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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Opening title card
GenreScience fiction comedy
Created byMark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
Based onToy Story
by Pixar
Voices ofPatrick Warburton
Stephen Furst
Larry Miller
Neil Flynn
Nicole Sullivan
Wayne Knight
Frank Welker
Adam Carolla
Diedrich Bader
Narrated byGary Owens (opening narration)
Theme music composerAdam Berry
ComposerAdam Berry
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes62[a]
Executive producersMark McCorkle
Bob Schooley
Tad Stones
Running time22–24 minutes
Production companiesWalt Disney Television Animation
Pixar Animation Studios (co-production)
Original release
ReleaseOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02) –
January 13, 2001 (2001-01-13)

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is an American animated science fiction comedy television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and co-produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It serves as a spin-off of the Toy Story franchise and presents a fictionalized account of the in-universe character Buzz Lightyear. The series was preceded by the direct-to-video film Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins,[1] and aired on UPN and ABC from October 2, 2000, to January 13, 2001, as part of Disney's One Saturday Morning and Disney's One Too programming blocks.[2] While the series is 2D animated, Pixar animated the CGI opening title sequence at the beginning of each episode. The program was animated by Hana Animation Co. Ltd., Jade Animation International Limited, Sae Hahn Production, Sun Min Co. Ltd. Animation Production, Sunwoo Entertainment, Tama Production Co. Ltd., Toon City, Walt Disney Television Animation (Japan), Inc., and Wang Film Productions.

Developed by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle, who would later create Kim Possible for Disney Channel, the series follows the adventures of Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear. The character first appeared as an action figure (voiced by Tim Allen) in the 1995 film Toy Story. Patrick Warburton voices the character in the television series. A video game of the same name based on the series was released in 2000. An unrelated CGI-animated feature film fully produced by Pixar, Lightyear, was released in 2022, serving as an origin story for the character, voiced by Chris Evans.

This was the last Toy Story production for nearly a decade until the release of Toy Story 3 in 2010.


Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is set in the far future. Capital Planet is the forefront of the Galactic Alliance, a peaceful union of various planets, home to various alien species that coexist in harmony. Star Command is a peacekeeping organization consisting of Space Rangers, who investigate threats to galactic peace. The primary enemy of Star Command, as well as Buzz’s archenemy is the Evil Emperor Zurg, an intergalactic crime boss and warlord that rules Planet Z, with an empire of heavily armed robots and slave races forced to work in opposition to the Galactic Alliance.

The series features Buzz Lightyear, a famous and experienced Space Ranger who takes a crew of rookies under his wing as he investigates criminal activity across the galaxy and attempts to bring down Zurg’s evil plots to rule the universe.


Star Command[edit]

Team Lightyear[edit]

  • Captain Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Patrick Warburton): Famed Space Ranger known for heroism and bravery and leader of Team Lightyear. Buzz often suggests that his archenemy Emperor Zurg is behind every evil plot and is often proven correct. Like his Toy Story incarnation, Buzz is idealistic and a stickler for procedure, but will tell a cover story if he needs to.[3] However, he has few people skills, and at times displays a lack of integrity. He attended PS- 193 (that's 6859) as a primary school. He wrote at least half of the regulations in the Star Command Manual. He also owns a house on Capital Planet, though as they all look alike and his duties often keep him away, he is confused over just which one is his.[4] To compare this animation and the Toy Story films, the button between the red and blue ones is green in the Toy Story films and yellow in this animation with the releasing of strings when pressed. He seems to have a little crush on Dr. Ozma Furbanna and vice versa.
  • Princess Mira Nova (voiced by Nicole Sullivan) is a rookie ranger and heir to the Tangean throne. She utilizes her people's ability to phase through walls (called "ghosting") and read minds. Buzz has a tendency to refer to her as "Princess" when he's angry with her. She acts as Buzz's co-pilot and second-in-command. She has the most common sense of the team. Mira also has an estranged relationship with her father, King Nova, who disapproves of her choice of being a Space Ranger, though deep down she still cares about him. She has red hair and turquoise skin.
  • Booster Sinclair Munchapper (voiced by Stephen Furst) is a huge frog/dinosaur-like former janitor from the agricultural planet of Jo-ad (a play on the name of the Joad family, from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath). He has a big appetite and incredible strength, but is sweet and occasionally naive. He is in awe of Buzz Lightyear and has encyclopedic knowledge of his prior adventures.
  • XR: Xperimental Ranger (voiced alternatively by Larry Miller[b] and Neil Flynn[c]) is a short robot that was originally emotionless and programmed to learn from Buzz, but was blown apart by Agent Z during his first mission. The LGMs rebuilt him, but the temporary loss of the Uni-Mind to Emperor Zurg left them off their game. They rebuilt XR with his slicker, more emotional personality and a variety of attachments. XR stands for Experimental Ranger. (The LGMs have stated that this is the official meaning of the name, though other characters on the show hold the erroneous belief that the X stands for Expendable.) He gets blown apart on nearly every mission he goes on, but is easily rebuilt. He considers Commander Nebula his father (due to him unintentionally signing the paperwork authorizing his creation) and is always seeking his approval.

