It was a different story at the box office, however.
He's with Jackson and O'Neill when they make contact with the locals, and he even gets to sample some Abydonian food before he's killed by one of Ra's guards.
Jackson discovered how to actually use the portal devices in Roland Emmerich's original movie.
Jackson, who unknowingly agrees to take his daughter's hand in marriage luckily, they end up falling for each other anyway.
The unlikely pair fall for each other as they battle Ra, and when his rule comes to an end, Jackson opts to stay behind on the newly liberated planet.
Daniel Jackson cracked the constellation code, and he remained with Colonel Jack O'Neill's squad when the team split up after arriving on Abydos.