D. Jackson
Biographical Information
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Career Information
Profession: Cryptographer
Family Information
Marital status: Unknown
First appearance: Independence Day: Official Novelization

Dr. D. Jackson was a foremost cryptographer.


Dr. Jackson was regarded as one of the world's leading cryptographers. He was given security clearance by Dr. Brackish Okun to Area 51 to study a captured alien spaceship, in particularly the alien markings found on the vessel. Dr. Jackson spent three frustrating weeks trying to decipher the markings without any success before being called away "to another government project."

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • Dr. D. Jackson is exclusively referenced in Independence Day: Official Novelization. He is a cameo character based on Dr. Daniel Jackson from Roland Emmerich's film Stargate (1994) and the Stargate franchise. In the Stargate SG-1 episode "Politics", a reference to Independence Day is made by Daniel Jackson when he makes a sarcastic remark about how they can defeat the Goa'uld by uploading a virus into the mothership.
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