Other personnel[edit]

  • Commander Nebula (voiced by Adam Carolla) is the Space Rangers' commander and Buzz's superior, whose left leg was replaced by a pegleg-like plasma cannon. Rather short-tempered and constantly speaks with a loud voice. He has a robotic desk that forces him to do his paperwork. He hates to do so, though, and therefore signs forms without looking at them. By doing so, he inadvertently authorized the creation of XR, which was included on a vacation request form filled by the LGMs.
  • LGMs, or Little Green Men (both voiced by Patrick Warburton) are small, three-eyed aliens (originally appeared as squeeze toy aliens in the Toy Story movies). They are the intensely loyal backbone of Star Command, keeping the station running while inventing/maintaining all of the equipment. When one of their own is kidnapped, the other LGMs will instinctively try to rescue him by any means necessary. LGMs are typically in awe of Buzz. While they generally like the other Rangers, they may not be able to tell one from another.[5] Several of their race are also shown to work for Santa Claus, acting as his toy builders.
  • Ty Parsec (voiced by Steve Hytner) is the infamous old comrade of Buzz Lightyear, who is fed up with Buzz always coming to his rescue. The Space Ranger was accidentally transformed into the robotic Wirewolf (equivalent of a werewolf) on the planet of Canis Lunis, after being bitten by the villain NOS-4-A2 while exposed to radioactive moonrock. Appeared in two episodes, with a cameo appearance in the episode "War, Peace, and War". He is ultimately cured and reinstated as a Space Ranger.
  • Rocket Crocket (voiced by Phil LaMarr): Member of Star Command and leader of Team Rocket. He has been Buzz's rival since their academy days.
  • Fop Doppler (voiced by Rob Paulsen): is a Tangean like Mira, he joined as a challenge to win her hand in marriage, but it was called off after he expressed his enjoyment of being a ranger right after helping foil Lord Angstrom's attempt to overthrow King Nova.
  • Petra Hammerhold (voiced by Nikki Cox) is Senator Hammerhold's daughter. She joined Star Command when her father forced her to do so (largely to keep her from her boyfriend Plasma Boy). She was initially resentful of this, but was moved by Buzz's heroism during a crisis.
  • Plasma Boy (voiced by Michael Showalter) is Petra's boyfriend, who has a Plasma Monster form. Booster competed against him for Petra's affection. When Mira and XR fired a laser at his Plasma Monster form, he destabilized enough to the brink of explosion. He was prevented from explosion when Booster used his suit and Ion Stabilization Matrix on him. He's now a member of Star Command.
  • 42 (voiced by Joy Behar): Usually the name of Buzz Lightyear's ship, it gained A.I. from one of the encounters with the Valkyran Raiders and a new energy projector device inserted on the ship by the LGMs. 42 doesn't like what Buzz says about her and usually controls the ship herself. XR developed a crush on her. When the Valkyran Raiders were thwarted, 42's consciousness was placed into a robot body and she now helps the LGMs.


