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Vala as Aeryn and Daniel Jackson as Crichton

Stargate SG-1 is a science-fiction television series, based on the 1994 film Stargate, which ran from 1997 until 2007, first on Showtime and then on Sci Fi. The series focuesed on a team dedicated to exploring the universe through Earth's Stargate and doing battle with enemy aliens. Near the end of the series' long run, two former Farscape stars joined the cast: Claudia Black as alien ally Vala Mal Doran (recurring for seasons 8 and 9, regular for season 10) and Ben Browder as Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell (regular for seasons 9 and 10).

Muppet Mentions

For the series 200th episode, simply titled "200" and broadcast on August 18, 2006, the plot is a loose excuse for self-parody and pop culture references. The SG-1 team is assigned to help the producer of a short-lived TV series based on their exploits expand the concept for a proposed feature film. Vala's suggestions, thinly veiled rehashes of The Wizard of Oz and Gilligan's Island, cause the producer to suggest that she pick something more obscure next time. This leads into a brief but elaborate parody of Farscape, set in a grimy spaceship creature and featuring background music riffing on the Farscape theme. Vala appears as Claudia Black's Farscape character, Aeryn Sun, with Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) as Crichton, Teal'c (Christopher Judge) as D'Argo, Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) as Chiana, Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder, the original Crichton) as Stark, and a generic alien puppet prop as Rygel. All of the above flounder around in an angst-ridden manner and engage in a stream of nearly incomprehensible dialogue, combining technobabble with fake curse words, including "frelled," a recurring phrase on Farscape.

Connections

  • John Aylward played President Nadal in "Ethan" (2006)
  • Jeny Cassidy puppeteered Asgard in ""New Order, Parts 1 & 2" (2004) and an alien bounty hunter in "Bounty" (2007)
  • Alexis Cruz played Skaara/Klorel in five episodes (1997-2003)
  • James Earl Jones played the voice of Unas in "Thor's Hammer" (1997)
  • Robin Mossley played Malakai in "Window of Opportunity" (2000) and Dr. Reimer in "Morpheus" (2006)
  • Dan Payne played a Kull warrior, Jaffa, and other bit parts in 12 episodes (2002-2005)
  • Robert Picardo played Richard Woolsey in seven episodes (2004-2007)
  • Geoff Redknap puppeteered Asgard in "Fair Game" (1999), "Small Victories" (2000), and "Fragile Balance" (2003), an alien in "Prometheus Unbound" (2004), Jup in "The Ties That Bind" (2005), and an Oranian lieutenant in "Company of Thieves" (2006).
  • Dave "Squatch" Ward played "Antagonistic Bar Guy" in "Nightwalkers" (2002)
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