Atlantis show-runner Joe Mallozzi recently gave a long audio interview to HiSciFi.com (listen to all of it here). The topics in the live chat range from Stargate to South Park to animÃ©. At one point while discussing his interactions with fans, Joe noted that some have come to feel a sense of entitlement because of his accessibility on-line. If they can talk to him, then he should listen! One of the interviewers mentioned the “protest” at the studio. Joe had this to say about our campaign and that event:
Oh, Save Carson Beckett — well, to be honest with you, I do empathize with them. I love Paul; I think Carson is a great character. Just the way they’ve put things together, we’ve gotten tons of letters about “bring back Carson” and they’ve all been very polite. Even on the boards, they’re critical, but they never cross the line. And the whole demonstration was great, because they came out and it was pouring rain. And I did tell them I would make it a point to come down, and actually David Hewlett came down to see them and Jason went down to see them and Rachel went down to see them. And then I went down to see them and have a chat with them. And you know, like I said, fans of sci fi have the best of both worlds, because, yes, characters die so you can never be too comfortable… But on the other hand, we can always bring characters back from the dead. The way Daniel Jackson died, he ascended, then he descended back into physical form. That’s not going to happen on Grey’s Anatomy!
We appreciate that Joe respects how we’ve conducted our campaign, and we respect him in return for his empathy toward us!