  • Evil Emperor Zurg (voiced by Wayne Knight): The main antagonist of the series and Buzz's archenemy. Rules an empire on Planet Z, and wants to rule the entire universe while destroying Star Command. Zurg often takes any opportunity to eliminate Buzz. Most of his subjects are robots. His feet double as rockets and he can transform his arms into a variety of weapons. Despite often breaking the seriousness of otherwise purely evil statements, Zurg is widely considered the most evil person in the galaxy, especially by the other villains. He seems to have some neuroses about being touched. In some episodes is shown being sinister. The episode War, and Peace and War was notably the only episode where Zurg teamed up with Buzz Lightyear to defeat the Heed, a common enemy that was trying to take over their galaxy. In Stranger Invasion, he claimed to be Buzz's father (a parody upon The Empire Strikes Back and a nearly identical scene in Toy Story 2), but quickly took it back, using the statement as a 'Made You Look' in order to stun and deceive Buzz and gain the upper hand.
    • The Grubs (both voiced by Frank Welker) are Zurg's equivalents to the LGMs of Star Command (though far less competent). They perform mechanical and technical duties. The Grubs work for Zurg against their will and also desire freedom, but many of them are simply too afraid to try to defect.
    • Brain Pods (Various Voices for each one) are Cybernetic brains in mobile jars, who serve Zurg as scientists and researchers. Although they take pride in their creations, they secretly harbor a desire to escape from Zurg's control. (Two of which are shown succeeding in doing so on-screen.)
    • The Hornets are Zurg's robotic foot soldiers, extremely expendable, lousy shots and always get vaporized in mass numbers by Lightyear's team. Hornets come in different models, but the most frequently seen are yellow and of average height.
  • Warp Darkmatter (voiced by Diedrich Bader) was once Buzz's partner and best friend, but he had been secretly working for Zurg since his academy days as a double agent and also betrayed Star Command. He eventually began working for him full-time as "Agent Z." His right arm is robotic (with various weapon attachments) and was grafted to his body after becoming Agent Z. Warp often takes on assignments for Zurg and is paid quite handsomely. (He owns a whole moon and a summer asteroid in the Hampton's Ring.) Though Buzz has vowed to bring him in for treason, he retains some hope that there is still some good in him.
  • Evil Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Patrick Warburton) is the evil counterpart of Buzz from an alternate universe where he is an evil emperor instead of Zurg due to the fact that Zurg in the alternate universe apparently didn’t have what it took to be the ultimate evil (Zurg now works as a server at Cosmo's Diner) and has destroyed Star Command along with various other planets and the Galactic Alliance. The Evil Buzz looks exactly like Buzz Lightyear, except having facial hair and wearing armor similar to Emperor Zurg, but with pants and without a cape, and the letter L in the center of his chest instead of the letter Z. He appears to be more dangerous and evil than Emperor Zurg but despite being intimidated, Emperor Zurg teams up with the Evil Buzz to eliminate Buzz Lightyear and Star Command in the original universe but was thwarted by Buzz with the help of the alternate counterparts of Booster, Mira, XR and Nebula. Evil Buzz escapes and later teams up and falls in love with Gravitina.
  • Gravitina (voiced by Kerri Kenney-Silver) is a large-headed female villain with mental control over gravity. One of Zurg's allies and once hired to destroy Star Command. She's in love with Buzz and later his evil counterpart.
  • NOS-4-A2 (voiced by Craig Ferguson) is a robotic vampire created by Zurg. He is capable of draining any system or entity driven by electrical power, as well as controlling any machine he bites. His bite (in combination with radioactive moonrock) also transformed Ty Parsec into Wirewolf. Using Wirewolf and XL, he briefly usurped control of Planet Z from Zurg and attempted to transform everyone in the galaxy into robots for him to feed on, but was defeated and destroyed by Buzz, XR, Wirewolf and a reformed XL. His name is a pun on the term Nosferatu.
  • Torque (voiced by Brad Garrett) are minor alien villain who committed crimes of terrorism, smuggling, arson, and unpaid parking tickets. After being freed from a prison transport by Zurg's Hornets, the Grubs implanted a cell-separation device upon his chest. Torque then possesses the ability to create duplicate versions of himself. They are unstable, however, as a single laser blast is enough to destroy them. In "The Taking of PC-7", he tried to turn Booster evil (and later Buzz) with a memory-altering device built by the Warden of PC-7. The same device also made Torque (temporarily at least) a heroic good guy. Torque rides a motorcycle-shaped spacecraft and his duplication abilities seem to be a reference to the character Lobo (who was also voiced by Brad Garrett in his DCAU appearances).
  • XL (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait) is XR's predecessor (and technically older brother), who was shut down due to his villainous attitude. When he was reactivated by Zurg, XL rebuilt himself into a larger, more powerful robot with cutting edge (and stolen) robot parts. His head is red, whereas XR's is yellow. He infiltrates Star Command numerous times because its command codes are in his head. Like XR, he considers Commander Nebula his father, though he resents him for shutting him down. He later redeems himself and is converted into an office managing robot capable of photocopying, collating, and other office related functions, but is never seen for the rest of the series afterwards. His name is a pun referring to his size (extra large).
  • Wirewolf (voiced by Steve Hytner) is a Space Ranger (Ty Parsec; see above) who patrolled the planet Canis Lunis until an attack from NOS-4-A2. While Ty was in combat with the energy vampire, NOS-4-A2, flew himself and Ty up into the beam, which gave power to the planet from the moon's radioactive energy, and bit into Ty's skin. After NOS-4-A2 fled, Ty started to mutate into some sort of electronic canine, later given the title of "Wirewolf." Having discovered that this transformation only happens in the light of the Canis Lunis moon, Buzz told Booster to destroy the moon. Once the moon was destroyed, Team Lightyear believed that the Wirewolf was finished until NOS-4-A2 gave Ty a Canis Lunis moonrock. When NOS-4-A2 was destroyed, Ty was turned back to normal, ending the curse of the Wirewolf.

Galactic Alliance[edit]

  • Madam President (voiced by Roz Ryan): Head of the Galactic Alliance. Her real name is unknown.
  • Senator Aarrfvox (voiced by Jim Cummings) is a Shragorakian senator.
  • Senator Banda (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is a Bathyosian senator.
  • Senator Hammerhold (voiced by Corey Burton) is Petra Hammerhold's father.
  • Senator Phlegmex (voiced by Frank Welker) is a slime-emitting senator.


