You make some fair points, Padders - and by association, Anni.
But, :lol: were you hoping no one would notice that you'd neatly side-stepped addressing that point which is germane to the debate, to wit the passing over of the brightest and best of planet Earth for someone whom
"we know almost nothing about
Even had he acted with courage, honour and intelligence - even had he refrained from using that incessant oleaginous smirk - during his début episode, it is still unthinkable to by-pass all those Tau'ri who have vastly superior claims to the vacant position in S.G.1.
Addressing the points you made:
Firstly, if I were going into dangerous situations on a regular basis, I would not like to have on my team someone whose first reaction is to become paralysed with fear. Such an one puts not only himself but the rest of my team in danger, and if being brave just takes practice, we might all be dead before he gets the hang of it...
Secondly, if Judas betrayed his people on the grounds they are as evil as Hitler was, do we really want to have any dealings with them, or to assist them with our less 'primitive' technology? Do we seriously want to take the risk that they'll be through the Stargate like ferrets down a rabbit hole, once these new 'allies' have established a presence here, taken over the control room and opened the iris...
Thirdly, the only sign of bravery that I saw Judas demonstate was in not running away when Jack shouted at him, although he looked as if he was in two minds about doing precisely that
Fourthly, thinking that no one will listen to you is no excuse for not telling the truth anyway. At least you've tried
to set the record straight. Not to do so argues a lack of moral fibre, and a strong sense of self
-preservation which is at odds with being a team player. At best, he's just a 'yes' man.
Fifthly, no one
could replace Daniel :wink2:
Sixthly, there are plenty of "different" people right here on Earth. There's thee and me for a start
and if you want the real
thinking woman's archaeological crumpet, then look no further than Michael Wood :naughty:
Your serve. New balls please...