Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Stargate Atlantis: SciFi Wire: McGillion Talks Atlantis Return

From SciFi Wire:

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12:00 AM, 08-AUGUST-07

McGillion Talks Atlantis Return

Paul McGillion, who will be returning to Stargate Atlantis in the role of Dr. Carson Beckett for a two-episode arc during the upcoming fourth season, told SCI FI Wire that it feels great to be back on the show after nearly a year away. "Honestly, it feels like coming home," McGillion said in an interview on the phone from the set in Vancouver, B.C. "And everyone's been so terrific to me. The crew gave me a little round of applause when I came back on the set. And that was really sweet. That felt really nice. And everyone's been really gracious towards me and it's just been really nice. I love the character, and the chance to reprise Beckett is my pleasure."


The future of the character beyond the two episodes remains unclear, but McGillion is open to the possibility of coming back on a more permanent basis. "We'll see what happens," he said." I don't know what their plans are for the character or where I'm going to be, but it's always a pleasure to come back and work on the show, that's for sure. So I'm not ruling anything out."

In addition to McGillion’s return, Atlantis viewers can also look forward to guest appearances by Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir) and Stargate SG-1’s Christopher Judge (Teal’c) in the upcoming fourth season. Stargate: Atlantis will return on Sept. 28 in a new timeslot on Fridays at 10 p.m. PT/ET.

—Cindy White

Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Sanctuary - Amanda Tapping Website Update

AT#From an Amanda Tapping website e-mail newsletter:

I have updated the Sanctuary section: webisodes 4, 5 & 6 now have their galleries (Gallery section) and the webisode guide has been updated as well. As usually, all the links are provided through the Updates section.

Have a wonderful day,
Kamil (the webmaster)

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AT3 - From the GABIT team

The GABIT team would like to thank everyone for their patience while we took some time off following our recent Events. We haven't been completely idle though and we are pleased to report that the dates for AT3 (Amanda Tapping a weekend with her fans, Reunion) have been announced on the GABIT website. Rest assured that there will be plenty of advanced notice of when registration will open for AT3 ticket sales so keep an eye on the website, forums and Yahoo groups for details.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2008!

Julia, Becky, Kay & John

Stargate Atlantis: Paul McGillion returns to SGA

From NBC/Universal:


Published: August 8, 2007

Fan Favorite Returns for Two Episodes

Torri Higginson and Christopher Judge Also Guest Star in New Season

New York, NY – August 8, 2007 – Reports of Dr. Carson Beckett's untimely demise last season on SCI FI's Stargate Atlantis have been greatly exaggerated…or have they? Paul McGillion will reprise his role as everyone's favorite Scottish physician in a two-episode arc during the series' fourth season, which will premiere on Friday, September 28 at 10pm ET/PT.

It was the fan cry heard 'round the Pegasus galaxy when Dr. Beckett was unexpectedly killed in an explosion at the end of season 3. His return to Atlantis promises to be every bit as shocking.

In addition to McGillion's return, Atlantis viewers can also look forward to season 4 guest appearances by Torri Higginson ("Dr. Elizabeth Weir") and Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge ("Teal'c").

Stargate Atlantis is executive produced by Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. The series is currently in production on its fourth original season in Vancouver, BC. with Mallozzi and Mullie sharing the reins as showrunners.

The Stargate legacy continues to burn bright on SCI FI with the fourth original season of Atlantis. Amanda Tapping, one of the most beloved stars in the Stargate universe, travels to the Pegasus galaxy to join the Atlantis cast by reprising her role as television's most adored astrophysicist, Colonel Samantha Carter. Firefly's Jewel Staite also joins the cast this season as "Dr. Jennifer Keller." Taking the torch from SG-1 as television's most thrilling adventure series, Atlantis, promises to up the ante this season by introducing a powerful new race, welcoming new cast members and mourning the loss of some beloved friends.