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morjana
June 21st, 2004, 06:31 PM
I was over at IMDB, looking at the Stargate Atlantis cast credits, and was surprised to find that Paul McGillion had previously guest-starred on "Stargate SG-1" -- in season one's "Torment of Tantalus" as YOUNG Dr. Ernest Littlefield.

Ooohhh...just saw the commercial for the Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis Lowdown special...

Must run to the VCR!


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Nolamom
June 21st, 2004, 07:40 PM
So THAT'S where we've seen him before! Thanks for the tidbit Morjana.

Elwe Singollo
June 21st, 2004, 08:38 PM
Question, so is Beckett only a recurring guest star or part of the main cast?

morjana
June 21st, 2004, 09:10 PM
Question, so is Beckett only a recurring guest star or part of the main cast?


That's a darn good question!

I wonder if he's going to be Atlantis' version of Dr. Frasier?

Except male.

Morjana

Darren
June 21st, 2004, 09:53 PM
I think he'll be really, really recurring, like Fraiser. Probably not in the opening credits.

Elwe Singollo
June 22nd, 2004, 12:59 AM
Very, very sad... Well not really.. Haha, his character sounds and looks interesting, hopefully he won't die in combat like... you know who :( But that'll just be wrong if they did :)

morjana
June 22nd, 2004, 07:01 AM
I think he'll be really, really recurring, like Fraiser. Probably not in the opening credits.


Thank you, Darren.

I was wondering why all the new cast photos over at SciFi Channel's Atlantis site don't include Paul.

Morjana

Anubis
June 22nd, 2004, 07:04 AM
A recurring character like Frasier sounds nice!

Selmak
June 27th, 2004, 06:47 AM
He is said to have the gene that allow humans to operate ancient technology. Maybe we will see him using some ancient medical devices.

greytop
July 30th, 2004, 09:52 AM
Just saw him again as Young Ernest. I believe that I detect a slight accent in his voice. It sound like his character, Beckett, but not as pronounce.

warriorsfan
July 30th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Small nitpick, in Hide and Seek when McKay passes out and gets all embarrassed when Dr. Beckett says he fainted, Beckett replies that "fainting" is the "proper medical term" for what he experienced. Actually, 'syncope' is the proper medical term for fainting. But maybe Beckett was just trying to be a smartass.

Sargent Prendegast
July 30th, 2004, 11:13 PM
Small nitpick, in Hide and Seek when McKay passes out and gets all embarrassed when Dr. Beckett says he fainted, Beckett replies that "fainting" is the "proper medical term" for what he experienced. Actually, 'syncope' is the proper medical term for fainting. But maybe Beckett was just trying to be a smartass.

I think that's what he was trying to do. Besides, McKay was being so whinny who wouldn't resist rubbing it in. I know I wouldn't :D

Stephen the Red
July 31st, 2004, 07:20 AM
I'm starting to like Beckett even more than Janet Frasier. She was a good doc, nice touch with kids, but not much of a sense of humour. The Beckett character seems to have been given a wonderful little practical joke streak - not enough to endanger anyone, but putting some levity into serious situations. I've also always enjoyed a good Scottish accent.

HIj'Qa
July 31st, 2004, 08:16 AM
I like the character a lot. The Scottish accent doesn't hurt. I was surprised when I went googling for info that he wasn't in the cast photos, or listed among the leads of the show.

As one with the Ancient gene, and the doctor for the group, I can't see him being out of the loop logically. :S

Erin
July 31st, 2004, 01:09 PM
I have to say that Beckett is my favorite character on Atlantis. He's cute and his accent is to die for! I love his humor and the fact that he's one of the few that can use the Ancient technology. I was worried that he wasn't going to be in very many episodes, but so far he has been!!! I hope he's in every ep because I love the character and can't wait to see how he grows as a character.

Anybody know of any Paul McGillion websites??? Also, where can I get pics of him in the eps?

Buzz Lightyear
July 31st, 2004, 01:17 PM
I have to say that Beckett is my favorite character on Atlantis. He's cute and his accent is to die for! I love his humor and the fact that he's one of the few that can use the Ancient technology. I was worried that he wasn't going to be in very many episodes, but so far he has been!!! I hope he's in every ep because I love the character and can't wait to see how he grows as a character.

Anybody know of any Paul McGillion websites??? Also, where can I get pics of him in the eps?

He's a recurring character, just not one of the main leads.

http://www.new-atlantis.net/ has lots of screen captures, including shots with Beckett.

shockwave
August 1st, 2004, 01:36 AM
Becket, is along with Grodin and Halling a recurring character that pops up in every episode (at least for now)

I think after Suspicion, we may not see Halling make a cameo in every episode anymore.

Dr. Zelenka is also a recurring character, he will also return next week, and also appear in "the storm"

michelleb
November 9th, 2004, 02:45 AM
According to the unbelivably gorgeous and terribly charming Paul McGillion at SG8, becket ends up in about 17/18 episodes of this season. As far as I'm concerned, the more the better. I loved him in poisioning the well, he's now my favourite character. And as anyone who has met him in the past couple of weeks can testify, Paul McGillion is a wonderful, charming, funny, approachable, friendly sex god!!! (Those eyes!!! Those dimples!!!!And it's him we have to thank for Becket being Scottish)). I think him and Mckay have such a great banter going when they work together. I'm going to write to the Atlantis producers and suggest that Becket and Paul should be part of the regular cast, not just a recurring character.

michelleb
November 9th, 2004, 02:56 AM
And, oh yes, as Paul McGillion told every female questioner at SG8..he's single!!!!

Gothann
November 9th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Ok, I have spoilers, so this is EXTREMELY spoilerific. It's about "The Eye", so don't read it if you don't want to know why I think Beckett might become a much larger character in the future.

SPOILERS
Beckett gets to pilot the PJ in The Eye, he gets to wield a P90, and we now know that he has a really big mouth. Ford and Sheppard keep warning him to shut up when they're trying to infiltrate Atlantis. What's more, he became the lower-level equivalent of McKay in that episode, too. He seems to know the layout and science of quite a few things other than Medical, so he might become more than just a frequently recurring character.

Now, for those who want to read a spoiler-less post: Beckett now has MORE cast photos. That might suggest that he's going to be sticking around for a while... Maybe to the point of being credited. That would be cool. (I like Beckett simply because he has a Scottish accent)

GateGipsy
November 9th, 2004, 04:31 AM
I hate to burst your bubble Gothan, but that's meant to be a scottish accent. Beckett is meant to be from Scotland, and is why he's wearing a Scottish flag on his uniform.

I was like you - I liked his accent because it sounded just like the actor James Nesbitt (who as it turns out is Irish).

Gothann
November 9th, 2004, 04:35 AM
I hate to burst your bubble Gothan, but that's meant to be a scottish accent. Beckett is meant to be from Scotland, and is why he's wearing a Scottish flag on his uniform.

I was like you - I liked his accent because it sounded just like the actor James Nesbitt (who as it turns out is Irish).
Whoops, I was watching Jay Lenno's guest talking about his Irish wife, I knew he's portraying a scottish accent.. ^_^

I'll switch around my wording in the other post, too.

And I think that Beckett's relationship with the other characters might grow deeper as the episodes go on. (I mean, Sheppard referred to Beckett as "Dr. McKoy". That's GOT to mean something) That might turn him into the equivalent of Dr. Fraiser, but that might also make him much more interesting than that. The character himself was introduced as a recurring character this early in the series, so that might mean he'll upgrade sometime later.