Rittenhouse Archives Inks The Dead Zone and Stargate Atlantis Trading
"The Dead Zone" and "Stargate Atlantis" on tap for
2004 and 2005 releases
Rittenhouse Archives and www.scifihobby.com are pleased to announce the signing
of trading card licenses for two fantastic sci-fi properties: The Dead Zone
and Stargate Atlantis.
The Dead Zone is based on the characters and story from the best-selling
novel by Stephen King. The Dead Zone is a psychological thriller that
combines a rich mix of action, romance, and the paranormal with a continuing
quest for justice. The show revolves around Johnny Smith (played by Anthony
Michael Hall) a former high school science teacher who is left in a deep coma
after a near-fatal car crash. Now, more than six years later, Johnny has
awakened to a world in which he has lost everything that mattered to him most.
His mother has passed away, his teaching position at the high school has long
ago been filled, and his fiancée Sarah (Nicole deBoer) has moved on and married
County Sheriff Walt Bannerman (Chris Bruno). Sarah also now has a son named
Johnny (Spencer Achtymichuk) - a son who was actually conceived with Johnny on
the eve of his accident.
But Johnny himself is also not the same person he once was: he is now in
possession of amazing extrasensory powers, powers which allow him to see into
both the past and the future through startlingly vivid visions triggered by a
simple touch. His new abilities stem from a part of his brain known as "the
dead zone," a normally dormant area of the human brain that has now become
active in Johnny's head as a result of his trauma. Johnny finds himself trying to
come to terms with his unique gift. Unable to ignore his frequent visions of others
at risk, he has already found that his new talent comes with enormous
responsibilities - and enormous public attention.
Hidden deep in the Antarctic, the Stargate SG-1 team has discovered a long
forgotten outpost base of the Ancients, the creators of the Stargates. There
they discovered a new Stargate that connects to an entirely new network of gates
that extends out of our known galaxy and into the Pegasus Galaxy. Dr. Elizabeth
Weir, hand picked by the President of the United States, has assembled an elite
team to explore for the first time this new galaxy.
This is the foundation for the Stargate SG-1 spin-off show Stargate
Atlantis which will debute this July on the SciFi Channel. With Stargate
SG-1 preparing to start its eight season and its continual rise in both
viewership and fan base, the spin-off series is sure to be a hit with both new
and old fans alike.
Rittenhouse Archives plans to release the first set of The Dead Zone trading
cards in the September of 2003, which will cover the first two seasons of the
show while the first series of trading cards for Stargate Atlantis is expected
to be available in later half of 2005. More information about Rittenhouse's new
series of cards based on these shows will be made available in the months ahead.
Source: Rittenhouse Archives Ltd.
Date: May 14, 2004
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