Stargate SG-1

Crystal Skull

Season 3, Ep 21, Aired 3/3/00
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  • Episode Description
  • While visiting a new world, the team discovers a huge pyramid, empty but for a central platform above a vast abyss, accessible by a single walkway. Upon the platform is 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. The only clue appears to be a similar skull found on Earth by Dr Jackson's grandfather many years before...moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dean Anderson

    Colonel/Brigadier General Jonathan J. "Jack" O'Neill

  • Christopher Judge


  • Brad Wright

  • Jonathan Glassner

  • Brad Turner

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Great episode. Need more like them.

    By Bec123, Jan 11, 2007

  • not that good...

    By Fwirrel, Aug 08, 2007

  • Very funny.

    By lowriderz95s10, Nov 13, 2007

  • A very unusual episode with "giant aliens"...

    By MurrayTheJaffa, Oct 05, 2008

  • All illusions say they are not the illusions...

    By Parricida, Mar 12, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Jack: Look, I'm sick of laying around. Help me up.
      Teal'c: Dr. Fraiser believes you are not strong enough to undertake such a mission.
      Jack: Yeah. Whatever.
      (tries to get up, but instantly falls to the floor)
      Teal'c: Dr. Fraiser is usually correct in such matters.

    • (Jack and Sam call it a night, as ghost-Daniel looks on) Daniel: What? That's it! What ever happened to working through the night? I do it for you.

    • Sam: Do you get the feeling that Daniel's still around?
      Jack: Kinda.
      Sam: I guess it's 'cause we miss him.
      Jack: Or radiation sickness.

    • Nick: Now we must wait for the giant aliens. Jack: That just has a nice ring to it.

    • Rothman: Teleportation device...? I... what do you think? Siler: I think you're gonna get fired.

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    Notes (1)

    • Syndication airdate: April 23, 2001.

    Trivia (6)

    • When General Hammond is talking to his granddaughter, he is using the red phone which is supposed to be a direct line to the President. He should have used his other phone.

    • When SG-1 entered the cavern with Nick, you can clearly tell that they are against a green screen, as when they start to cross the catwalk to the skull, the rocks above passed through Teal'c's head.

    • Trivia: This episode marks the first appearance of Dr. Robert Rothman since "Forever In A Day." However, Daniel dreamed that story. So exactly when did SGC actually hire Rothman?

    • When Daniel is out-of-phase, he can seemingly pass through solid objects. As is often the case in sci-fi shows, however, there's no explanation for how he can lean against the wall outside the elevator that Samantha gets into, sit on a cabinet in the control room, and stand on the floor throughout the entire episode.

    • When Nicholas Ballard is "alone" in his quarters with invisible Daniel Jackson for the first time at the SGC and confesses that he can see and hear him, Dr. Jackson has a frustrated but excited outburst in which he touches a chair which is knocked slightly back. He should have passed right through it.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Quetlzelcoatl Quetzalcoatl is the Aztec name for Feathered-Serpent, an ancient Mesoamerican god worshiped by the Aztecs, Toltec, and many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations. He is believed (by some) to be one of the four gods to have created the earth.

    • The Skeptic's Dictionary: There isn't a shard of evidence that these crystal skulls are mysterious in any way. What is mysterious is their continued popularity and the continued mythology as to their origins and powers.
      The Skeptic's Dictionary has a somewhat better researched and plausible story behind the crystal skulls, the conclusion is that most, if not all, were actually manufactured in Germany no earlier than 1850 or so, and any tales of ancient cultures is most likely a hoax.

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