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

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | Video 8 August 2000
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Buzz Lightyear must battle Emperor Zurg with the help of three hopefuls who insist on being his partners.

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Tad Stones

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Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley (as Bob Schooley) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Buzz Lightyear (voice)
Nicole Sullivan ... Mira Nova (voice)
Larry Miller ... XR (voice)
Stephen Furst ... Booster (voice)
Wayne Knight ... Evil Emperor Zurg (voice)
Adam Carolla ... Cmdr. Nebula (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Warp Darkmatter / Agent Z (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... LGM's (Little Green Men) (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Space Ranger (voice)
Charles Kimbrough ... Brain Pod #29 (voice)
Cindy Warden Cindy Warden ... Technician / Computer (voice)
Frank Welker ... Grubs / Self Destruct / Ranger #1 / Rhizomian Man / Cadet Flarn (voice)
Sean Hayes ... Brain Pod #13 (voice)
Jennifer Bailey Jennifer Bailey ... Rhizomian Woman (voice)
Andrew Stanton ... Hamm (voice)
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Movie See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Hamm during the Toy Story Sequence at the beginning was voiced by Pixar Member Andrew Stanton, making it the first (and currently only) time where a Pixar Character voiced by John Ratzenberger has been voiced by someone else. See more »

Goofs

When X-R enters the conference room to propose a negotiation plan, there is a blonde female Ranger behind him whose ponytail disappears. In the next cut, her ponytail is back again. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

When the movie was serialized in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Tim Allen's lines were replaced by the original vocal tracks of Patrick Warburton, who plays Buzz on the series. See more »

Connections

References SpaceCamp (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

To Infinity and Beyond
Written by Fred LaBour
Performed by William Shatner and the Star Command Chorus
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As far as hilarious, action-packed space adventures go, this isn't a patch on "Galaxy Quest."
2 February 2003 | by Victor FieldSee all my reviews

In "Toy Story 2," Woody finds out that he came from the TV show "Woody's Roundup"; Buzz Lightyear did it the other way around and for real. The trouble is that "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" never really worked as a series, and this video feature doesn't really cut it - and that's without taking either of its truly great predecessors into consideration. If you do...

Essentially a feature-length pilot for the TV series*, "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins" opens with a Pixar-animated prologue wherein Andy's toys get ready to watch the very movie we're about to (the subsequent series also begins with Buzz, Woody, Slinky etc congregating in front of the TV); the point of this is never clear, especially since Woody's reference to how Buzz is drawn underlines how different the two ventures are. The story has Buzz and his partner Warp Darkmatter rescuing three Little Green Men from Emperor Zurg, but when Warp is killed in the fighting our hero swears he won't have any partners anymore; as fans of the show know he wound up with three of them anyway, and this relates how he got together with Mira, Booster and XR.

The movie's got its moments (like the throwaway gag where XR reads a Victoria's Circuit catalogue) and it's hardly boring, but I can't imagine many viewers who've seen more than, oh, five movies being surprised at the movie's biggest plot twist; and the wit and depth of the previous movies is sucked out, leaving little more than a standard comedy-action cartoon. True, it makes sense that a toy like Buzz would inspire a cash-in TV series in the world according to "Toy Story," but do we actually have to see it? Watchable but bland; however, you can't deny that "He-Man" et al never had end credit songs from William Shatner(!).

*Like several other Disney TV cartoons ("TaleSpin," "Chip'N'Dale Rescue Rangers"), the pilot was later edited down and shown on the series in several parts, in this case three. In that version (those versions?), Shatner's song and the prologue with the video are absent, and Tim Allen's voice is replaced by Patrick Warburton, who provided Buzz's voice on the series.


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