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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000)

Buzz Lightyear must battle Emperor Zurg with the help of three hopefuls who insist on being his partners.

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Buzz Lightyear (voice)
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Mira Nova (voice)
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XR (voice)
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Booster (voice)
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Cmdr. Nebula (voice)
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Space Ranger (voice)
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Brain Pod #29 (voice)
Cindy Warden ...
Technician / Computer (voice)
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Grubs / Self Destruct / Ranger #1 / Rhizomian Man / Cadet Flarn (voice)
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Brain Pod #13 (voice)
Jennifer Bailey ...
Rhizomian Woman (voice)
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Hamm (voice)
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After a successful mission in which his partner, Warp Darkmatter, fell in battle, Buzz Lightyear vows never to put another partner at risk and works solo. This vow, however is challenged by Star Command who assigns young Mira Nova to be Warp's replacement over Buzz's objections. In addition, the LGMs suggest he tries a new robot for an assistant while a lowly janitor, Booster, has his dreams of joining the Space Rangers. Together, this group of disparate heroes find they must work together to save the galaxy when Emporer Zurg hatches his grandest scheme for conquest yet. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Trivia

While Booster is with XR pretending to be Buzz Lightyear in his ship, XR is reading a magazine/catalog called "Victoria's Circuits," an obvious parody of the lingerie brand "Victoria's Secret." See more »

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Several scenes where the characters are meant to blink, they stand several seconds with their eyes closed. See more »

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Warp Darkmatter: All I know is that we've searched half the Zeta quadrant to find the missing LGM's and what do we find? A lot of nothing!
[a gigantic alien monster rises up from a crater directly behind Warp. He sees Buzz's horrified expression]
Warp Darkmatter: [thumbing over his shouder] There's something really bad behind me, isn't there?
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Followed by Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000) See more »

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To Infinity and Beyond
Written by Fred LaBour
Performed by William Shatner and the Star Command Chorus
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Decent feature length pilot, worth watching if not quite up to the standard of the wonderful Pixar films
6 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You can probably guess that I loved the two Pixar films, they were sophisticated, funny and imaginative. This is a decent feature length pilot to the equally decent TV series. Of course some of it is corny, with one or two lacklustre plot points and a rather scant length. But the animation is good, more the galactic backgrounds rather than the character animation. Also there is some good music with William Shatner providing the biggest surprise singing over the end credits, and an excellent voice cast especially Wayne Knight as Zurg. A vast majority of the jokes are hits than misses, the best coming from Booster and Warp, and the dialogue has its moments. The characters have nice personalities, Mira is lovely, while Buzz is a good hero and Zurg an amusing villain. Overall, uneven but a decent pilot to a decent series. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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