  • Becky (voiced by Russi Taylor) is a little alien girl from the planet Roswell. She befriended Booster (whom she calls Pickles) when Team Lightyear's ship crashed on her planet.
  • Brent Starkisser (voiced by Corey Burton) is the Galaxy's reporter.
  • Cosmo (voiced by Paul Rugg) is an alien that owns and runs the diner that Team Lightyear eats at. He has a mechanical arm as well as a foreign accent.
  • Dr. Animus (voiced by Tony Jay) is the Galaxy's therapist.
  • Dr. Ozma Furbanna (voiced by Linda Hamilton): Lead (and only) naturalist on planet Karn. She favors all animals (even the lethal carnivores) and hates to have them hurt, no matter what. Has a crush on Buzz (won't admit it, though), and vice versa. Zurg once used her help to hatch the Millennial Bugs (entirely ticklish) where Zurg used them on Capital Planet.
  • Ed (voiced by Paul Rugg) is a courier who somehow always knows how to track down Buzz Lightyear.
  • Officer Panchex (voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray) is a fish policeman who helped Buzz Lightyear fight Minister Gularis.
  • Professor Triffid (voiced by Joel Murray) is a scientist from Rhizome. He cares a lot for the plants there.
  • Savy SL2 (voiced by Cree Summer): Her adopted robot parents were attacked by NOS-4-A2 in The Slayer, which lead her to hunting him down for revenge.
  • Sheriff of Roswell (voiced by Stephen Root) is Becky's father and ally of Team Lightyear.
  • King Nova (voiced by John O'Hurley) is Mira's father and the ruler of Tangea. Being more tradition bound he clearly disapproves of his daughter being a Space Ranger and therefore has a complicated relationship with her as well as Buzz. But regardless of his pompous nature he still cares about his daughter and also came to her aid when she had developed a power addiction and helped her get over it, though he almost got his wish of getting his daughter back in this instance had Buzz not saved her career through a cover story.
  • Santa Claus (voiced by Earl Boen) is the holiday figure, who delivers presents to all the good people in the galaxy during the Holiday. He previously used a sleigh powered by belief and later time manipulation to accomplish this massive task. Zurg stole his time manipulation device to destroy the Holiday for everyone, prompting Santa to seek Team Lightyear's help.
  • The Fixer (voiced by Ed Asner) is a character from Trade World. He sells robotic parts to people around Trade World, and once tricked XR into delivering a package to XL.
  • Crumford Lorak (voiced by Jon Favreau) is a conman, informant and criminal commonly seen on Trade World. When this guy gets the chance, he always tricks or turns on the first ranger he sees.
  • Rentwhistle Swack (voiced by French Stewart) is an unscrupulous conman who will do anything for money.
  1. ^ 65 episodes, when counted with the pilot movie being split into three parts
  2. ^ eps. 1–20, 23, 26, 28–29, 34, 36, 40, 43, 45–47, 52–53, 55–59, 61–62, 65
  3. ^ eps. 21–22, 24–25, 27, 30–33, 35, 37–39, 41–42, 44, 48–51, 54, 60, 63–64


