Senor Hugo wrote:I'm confused by how you mean consistent.
When doing a sci-fi show, the door is literally open to a plethora of ideas. Everything is possible, which makes Sci-fi great. However, not every idea can fit into the realm of serious, something so out there that you just can't take it seriously for long.
Perfect example, the episode of SG-1, where O'Neill and Teal'c get caught in a time loop. So they end up reliving the same day over and over. The Groundhogs Day episode. It started off serious, but then it took the turn to make it realistic, where if you were reliving the same day over and over, you'd do whatever the hell you wanted for awhile. It added a good amount of humor, kept the episode interesting, but still had the serious tone and suspense to it.
Plus the serious episodes vastly outweighed the humor episodes.
You can't keep sci-fi serious all the time. Otherwise it'd become 24: In Space. And nobody wants that.
And Atlantis has it's fair share of funny episodes. The one where everyone records video messages to be sent through the Stargate to Earth, the recent one where McKay, Carter, and Keller (Kaylee Frye from Firefly!) are stuck in a mine shaft, the episode where McKay is stuck in a sinking Puddlejumper and hallucinates Carter to help him, the list goes on.