If a similar thread for this already exists, feel free to merge it. I only looked back three pages.
This thread is for people who absolutely, under no circumstances EVER want to see Sheppard and Teyla romantically paired.
This thread is NOT for people to tell us why Shep/Teyla are perfect for each other.
It is NOT for people to condescend/whine about how wrong we are.
And it is definitely NOT a thread to promote the Shep/Teyla cause.
Now, while I understand that in "initial character summaries" Teyla was more or less written to be Shep's love interest, I was relieved when TPTB (apparently, temporarily) changed their minds because the idea of a ship being built in to the very backbone of the series... and one as patently ridiculous as Shep/Teyla... appalled me. And frankly, it still does.
With Shep and Teyla, I don't even see that much and I deeply resent the idea of the "hero" being shipped with the "sexy alien chick" for no more reason than that they're the hero and the sexy alien chick.
The problem I have with a lot of the ships on Stargate is that the pairings are the obvious choices, they're ALWAYS the main characters, and no actual thought seems to go into developing any concrete reasons for the characters to feel romantically drawn towards one another. All the "moments" seem fabricated and tossed in haphazardly. I feel no bond between Shep and Teyla, I see no chemistry of ANY kind (not even of the platonic sort) between them, and from what I've seen thus far of their interactions, I cannot imagine what they could possibly see in one another. Both being leaders doesn't cut it for me, nor does the whole "they're a man and a woman working closely together in life-or-death scenarios" hooey that people always use as some kind of incontrovertible justification of their chosen pairing.
Does it happen sometimes? Hell yeah, of course it does! But it doesn't ALWAYS happen and it isn't NECESSARY for it to happen in order for the story to be "realistic". At least not in my opinion.
I, for one, would prefer that the relationship between Shep and Teyla never evolve beyond being teammates and possible "friends". That is more than enough for me.