Production codes were taken from the Library of Congress.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"The Torque Armada"Don MacKinnonGary SperlingOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)003UPN
After Torque’s (voiced by Brad Garrett) arrest at the hands of team Lightyear, Zurg's Hornets spring Torque from a prison transport and have him brought to Planet Z. Zurg fuses a device that allows Torque to clone himself, and the criminal uses his new posse to wreak havoc in the space lanes. After team Lightyear manages to undo their trouble, they and other Space Rangers bring in Torque and his clones.
2"Gravitina"Victor CookKevin Hopps & Tad StonesOctober 3, 2000 (2000-10-03)004UPN
Star Command is directly in the path of an asteroid field. Buzz and the Rangers respond to the emergency and start to destroy the asteroids, but they keep on coming. The asteroids appear to be under some power source that is aiming them at Star Command. Buzz and XR take off to find the source of the asteroid attack and Mira Nova and Booster stay behind to help Star Command. The source of the attack is an evil, female, big-headed alien known as Gravitina, the Mistress of Mass and she has a big crush on Buzz, thus holding Star Command hostage unless Buzz submits into marrying her.
3"XL"Don MacKinnonRick GitelsonOctober 4, 2000 (2000-10-04)007UPN
After a series of high tech robberies the team decides to put XR as bait to lure the robber who turns out to be a previous experimental robotic ranger XL (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait). Revenge driven, XL kidnaps Commander Nebula, and XR proves himself to Nebula by putting a stop to his manic predecessor.
4"Little Secrets"Victor CookNick DuBoisOctober 5, 2000 (2000-10-05)020UPN
While searching for a spy, Mira, Booster and XR also have to keep Buzz from learning secrets they are keeping from him.
5"Inside Job"Victor CookAdam Armus & Nora Kay FosterOctober 6, 2000 (2000-10-06)026UPN
Buzz teams up with Space Ranger Flash Flemming to stop the assassination of the Ambassador of Gargantia. Booster feels pathetic compared to the new recruit, only to discover Flemming is actually a robot suit of Gartantian rebels seeking to kill the Ambassador.
6"NOS-4-A2"Victor CookMichael A. MedlockOctober 8, 2000 (2000-10-08)001UPN
After Team Lightyear rescues a mysterious box from a cargo freighter that is under attack by Warp Darkmatter, they bring the box back to Star Command, unaware that they are actually falling right into Zurg's evil trap. The box contains a robotic energy vampire named NOS-4-A2 (voiced by Craig Ferguson), who was created by Zurg to destroy Star Command using his ability to control any machine he bites, including XR!
7"The Planet Destroyer"Don MacKinnonJohn Behnke, Rob Humphrey, & Jim PetersonOctober 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)006UPN
Zurg has created a Planet Destroying super weapon capable of destroying planets from great distances, including Mira's home world of Tangea. Now Team Lightyear has to find it, before the Alliance signs over their lives to Zurg. Mira meanwhile is strangely certain her people are still alive.
8"The Beasts of Karn"Steve LoterKen Koonce & Michael MertonOctober 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)010UPN
A scientist on planet Karn asks for Buzz's help to stop the poaching of native animals. Booster is kidnapped by said poacher, mistaking him for a rare species.
9"Tag Team"Victor CookGreg JohnsonOctober 11, 2000 (2000-10-11)016UPN
Buzz and Warp Darkmatter discover that they were given implants years ago, so the pair team up to discover who gave them the implants and why. They encounter three scientists of an alien race who analyze Buzz and Warp's pasts to determine the utility and purpose of good and evil.
10"The Main Event"Victor CookGary SperlingOctober 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)019UPN
Buzz and XR find themselves on a barren planet, fighting a series of gladiators.
11"The Return of XL"Steve LoterCade ChilcoatOctober 13, 2000 (2000-10-13)008UPN
XL kidnaps XR and steals a vital component of his. Feeling depressed and neglected, XR runs off to Tradeworld in an attempt to be properly fixed, but only runs into more trouble when XL decides to finish the job.
12"Lost in Time"Steve LoterBill Motz & Bob RothOctober 14, 2000 (2000-10-14)002ABC
When Buzz travels into a Black Hole, Zurg uses it to trick him into thinking he is in the future and collect all of his secrets in his latest attempt to destroy Star Command. Zurg nearly succeeds as he determines a hidden weakness on the space station, and Buzz's team manage to escape and help him break free from the illusion before Star Command is obliterated.
13"Strange Invasion"Don MacKinnonGreg JohnsonOctober 15, 2000 (2000-10-15)027UPN
Team Lightyear are pushed into the unexplored regions of the galaxy by a supernova and crash on planet Roswell. Booster befriends one of the locals, Becky, forcing a prison break.
14"The Taking of PC-7"Don MacKinnonKevin HoppsOctober 16, 2000 (2000-10-16)018UPN
Booster and XR take Torque to prison planetoid PC-7, but Torque engineers a jailbreak with the help of a personality changing helmet.
15"Mindwarp"Steve LoterElizabeth StonecipherOctober 17, 2000 (2000-10-17)017UPN
Klerm kidnaps Buzz and uses his mind to create an army of Slam-Bots.
16"Mira's Wedding"Don MacKinnonMichael PriceOctober 18, 2000 (2000-10-18)024UPN
Lord Angstrom (voiced by David Warner) arranges Mira to wed Fop Doppler as a distraction for his plot to overthrow King Nova (voiced by John O'Hurley).
17"Panic on Bathyos"Victor CookCade ChilcoatOctober 19, 2000 (2000-10-19)031UPN
Team Lightyear is sent to Bathyos to find who is helping smugglers steal fusion crystals.
18"Shiv Katall"Victor CookBill Motz & Bob RothOctober 20, 2000 (2000-10-20)015UPN
Brain Pod #13 defects from Zurg's service and Zurg either wants him back or destroyed. He calls on the galaxy's most infamous man hunter Shiv Katall to get the job done. When word gets to Star Command that Katall has been called, Buzz goes after him and dismisses the rest of the team. Mira doesn't like this and decides to intervene in the mission and find Katall. When the team does locate Katall, he isn't quite the villain they thought him to be.
19"Rookie of the Year"Victor CookAdam Armus & Nora Kay FosterOctober 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)052ABC
Mira, Booster, and XR are all nominated for the "Rookie of the Year" award. Zurg steals a new matter transporter whilst the three become more competitive with each other to impress Buzz the most, leaving them in more than a sticky situation.
