Metamorphosis

Daniel Jackson stepped out of the Stargate and tried to shake off the bone chilling cold. He had always felt that Gate travel was like being sucked into a blender that was making frozen margaritas. At least P3-711 was a warm planet. He looked around and found the rest of the SG-1 team had already started exploring the desert like surface of planet.

"Daniel," Jack called out "come look at this thing."

"What is it?"

"If I knew what it was I wouldn't be asking you to come look at it."

Daniel chuckled and made his way over to the sand dune that Jack was standing on. Half buried into the sand was an object that was totally out of place with it's surroundings. It was like a glass mushroom with a raised clear dome.

"Any ideas?" Jack asked.

"None whatsoever." Daniel replied as he knelt down to dust off some of the sand.

"If you don't know what it is, I'd suggest that you don't touch it."

Daniel ignored Jack's warning and continued to unbury the strange device. Not having found anything else of interest Sam and Teal'c soon joined them.

"Teal'c, have you ever seen anything like this?" Daniel asked.

"I have not."

"It doesn't really look Goa'uld." Sam noted.

"No...it doesn't." Daniel replied absent mindedly as he spread his palm over the raised center of the glass mushroom.

"Daniel, I've got a bad feeling about that thing. Stop mucking with it." Jack said. "That's an orde..."

A sharp cracking sound cut Jack off as the once clear mushroom started to glow. Before they could react to the change a pulse of light exploded out of the device, knocking the team to the sandy ground.