Melburn Jackson was an archaeologist, the husband of Claire Ballard Jackson, and the father of Daniel Jackson. He was introduced in the episode, 2.04 "The Game Keeper".
Dr. Melburn Jackson was killed in an accident as he and his wife set up an exhibit in the New York Museum of Art. They were placing a coverstone over a tomb exhibit when the chain broke and the coverstone crushed them as they stood directly underneath it to guide in its placement. The accident was witnessed by their young son, Daniel, who could do nothing but stand and watch. The Keeper on the planet designated P7J-989, using virtual reality simulations of the event, attempted to entice Daniel to stay within his make-believe world by giving him the opportunity to change the outcome of the event. Daniel witnessed the replaying of the accident several times before he decided that there was nothing he could do to change the outcome and he refused to cooperate with the Keeper any further. (2.04 "The Game Keeper")
--DeeKayP 18:46, 3 Feb 2005 (PST)