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Dr. Carson Beckett, the Scottish Heart of Atlantis, was written out of Stargate Atlantis in Season 3's 17th episode "Sunday." Read more here to learn how you can help save him!
Dr. Carson Beckett, the Scottish Heart of Atlantis, was written out of Stargate Atlantis in Season 3's 17th episode "Sunday." Read more here to learn how you can help save him!
Yes, it’s true! Atlantis showrunner Joseph Mallozzi has confirmed exclusively to SaveCarsonBeckett.com that Carson Beckett will be returning for some episodes of Season 4 of Stargate Atlantis! Click the link below to read our Q&A with Joe on this fantastic news for all Carson fans!
Here is our exclusive Q&A with Joe Mallozzi in which he makes Carson’s return official! We’re very grateful to Joe for seeing the value Carson and for taking the time to tell us about bringing him back. All answers below are verbatim. Read to the end for some final thoughts from us.
Q: Now that the SCB Campaign has generated so much press coverage, and on a national scale in the US, will you hold true to your word and bring back Carson Beckett in S4?
A: I’m a man of my word. The SCB Campaign upheld their end of the bargain, so I’m upholding mine. I am pleased to announce that Carson Beckett will be returning to Atlantis for a two-part story in the back half of season four.
Q: How many episodes will Carson Beckett appear in, in Season 4?
A: At present, he is signed for two episodes and we are working on a third story.
Q: Will it be Carson Beckett in the flesh, or in non-corporeal form?
A: When he returns for the two-parter, it will be Carson Beckett in the flesh. Late in season three, we discussed the manner in which the character had been written out and the possible ways in which he could be brought back. I threw out an idea that not only brought Carson back, but answered a very big question I had concerning a late-season arc. In order to lay the groundwork for his possible return, we threaded a subtle hint into one of the late season three episodes. So, if fans want to know how we plan on bringing the good doctor back from the dead, they should seek out the hidden clue when the back half of season three returns to SciFi this Friday, April 13th.
Q: Will it be “our” Carson Beckett or an alternate version?
A: Well, I don’t want to give too much away but I can say it won’t be an AU version of Carson – or a time-hopping Dr. Beckett either.
Q: At the end of his Season 4 appearances, will he be alive? In other words, will the door be left open for more appearances?
A: Yes, that door will be left open.
Q: If yes, what is the outlook for Season 5 regarding his character, assuming there is a Season 5?
A: At this point, it’s hard to make any predictions regarding the show’s fifth season as we’ve yet to premiere the back half of season three and are wholly focused on season four.
Q: What is your opinion of fan reactions to the decision to kill of Carson; what is your opinion of the Save Carson Beckett Campaign on the whole?
A: I thought it was an inventive, well-organized campaign that did a terrific job in conveying the passion (and occasional outrage) of many fans over the loss of a beloved character.
Q: Can you give any insight as to why the decision was made to kill Carson in Season 3?
A: If I told you now, you wouldn’t buy the tell-all book I’m going to write when (if) Stargate ends.
Q: Why did you decide to bring him back at all? Are Sci Fi and MGM supportive of your decision?
A: Both SciFi and MGM are fully supportive of our decision to bring Carson back. They love both Paul and the Beckett character. As for why we brought him back – you mean besides the deal I made with the SCB campaign? – we’ve said it time and again: “No one ever stays dead in science fiction.”
Q: Regarding the amount of press coverage, are you pleased the show has attracted so much attention, despite the reasons?
A: Absolutely. If this has taught us anything, it’s that nothing motivates fandom like a good controversy. So get ready for next season when Sheppard moves in with a Wraith Queen and then both must keep her fiercely religious parents from finding out. Hilarity ensues.
Q: How are you finding it being the co-show-runner? Is it a far different experience from being executive producer? What things have surprised you most in your new job?
A: So far, so good. The fact that we’re producing 20 episodes of television instead of 40 has certainly helped take a bit of the heat off – as does the support of an incredibly well-oiled production machine compliments of Brad Wright and Robert Cooper. Having talented producers like Carl Binder and Martin Gero there (in addition to Alan McCullough who is gaining a lot of hands-on experience) has also made this a dream season. That said, as co-show-runners, Paul and I have become the point men for any and all studio and network issues, and potential production crisis situations that may develop. At the end of the day, the buck stops at either of our offices.
Q: Besides Carson’s return, what should fans look forward to most in Season 4 of Atlantis?
A: Fans can look forward to some major developments and revelations regarding the wraith, the replicators, and our characters. Year four is going to be a little darker than past seasons as a lot of elements we have put in play since the premiere being to gel and pay off.
