YMMV / Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

  • Ear Worm: "Let's Make Peace", a song written and performed by Eric Idle for the episode "War and Peace and War".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Expect to see comments hoping to see Mira, XR, and Booster in a Toy Story entry.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: One of Zurg's lines in "Stranger Invasion" suddenly gets very disturbing after seeing Toy Story 3.
    Zurg: And if I may remind you, no giant trash compactor! When heroes fall in, they always have enough time to figure a way out! Make it an incinerator!
  • Genius Bonus: Natron the First, the "Living Mummy". The mineral natron was one of the important ingredients in the mummification process in Ancient Egypt.
    • Also, to get to Planet Roswell, you need to go through the Mogul system. A Project Mogul balloon was said to be the cause of the Real Life Roswell Incident.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In "Eye of the Tempest," a mutated super villain wrecks a power station made up of two generating towers. The first one is damaged without much comment... But as the second comes down, Mira shouts, "Look out! The other tower!" amid falling rubble. Chilling in hindsight, as WTC North would do the same less than a year later.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The show does a episode (one of two actually) with Buzz and Booster crash landing on a world called Roswell where they're the aliens and the residents are the stereotypical green/gray alien the media usually depicts. (green skin, blacks eyes bald head, etc) Yet their town is effectively just like a normal human town. A few years after the show ends its run, a movie called Planet 51 is made detailing...you guessed it (though their aliens are different looking the premise is the same). What makes it funny? It's a CGI movie made by another company and this show was co-produced by Pixar, whose forte is CGI movies.
    • Wayne Knight voicing Zurg becomes especially hilarious when one remembers that the wrong Buzz Lightyear once speculated that Al, who was also voiced by Wayne Knight, was one of Zurg's minions when they inform him that he was the guy who kidnapped Woody in Toy Story 2.
    • Another villain, Norbert Klerm, was voiced by Mitchell Whitfield, who would later voice a much more important villain in another Disney action series.
    • In the DTV intro for "The Adventure Begins", Woody jokes that the toys just want to watch all the commercials on the VHS. With the advent of YouTube, it's become common for users to upload just the previews of various VHS tapes.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Ty Parsec resembles his voice actor, Steve Hytner, down to the brown hair, face shape, and lines around his mouth.
  • Iron Woobie: Ty. He's been rescued by Buzz 50+ times, and yet he still keeps on trying to do his job and never thinks about quitting.
  • It Was His Sled: If you saw the show before watching the movie, you would know that Warp Darkmatter didn't actually die.
  • Magnificent Bastard: NOS-4-A2 surely qualifies.
  • Mildly Military: Star Command does possess some form of militaristic discipline and rule regulation, but they seem lax otherwise.
  • Ugly Cute: Villainess Gravitina is actually very beautiful, but has a very large head.

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