Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a 2000 American direct-to-video movie and is a spin-off of the Toy Story movies. It was directed by Tad Stones and starring Tim Allen, Wayne Knight, Stephen Furst, Nicole Sullivan, Patrick Warburton, Sean Hayes, Jim Hanks, Kevin Michael Richardson, Diedrich Bader, Frank Welker, Courteney Cox. It was distributed by the Walt Disney company.
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Buzz Lightyear and his friend Warp Darkmatter are sent to rescue extraterrestrial life forms called LGMs (Little Green Men) from the evil emperor Zurg after Zurg kidnapped them and tortured them to figure out how their telepathy worked. Then Zurg kills Warp and Buzz blames himself for not being able to stop Zurg so he starts to feel guilty about that and says that from now on he will always work alone. But Buzz’s boss Commander Nebula wants him to work with others. When Buzz refuses to have an alien princess named Mira as his partner, the LGMs build a robot named X-R to be his new partner. Then a supervillain named Agent Z attacks the LGM planet and destroys X-R. And Agent Z’s boss Zurg steals a machine called The Unimind which gives the LGMs their hive mind.
Without the Unimind, the LGMs are stupid so when they rebuild X-R, he’s a terrible Space Ranger so Buzz tells the janitor Booster to train X-R as a janitor. When Mira says they should send a small mission against Zurg and Buzz agrees Commander Nebula says no.
X-R and Booster start gambling instead of cleaning and hide in a spaceship so that Buzz doesn’t know. When Mira steals a spaceship to take on Zurg herself, Buzz takes the ship Booster and X-R are hiding in and manages to capture Mira. Then Zurg turns the Unimind into a mind control weapon and enslaves the entire universe except Buzz, Mira, Booster and X-R. Buzz decides to fight Zurg alone instead of taking the others with him since it’s too dangerous but loses to Agent Z who turns out to be Warp Darkmatter who was working for Zurg for his money all along. So Buzz calls Mira, Booster and X-R so they can help him beat Zurg and Warp and they win because “evil never wins” while Zurg runs away. Then Buzz fixes the Unimind and frees anyone he controls.
Commander Nebula tells Buzz he can choose whatever team he wants to find, fight and capture Zurg but Buzz says he already has a team. Mira asks Buzz where they’re going and he tells her “to infinity and beyond”.
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- Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear
- Nicole Sullivan as Mira Nova
- Larry Miller as XR
- Stephen Furst as Booster
- Wayne Knight as Zurg
- Adam Carolla as Commander Nebula
- Diedrich Bader as Warp Darkmatter
- Bill Fagerbakke as Agent Z
- Patrick Warburton as LGM
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Space Ranger
- Charles Kimbrough as Brain Pod #29
- Cindy Warden as Technician
- Tress MacNeille as Computer
- Frank Welker as Grubs
- Rove McManus as Self Destruct
- James S. Baker as Ranger #1
- Jason Alexander as Rhizomian Man
- Jeff Bennett as Cadet Flarn
- Sean P. Hayes as Brian Pod #13
- Jennifer Bailey as Rhizomian Woman
Additionally, here is the cast of the characters featured in the opening sequence of the movie:
- Andrew Stanton as Hamm (in Toy Story and its sequel, he was voiced by John Ratzenberger)
- Jim Hanks as Woody (in Toy Story and its sequel, he was voiced by Tom Hanks)
- R. Lee Ermey as Sarge
- Wallace Shawn as Rex
- Joe Ranft as Wheezy