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Searching for Star Wars in Sweden – Galaxy Galleri Trend Malmo September 3, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in carson beckett, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars legacy, starwars, sweden, weird al.
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starwarsgalaxystorefront.jpgI recently found myself in Sweden (south Sweden’s Malmo to be exact) and of course had to get my SciFi fix.

 This store – Galaxy Galleri Trend was one of the only things i found..the Star Wars name on the sign is what caught my eye.

Basically alot of Power of The Force ships, tonnes of figures – and ridiculously overpriced stuff and very unfriendly staff.

It’s a small store and I probably would have bought something (just because) but hey when you’re the only person in the store and the store owner won’t even look at you…well…what ya gonna do. Also their collection of Star Wars comics ends around 2002 so no Legacy!


Stargate Atlantis Dr Carson Beckett Didn’t Have To Die June 3, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in carson beckett, dr carson beckett, Paul McGillion, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, stargate, stargate atlantis.

OK. Sunday (Stargate Atlantis 3×17) has finally aired in the US (though ShowMeSciFi blogged about it back in February originally).

Dr. Carson Beckett didn’t have to die.

For those that don’t read this blog or look for spoilers online, they had no idea what was coming. I got  calls from a few friends after the episode aired asking me what the FRAK happened – AFTER scolding them for not reading this blog we had some great discussions.

The SciFi website gives no indication in its episode synopsis that Sunday has anything to do with Beckett. In fact they make it seem like Dr. Weir going on a date is the BIG plot.

Becket was just going about his dangerous business as he does in every episode, disposing of the exploding tumor was no more or less dangerous than anything else we’ve seen him or anyone else on Stargate Atlantis do. Yet somehow this time Beckett dies. There is an explosion and then we see his flag draped coffin.

It didn’t have to be this way.

It was an empty death for a noble character – he deserved much better. Sure the multiple flashback approach for the plot in this episode was great but none of it justified the death of Beckett.

Word is that Becket will now return in Season 4. Seeing as he was – plain and simple – blown up real good – i don’t see how he can come back. It’s not like he ascended or anything.

Maybe it will be a clone or replicator version of Becket but the original Scotsman is dead. The piper has already played the pipes for him.

Beckett’s death was an empty one – even more empty than Tasha Y’aar in Star Trek. The way Trek brought Tasha back was kinda neat though..here’s hoping Stargate Atlantis’ writing crew comes with something as inventive.

Otherwise I suppose they could always just have a shower scene..and this one Sunday episode could just be bad dream