Dating sight unseen
Jody Racicot (Vernon Sharpe), Gary Jones (Technician), Teryl Rothery (Dr. Sharpe), Michael Karl Richards (Guardsman), Raimund Stamm (Hitchhike Driver), Jennifer Steede (Flight Attendant), Jacob Chaos (Ticked Off Passenger), Brad Dryborough (Outta Control Driver), Jacquie Janzen (Commissary Airman) SG-1 returns home from another off-world mission, on which they recovered a piece of technology apparently created by the Ancients, as it bears markings of their language.
Colonel Jack O’Neill thinks it looks like a big bug-zapper — and he may not be far off.
Jonas Quinn sees a very large, translucent, flying insect in the gate room, which disappears through the wall.
The device simply allows anyone affected to see into it.Reports of bug sightings surface in the nearby city of Colorado Springs, and the military arrives in force to quarantine the town.Their cover story is that a hazardous chemical spill is causing hallucinations — but some, including Gulf War veteran Vernon Sharpe (who runs the fuel station), don’t buy it. C., Sam and Jonas aren’t having much success with the alien device.When Vernon sees Colonel O’Neill and a group of soldiers arrive at his fuel station, he runs. But they have discovered (by shutting it off) that the radiation it emits isn’t the cause of their problem.After Jonas first touched the device and activated it, he passed on the ability to see the creatures through physical contact.
The device itself is crystal-based technology with no apparent buttons or controls, leading Sam to deduce that reordering the crystals themselves may be the only way to reverse its effects.