Carson Beckett

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Carson Beckett
Biographical information
Planet of origin Earth
Nationality Scottish
Death 2006
Race Tau'ri
Species Human
Information about family
Parent an unnamed mother
Sibling 6 brothers and sisters
Socio-political information
Occupation Chief medical officer
Salutation Doctor
Allegiance Atlantis expedition
Out of Stargate universe information
Portrayed by Paul McGillion
First appearance "Rising", Part 1

Doctor Carson Beckett was a medical doctor specialized in genetic, head of Atlantis medical service since 2004. He has made some genetic breakthroughs, especially on Ancient Technology Activation gene or the iratus bug retrovirus. He died on 2006 because of an explosion caused by an Ancient unstable tumor he removed surgically from Dr. Watson, saving his life.


In 2004 Carson Beckett discovered the ATA gene, responsible of the activation or deactivation of Ancient devices. He was conducting researchs to synthetise it and be able to inoculate on humans (SGA: "Rising", Part 1, "Hide and Seek").

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  1. Sumner, Darren (November 26, 2006). "Atlantis cast member to depart". Retrieved March 12, 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilson, Mark (2007). "Carson Beckett: Don't Kill Off the Fan Favorites". Retrieved March 14, 2009. 
  3. Ryan, Maureen (June 21, 2007). "Time's not on the side of 'Stargate SG-1,' which ends Friday". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 14, 2009. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gero, Martin, (2008). The Doctor Is In: The Return of Paul McGillion (DVD – Stargate Atlantis: Season 4). MGM. 
  5. Read, David (March 1, 2007). "A Message From Paul McGillion". GateWorld. Retrieved 2007-03-01.