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In episode "200" of SG-1, Vala says about Sci-Fi programs on TV:

... and apart from one glaring omission, it doesn't seem to be that bad.

What is that glaring omission?

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"Wormhole eXtreme", I'd guess. They are discussing a bad script from that series... – Einer Aug 10 '14 at 8:37
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The script for 200:


Um, I've been looking at this, and there doesn't seem to be any mention of a sexy female alien… anywhere! I'm not even in this!

[Carter shoots Vala a disbelieving look. Daniel casts a side long glance at Vala and sighs.]


You know, the really unbelievable part is that anyone would consider spending millions of dollars on this. I mean, seriously, all these writers, and they couldn't come up with anything better?


I don't know, I've been watching a lot of television lately, and apart from one glaring omission, it doesn't seem to be that bad.

I think it's pretty obvious that she is talking about the movie script, and only referring to the other sci-fi as a reference to compare the script again. So, the glaring omission is the "sexy female alien" - or, rather, Vala herself.

To parse the script:

Carter says the script is bad - Vala says the script isn't that bad compared to what else she's seen on TV, except for...

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Except that she's not referencing the script, she's referencing what she's been watching on television. – Valorum Aug 10 '14 at 23:45
Yes, she's referencing the shows on TV (I even say she is in my answer) - to say that the script isn't bad compared to them, except for... – HorusKol Aug 10 '14 at 23:50

I always assumed, considering she is reading the "Wormhole eXtreme" script, she was talking about herself, or rather her expy; being the latest addition to the team, I assumed Martin hadn't included her yet.

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Yeah I thought this was obvious too tbh. – Lightness Races in Orbit Aug 10 '14 at 14:27

It's not explicitly stated, but it's fairly obvious she's referring to Stargate: SG-1 itself. The vast majority of that episode is one great big in-joke. This is similar to the Macgyver reference in the pilot.

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Vala isn't aware of the existence of a series named "Stargate: SG-1". It's not part of her universe. When they become self-referential they use the vehicle and talk about "Wormhole eXtreme" - which is supposed to be Stargate - no doubt - but that's not what Vala is talking about. – Einer Aug 10 '14 at 8:51
Of course she isn't aware of any such show. But looking for canonicity or an in-universe explanation on this particular episode does't really make sense. It is, as I said in my answer, essentially one big in-joke. – James Sheridan Aug 10 '14 at 9:15
Of course it's meant to be a joke, and of course the joke is on Stargate. And Claudia Black talks about Stargate, but not Vala and that was the op-question: Strictly in-universe. But sure: The scriptwriters meant "Stargate" when they let Vala talk about "Wormhole eXtreme". – Einer Aug 10 '14 at 9:22
I thought it might be Farscape being off the air, but I couldn't find any more details to the in-joke. – Simon O'Doherty Aug 10 '14 at 10:51

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