Watson undertook majors in astrophysics and biochemistry at the University of Columbia in New York and then achieved a PhD in Molecular biology and Biochemistry at Yale University and got the attention of Stargate Command and was offered a position on Atlantis. (SGA: "The DVD Collection 89")
He was once working with a colleague, Dr. Harriet Hewston when they both activated an Ancient device. The second they realized it was emitting radiation, they deactivated it and reported to Dr. Carson Beckett, where he found nothing life threatening on them. However, he didn't realize that a tumor was being developed behind his lung. The next morning, he was playing golf with Lt. Colonel John Sheppard and Ronon Dex, when he complained of having a headache. On his way to the infirmary he was injured when Hewston exploded. When they realized an explosive tumor was being developed, Beckett took it out, saving Watson's life, at the cost of his own. (SGA: "Sunday")
Behind the scenesEdit
- Daniel Bacon previously portrayed SMSgt. Russell Benson an SGC Technician in numerous episodes of Stargate SG-1 in its early seasons.
- The name of this character may be a reference to the molecular biologist James Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA.
- The name could also be a reference to Sherlock Holmes' partner in the Sherlock Holmes series.