Dr. Daniel Jackson stares down at a crystal skull; however, he mysteriously disappears. Jackson tries his best to communicate with the rest of the team even though he can't be seen. SG-1 get his grandfather, Dr. Nicholas Ballard, to help, since he claimed to have experienced the same thing three decades earlier. Unfortunately, Nicholas Ballard happens to be in a psychiatric institution.
The members of SG-1 are watching MALP telemetry of a giant Mayan pyramid. The MALP proceeds into the pyramid, but comes to a span which is too narrow for it to traverse. Major Samantha Carter pans the MALP camera across the cavern and realizes that the pyramid contains leptons, which means a material is slowing Neutrinos, a significant scientific find. Dr. Daniel Jackson has Sam zoom in on the object at the other end. Daniel informs them that it is a crystal skull, identical to the one Daniel's grandfather Nicholas Ballard discovered in 1971 in Belize.
Daniel briefs SG-1, Major General George S. Hammond and Dr. Janet Fraiser on the skull that his grandfather found, explaining that his grandfather believed the skull transported him to another planet where he met aliens. His grandfather never managed to repeat the event and was scorned by the academic community. General Hammond authorizes a recon mission to the planet, but Dr Fraiser warns that she is unsure what effect the radiation caused by the leptons might have, and recommends no more than ten to fifteen minutes exposure.
SG-1 travels to the planet and enters the pyramid, where Carter finds high, but safe, levels of muon radiation. The team finds the crystal skull, which Daniel immediately becomes entranced with. Radiation levels begin to increase, and Teal'c notices a form of energy surrounding Daniel. Teal'c, unable to get Daniel's attention, fires his Zat'nik'tel at the skull. The energy dissipates, but SG-1 can no longer see Daniel, who is now unconscious. Carter warns O'Neill that the radiation levels are dangerously high before passing out. SG-1 returns to Stargate Command, without Daniel.
O'Neill and Carter are treated for radiation exposure while Hammond uses the MALP to scan for Daniel, but finds nothing. Teal'c, who is partially protected by his symbiote and consequently in full health, returns to retrieve the skull so that it can be studied in an attempt to learn how rescue Daniel, who they believe was teleported to an unknown location. As Teal'c removes the skull, Daniel regains consciousness and asks what has happened, but Teal'c does not hear Daniel and runs straight through him. Daniel follows Teal'c through the Stargate back to the SGC. Tests on the skull find nothing to help them locate Daniel, so Sam suggests they visit Nick Ballard. Fraiser admits she checked on Nick and found he had committed himself to a Psychiatric hospital after suffering a mental breakdown caused by being unable to have the skull teleport him.
SG-1 visits Ballard in the hospital. An invisible Daniel attends, encouraging his oblivious grandfather to help them. SG-1 tells him about the skull they discovered, and he asks to assist them. At SGC, Ballard is shown the skull and relives his experience for SG-1: he looked into the skull's eyes and was surrounded by a field of energy, then found himself in the pyramid, where giant aliens, apparently composed of mist, told him
He recognized this as \"the enemy of my enemy is my friend\" in Mayan. He closed his eyes in fear and was returned to the temple where he found the skull. The temple collapsed and he was never able to locate it again. Daniel follows Nick to the VIP quarters where Nick is staying, where he apologizes, apparently to no one. Daniel asks him what he is apologizing for, and Nick replies that it is for not adopting him when his parents were killed (\"The Gamekeeper\"). Daniel realizes his grandfather can hear him, but believes Daniel to be a hallucination. Daniel convinces Nick to act as a go-between and together they convince General Hammond to authorize a return mission to the planet. Nick accompanies SG-1, misinforming them that Daniel insisted on it.
Back inside the pyramid, the skull is placed in its original position. Daniel stares into its eyes and all of the group, except Teal'c, are sent 'out of phase'. The giant 'mist' aliens appear and repeat the words Nick heard long ago. Daniel answers the giant that they are enemies of the Goa'uld. The giant is satisfied that they are friends. He remembers Nick and chooses him to stay and tell the giants about their world while SG-1 return to SGC.
Teal'c: Nicholas Ballard believed the skull to be a teleportation device. Recovering the skull may help us to determine the location to which he was teleported.Hammond: The MALP telemetry suggests the radiation levels are still too high.Teal'c: My symbiote provides me with a greater tolerance against the effects of radiation.Hammond: And if that thing zaps you to wherever it sent Dr. JacksonTeal'c: Then I will have succeeded in locating him.
I saw it last night and was floored by the outright theft which goes deeper than this article:Stargate:Crystal skull (obviously and part of myth anyway)Temple that has an earthquake and disappears (as told by Daniel's grandfather)Giant ethereal aliensGiant aliens wanting to collect knowledgeGiant aliens that operate in multiple dimensionsCrystal skull glows and has particles swirl and people become hypnotized by itBrought to the SGCOld man from mental instition believed crazy about the skull beliefs (Daniel's father) and SG1 goes to him for answers. Giant Aliens speaking MayanIndiana Jones and the Crystal Skull:Crystal skull Temple that has an earthquake and disappears (ending of movie)Giant ethereal aliensGiant aliens wanting to collect knowledge (as seen in their spaceship museum. \"They're archeologists.\" Indiana Jones line)Giant aliens that operate in multiple dimensions (spaces between the worlds as said by Jones' friend Oxlsley)Crystal skull glows and has particles swirl and people become hypnotized by it (as seen in the scene where Jones was made to stare into it when he was captured).Housed in Area 51Old man in mental institution driven insane by his theories on the skull and visited (attempted to) by Jones for answers.Oxsley speaking MayanThe difference is where the story takes place, the main characters and the antagonists. Crystal Skull had Russians, Stargate showed it was the Gau'old because Tarl'c wasn't affected and the \"enemy of my enemy\" part.After all the years Lucas claimed it was being worked on, for it to be a theft is really disappointing. I'm sure they could have met with countless authors of the old comics, books and fanfic authors and come up with a better original story.
