Confused, MythingLink? As a person with a number of military family members, past and present, I assure you. The word you are looking for is not confused. Irritated is it.Originally posted by archiver
I really enjoyed this episode in a couple of ways. One of those reasons is that it added a little more to the character of Jack O'Neill and I would like to see how they develop it as time goes on. Jack was almost willing to ignore the warnings that kept Daniel going in order to get the technology that the SGC had been striving to get for so long. To finally have someone willing to give it to them, must have been such a wonder for them and then to realize what the consequences would be if they accepted it must be leaving Jack feeling incredibly confused. "Fruit from the poisoned tree." was the thought that went through my head as I watched the episode.
Of course, this was directed by Peter DeLuise and he is one of my favorite directors for SG1. TPTB certainly found a jewel in him. I have enjoyed every episode he has had a hand in.
And that is why they call if science FICTION . . .Originally posted by MythingLink
Nope, confused not irritated. Anyone with a conscience is going to run a gamut of emotions given the circumstances that were shown in this episode and confusion is going to be one of them. A strict military mindset when confronted with 'human' issues that need to be resolved will stop a person for a millisecond or two and make one wonder if they are taking the correct course of action if that person has a conscience at all (and we know Jack has one).
Also from someone who has a military background.
Clearly you haven't been to The Point, The Naval Academy, or The Pentagon lately. The people who have passed through those locations do NOT admit to the frailties you speak of.Originally posted by MythingLink
Yep, fiction based on human frailty and strengths. Otherwise, I'm thinking, a lot of people wouldn't watch it.
Haven't heard a word about that but it doesn't surprise me that the press might find out about something like that and then, of course, put their own spin on the issue.Do you know how the press found out that women were going to be allowed to serve aboard the "new" Sea Wolf submarines?