Please join us in a world-wide “Woo-hoo!!” at your convenience. This is a great start to returning Carson full time to where he belongs, in Season 5 if not before. We’re very grateful to The Powers That Be and Joe in particular for listening to fans. We’re very grateful to fans for fighting so hard and making our voices heard in a clear, fun, and inventive way.
And we’re not done! Our next activity will be an E-bay auction to raise funds for our next “event”. Stay tuned, but take a moment to savor a small but crucial victory!
Way to go guys, this could not have been done with out every single one of you. It was your heard work and determination that made this possible. But we are not done yet! We are thrilled at Carson/Paul returning but we are still fightin for a FULL return in S5!!!
HELL YES! OMGOMGOMG. If it wasn’t midnight here, I’d be squeeing loud enough to rattle the stars. This…this is the most perfect almost-birthday present EVAR.
Thank you so, so much for doing the wonderful job you are of voicing our opinions to TPTB. It just goes to show you that people can make a difference.
I can now go to sleep happy. ^_^
Yes, yes, yes! A foot in the door at least.
“So get ready for next season when Sheppard moves in with a Wraith Queen and then both must keep her fiercely religious parents from finding out. Hilarity ensues.”
But seriously, this is awesome news! We’re getting him back! and not in AU or ghost form!
YIPPY! YIPPPY!!!!! Great job everyone!
All this months I was praying for his returning… Great, news for all of us!!!
But let’s wait for more details. Joe can change his mind. I think we have to wait for a “official announce” from Sci-Fi or MGM. And then all of us will scream – “WOOOO!!!! HOOOOO!!!!”
I’ve been having a lousy day, and this just made me feel a lot better. Thank you!
This is brilliant news. At last we have it from the horse’s mouth.
I get the feeling that the decision for Carson to ‘reappear’ is a longstanding one, and that these two episodes were planned from the start.
Hopefully we can convince TPTB that he is needed back on Atlantis full-time.
Great work everybody.
Wow excellent! now if they only could bring back Weir i might actually watch season 4!
good work for paul and you guys awesome!
Whoooooot! Good job SCB peeps! It’s so great to hear that Carson will be back for a couple (or few) eps. You guys should be proud of your efforts. The “Today Show” was a great idea!
This is very exciting news. Season four just went up a notch in my book thanks to the SCB campaign. Thanks and congratulations!
Congratulations on a well run and fun campaign!!!!!
Thanks Joe for upholding your end of the deal.
Thank you!!!! Brilliant News. Thanks to everyone involved and to Joe for listening despite his earlier comments. This has made my day, week, month year etc. etc.
Wow, that’s SO SO SO SO SO great!
I can’t believe it. When I saw this article I checked my calender to be sure that it’s not the first of april (but if it was, it would be a cruel joke *g*).
This is absolutely mindblowing great.
I’ll go now and tell my brother who loved Carson so much, too.
I still can hardly believe this.
Yes, yes, yes! We’ll convince ‘em that they need our good doc full-time. Now I believe everything is possible!
I don’t even know what to say! This is just outrageously AWESOME!
WELL DONE SAVE CARSON BECKETT CAMPAIGN!
*nods very courteously to Joe Mallozzi, TPTB and SciFi*
(But yes, this is JUST the BEGINNING!!!)
Yes! SWEET! WICKED! Now I’ll NEVER get to sleep and it’s already 3 AM! W00t for us – and UBERW00t for CARSON! SCB RULES! (and now I’ll turn my caps lock off.)
I just thought, what this scorpy guy (Mallozzi) maybe can do to return Carson. He can create story where our doctor will be in flesh, as we all want, but this story will be in past. Something like that…. McKay is speaking about his past and mentioning something about Beckett. Or a episode like Real Life? It wasn’t a flashback, right? But this story was in Weir’s “dream”….
I don’t want to think about this scenario, but I fear that it could happen…. LOOKING FOR SPOILERS FOR THE DOC’S 2-PARTER!!!!!!!!!
GIVE ME THE SPOILERS MALLOZZI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED TO SEE THEM, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay! I’m so glad to hear that Carlson will be coming back!
I had tears in my eyes when he died in “Sunday”
But to hear he is coming back cheers me up totally!!!
A very big thank you to Mr Mallozzi and a HUGE well done to SCB. It just goes to show the power of the fans.
Now I’ll actually start watching the show again. (Although I still refuse to watch the ‘death episode’)
SFX Magazine have already followed up the SCB site announcement!!!! Word is spreading fast! Dont forget to leave a comment once you’ve read the their article!!!!! NOW more then ever we need to keep the letters flowing the mags, PTB and websites!!!
does extremely happy dance!!!!!!!
im so happy right now!!!
congrats and thank yous and woohoo to JM and everyone over at bridge studios
woohooos to everyone!!!!!!!!
What a way to start the day! Kudos to everyone who made this happen.
