Buzz Lightyear of Star Command/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

'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
  • 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 Rozwell 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 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.
  • Magnificent Bastard: NOS-4-A2 is a contender.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Though it’s not wrong to decide not to take Zurg completely seriously, Zurg did decide to break Buzz’s heart by turning his friend against him. And his evil hive mind plan was described as being his most evil plan yet.
    • Evil Buzz Lightyear was never really outside of it, but abandoning Gravitina to die was likely one of the worst things he ever did.
    • NOS-4-A2 turns out to be even worse than his own creator. He planned to turn everyone into the galaxy into machines…partly so he could feed on them. And he eats for pleasure, not just for food.
  • Tear Jerker: A surprising number of episodes approach this. The reunion of Mira and her ex in the midst of battle is one of the most effective.
  • Ugly Cute: Villainess Gravitina is actually very beautiful, but has a very large head. But that could be justified due to her intellect.
  • Unfortunate Implications: "Waaaaait a minute, no school shuttle driver's that nice..."