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 Scenes
- 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.