*Joins in the happy dancing*
That’s brilliant news!! You guys rock, thanks Joe, thanks everyone!!
Oh… My… God…. *dies*
Well done SCB!!! Congrats on finally making TPTB decide that yeah, we -do- need our doc back!
*does happy dances*
Carson’s coming back! Carson’s coming back! *SQUEEE!*
WHOO-HOO to finally getting a foot in the door! Now lets see if we can convince them to bring our Doc back full time!
Yay! Congratulations and many, many thanks to all who campaigned so diligently for Carson Beckett and Paul McGillion. You have shown me the true meaning of dedication. I am inspired by your success!
Oh, it’s really well ! Congratulations for your efforts and your good work !
WOOT!! This is great news! I’m so glad I could be a part of this even in a small part. YOu guys have done an awesome job. Can’t wait to see what else comes up to do for the cause.
I can’t even tell you how fantastically happy I am to hear this news! Atlantis isn’t Atlantis without Carson, and I had resigned myself to an SGA-less future, but now I have something to look forward to in Season 4! Beckett is just such a phenomenal character, and Paul McGillion is too good of an actor for them to lose. I’m *very* glad that the show runners/producers realized that their show is better off for having him be a part of it. And Brava/Bravo to all those involved in the campaign! I am so proud of you!! You’ve accomplished something truly wonderful here!
THE FANS HAVE RULED! POWER TO THE PEOPLE! My regards to SAVE CARSON BECKETT for a job well done.
Fantastic news. This is the reason Sci-Fi (Genre), no one every stays dead.
I want to say congratulations and thank you to everyone involve in the campaign and also the Joe Mallozzi from kepping his promise
Oops, meant to say the reason I love Sci-Fi
Why didn’t they do this when Janet died? *cries* Thats not fair. but i am happy that carson will be returning. i just feel that Dr. Janet Fraiser should have gotten that option as well.
=) I can’t even being to write my happiness.
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG……AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH……Y CAN’T FRIDAY COME SOONER??????
OMG OMG OMG HE’S COMEING BACK….THANK GOD
That’s AWESOME news! Thanks Dr. Mallozi and everyone who let their voice be heard. Now I just wish someone would stand up for Jonas Quinn, and get some more appearences for one of SG’s other favorite sons. The SG universe is too perfect to let some of those annoying loose threads remain untied.
WOOOO! Awesome Job y’all!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!! Hopefully more can be done soon!
OMG!! Yes! Yes! Yes! This smile on my face may very well be permanet!! I’m so excited!!! Way to go everyone!!
Horray for Carson. I I hope he becomes a regular cast on the 5th season. Hopefully there will be a 5th season of Atlantis. Just like they did to Dr.Jackson on SG-1. Left for 1 season & return the next.
Brilliant!!!!!!!!! This is GREAT, thanks to everyone who made it possible!!!!!
YESSSSS!!! This makes that long drive to LA and back last Friday all worthwhile. LOL!!
GOOD JOB EVERYBODY! Hooray for all the Carsonites!
Fantastic news! Glad to see Joe took us seriously squee!
Well done, all of you!
This is soooo very much yayness!!!
You guys are just unbelievably awesome. I can’t write ‘Thank you, SCB campaign’ and ‘Thank you, Joe Mallozzi’ even close to big or often enough!
SCB, you rule and our good Doc Carson Beckett rocks!!!
Congratulations to you guys and to everybody who has his heart set to this cause – worldwide! Great job! Paul will be happy too – as are all his fans. How much good we all can do… and really achieved! Think about it on a larger scale! It’s an example
It’s the beginning! Don’t let it stop.
OMG!!!! IÂ´ve had a very bad week and Holydays, but it all changed now!!! I am soooooo HAPPY!!!
Carson is BACK!!!
Thank you guys from SCB for this incredible job!!! You just accomplished a MIRACLE!!!!!!
I am HAPPYYYY!!!!!
WOOHOOOOO! Yesyesyesyesyes! I just…..Yeeeeee! I have no words to describe my excitement. I was clapping and squealing in my chair when I read this.
Stop dancing and think – Mallozi’s just used you all to get free publicity, and a fake controversy, over a decision they had already taken months ago. The Campaign had nothing to do with it. Sorry, but you’ve all been conned.
I’m so pleased – well done everybody who has been involved in the campaign, I was seriously considering not watching Series 4 because of the death of Beckett and the reduced role for Dr Wier. Its stil rare in scifi to see a stroing woman in a leadership role and she has been a fantastic role model, showing that you don’t need to be al alround genius like Carter or a souldier like most the make characters, so I really hope her role continues in a postivie way.
annonymouse while I have no doubt Joe is relishing and even encouraging the publicity generated by the campaign (speaking as professionals working in Press & PR, we are well aware of this possibility) we have no problem with that because it also generates publicity for Paul McGillion who deserves that support from his fans. Besides, whats the big deal? Its the SHOW getting publicity, not Joe and that helps keep it on air.
