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With one or two exceptions, animated shows from Disney really suck. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command IS one of those exceptions. The series is entertaining and funny. It has some of the charm of Toy Story. Best of all, this show doesn't try to install some sappy moral like Disney's Doug or Pepper Ann. I highly recommend Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command was the logical evolution for the series
which started off as a computer-generated motion picture. This series
follows the adventures of the real Buzz Lightyear (the tv series cartoon
hero from the tv series within the movie that the Buzz toy from the movie
was based on in the movie.) It sounds complicated but it's not. "Buzz
Lightyear of Star Command" follows Buzz and his team of space rangers as
they right the evil emperor Zurg and other baddies in their universe. The
series is delightful and very funny. I find it rare to laugh-out-loud at
animated show, especially when there's no one to help fuel the laughter,
this show strikes a funny nerve.
To conclude, this is a worthwhile so you should definitely check it out. I highly recommend it.
Ever since my four-year-old son saw Toy Story, he's loved Buzz Lightyear.
So, when we got the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command video and saw that there
was going to be a television show based off the video, I knew I was going to
have to watch it. Even though the Toy Story movies were great, after
watching them for the five hundredth time, they got old, so I wasn't really
looking forward to the series (even though my son couldn't wait).
When the show premiered, though, I was more than pleasantly surprised. It was good. I actually look forward to my daily dose of Buzz Lightyear. The show is faithful to the Buzz Lightyear franchise, and has plenty of jokes in it that can keep even a grown up entertained and laughing. Plus, there have been plenty of episodes, so I don't see the same ones that often, even though my son watches them every day.
Part of the reason I like this show so much is that Patrick Warburton (David Puddy of Seinfeld fame) plays Buzz Lightyear. He does an excellent job with the character. In fact, I think he does at least as good, if not better, a job as Tim Allen did in the movies. His nemesis, The Evil Emperor Zurg, is played by Wayne Knight (Newman from Seinfeld), and the chemistry is great.
There also have been numerous guest voices, ranging from Eric Idle to Ricardo Montalbán, making the show that much more enjoyable.
The show is great fun, for the whole family.
Honestly, Patrick Warburton not only voices Buzz better than Tim Allen, he
voices him waaay better.
Now, don't get me wrong. I loved Toy Story and Toy Story 2. But when it comes to the cartoon series, Warburton manages to keep Buzz a tough, good-cop character and still make him (amusingly enough) more three dimensional than Allen did. Instead of the too-good-to-be-true toy that happens to be on Woody's bad side to start, you have a guy with flaws, who doesn't necessarily always have an answer, or even a clue. Add in the genuinely good comedy (especially for a Disney series), along with the rest of the voice actors, and you've got something terrific here.
If you judge the cartoon version of Buzz and the Toy Story version against each other, you've got the wrong idea to start. Try looking at them as seperate characters. You'll likely find that not only do you like Warburton's version, you love him.
As for Nicole Sullivan, voicing Mira, she provides Buzz his perfect counter-balance. A tough, intelligent, witty female who isn't afraid to knock the edge off of his arrogance, but who still is willing to face danger abound to protect him. Now that's one well-done character.
XR's... perfect. If you've seen MST3K, think of a mix between Tom and Crow. Him alone is good reason to watch. And speaking of MST3K, Booster's about the perfect mix between Mike Nelson and TVs Frank... gullible, somewhat neurotic, mildly clingy farmboy.
Watch it. It's worth it.
I'd have to say that this is the best animated Disney show ever. I was dissapointed when I found out that Tim Allen was not providing his voice for Buzz. I'm getting used to the new voice slowly. I love his team, though! XR is the funnest and I end up quoting him often. Booster is cool, too. He always manages to make you laugh. Mira Nova is awesome! She is, so far, the absolute best of the good guys! She can be serious one minute and silly the next. I've never seen her flirt with Buzz, though. I think they would be cute together! My favorite villian would have to be Warp Darkmatter! He's really cool and I love who does his voice! Diedrich Bader rules!
As a fan of the Toy Story series, I can say this cartoon is truly cool! The characters are all well-developed and XR (the robot) is especially amusing. The plots spoof Star Trek and Star Wars constantly with great results. Sure, Tim Allen isn't Buzz Lightyear, but Patrick Warburton does an excellent job and you can barely tell the difference. With weird and sometimes-offensive cartoons being released like Cow and Chicken and South Park, it's good to see a nice and clean action-comedy cartoon like this one. Highly recommended!
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR is a very cool cartoon. I think it's cool how they took a simple yet fascinating character from a successful movie and gave him his own show. But instead of giving him his completely own world, like most other spin-offs do, we're at least a little familiar with the Buzz Lightyear elements (Emperor Zurg, the Galactic Alliance, the 3 budding martians). It fits in perfectly with the other great One Saturday Morning cartoons (WEEKENDERS, RECESS, TEACHER'S PET, PEPPER ANN, MICKEY MOUSE). The ideas are very creative, and with a show taking place both in space and within the boundaries of the galaxies planets, anything can happen. I hope this show is popular among other kids, teens, and maybe even adults as well. I read TV Guide's review, and it seemed pretty good, pointing out it's creativeness and energy. I hope it lasts for a while. Adam Carolla does a great job as Commander Nebula, Larry Miller hits the nail on the head with XR, Stephen Furst is goofy as Booster, Nicole Sullivan is a natural with Mira Nova, and Wayne Knight is disguised awesomely as the evil Emperor Zurg. Patrick Warburton is very, very impressive as Buzz Lightyear, a hard pair of shoes to fill in after Tim Allen did a beautiful job with him in the 3 movies. Watch Buzz Lightyear on One Saturday Morning on ABC, or on Disney's 1 Too, weekdays and Sundays. To infinity and beyond, beoch!
I watched this with my little brother when I was in high school. The show came on Saturday mornings and entertained us. I still sing the theme music. As a huge Disney/Pixar fan, I love Toy Story. The concept behind this show was cool because you get to watch what Andy watched and learned to love Buzz Lightyear from. The characters are memorable (which is the most important part of any production to me). The plots are a little weird but still okay. The show succeeded enough to hold my brother's attention and mine as well. But like I said, the theme music with the announcer's voice at the beginning is second to none in an opener for a kid's show.
I don't know why, but Patrick Warburton can't make "To Infinity and Beyond"
sound as cool as Tim Allen did.
This show is probably the best cartoon Disney's put out in years, a million years ahead of that stupid Tarzan series that's in front of it. XR is my favorite, with Zurg a close second (Oddly, he comes off more as comic relief than scary.). The only thing I dislike about this show is Mira Nova. Something about Mira rubs me the wrong way (It seemed like she was flirting with Buzz in some episodes, a big No-No-Leave-Him-For-Jessie in my book), although I'm slowly warming up to her.
In short, this series is mostly cool. If you love Toy Story, you'll probably love, or at least like, this.
The best cartoon made by Disney. Cool characters good and bad. Shows great adventures of Buzz Lightyear and his space ranger friends. Along with a whole new cast of characters is a great show loyal to Buzz Lightyear. Its followed by the movie which is how the cartoon begins.
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