20"Stress Test"Don MacKinnonMark PalmerOctober 22, 2000 (2000-10-22)048UPN
After working himself too hard, Buzz is forced to take a vacation to Rhizome, forcing to give up all weaponry. Which puts Star Command in trouble when Zurg uses it as the site to launch his Hyper Death Ray at Star Command.
21"A Zoo Out There"Don MacKinnonDrew Daywalt & David SchneiderOctober 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)047UPN
Ambassadors are being kidnapped from Capital Planet and Buzz must locate them.
22"Root of Evil"Steve LoterBrian SwenlinOctober 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)028UPN
Team Lightyear investigates mutant vegetables that are terrorizing planet Jo-Ad, which come from Booster's family farm. Unaware, Zurg has some help from Booster's best friend.
23"Super Nova"Don MacKinnonJohn Behnke, Rob Humphrey, and Jim PetersonOctober 25, 2000 (2000-10-25)053UPN
To succeed in their latest mission, Mira uses her ghosting powers to walk into a Crystallic Fusion Generator. She emerges as a glowing, hyper-active ranger. Despite her father's warnings on how dangerous this new power is, Mira begins using her new powers to the extreme, eventually falling into the temptation of taking on Zurg by herself.
24"Downloaded"Victor CookJames W. BatesOctober 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)039UPN
While trying to preserve the Galactic Alliance's supercomputer from a hit by Darkmatter, XR downloads all the Galactic Alliance files into his brain, making himself a target.
25"The Plasma Monster"Don MacKinnonMichael A. MedlockOctober 27, 2000 (2000-10-27)013UPN
While escorting a dignitary's daughter for Star Command training, the team encounters a plasma monster (voiced by Michael Showalter) who, in fact, is Plasma Boy, the girl's boyfriend. Things turn serious after a smitten Booster starts a fight with him.
26"Wirewolf"Steve LoterKen Koonce, Michael Merton, & Richard MuellerOctober 28, 2000 (2000-10-28)011ABC
Space Ranger Ty Parsec helps Buzz fight NOS-4-A2, but a bite from the energy vampire and the radiation on Canis Lunis turns Ty into the Wirewolf. Buzz and his team face the Wirewolf as they work out how to free Ty from his newfound curse.
27"The Crawling Flesh"Steve LoterMichael A. MedlockOctober 29, 2000 (2000-10-29)036UPN
Zurg mutates all of Star Command into blob monsters, who must defeat Zurg despite their transformation.
28"Dirty Work"Victor CookBob Forward, Ken Koonce, & Michael MertonOctober 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)023UPN
When demand becomes high, Cosmo (voiced by Paul Rugg) orders a K-5000 Uni-appliance that multi-tasks all of the kitchen's jobs for his diner. However, when NOS-4-A2 bites it, the appliance seizes entire control of the diner. Team Lightyear, much to Buzz's chagrin, has to rely on Professor Triffid's unique genetic technologies to return the diner back to normal.
29"The Slayer"Steve LoterKen Koonce and Michael MertonOctober 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)051UPN
Buzz and XR team up with a young street girl named Savy SL2 to track down and stop NOS-4-A2 when he goes on a monstrous predatory hunt for robots on Trade World.
30"The Lightyear Factor"Steve LoterJulia LewaldNovember 1, 2000 (2000-11-01)056UPN
Zurg accidentally opens a portal to an alternate universe and unleashes an evil, tyrannical Buzz Lightyear onto his world. Now with the evil Buzz in his dimension, the heroic Buzz must fend off the doppelgangers of his friends who want to see Buzz Lightyear destroyed while his team must find a way to survive the new rise of evil.
31"Clone Rangers"Steve LoterGreg WeismanNovember 2, 2000 (2000-11-02)032UPN
Zurg creates clones of Buzz, Mira and Booster. However the Brain Pods create the clones at Age 12. Now Team Lightyear has to deal with their villainous matches on the theme park planet Corny World.
32"Bunzel Fever"Steve LoterJules Dennis, Elizabeth Stonecipher, and Jess WinfieldNovember 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)044UPN
Team Lightyear has been running themselves ragged trying to catch Torque and XL. However Booster is asked to return home for the Bunzel harvest. Against his grandfather's advice, Booster continues the investigation, catching Bunzel fever mutating him into a feral beast.
33"Rescue Mission"Don MacKinnonAlexx Van DyneNovember 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)014ABC
Buzz is shrunk down so that he can assist them against a threat. However, the threat turns out to be the rest of Team Lightyear, who are stuck helping Cosmo pass a health inspection from Bugs, the people who contacted Buzz.
34"Devolutionaries"Chris Rutowski and Don MacKinnonDoug LangdaleNovember 5, 2000 (2000-11-05)043UPN
Team Lightyear visits Binipinardia, where they discover Warp Darkmatter is de-evolving people with a new gas. Now XR must lead his de-evolved team to take Warp down.
35"Head Case"Don MacKinnonJess WinfieldNovember 6, 2000 (2000-11-06)035UPN
When XR is damaged in a battle, XL kidnaps him while he is being repaired. Now with XL posing as XR to plant a bomb inside Star Command, XR must use XL's body to stop him.
36"The Yukari Imprint"Victor CookCade ChilcoatNovember 7, 2000 (2000-11-07)038UPN
Buzz and his team offer to protect the ambassador and his delegates. However Booster buys an egg, believing it will hatch into a cute pet. Unaware said egg ends up mass producing miniaturized Booster clones.
37"The Shape Stealer"Don MacKinnonStory by : Greg Johnson
Teleplay by : Bill Motz and Bob Roth
November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)040UPN
Zurg creates an assassin capable of taking over other people's bodies and sends it after Buzz. Unfortunately, it takes control of Buzz and later Star Command.
38"Star Crossed"Victor CookGreg WeismanNovember 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)042UPN
When one of Zurg's brain pods defects, he hires a bounty hunter, Mira's ex-boyfriend, to bring it back.
39"Haunted Moon"Don MacKinnonMark PalmerNovember 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)060UPN
Buzz and his team fight a ghost trying to disrupt their mission to save a planet.
40"Star Smasher"Steve LoterBrian SwenlinNovember 11, 2000 (2000-11-11)009ABC
One of the Little Green Men goes missing during an attack and Zurg plans to use his knowledge to create a Flux Gravity Capacitor. With it, Zurg plans to collapse the sun Capital Planet orbits into a black hole to destroy it and Star Command completely.
41"Stranger Invasion"Steve LoterMichael MertonNovember 12, 2000 (2000-11-12)050UPN