But simply put, you, are wrong. It was NOT a garantee and some big ploy to generate free publicity, so everyone can lay their doubts to rest.
We know from having interviewed Paul McGillion that he was in no way contracted to the show and was actively seeking other roles. If he’d gotten a new series lead role BEFORE this offer, he would not have been able to be on SGA (series main cast contracts prevent guest work on other shows unless they are shot during the hiatus or arranged beforehand). Without a contract there is NO garantee he would be back or even available to come back.
By saying it was planned all a long you’re not only accusing Joe of misguiding us, you’re also accusing Paul and that we WILL NOT tolerate.
TPTB no doubt considered the possibility and had ideas of HOW to do it, but that does NOT mean they WOULD do it.
The campaign is also totally confident the collective efforts of fans are what motivated TPTB to exercise those options, not necessarily create them. When the campaign had enough of an effect to do so is again under debate. Be it thanks to 6+ months of being deluged with letters (and we know the studio, SCIFI & Paul’s agents have been inundated), or the recent protest it doesn’t matter. The result is what is important and the result is Carson is coming back.
WE WILL continue with the campaign until he is back as main cast. 2-3 episodes is a good start but we want Carson/Paul back FULL TIME!!!
Amen to that TJ!
TJuk, I agree with anonymouse. It seems to me that this was planned a long time ago. Remember when he said that no one really dies in sci-fi…
Though, I must say that SCB has been really fun to see! It’s nice to see people standing together for things they beilieve in.
I’m still not sure if I’m okay to see him back, I love Carson, but I hate it when they come back from death. Even if it’s sci-fi. For now, I’ll just wait and see how they pull that one off…
anonymouse honestly, used or not, I don’t care.
He’s coming back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vanessa, if it was ‘planned all along’ they wouldn’t have ditched Paul from the main cast and caused him so much upset. The minute he was no longer under contract there was no garantee he would be back. Paul has for one, after 10+ years of living in Vancouver, moved to LA on a semi-permanent basis and is STILL pursueing other roles. If he books a main cast role on another series between now and before WE ARE (cos I’m confident) successful, barring the two eps he’s contracted for, that will most likely be the end of Carson. I doubt Paul will either have no time, or be allowed to even guest on another show if he gets a lead on something else. Thats how and why they have ‘main cast contracts’.
That simple fact is what lets me know that while they may well have kept the option open (which any smart writer would do), there was no garantee it would be used. ESPECIALLY because they killed him off, essentially, that is a definative end and why we know its FAN CAMPAIGNING which has helped motivate them into changing that.
And as I said, we got what we want, be it planned or not I’m happy!!
I certainly have to wonder just how much of this they were already planning to do, or at least considering doing, as it seems like there have been hints since “Sunday”. However, I’m with Annie. It’s the end result I care about, not the matter of how much credit the fans get. Even if we later find out that it was all staged (which I very much doubt), I still won’t feel bad about being excited to hear this news.
Now that’s a HUGE step! WAY TO GO! Thanx for your devotion guys, you ROCK!! I will proudly wear my SAVE CARSON T-Shirt!! So what’s next? We want Carson back for GOOD, and we will fight this one too!
Bravo! I’m so proud of everyone! Thanx for keeping your word Joe!
Well done to you all, so now to work out how his return is going to be instigated…………… Joe said there was a hidden clue in the backend of Season 3. To those of you who have seen season 3 any ideas…..to those of us that are yet to see the second part of season 3 keep your eyes and ears open while watching the end of season 3.
FANS RULE………………Well Done
Carson is back!!! And just like Jason Todd and Bucky, (and yes Daniel) death could not even stop him. Thank you, to all who have put forth the effort to make this come true. Whether it was hard work, destiny or a devious publicity scam, those people deserve a big hug and a pat on the back. Thanks again!
CARSON IS BACK!!!
…I think I woke up everyone in the household…
Emailed everyone in my mailing list this…YEAAH!!!!!!
(almost tripped over cat and rolled down the stairs as I did a victory dance) ^^;
This is fantastic news!!!! I can’t tell you how exciting this is to me and countless other fans!!! Joe, Joe, he’s our man if he can’t do it—–SCB can! Just kidding Joe, you rock, dude, and thanks for keeping your word.
Love and peace.
I couldn’t watch more SGA episodes after Sunday except one, which I fast forward and hoped some of them would mention Carson and then got frustrated. I left the fandom. I gave up hope. But I’m glad you guys area active and wonderfully bring Carson back, at least for two epiosdes.
