Description: Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. Whoops! Wrong summary. How about this: Daniel vanishes during an exploration. I like Indy’s better.
For the penultimate episode of season 3, I was expecting something, more. The elements are there: giant Maya-esque pyramid, crystal skulls, teleportation and aliens. Sadly, this episode doesn’t really explore any of that instead focusing mostly on the search for Daniel. So much so I was expecting Leonard Nimoy to host a special In Search Of… just for SG-1.
It’s not necessarily a bad episode, it has its moments, but overall it really didn’t do much for me. Why build pyramids? Why the skulls? For what reason do the skulls act as teleporters? Why are the aliens so @#$&$@& huge? When will the music get better? These questions remain sadly unanswered and would have made for a more engrossing episode. Jack, of course, gets the lion’s share of funny lines, but he’s coming across more and more like a smart ass and less as having a sharp wit.
I wanted to really like this one. Unfortunately it was less than expected.
[SG-1 discusses the pyramid and the skull.]
Carter – “Normally neutrinos pass right through ordinary matter, no matter how dense. I mean, something like five hundred million billion just passed through you.”
O’Neill – “No matter how dense.”
[A tad bit later in the meeting.]
O’Neill – “Hey, if you’d been listening, you’d know that Nintendos pass through everything.”
Jackson – “I heard.”
O’Neill – “Everything.”