I gave up on 'Stargate SG1' long ago, shortly after the show left its original home on Showtime, and never bothered with 'Atlantis'. Occasionally, I'd tune in just to see if it had changed any, but it seemed to become awfully derivative. There were only so many plotlines, villains and quirky characters they could mix, match, combine, and reconfigure. But the idea that this new one would be "darker", maybe more "adult", has me intrigued. There's so little good, intelligent sci-fi on TV right now, at least until 'Caprica' debuts next year. We lost a really
good one - T:SCC - last year because of viewer indifference, 'Virtuality' and 'Defying Gravity' never really got off the starting line, and 'Dollhouse' is on life-support. 'Fringe' is here only because it had the Big Karaoke Show as a lead in last year; now it's got to stand on its own (and I'm worried.). BSG is finished and LOST is ending next spring.
Might as well check this out and hope for the best.