Hearing this made life brighter!! I may watch SGA again, but I’m holding my jugdement until I see those Carson S4 episodes. I don’t want my hope crushed. I can’t survive another heartbreak!!
well done everyone! you should all be proud =)
a small but VERY sweet victory at last!!
everyone keep it up
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy !!!!!!!!!
Behold a marvel in the darkness.
The power of ONES.
Proud indeed. Very nicely done.
Best news I’ve had in a long time.
I hope I can wear this grin for at
least a week. Thankyou.
We did it. all the emails and the campaigning payed off!!!! I knew we could get him back
It’s fantastic to hear Carson will be making a return, no matter in what manner we see him.
Thanks to the campaign’s efforts-it’s great to see it’s paid off in such a great way.
Still can hardly believe it!
Now I’m really really really really REALLY looking forward to season 4.
Does anyone have any clue when it might air? *g*
OH WELL DONE! :>) FAB STUFF!
A big thanks to everyone who put themselves into this. I don’t mind watching Series 4 now.
The only trouble is, reading TJ’s comments earlier, we are now all hoping Paul doesn’t get any serious work that will affect the contract – a bit tough on him. So, just to to say Paul, if you get something that gives you a higher profile, we probably won’t be too distressed cos that will mean we’ll see more of you ;>)
Thanks guys, It’s brilliant news.
He’s. Coming. Back. All. My. Gods. HE’S COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! *hyperventilates, faints, falls off chair*
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!
He’s coming back!
WOOOOOHOOOOOOO! I can’t believe it, great work guys, you just saved SG:A
Now the real fun begins!
How could he brought back?
I think a natural is the Arc that started it all, literally the one that I think tha provoked the most contreversy for Paul’s and David’s charactrer.
Recall the technology used in the episode “The Ark?”
I can’t explicitly remember Carson ever making a trip through a Wraith matter collection and distribution device (MCMD).. but suppose he did, or more so.. and this is far out.
Suppose Michael needed Beckett to help contruct those monsters? Who better than the guy who worked out the Wraith anti-gene therapy?
Which leads me to this train of thought.
Michael must have left behind a lot of equipment on that output.
If he still had a “copy” of Carson’s pattern stored in a Wraith matter projector.. and it made its way back to Atlantis.. well let’s just say if Radek were tooling around and found the pattern.. as is typical, and it were degrading.. and he had to make a decison fast…
Carson’s reappearance might make a nice Prelude to the Stargate Atlantis opening credits!
It opens up a Harlen Ellison sized boat load of issues regarding clones, duplication technology, morality rights.. even harkens back to Thomas Riker.. and begs the question, if the Wraith have that technology why bother harvesting humans at all?
I’ve got some grand ideas.. but we’ll see.
At a minimum it makes a nice tight method to return Carson to Atlantis in whole and in the flesh.
Carson will be back! This is the most exciting piece of news about any tv show ever, I always hoped he would be back but, did not really think he would.
And thanks for everything you guys did to help the studio realize how much the character means to everyone. Great job!
YAYY!!!!!!! Great Job guys.
Man I am soooooo happy I could burst !! Congrats to all you hard workers and everyone that was able to get out there and actually be where we needed to be for all of us !! Thank you Joe too !!
Love and friendship, Mare
YES! I have to say I was so Â§$”Â§$ when I watched that episode… This is the best news for a while!
You did it! Amazing! Thank you all for your hard work!
HOORAY! This is amazing. Thank god! I love Paul and Carson so much as actor and character, Stargate wouldn’t be the same without them.
Thank you Joseph, and SciFi and MGM! And, of course, all the dedicated fans and SCB! I’m so happy right now! This is AWESOME.
Keep up the good work, peeps. Lets hope this will stick.
I am absolutely DELIGHTED! Yay, we get Carson BACK. Thanks to everyone involved with Saving Carson Beckett for a fabulous job but it’s not over yet. The pressure to keep him has to be enough to turn the possibility of going beyond 2-3 episodes to full cast member in Season 5! Only then can I die happy.
As for planning, I think they wanted to use Carson to dramatic effect a la sacrificial lamb, much as Joss did to Wash in the “Serenity” movie when he killed him off. Also, I worry about Dr Weir, basically because TPTB have given themselves the flexibility to kill her off, have her invalided out of Atlantis and replaced or just cut back her role. Call me cynical but I wonder how much of that decision making process is fueled by their desire to bring in more SG-1 characters to the Atlantis ‘verse now that SG-1 the series has ended? I love SG-1 but it is a different animal to Atlantis which has been remarkable in achieving such a distinct voice of its’ own and not simply copying its’ parent. If they want more SG-1 then they need to make more SG-1 not retool Atlantis to do the job under a different title.
