 stars in about a year.

June 11 2007 at 5:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

also remember seniority is determined by rank AND time of service. So if shes been around longer even if the held the same rank she would still outrank her. Granted the fact that she comes in as a colonel has already been addressed but just a little fyi :P

June 11 2007 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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