Mark your calendars and start the countdown!
The SciFi Channel has announced the new seasons of both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will begin at 8PM and 9PM Eastern, respectively, on July 15, 2005. The premieres are not being shown as two-hour episodes this year, it appears.
Stargate SG-1 begins its ninth season with “Avalon Part 1” which covers the introduction of new characters and team members as SG-1 is rebuilt after all of the victories of the past eight years. These many changes reflect in the program’s casting. The only regular cast members returning for Season Nine are Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson) and Christopher Judge (Teal’c). Richard Dean Anderson (Gen. Jack O’Neill) and Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) have been reduced to recurring cast members. New regular cast members include Ben Browder (playing Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell) and Beau Bridges (playing Maj. Gen. Hank Landry). Additional new recurring cast members also include Claudia Black (Vala from “Prometheus Unbound”), Louis Gossett, Jr. (Jaffa leader Gerak), and Lexa Doig (Dr. Carolyn Lam).
Stargate Atlantis begins its second season with “The Siege Part 3” which answers the questions left at the end of the first season’s cliffhanger. Changes in casting include the addition of Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex) and Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett; was recurring in first season) to the regular cast, and the reduction of Rainbow Sun Francks (Lt. Aiden Ford) to recurring.
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