Release: 2005 to 2009
Studios: MGM, Sci Fi Channel
Creators: Robert C. Cooper, Brad Wright
Jason Momoa plays: Ronon Dex
Other stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Torri Higginson
With the Ancients’ city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to contact Earth, but their explorations unexpectedly reawaken the Ancients’ deadly enemies, The Wraith, who hunger for this new prey. Now with the help of newfound local allies like Teyla Emmagan, the Atlantis Team sets about to uncover their new home’s secrets even as their war of survival against the Wraith begins.
The story of Stargate Atlantis follows the events of Stargate SG-1′s seventh season finale episode “Lost City” and eighth season premiere episode “New Order“, in which the cast of that series discovered an Antarctic outpost created by the alien race known as the Ancients. In the pilot episode “Rising“, Stargate Command sends an international team to investigate the outpost, where Dr. Daniel Jackson discovers the location of Atlantis, the legendary city created by the Ancients, and Colonel Jack O’Neill visits the outpost after having been put in stasis and retrieved from it.
Jason Momoa as Ronon Dex (seasons 2-5 main): A military specialist from the Planet Sateda. After his home was culled by the Wraith, he spent the next seven years running from the Wraith, who implanted a tracker in his shoulder and hunted him for sport. In the beginning of Season 2, he meets up with Sheppard and the team, who help him remove the tracker that the Wraith installed, and he becomes the fourth member and replacement for Lt. Ford on Sheppard’s team.