August 7th, 2007


Stargate Atlantis at Comic-Con #30: Hey, links + podcast news!, journalist Mary McNamara reported… The Battlestar and Stargate events, held in Ballroom 20, were convention highlights. Sci Fi touted the women of Battlestar. The line for the panel snaked a quarter mile through the convention hallways and out onto a hot, sunny patio. Hundreds baked in the sun; thousands, apparently, were turned away. … The Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis panels were raucous, moderated by Gary Jones, a Toronto Second City improv vet who plays the beloved “GateGuy” (Chief Master Sgt. Walter Harriman) on SG-1. No such event would be complete without a fan protest. When an audience member asked the Stargate producers “what they have against doctors,” the 4,500-strong crowd roared and hundreds of little Scottish flags fluttered in the air. Earlier, a fan named Michelle from San Francisco had distributed the keepsakes in support of returning Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) to the Atlantis cast. The character, a Scot and a medical doctor, was killed off last season. The producers tried to deflect the issue with humor. “It’s not doctors we have a problem with,” executive producer Robert Cooper quipped. “It’s Scottish people.” Atlantis showrunner Joe Mallozzi assured the crowd he loved Scottish people and instructed them to redirect their “hate e-mail to Rob Cooper. My inbox is full.” Later, in the hallways, fans dressed in kilts played a dirge on bagpipes.  And check out the Dead Like Me article for a link to pictures of the Stargate SG1/Atlantis buses at – extensive post on panels. Check it out


Shots of the display area


Perhaps the ultimate fan photo of Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping. This is dedication for ya…


Not SG at all, but the strangest Darth Vader helmet ever.


More shots

Joe & Amanda

Martin, Joe & Amanda

Joe, David & Jewel

David & Jewel

Joe, David & Jewel


Picspam from the SGA panel at Here’s one neat shot

Of course, the names face the audience, not the actors, who must play musical chairs...

UPDATE: Regarding the Stargate podcast at  . This MP3 file will contain interviews with Stargate Atlantis stars Joseph Mallozzi, Jewel Staite, David Hewlett, and Joe Flanigan. Thanks to [info]beaniesheppard for the tip!   NOTE: some minor spoilers for season 4 but nothing that will make you go "ARGH, OHMYGAWD!"

(clearing off some updates. If you read comments below, it was the wrong link, but we're intrepid folk and the link was dug up, and we wrote off to Shaun (very nice fellow!), who runs the site, who quickly fixed the mistake, so now you can right click and save from the main site.)