The news about Beckett’s return is just the best I have heard in a long time! Lastly, did anyone find it odd and disconcerting that in the episodes after “Sunday” you didn’t see much comment or reaction from the rest of the Atlantis team about the loss of our favourite doctor? Jewel Staite may be a cute stand in but she is no Carson and I keep waiting for her Wraith DNA to finally win over the human one.
Ali Dobell :~)
SHEPPARD: “You can name it later!”
Excellent! You who have campaigned for this positive response from TPTB and have done a wonderful, tireless job. A good one too. Well-organized. I have been impressed with it every step of the way.
But I am sorry that Mallozzi and Company couldn’t have done it right in the first place and not killed off Carson. IMHO (not you guys, just ME. I’m the one with the attitude), TPTB could do a lot better yet than this tidbit they’ve created, but hey, that’s how it goes. A very imperfect world and business.
I’m absolutely a BIG FAN of Paul McGillion and his return to Stargate Atlantis. Paul McGillion is a sweetheart and wonderful to watch. I really adore his accent a lot. You are a sweet and humble person with a good soul. Much love and God Bless You. I missed you so much.
Great news!!! Great job to everyone that help make this happen… Does anyone have the video reel of the Today show advertisement? Maybe they could throw it on youtube and link it on this site?
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WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!! Words can not describe how HAPPY I am right now!!!
It’s fantastic that beckett is coming back. I’m guessing that since the asguard gave all of their technology to sg-1 that they are going to use becketts original DNA sample on file and clone him, however, how to load his conscious into the shell (maybe splice some tok’ra DNA in there to allow for genetic memory recall or something) who knows. I’m just glad he’s coming back!
Well, there’s a God after all.
I’m so happy about Carson’s return that I can’t find the words to express it.
Well I am over joyed he is coming back for 2-3 eps. I have been going over what Joe said and the only episode I can think of that would hold a hint in it is Ep14- Tao of Rodney. Anyone else have any idea’s how they could bring him back?
Another person commented on Janet Fraiser, yes. I wished there was a SJF as well. That was the first ep that made me cry.
Another comment about bringin SG1 to a close. The one thing I want to know, what happend to jacks clone? Can you imagine a 19 year old Jack out in the world? We should start a campain about that. I know I cant be the only person who wants to know what Clone Jack has been up 2 these 3-4 years.
Ya know, that thought has crossed my mind a few times. It would be interesting to see him again…hmmm. Well who knows. I’m just glad to have Paul back, and on the subject of bringing him back, well, they never were that clear as to if he ascended or not. He could just pull a Daniel and choose to come back to human form again.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CARSON IS BACK:D
*dancing like a idote*
….well that IS great news…welcome back Paul/Carson.
It is great to know that my donation was well spent….lol
This is a great victory for us Stargate Atlantis fans of the beloved Dr. Carson Beckettâ€™s return. Way to zap them executives into submission. Ascending is even too good for our man Beckett.
Again, way to pull together.
God blessâ€¦ Sherry
I for one am very happy to hear of Paul McGillion reprising his roll as Dr. Beckett. Here I saw the development of a minor character into a major one. I also really enjoyed how Mr. McGillion playes the roll, sort of a combination of Mr. Scott/Dr. McCoy style of attitudes. I really found it refreshing from many “stiffer” styles of Dr rolls I had seen in the past. Here was a civilian Dr, kind of caught in a military situiation, whereas he did not really care who heard his opinion and her was not afraid of anyone else either ! Long live the good Dr.
The Tao of Dr. Beckett?
Hmm.. other than finding out he’s been off Quantum Leaping somewhere.
I didn’t find the special effects of the Tao of Rodney too appealing.
Story wise I was also disappointed not more was done with the Ancient technology, or more explained about what he finally did with the power grid.
It is interesting that Carson spent a lot of time with that thing, and the possibility is there that is could have scanned him.
What leaves me hollow about the workability of that mechanism however is.. while Rodney could splice it together with a matter transmitter from a Wraith dart.. how would you explain the result as being a faithful reproduction of Carson?
Don’t get me wrong.. I happen to think the Sony Playstation 10 will be fully capable of downloading a backup copy of your minds memory for safe keeping against Alzeheimer’s for gamers soon.. but there’s something “missing” or “satisfying” about believeing the soul in the machine is not the soul of the one that was lost.
I rather like to think of the Wraith tranmatts as more like efficient “transport buses”.. and that perhaps Carson was stuck in one at Michael’s hands.. and the copy we thought was Carson was in reality the copy.
In fact I love the idea that once Carson was “released” from his dwindling prison we’re left with the uncomfortable possibility that the other Carson was an Evil agent for Michael.. and planted a few surprises.
Might even make a good vehicle to explain “why” the journey fell so short.. to be explained by an unlikely visitor down the road.