Daniel finds a glowing crystal skull identical to one first discovered by his grandfather decades before. When Daniel stares into the skull's eyes, a mysterious force makes him disappear. Now SG-1 must find Daniel's grandfather to unlock the mystery of the skull and bring Daniel back.Guide Transcript Wallpapers Screencaps
[The lights explode from the skull in an energy field that engulfs Daniel. Teal'c raises his zat and fires at the skull, knocking Daniel away. The energy field collapses. Daniel is lying stunned on the floor, but none of the others go over to check on him.]
[Teal'c is running across the narrow bridge towards the crystal skull and pedestal. He doesn't see Daniel lying on the floor. Daniel slowly wakes up and climbs to his feet as Teal'c runs passed and begins to take off his pack.]
FRASIERApparently his failure to prove the crystal skull was more than just a curiosity caused a severe mental breakdown from which he's never been able to fully recover. Nick checked himself in.
HAMMONDFind out what you can, but I needn't remind you the details of this matter will have to remain classified. That means you won't be able to tell him what happened to Dr Jackson or where the skull was found.
DANIELNot this time, Nick. The skull, the skull did this to me. I'm trapped, I'm in another dimension, I'm out of phase, something. Look, all I know is I need your help. If you don't help me, I don't know how I'm gonna get home.
[He starts to cross the narrow bridge, stumbles slightly and is steadied by O'Neill. They cross the bridge and reach the island. Daniel walks over to the pedestal while Teal'c retrieves the skull from his pack. He hands to Nick, who goes to the pedestal and places it on top.]
While visiting a new world, the team discovers a skull fashioned from pink crystal, that Daniel cannot resist looking into - at which point he disappears. Unable to locate Dr Jackson, SG-1 return to Earth hoping to find a way to retrieve their lost friend.
Always a Bigger Fish: Trandoshan's are far physically superior to Ahsoka, O-Mer, and Jinx, and typically have the upper hand in melee combat. Yet they prove to be little match for Wookiees, who are (mostly) able to trounce them like nobody's business. Asshole Victim: The Thrandoshans, who kidnapped people in order to hunt and kill them just for fun, and only kidnapped victims they were certain didn't stand a change against them in a fight, making their Deaths seem well deserved. Big Damn Heroes: The Wookiee reinforcements arrive at Wasskah just in time to help the padawns when they're overpowered by the Thrandoshans. Blade Brake: Garnac uses a knife and his claws to resist a Force-push from Ahsoka at one point in their duel. Call-Forward: The leader of the Wookiee reinforcements is General Tarfful, who will lead the Wookiee forces at the Battle of Kashyyyk. Ahsoka utters a quote to the downed Garnac similar to the one Vader will say to a beaten Luke on Cloud City: \"You're beaten.\" The Cameo: The bounty hunters Sugi and Seripas briefly appear when the Wookies' arrive; General Tarfful hired Sugi's ship as transportation. Character as Himself: Chewbacca is credited like this because none of the Wookiees actually have voice actors, but Chewie is such an iconic character that it would feel jarring to have him absent. Destination Defenestration: Ahsoka kills the pilot of the Trandoshans' ship via Force-pushing him partially through the bridge window. Disney Villain Death: Three of the Trandoshan hunters are thrown over the railing of their flying fortress to their doom. Ahsoka Force-pushes Garnac out of the doors of his \"throne room\" and over the balcony and he lands on the lower deck of his flying fortress. Jedi Mind Trick: Jinx attempts this on a captured Trandoshan, but it doesn't work until Chewie punches him in the head. Missed Him by That Much: Chewie's transmitter picks up a response from Kashyyyk shortly after the group has left the hideout to go after the Trandoshans. Ominous Floating Castle: The Trandoshans' base, carrying over from the previous episode, is a large ship kept constantly hovering in the sky. Percussive Maintenance: Chewie clocks a captured Trandoshan over the head so Jinx's mind trick will work. The Precious, Precious Car: Sugi tells Tarfful that, if her ship is damaged, it'll cost him extra. Shout-Out: So Chewie built a transmitter in a cave, with a box of scraps Among the various trophies in Garnac's throne room is a crystal skull. Tempting Fate: When Ahsoka and Chewie are leaving the wreck of the Trandoshans' ship, Chewie is cautious, and Ahsoka says it's perfectly safe. Moments after they walk into the open, the lookout the Trandoshans dropped off takes a potshot at them, although he misses thanks to O-Mer and Jinx. The Unintelligible: Chewie, unsurprisingly. Ahsoka is the only one who can understand him. Waif-Fu: Ahsoka, being a Jedi, is stronger and faster than she looks and is able to physically match the much larger Garnac. 59ce067264