Western Animation / Stargate: Infinity

"I don't have a problem with it. I'm just not involved."
Brad Wright

A 26-episode animated spin-off of Stargate SG-1, produced by DiC Entertainment for the then-new Fox Box from 2002-03. It takes place in the future, 30 years after Stargate the movie, which places it in the year 2024-2026 if conflicting sources are taken into account. The Goa'uld are history, the Ori are not mentioned (we're talking 2002, they hadn't even been conceived yet), and a new species called the Tlak'kahn has risen to fill the Evil Power Vacuum.

Very non-canon, if only because Stargates look very different (as one can see from the picture, they have eight chevron locks, not nine), none of the canonical species except humans are featured (despite the series explicitly taking place in the Milky Way), and the Ancients are theorized (but never confirmed) to be winged dragon-like humanoids. This was before the Ancients were shown to be near-human in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.

Provides examples of:

  • An Aesop: Once an Episode.
  • Animated Adaptation
  • Canon Discontinuity
    • And there are many examples of this:
      • The "Kawoosh," of the Stargate activating doesn't disintegrate things.
      • There are only eight chevrons, a major plot point of Stargate Universe.
      • The Ori, Wraith, and other species are never mentioned.
      • The Ancients are winged dragon people, instead of the Human Aliens that they were revealed to be.
      • A third Stargate was discovered on earth and is dialed.
  • Clear My Name (Bonner)
  • Energy Weapons
  • Everybody Laughs Ending
  • Expository Theme Tune: "Built by Ancients so long ago, the Stargate lay till we broke the code..."
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Gold Fever: The group managed to stumble upon valuable diamonds and hoped to strike it rich as a result not knowing mercs were after them and their newly found wealth. It becomes An Aesop as in the end the mercs backstabbed each other and while sacrificing most of the wealth Draga slips a diamond for one of the members of the team so she can help her family back home.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Ec'co.
  • Hope Spot: The villains, on these: "It's very gratifying to give people hope, and then snatch it away."
  • Large Ham: The Tlak'kahn have little understanding on the concept of indoor voices.
  • Lighter and Softer
  • Mayincatec: The Tlak'kahn have an Aztec theme.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Ec'co.
  • Old Master: In one episode, the crew met a race of squirrel people. To cross a bridge a kindly old man requests that one of the team fight him. When the Action Girl tries and gets her ass handed to her, the team leader quips:
    "When an old man challenges you to a fight, you've got to figure he's either crazy, or knows something you don't. This guy didn't look that crazy to me."
  • Recycled In SPACE: Stargate... IN THE FUTURE!
  • Space Whale Aesop: In the episode "The Illustrated Stacey," the team goads Stacey into getting an alien tattoo by insisting that she's too boring to do such a spontaneous thing. (It should be noted here that Stacey has multiple piercings, blue lipstick, and a pink mohawk.) The Aesop is something like "don't do things just to prove yourself" or "think before you act"; but the reason for this moral is that the tattoo ink is made up of microbes that start multiplying, threatening to cover Stacey's body and kill her within the day. Fortunately, most real life tattoos do not contain deadly diseases. (And the ones that do take much longer to kill.)
  • Title Theme Tune
  • Trapped in Another World: Generally trapped away from Earth and the rest of polite galactic society since their iris codes had been revoked.
  • Uncleanliness Is Next to Ungodliness: In one episode, Harrison catches the eye of one of the indigenous mud-creatures, who he finds absolutely repugnant. This becomes an Aesop at the end of the episode, where the mud-woman (as part of a grieving ritual or something) washes the mud off to reveal that she was a beautiful, blue-skinned humanoid.