On the planet designated P7X-277, an enormous pyramid – big enough to hold all of the pyramids in Egypt combined – is found. If its sheer size is staggering, what it contains is even more surprising – radiation that’s capable of slowing neutrinos, and, on a pedestal in the pyramid’s center, what appears to be a human skull made of crystal. More surprisingly, it’s identical to one that Daniel’s grandfather, archaeologist Nick Ballard, found in Belize. Ballard claimed at the time that the skull teleported him to another world where he was greeted by gigantic aliens, but that claim destroyed his career and left him institutionalized. When Daniel looks into the eyes of the skull, just as Ballard did, the radiation level spikes and energy begins to glow throughout the cavern. Teal’c fires his zat gun at the skull, but in that moment, Daniel seems to disappear. Daniel manages to return to Earth through the stargate, but no one can see or hear him. Desperate for clues about Daniel’s whereabouts, his teammates turn to the one other person who has gazed into the eyes of the crystal skull…even though, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, that man is insane.
story by Michael Greenburg & Jarrad Paul
teleplay by Brad Wright
directed by Brad Turner
music by Joel Goldsmith
Guest Cast: Jan Rubes (Nick Ballard), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Fraiser), Jason Schombing (Rothman), Dan Shea (Sgt. Siler), Russell Roberts (Psychiatrist), Jacquie Janzen (Nurse), Daniel Bacon (Technician), Tracy Westerholm (Surveillance SF), Christopher Judge (voice of Quetlzelcoatl)
LogBook entry by Earl Green