Published: Sunday, 11 October 2009 14:01 | Written by SciFi Vision
Last season Stargate Atlantis ended on a cliffhanger with the episode The Last Man, written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, where the team, after finally finding the location of Teyla Emmagan, played by Rachel Luttrell, is left trapped after accidentally causing a building to collapse on them, leaving fans to wonder if they survived. The story will continue with the fifth season premiere tonight on the Sci Fi Channel. The show is still going strong even as it approaches its 100th episode. This year there will be some changes to the show including the leadership of the Stargate Atlantis team changing hands. Samantha Carter, played by Amanda Tapping, is stepping down, and Richard Woolsey, played by Robert Picardo, will be stepping in as the new commander.
Joseph Mallozzi is probably best known in connection with both Stargate series, as he has been executive producer on well over one hundred episodes of Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis, as well as a writer of sixty episodes between the two shows.
Robert Picardo has an extensive list of credits to his name in both television and film. He has appeared on a variety of different television programs ranging from shows such as The Wonder Years to Smallville. Picardo; however, is probably best known for his role in Star Trek: Voyager, for which he has also written and directed episodes. Recently he has been known for the reccurring role of Agent Richard Woolsey in both Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. This season his character will have a much more important role in Stargate: Atlantis as Woolsey becomes the new commander of Atlantis.
Joseph Mallozzi and Robert Picardo recently spoke to MediaBlvd Magazine about the new season of Stargate: Atlantis.