Trivia / Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

  • Actor Allusion: Brad Garrett voiced Torque, a Bounty Hunter who rode in a spacecraft shaped like a motorcycle and after a while could clone himself at will. Those were traits also shared by The Main Man himself, Lobo — who also happened to be voiced by Brad Garrett in his DC Animated Universe appearances.
  • Banned Episode: "Super Nova", a Very Special Episode that aired exactly twice before being removed from circulation. It used superpowers caused by phasing through radiation as metaphor for drugs, complete with ensuing withdrawal.
    • "Inside Job" and "Conspiracy" also were taken off circulation after 9/11 due to terrorist themes.
  • Casting Gag: Epoch & Era of the Chlorm are voiced by the late Jonathan Harris & Billy Mumy, who both previously worked together on Lost in Space.
  • Defictionalization: The show itself.
  • Disowned Adaptation: For unexplained reasons, John Lasseter is not a fan of the cartoon series.
  • Exiled from Continuity: Per word of Aaron Sparrow, Pixar has barred elements from this series from being used in other Toy Story media (to the point where they're not allowed to even acknowledge the existence of the Buzz Lightyear cartoon in universe), apparently due to John Lasseter's dislike of the series.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only Buzz Lightyear: The Adventure Begins is out on VHS and DVD. The rest of the series is unaccounted for, except for one episode, "The Planet of the Lost," which is on a VHS so rare that it usually goes for up to $70 on eBay (it was presumably included in select Buzz Lightyear toys during the 2003 holiday season).
  • Missing Episode: When the series was rerun on Disney Channel and Toon Disney, "Inside Job," "Conspiracy" and "Super Nova" were left off the schedule. (The first two dealt with terrorist assassination plots, which is taboo since 9/11, and the third dealt with substance abuse.)
  • The Other Darrin/The Other Marty: In The Adventure Begins, Tim Allen reprises the role of Buzz. For the series proper, however, Patrick Warburton took over. (In The Adventure Begins, Buzz was voiced by Warburton to begin with, but for the DTV release, Warburton's lines were redubbed by Allen. When it was re-cut into three regular episodes, Warburton's lines for Buzz were used in order to remain consistent with the rest of the series.)
    • Depending on the episode, XR is voiced either by Larry Miller or Neil Flynn.
  • Playing Against Type: Warp is voiced by Diedrich Bader. Yes, that Diedrich Bader. While shows such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Batman: The Brave and the Bold would go on to change this, at the time this was a pretty big case of the trope.
    • Adam Carolla was the host of The Man Show and yet Disney cast him as Commander Nebula. Anyone find this strange?
  • Special Guest: Ricardo Montalban, Mills Lane, Jon Favreau, Nikki Cox, Phil LaMarr, Cree Summer, Eric Idle, & Peter McNicol have all provided guest voices for the show.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Patrick Warburton does it in half the episodes, as he voices Buzz and the LGMs!
    • Diedrich Bader also does it in "Ancient Evil," when he plays Natron the First and Natron's victim, a veeery unlucky Warp Darkmatter.
    • Paul Rugg also does this with two recurring characters, Ed and Cosmo.

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