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Stargate Atlantis: A Necessary Evil (Stargate-Big Finish Audios #1.2)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Sheppard's team encounters a culture with phase shift technology that keeps their entire population invisible - and immaterial to the outside world, it looks like Atlantis might have found the perfect protection from the Wraith. Eager to make a trade for the technology, Dr Weir embarks on a diplomatic mission to negoitate with the people of Lannavulin, but once there, ...more
Audio CD, 60 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Big Finish Productions
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3.5 stars

Does anyone else almost cringe whenever Dr. Weir makes an appearance in this show? Sort of a cringe. Not annoyed. Not a complete cringe. But something is just "off" about her. Something isn't right. (Regarding Torri Higginson.)

The later seasons when she's rarely there and her departure were definitely the best things that happened to the show. I was relieved to see her go. So as you can guess I wasnt really looking forward to listening this. And I was right.

Even though I dont like the
Shane Amazon
Oct 04, 2013 Shane Amazon rated it it was amazing
Stargate Atlantis: A Necessary Evil, is a brilliant tale told by my favorite character Dr. Elizabeth Weir(Torri Higginson). Sent to negotiate for a piece of technology that could protect the city of Atlantis from the Wraith, Dr. Weir finds that even when protected from the Wraith humans are not free from tyranny. While trying to aid a group of unfortunate beings the Wraith approach and threaten to feed. Confident in the technology that protects them little attention is paid to the doom above. ...more
Dec 27, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
This story was well done all around. The framing device was plausible (if a bit less likely than a mission report would have been), voice acting was good enough to easily distinguish the major characters, and the story hit on a theme that had been covered many times in the main Stargate shows: would the people of Earth still care about the rest of the universe if they had a foolproof way to hide? Additionally, it brought up a question that had never occurred to me throughout the entirety of ...more
Aug 19, 2009 Kati rated it it was amazing
I was surprised how much I actually liked the story. Of all the ones that I've listened to lately, this one was the best. It was interesting to learn more about Weir's innermost thoughts, about her doubts. I have to admit that I could never be a diplomat so experiencing what it would be like was quite intriguing.

I also liked the way Torri Higginson read the story. You could hear how much she was enjoying herself. And her interview was the best that I've heard on these CDs yet. I honestly admit t
Nov 02, 2012 Douglas rated it really liked it
This one could easily have been five stars if someone other than Tori Higginson had been the voice actor. Granted, I've never been a fan of her character Elizabeth Weir, but my problem is not with her character her. The story was really good and Higginson does very well as Dr. Weir (of course) and as the narrator (she's an excellent narrator). The problem is when she's reading for other characters. It's ;ile she doesn't even try to distinguish voices for other characters from her own. I could ...more
Nov 19, 2014 Denise rated it liked it
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What was supposed be a trade negotiation leads to Weir and McKay getting stuck in the middle of coup on a planet with a hive ship in orbit and no way to escape. I've never been a big fan of Elizabeth Weir, but the story was still quite entertaining.
Mar 25, 2009 Tularia rated it liked it
I never really cared for Dr. Weir's character, nor Torri Higginson for that matter, but the story is good and her voice is clear. Worth a listen!
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Sharon Gosling began her career in entertainment journalism, writing for magazines in the science fiction and fantasy genre, before moving on to write tie-in books for TV shows such as "Stargate" and the 'reimagined' "Battlestar Galactica."
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