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July 15th, 2004, 07:31 PM
From The Cincinnati Enquirer:


Friday, July 16, 2004
Best bets

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Stargate: Atlantis debut, 9-11 p.m., Sci Fi Channel.

Here's a show that's strong on the wow and the whoosh. It's flawed but has some grand science-fiction moments.

Officials learn that they can step through the Stargate (don't ask) and into the legendary land of Atlantis. A savvy diplomat (played by Torri Higginson) is in charge, bringing scientists and soldiers.

Robert Patrick (The X-Files) leads the soldiers with Joe Flanigan as the No. 2 man, a semi-quirky major.

Rushing into this new world, the scientists are at first dazzled and excited. Then fear creeps in as technical breakdowns occur and monsters called the Wraith sweep in. The show's flaw is that it makes the Wraith so powerful that any victory over them seems contrived. Otherwise, this is a solid sci-fi show, with Higginson and Flanigan providing heroes who are both strong and human.

Worth watching

Stargate SG-1, 7-9 p.m., Sci Fi. If you missed last week's season-opener, here's a quick rerun. With O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) frozen in Antarctica, Carter (Amanda Tapping) must provide the heroics. It's a fairly strong episode with a final scene that will have an impact this season.