Letter to the Editor
|Author's Addendum: I got the most recent copy of "Stargate: SG-1/Atlantis magazine today and part of my letter was published in the Comm Chatter section! I've bolded what they printed. I am so pysched!
Dear Comm Chatter:
They did a little editing so it read better when they cut some things out so I added what they edited. Hopefully the way I did this, it makes sense.
I'm writing this letter to say a from here they picked up my actual letter
I'm writing this letter for a couple of reasons.
Number one is to say a big heartfelt thank you and good-bye to the cast and crew of Stargate SG-1. For ten years, you have come into our homes with your adventures and entertained us. You made us laugh and cry and made the characters as real as any of the people we've met in real life. We cried when Daniel ascended and Janet died, fretted with Jack when he tried to make a decision as the General, were as confused as everyone else by Sam's techno-babble and doohickeys, cheered when Teal'c got his revenge on Tanith, were just as suspicious of Vala as the rest of SG-1, celebrated when Sam and the rest of the team saved the world once again, and felt for Cameron as he tried "to get the band back together" again. For ten years, we, the fans, have shared your adventures and you will be missed. Thank you for all the memories and the hordes of quotable lines!
The second reason for writing is to express my sadness at the decision of the writers and producers to write a wonderful character like Dr. Carson Beckett out of Atlantis. Since the first episode, Paul McGillion has been a fabulous addition to the Atlantis cast. Despite not being a regular cast member first season, he regularly stole the scene when his character appeared. McGillion was rewarded when his character was made a series regular in the second season. Then, we get the news that he's been written out of the show and not just written out--but killed. I know in the Stargate universe it's no guarantee that he's gone forever, but he will be greatly missed. Thank you, Mr. McGillion, for bringing Dr. Beckett to life for us.