History WesternAnimation / CaptainStar

12th Oct '17 1:40:55 PM UchuuFlamenco
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** 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]]''.

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** 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 ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]''.
8th Oct '17 12:42:23 AM SimpsonsLover24
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Captain Star (1997-1998) was a quirky Anglo-Canadian cartoon parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' that ran for only 13 episodes. Captain Star's mission is to visit exotic planets, name them after himself, and sell stuff. However his superiors have stuck him on a nameless planet at the ragged edge of the universe where he naively waits for his next orders, his ego oblivious to the implications that he has been KickedUpstairs.

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Captain Star (1997-1998) was a quirky Anglo-Canadian cartoon parody of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' that animated by Creator/CosgroveHall, which ran for only 13 episodes. Captain Star's mission is to visit exotic planets, name them after himself, and sell stuff. However his superiors have stuck him on a nameless planet at the ragged edge of the universe where he naively waits for his next orders, his ego oblivious to the implications that he has been KickedUpstairs.
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.
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