Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
Paul McGillion: Dr. Carson Beckett
Carson Beckett M. D. : What do I say?
Lt. Aiden Ford, USMC : [looks up from camera] I dunno... how about "Wish you were here" ?
Carson Beckett M. D. : [looking around, turns on Ford] I wish who was here?
Lt. Aiden Ford, USMC : I dunno. Who do you wish was here?
Carson Beckett M. D. : No-one! I wish I wasn't bloody here!
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D. : Carson?
Carson Beckett M. D. : Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D. : How are you doing?
Carson Beckett M. D. : Oh, just peachy, thanks. You?
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D. : I'm sorry to put you in this position, but you're the only one besides Colonel Sheppard and General O'Neill who've actually fired a drone from that chair.
Carson Beckett M. D. : Ironically, they're the two people I nearly killed when I did that.
Carson Beckett M. D. : ...well if I've learned one thing, Mum, it's that we Earthlings are ver...
Lt. Aiden Ford, USMC : Doc! You can't say that!
Carson Beckett M. D. : What?
Lt. Aiden Ford, USMC : Earthlings. It's compromising security!
Carson Beckett M. D. : She knows I'm from Earth, son! It's not a bloody secret!
Carson Beckett M. D. : [sighs] We believe ATA or Ancient Technology Activation is caused by a single gene that's always on. Instructing various cells in the body to produce a series of proteins and enzymes
[McKay is staring at syringe]
Carson Beckett M. D. : that interact with the skin, the nervous system and the brain. In this case we're using a mouse retrovirus to deliver the missing gene to your cells.
Dr. Rodney McKay : [Looking worried] A mouse retrovirus?
Carson Beckett M. D. : It's been deactivated.
Dr. Rodney McKay : Well, are there any side effects?
Carson Beckett M. D. : Dry mouth, headache, the irresistible urge to run in a small wheel...
Carson Beckett M. D. : We still have no idea how it works, but during the Wraith feeding process, the victim is injected with a special enzyme. It strengthens the human body temporarily and ensures that the heart continues to beat.
Maj. John Sheppard : Why would they wanna make you stronger?
Carson Beckett M. D. : So the victim doesn't die immediately. The feeding process is so traumatic, without the special enzyme, we shut down far sooner than they like.
Elizabeth Weir, Ph. D. : They make you stronger so they can take more time to kill you.
Carson Beckett M. D. : Lovely, isn't it?
[McKay buttons up his collar while entering the cave with the Iratus bugs]
Carson Beckett M. D. : You don't seriously think that's gonna help?
Dr. Rodney McKay : When they see your neck before they see mine, you won't think it's stupid.
[several minutes later, Beckett lifts up his collar before trying to harvest the eggs]
Dr. Rodney McKay : See! Not so stupid!
Carson Beckett M. D. : Ah, shut up.