INFINITY: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Stargate Infinity: The Complete Series
Actors: Mark Hildreth, Bettina Busch, Cusse Mankuma, Kathleen Barr,
Directors: Will Meugniot
Format: Animated, Box set, Color, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 4
Studio: Shout Factory Theater
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
Run Time: 600 minutes
up those of you who knew that there were actually an animated
Stargate TV series? Thought so . . .
Anyway, the show was titled Stargate: Infinity
and it ran on FOX on Saturday mornings between 2002 to 2003.
None of the
characters from the Stargate
TV series or big screen movie made it to this one except for the titular stargate
- basically wormhole portals that serve as a way for the heroes
to effortlessly travel between various planets across the galaxy - itself
of course. (Even the villains were especially created for the show, a
bunch of reptilian dumb asses known as the Tlak kahn.) The group of heroes
trying to foil the evil aliens' plans consists of some human teenagers and
alien their alien sidekicks.
The series is supposed to be 30 years after the events
of the movie, but judging from the zipper suits the characters wear and
the advanced technology they use it seems as if Stargate: Infinity
might actually be set several hundred years into the future instead.
The point remains that Stargate: Infinity is
typical Saturday morning cartoon fare aimed at children (or boys to be
more specific) under the age of 10. It is difficult to see whether any
adult fans of the live action TV show would be interested in it because it
lacks the same cross-over appeal cartoon shows such as DC's
Justice League or
Batman have. As far as this sort of thing go, Stargate: Infinity
isn't too bad even though the low budget didn't exactly allow for some
stellar animation. Kids will love it ? there is enough action and monsters
and stuff in it to keep things moving along.
However it is unlikely that dads will sit down with
their little tykes to watch it too.
The sound and image on the DVDs are pretty nice however
and presented in full screen mode. These four discs contain the entire
series (it was cancelled after one season and never wrapped up its various
plot and storylines).
RECOMMENDATION: If you have small boys they will
love your buying them Stargate: Infinity.