In the near future, a veteran of the Stargate program, four cadets, and a mysterious alien are prevented from returning to Earth by a traitor. The heroes must use the Stargate network to ... See full summary »
With interviews from cast, producers, and experts in the field of mythology and television, Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-1 reveals how ten years of fantastic adventures have served ... See full summary »
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In the near future, a veteran of the Stargate program, four cadets, and a mysterious alien are prevented from returning to Earth by a traitor. The heroes must use the Stargate network to find another way back home while keeping one step ahead of their enemies. Written by
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Painful to watch, painful to listen to. Try reading books instead
Star Gate infinity reads like it was written by a 'Diversity society of American' focus group.
It has cast members from every social background a couple of different races, and a couple of different species. Every member has experienced racism, specialisms or childhood trauma and has come though it with a valuable moral lesson that they cannot resist imparting to the rest of the world. Making this one of the most preachy cartoons of the 90s.
Of course, because it's a an American children's cartoon , they can't actually tackle 'real' issues in any meaningful way. So, no messages on divorce, death (unless its a pet or a 2000 year old grandfather), sexuality, dating, US foreign policy, or why prescription drugs cover on medi care is essential for the working poor.
Most episodes involve the cast jetting around the cosmos in supped up dune buggies righting wrongs and solving injustice which, while an admirable thing to do in itself, is spoiled by the fact that they do it by converting aliens to 'the American way of life'.
Don't get me wrong, children can learn valuable lessons from this show, like not judging people by their skin color, or labeling people based on social prejudices, but anybody with even the smallest tendency towards cynicism will get fed up with the constant 'diversity is good' message, and anybody whose blood boils when they hear the phrases "what's good for America is good for the world" will feel like throwing a brick through the TV after about five minutes.
Otherwise, it's pretty average for an American cartoon in terms of plot variety, voice talent and quality of animation.
Contains mild peril, fantasy firearms, and socially difficult situations like bullying and racism, but no nudity, bad language, or real violence.
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