There is the possibility that they can bring him back in the same way they “saved” Rodney with the ascension machine. The machine when they saved Rodney brought his body back to it’s original state with a DNA sample. Anyone think they can do the same with Carson?
We did it! We actually did it! I can’t believe it! I am soooo happy! Three episodes? Nooo way. We want him back fulltime and nothing less!
This is AMAZING. Thanks for bringing back an amazing character. Just finished watching an episode of stargate atlantis and this is just awesome.
BRING HIM BACK IN FOR FULL TIME!!!!!!
I was so dismayed, annoyed, angry perhaps, when I heard about the powers that be offing his character. I knew, I just KNEW that when they talked about “mourning beloved friends,” it had to be my favorite character. Just seems to work out that way. Beckett is just a great character, such a beautiful and gentle spirit. Totally NOT fair….
But anyway, OH, I am so HAPPY Beckett will be back! I hate to think of what will transgress before season 4, but at least we know now that it’s not for good. I have to admit that I got wind of this movement way too late, but I am so glad it was successful. Way to go, people!
Well as much as people want to believe he ascended I know he dident and if he did they flaw the whole idea with it. When you ascend your body turn to energy, there was a body… or well remains of one. Plus it takes time to ascend, even with help you cant just blink and your there which what would have had to happen. My newest idea comes with a crossover. The Odyssey just got upgraded with a whole heep of Asgard tech.. I know he said the hint was in SGA s03 but hey who knows.
(singing) It’s a beautiful morning… (end singing) HECKZ YEAH!! WHOOO!!! Carson was (wait this should be an “is” not a “was” now shoudln’t it?) one of my favorite charachters. HE’S BACK!!! WHOOO!! I always thought he was a good actor and as funny. i hope that he becomes a regular character! BECKETT ROCKS! Thanks for bringing him back!!
I’m so happy!!!
Nagyon Ã¶rÃ¼lÃ¶k, de tÃ©nyleg; mÃ©g pÃ³lÃ³t is akartam venni:) /sorry
this is great weve got CB back!! Now what about Ford??
I’ve been going through the episode “Sunday” and there was something that hit me as a possible hint as to how Carson comes back: In the end, when Rodney is out on the pier by himself and we see Carson coming up, my first impression was that Rodney was having another illusion, like when he was trapped in the sinking jumper… but the talk they had seemed weird. Like, Carson didn’t know how things had gone back on Earth. If he was a result of Rodney’s mind, he would know… their talk wouldn’t make much sense otherwise. Could this be a hint as to a possible ascension by Carson?
yes this is very!!! exciting i reallly want him back full time for season 5 major character not just gust star
I really hate to say it, but from it was described, they aren’t bringing Carson back as a regular.
As to the “How”, If they are not going to spin him as a Alternate Universe, or time traveling. Flashbacks of Carson by the remaining team members from prior to his death? Cloning wasn’t ruled out during the interview either.
That being said, I am still glad to see him coming back in some form. However, I do hope that they bring him back as a regular.
Thank-you everybody for your hard work! way to go !
Carson is certainly the best character! Wise decision to bring him back.
WE WANT HIM BACK REGULARLY!!!
My wife Laura and I are dedicated fans of Stargate Atlantis, and were shocked and sickened when Carson was killed. I am overjoyed to learn that he will be back. He is one of the best characters in the SG Atlantis universe. He counteracts McKay beautifully, and does indeed give heart to the show. Thanks to everyone who were involved in getting Carson back!!!!!
It seems craxy to me that they killed him off in the first place. Daniel appeared in a couple of episodes during his down season but I dont know how they will work Carson into the show now that he’s really dead?????????????
I am glad Carson will be back, I hope that he can return permanently to the show, (like they did to Daniel in the original Stargate, Carson as a character has substance, which in turn gives the show a human feeling, it would be a shame to lose that nice human edge to the show.
If he is written into the last part of season 4, for 2 episodes, lets hope this will enable him to return on a regular basis
I really like Beckett (my brother too). I really hope he come back on as a full time cast member in Season 5, like what they did for Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) in SG-1. If Beckett doesn’t come back in full, I’m going to be really disappointed…
He should NEVER have been written out.
He’s an integral character and I am so glad he’ll be brought back and it had better be on a weekly basis!!!!
Thanks for the great news..
There’s no one who could replace Carson Beckett
Just finished watching Sunday in Vancouver Friday Aug 10th over Digital programing and it was the worse episode I ever watched. I know of the talk of bringing Beckett back so I had to check again and make sure it is so. I glad he will be back he and Rodney balance the show. Thanks to the writers and producers for listening to the viewers. I look forward to season 4
I watched “Sunday” yesterday and I am still shocked. I kept telling myself that someone (Rodney) was just dreaming and it couldn’t be true. It was definitely the WORST episode I have ever seen!! I can’t believe they killed Carson!!! That is terrible!! Well, thanks to this website, I have learned that he will be back!!! But, ONLY 2 EPISODES??? HE SHOULD BE BACK FULL-TIME!! HE IS SUCH A GREAT CHARACTER!!! SAVE CARSON!!!