Booster gets in trouble when he is discovered to still be in contact with Becky from Roswell, even though Roswell is still an undeveloped world. Around that time Zurg invades Roswell and takes it over, with plans to build and deploy a surprise attack fleet to conquer Capital Planet. When Buzz decides to take Booster with him to Roswell's system on a patrol mission to cheer him up, they discover this, and the two must work with Roswell's military at foiling Zurg's plan of converting the planet into a massive duplicate of Planet Z.
42"Eye of the Tempest"Victor CookRobert AskinNovember 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)034UPN
Mad scientist Spyro Lepton (Voiced by Ryan Stiles) uses a distress signal to lure Buzz into a trap so he can enact his revenge. With his daughter's help, Buzz tries to stop the newly named Von Madman before his corrupted new form gets the better of him.
43"Revenge of the Monsters"Steve LoterNick DuBoisNovember 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)045UPN
XL and NOS-4-A2 infiltrate Star Command to turn Ty Parsec back into the Wirewolf. With NOS-4-A2 now in control of Planet Z converting most of Star Command and the Galactic Alliance into Wirewolves too, XR and Buzz must convince XL to be a space ranger again. The unlikely trio must work together in a final battle against the robotic vampire and his cybernetic werewolves.
44"Lone Wolf"Denise KoyamaEddie GuzelianNovember 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)054UPN
Because of lack of evidence, a criminal is about to walk free, making the team depressed. Buzz tells them about how in his initial years when he got depressed due to a similar incident and what inspired him to rejoin Star Command as a Space Ranger.
45"Planet of the Lost"Steve LoterJan StrnadNovember 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)061UPN
While investigating the disappearance of ships around a planet which looks like a desert but shows a significant amount of technology, the team ends up stranded along with all the people who crashed there with Flynn (voiced by Mark Hamill) as their leader, but on detailed inspection they realize that the Shriekers that caused the crash only wanted to trap people and mystery follows.
46"Revenge of the Raenoks"Steve LoterAdam Armus & Nora Kay FosterNovember 17, 2000 (2000-11-17)066UPN
Booster is taken prisoner by the Raenoks, who plan to use him for a prisoner exchange to get their leader, Varg, back. Buzz and Mira set out to rescue him, using a new cloaking device developed by the LGMs.
47"Enemy Without a Face"Victor CookElizabeth StonecipherNovember 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)030ABC
Team Lightyear is caught between two races who have been at war for 900 years. Team Lightyear discovers it is actually the work of aggression-inducing parasites, which make their way into Star Command, forcing XR to save the day.
48"The Starthought"Don MacKinnonLisa KlinkNovember 19, 2000 (2000-11-19)021UPN
Star Command is given a new ship controlled by the mind of the pilot, but Zurg soon takes it for himself, with Team Lightyear and especially Mira having to work out how to stop him.
49"Millennial Bugs"Victor CookNick DuBoisNovember 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)063UPN
Zurg steals fossilized Millennial Bug eggs and attempts to hatch them.
50"Conspiracy"Steve LoterEddie GuzelianNovember 21, 2000 (2000-11-21)033UPN
The Gargantians pose as Buzz in an attempt to get the Galactic President assassinated during the signing of a historic peace initiative. An innocent Buzz is soon jailed for the crime and must break out of prison to find out who is setting him up.
51"At Large on a Small Planet"Don MacKinnonAdam Armus and Nora Kay FosterNovember 23, 2000 (2000-11-23)058UPN
Ambassador Ursona is kidnapped while on planet Gargantia, forcing Buzz and Booster to shrink down and find him to put a stop to the Gargantian militant movement once and for all.
52"Sunquake"Don MacKinnonEddie GuzelianNovember 24, 2000 (2000-11-24)057UPN
The evil Buzz from another dimension returns and teams up with Gravitina to besmirch Buzz's good name.
53"Good Ol' Buzz"Steve LoterLeslie NordmanNovember 25, 2000 (2000-11-25)022ABC
A Buzz from 150 years in the future arrives to help save Mira from being killed.
54"First Missions"Victor CookBill Motz & Bob RothNovember 26, 2000 (2000-11-26)059UPN
While they are pinned down by Zurg's Hornets while protecting Professor Reddshift (voiced by Robert Picardo), to help boost Reddshift's confidence that Buzz will save them in time, Mira, Booster, and XR tell him the stories of when each of them first met Buzz; this inspires Reddshift to help Lightyear in a massive robot battle between Buzz and Zurg.
55"Large Target"Don MacKinnonStory by : Tad Stones
Teleplay by : Zach Stones
November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27)046UPN
During a vacation XR impersonates Booster so he can gamble at a casino, but soon attracts more trouble than he was prepared for.
56"War, and Peace and War"Victor CookGary SperlingNovember 29, 2000 (2000-11-29)064UPN
When the supremely powerful Guzelian tries to usher in a new era of peace, everyone is elated, except for Buzz and Zurg, who agree to work together to find Guzelian's true intentions. Both hero and villain uncover and put a stop to an impending invasion by Guzelian's race, the Heed.
57"Return to Karn"Victor CookBill Motz & Bob RothDecember 2, 2000 (2000-12-02)037ABC
Mira and Madame President are shot down over planet Karn and must elude Zurg as he hunts for them.
58"Speed Trap"Steve LoterJohn Behnke, Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonDecember 9, 2000 (2000-12-09)029ABC
During traffic duty, Team Lightyear finds a ship traveling towards a sun, threatening to destroy it on impact.
59"Holiday Time"Victor CookMark PalmerDecember 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)062ABC
Buzz and the gang must help Santa (voiced by Earl Boen) to save the holiday from the Evil Emperor Zurg.
60"Opposites Attract"Don MacKinnonMark PalmerDecember 23, 2000 (2000-12-23)041ABC
Gravitina causes Buzz's head to swell to enormous size, like hers, hoping this will cause Buzz to fall in love with her.
61"Ancient Evil"Steve LoterJim Staahl & Jim FisherJanuary 6, 2001 (2001-01-06)049ABC
A group of LGMs awaken the ancient space mummy Natron and Zurg insists Warp bring the mummy to him. With Warp reduced to an old man, Buzz insists on helping his old friend, and the two former partners team up to defeat the ancient evil.
62"42"Don MacKinnonJohn Behnke, Rob Humphrey & Jim PetersonJanuary 13, 2001 (2001-01-13)025ABC
A group of Valkyrans attempt to seize control of a cargo ship. At the same time, 42 develops her own personality, and a relationship with XR.

