History WesternAnimation / CaptainStar

30th Aug '17 7:45:13 PM Brainbin
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What makes Captain Star the hero is he saves Mission Control anyway, although you get the feeling that in some of his darker moments a part of him might regret it.

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-->"With Mission Control gone, we could have adventure after adventure!"
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What makes Captain Star the hero is that he saves Mission Control anyway, although you get the feeling that in some of his darker moments a part of him might regret it.
30th Aug '17 7:42:41 PM Brainbin
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* BoldExplorer: There's nothing Captain Star would rather do than pilot his rocketship across the universe, and it's the one thing Mission Control won't allow. "The Atomic Alarm Clock" makes this clear, as put by the episode's villain, Bloater:
-->"What did Mission Control ever do for us? Without it, where would we be? Free! Free to roam the universe!"
What makes Captain Star the hero is he saves Mission Control anyway, although you get the feeling that in some of his darker moments a part of him might regret it.
15th Aug '17 9:25:35 AM maestro_89
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** The rest of Star's crew are also this. Despite all of them being very eccentric, each of them has kept up with Star as they are exploring. If they had performed any less its doubtful Star would have retained them.
25th Jun '17 8:35:21 AM Brainbin
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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Captain Star is kidnapped and forced to take part in a Captain Star lookalike contest at a Captain Star fan convention - nobody there actually believes he's the ''real'' Captain Star except for a small boy who later able to help his crew when they come to rescue him. Even his ''crew'' can't tell which of the contestants is him until he says SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay. (To be fair, it also takes him a minute to figure out which one of the many Scarlettes, Blacks, and Joneses are the right ones.) He loses the contest, albeit because it's been rigged; many of the other contestants (and even the producers of the show ''Star of Space'', who are looking to replace their primadonna lead) are all very impressed with him.

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Captain Star is kidnapped and forced to take part in a Captain Star lookalike contest at a Captain Star fan convention - nobody there actually believes he's the ''real'' Captain Star except for a small boy who is later able to help his crew when they come to rescue him. Even his ''crew'' can't tell which of the contestants is him until he says SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay. (To be fair, it also takes him a minute to figure out which one of the many Scarlettes, Blacks, and Joneses are the right ones.) He loses the contest, albeit because it's been rigged; many of the other contestants (and even the producers of the show ''Star of Space'', who are looking to replace their primadonna lead) are all very impressed with him.
25th Jun '17 8:33:17 AM Brainbin
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* HundredPercentHeroismRating: Star is the most popular person in the entire universe. Mission Control has Captain Star fireworks at the ready. Even the smallest trading posts have lifesize Captain Star statues in the streets. His birthday is made into a pan-universal public holiday. He's so popular that even the guy who plays him on ''Star of Space'' is the ''second''-most popular person in the universe ''just'' by association with him.


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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: This show plays so fast and loose with physics (deliberately, it must be said - the laws of physics are very much like the points on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'') it's more surprising when they actually get it ''right'' - most notably when Scarlette accurately describes time as a function of the speed of light and the concept of relativity.
25th Jun '17 8:25:31 AM Brainbin
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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Captain Star is kidnapped and forced to take part in a Captain Star lookalike contest at a Captain Star fan convention - nobody there actually believes he's the ''real'' Captain Star except for a small boy who later able to help his crew when they come to rescue him. Even his ''crew'' can't tell which of the contestants is him until he says SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay. (To be fair, it also takes him a minute to figure out which one of the many Scarlettes, Blacks, and Joneses are the right ones.) He loses the contest, albeit because it's been rigged; many of the other contestants (and even the producers of the show ''Star of Space'', who are looking to replace their primadonna lead) are all very impressed with him.
25th Jun '17 8:08:54 AM Brainbin
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* TakeThat: A couple of subtle digs at - of all people - Creator/WilliamShatner, who plays Star's direct inspiration:
** In "The Gravity of the Situation", Star's depression has led him to become so dense that he has sunken through the floor of his workshop - but the top of his head (more specifically his hair) still protrudes out from below. Scarlette immediately pegs it as his toupee even as Jones protests that his hair was all his own - a reference to the longstanding debates over whether or not Shatner wore a hairpiece on ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]''.
** In "A Galaxy of Stars", a send-up of Trekkie fandom in general, we finally meet the cast of ''Star of Space'', including Kenneth Shed, who plays Star. Like Shatner, he has a titanic ego even larger than the private planet on which he lives, and (allegedly) like Shatner, he wears a toupee to play Star and is as bald as an eagle without it.
9th Nov '16 4:21:15 PM maestro_89
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* IncitingIncident: Ned Nova's flight from mission control counts as this. After Ned Nova flees from mission control in order to escape from an enforced retirement; mission control changed their policy on retiring old captains. Captain Star's marooning on the nameless planet is apparently now how they deal with retiring certain captains who are [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BoldExplorer adventurers at heart]].


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* ReassignmentBackfire: For whatever reason Captain Star always finds trouble that needs resolving despite being on a barren nameless planet; and sometimes finds himself going back into space to solve it.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Captain Star who is normally dogmatic about following mission control's orders does this to help his old captain Ned Nova. Using technicalities Star reports that Ned Nova is not the man that they found; since Ned Nova would normally be in his 100s yet due to his encasement in worm goo is still around 50-60 years old. Captain Star lets him go to continue adventuring in the stars.
7th Nov '16 7:24:20 AM dlchen145
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* RightForTheWrongReasons: In ''The Gravity of the Situation'', Star receives a teddy bear which he thinks has his orders, and spends the episode interrogating the stuffed animal, while everyone else assumes it's because the captain is suffering from boredom-induced depression. At the end of the episode when Star cheers up, he throws the bear away, and it turns out the bear was a scout for an alien invasion; so everyone was wrong about the bear, but Star's attempted interrogation was right anyway. The bears then have their own example when the scout tells his commanders that Star is a major {{Badass}} and should be avoided; he's right that Star is a badass, but was wrong in thinking Star was onto them.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: In ''The Gravity of the Situation'', Star receives a teddy bear which he thinks has his orders, and spends the episode interrogating the stuffed animal, while everyone else assumes it's because the captain is suffering from boredom-induced depression. At the end of the episode when Star cheers up, he throws the bear away, and it turns out the bear was a scout for an alien invasion; so everyone was wrong about the bear, but Star's attempted interrogation was right anyway. The bears then have their own example when the scout tells his commanders that Star is a major {{Badass}} badass and should be avoided; he's right that Star is a badass, but was wrong in thinking Star was onto them.
29th Oct '16 5:56:26 PM maestro_89
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Each episode ends with Captain Star narrating an extremely subdued summary of the episode's event often with some irony peppered on. Captain Star also does this while sitting on his wheelbarrow and gazing at the stars.
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