We might need them in 2036…according to New Scientist magazine  Apophis, a nasty alien that SG1 killed, has come back to life (I hate it when aliens manage that) as an asteroid, and is headed straight for earth…well there’s a 1 in 45,000 chance of him hitting earth and wiping out half the planet.
Thankfully SG1 have experience  in diverting asteroids, so this should be pretty easy for them. On the off chance that they get it wrong, or they’re not around to help, “experts” want the UN to come up with a “protocol”…well, that should be more than enough make Apophis shake in his boots, turn around, and head back from whence he came.
If we let the UN make a multi-nation protocol of action, we’ll be buried in paperwork until the next time Apophis destroys a planet…that’s assuming that anybody bothers to listen to the UN in the first place…don’t we just throw money at them so that they’ll make bits of paper and be quiet in their corner while we pretend to be interested in the needs of every other nation?
Just in case you’re wondering, yes, the people who named this asteroid  are Stargate SG1 fans…apparently.