Broadcast and syndication[edit]

The series was aired during UPN's Disney's One Too programming block from October 2000 to August 2003. One episode, "Super Nova", aired twice during its original run. It also aired on Disney Channel from June 5, 2006, to May 16, 2008, when it was taken off the air in the U.S. Two episodes, "Conspiracy" and "Inside Job", were rarely seen after the September 11 attacks. The show also aired on Toon Disney from 2003 to 2007 as well as on the network's Jetix block for a brief time in 2004.


62 episodes of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command were made. The show aired on UPN and ABC from October 2000 to January 2001.

Awards and nominations[edit]

2001Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class – Jennifer Mertens, Paca Thomas, Otis Van Osten, Rick Hammel, Eric Hertsguaard, Robbi Smith, Brian F. Mars, Marc S. Perlman, and Dominick Certo (won)

Video game[edit]

A video game titled Buzz Lightyear of Star Command was developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Activision, and released for PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Microsoft Windows, and Dreamcast in 2000. The gameplay revolves around Buzz chasing down the various villains from the show, and defeating them using different color coded weapons.


  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 101–102. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ ""Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". Big Cartoon Database. May 13, 2012. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013.
  3. ^ In the episode "42" Buzz admits to Booster that he didn't lie to Commander Nebula by stating that he only told a cover story
  4. ^ Although he is seen at his house on several episodes."Tag Team
  5. ^ In "Good Ol' Buzz", an LGM mistakenly refers to Mira as "Booster". Upon being corrected, he says the Rangers all look the same to them.

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