Wow…I had no idea there was a Save Carson campaign! Not that that should surprise me or anything, though
I was sad and shocked that they killed Carson, so it’s great he’ll be back!
But what’s this about Weir not being there anymore? Did I miss something (likely while we were without cable for 3 months)? Have all memory centers of my brain malfunctioned?
Well done SCB!!!
Carson was my favorite character and I couldn’t believe it when they killed him off! I cried…
Bring back Carson S5!!
Sheppard and a Wraith Queen? What an awesome idea.
Now to hope for a S5 return.
To jennifer… i doubt they can use the ascension machine to resurrect carson as… well… there isnt exactly much… left… to splice the DNA with. chances are the mechanism used 2 bring him back will be something disappointing, like him actually being ascended and choosing to retake human form, the idea the Wier establish in “The tao of Rodney”, no doubt with some grim message about how they’re all going 2 die.
however…!!! even if the way he comes back is… well… bad, HE’LL BE BACK!!!
Carson is the father of Teyla’s baby.
I’d put money on it!
It’s about damn time they brought Carson back! This go around, it had better be for good.
I heard About this website From The Original SGA Season 3 Box (Check the 5th Disc)
I really looking out to the “The Kindred (Part 1 & 2)” Episode to see Carson Beckett once again
ascension should still be the best thing that could have been happend But than again the point were they send the body to earth (By ascension the body was always gone in SG-1)
However finding his burnt clothes maybe seen finding his remains
BTW also Michael Comes back in this episode
“Same as you. Scavenging the ruins of a dead world.”
At the end of the first half of S4 the rebel replicators had clones of the team + LIZ. So maybe…at the time they had kidnapped the real Beckett and cloned him, then replaced him. The real (IN THE FLESH) Beckett is still alive with another faction of rebel reps or perhaps abadoned or escaped from the original band of rebels. Hmmmmmmm. Maybe?
this is SICK!!! it’s not that I don’t like Carson cause I DO, but JANET was a much more original and loved person so it should’ve rather been her instead!
why’s it that always MY fav have to die or leave, it’s NOT fair!!!!! T________T
*cries like never before*
I am so glad and so happy to hear that Carson beckett [ PAUL MCGILLION ] will be coming back.
For EVER and EVER and EVER …….
[ C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ]
WHOO-HOO WHOO-HOO WHO-HOO
If only I had the Money to go to a convention and meet and thank all of these wonderful people! Fellow Fans, The writers and Actors and just everybody! Congrats on getting Carson back! Hopefully he’ll be Full-time someday again!
For now, I can’t wait for Feb 22nd!
Viva Le Scotland!
Carson’s BIGGEST Fan in all of TN,
(PS. *Prays that there will be a Stargate convention in TN someday.* I might can aford a drive to Nashville or something.. Ny, and Ca are just to far away!) I wanna meet Paul so bad I could cry!
Cangrats again fellow Scot-Doc fans!
We got him back on the show! Let’s keep it up
Next week, Carson will return…I can’t wait to see it. Removing him in ‘Sunday’ was the worst mistake!I still don’t want to watch that episode on my dvd. Stop killing all charactors!
Yeah my website has nothing to do wit hsci fi!!!! But anyway Im happy he is back im not happy he is dieing at the end of the episode!!!!! Talk about putting us through the pain again as Rodney would say, he needs to come back he is a guy we all know and love and he is more like Bones and you can relate to him. So make him full time in season 5 please we do like him honest!!!!!
I am so glad Carson Beckett is coming back! Paul McGillion is a great actor, he plays the role so well no one can replace him and Atlantis is empty without him. Please bring him back full time in season 5 and not kill him off again!!! Now I hope Aiden Ford is coming back to join the team again.
I guess I always fall for the heart and soul of a show, then they die and I cry for like ever. Now, Carson Beckett Is Back. I must admit though that the way they brought him back in the back end of season four was just as painful as in “Sunday” I am so depressed. Hopefully Season 5 will hold a better outlook for my most favorite character, Carson Beckett. It would be pretty cool to have Aiden back too. He was kinda cute. (tee hee) I am still totally for Carson though. ( I think it is the scottishness of him)
hey guys what idea beckett have to LIVE!!
Mckay its no one without beckett
and i dont like Dra. Keller
Truly, I’m living in this awesome story. Dr.Bekket is one of the family. Without him, nothing can ever be the same. Even the author of this story, doesn’t have that right to kill him. It’s upsetting people!!!!
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