Buzz Lightyear and his Star Command cadet team struggle to keep justice in the galaxy, often thwarting the evil Emperor Zurg and other threats of the universe.
The episode opens with Zurg's dreadnought chasing Cruiser 42. Buzz takes the shuttle to lure Zurg into a black hole where he plans to attempt a ""slingshot manuever"" and avoid being pulled in with Zurg. However, he is unable to manage it and enters ""cryosleep"" to await his fate, presumably to be transported through time (and not torn to subatomic shreds). It remains unexplained why Buzz would want to send Zurg to a different time. He awakens later to find himself 1000 years in the future! He has been brought to a musuem erected in his honor. His historic action got rid of Zurg, after which ALL evil disappeared from the galaxy. Eventually, there was no need for Star Command, and it was disbanded. Since he has no job and the museum's facts are a bit off, he accepts a job as the museum's tour guide. He spends his time relating tales of adventure to the kids who visit the museum and correcting the animatronic Buzz installed there (e.g. it says ""To Infinity, and Even Further!""). The kWatch Now:Amazon
Shiv Katall is stealing numerous high-tech devices; this seriously confuses Team Lightyear, since Buzz and Commander Nebula were the only ones to take on the guise of Shiv. Shiv turns out to be actually Buzz Lightyear; the EVIL Buzz Lightyear (...it only makes sense that he would've come up with the whole Shiv idea in HIS universe as well...). When Buzz (...the evil one...) flies too close to Capital Planet's sun for 42's scanners to detect his location, Mira and Buzz (...the good one...) fly down in Star Skimmers to try to find him. They discover that Buzz (...the evil one...) is working with Gravitina, setting up another device that can boost her psycho-gravimetric powers to such a degree that she can cause ""sun-quakes"" that can launch solar plasma-balls towards Capital Planet, Star Command Headquarters, and just about any planet whose solar system is nearby (...Tangea is mentioned as a possible target...). The first volley of plasma-balls are prevented from wiping out Star Comma
Chlorms (Epoch, Era, & Eon) kidnap Galactic Alliance senators for zoo exhibits. Team Lightyear gets nabbed, but Buzz attempts to rescue them. They all end up shipped to product testing due to a lack of co-operation. They escape and return to Star Command
During an impending crisis, XR downloads all the files of Star Command into himself. Despite being ordered to delete these files due to the potential risk this carries, XR pretends to do so. However when he makes the mistake of contacting a celebrity whose phone number is in the files, unaware that she was dating Zurg at the time. Zurg, upon learning on what's happened, places a bounty on XR's head to retrieve the files for himself. Now Team Lightyear has to protect XR from the villains that have come to claim this bounty and keep the files safe.
Brain Pod #13 defects from Zurg and the Evil Emperor 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.
Zurg's Brain Pods invent a new gas that has the ability to melt and morph anyone that comes into contact with it into a crawling blob. Buzz and Mira are the first to experience it's effects and it's not long before everyone in Star Command is infected. The only cure is a unique antidote that Zurg keeps hold of.
After investigating a rash of robo-homocides, Team Lightyear discover that NOS-4-A2's loose on TradeWorld with a self-appointed slayer on his floating tail: Savy SL2, a human orphan that was adopted by a robot couple. NOS-4-A2 had drained her adoptive parents, so she's decided to step in as a vigilante vampire-robot-slayer. With her assistance, they hunt down NOS-4-A2, fight his horde of enslaved robots, and defeat him, freeing those robots that were in the grip of his dark forces.
While Team Lightyear is conducting mock-combat training with Team Rocket (...headed by Rocket Crocket...), Crocket goads Mira into getting herself tagged. King Nova presents Mira with an invention of his, the Starthought; a small spacecraft guided by one's thoughts. Mira has doubts about it until she realizes that it'd really bother Crocket to see her zipping around in such a spiffy ship. While testing the Starthought, Mira runs into some tourists, who are actually Warp Darkmatter, along with one of Zurg's Brain Pods & a Grub, on a reconnaissance mission to scope out any new Star Command developments. Zurg sets up a fake raid on a Gulgarian mining outpost, in order to lure Mira, and the Starthought, into his clutches. After successfully losing the Starthought to Zurg (...success for Zurg, dismal failure for Mira...), Mira goes to Cosmo's Diner to sulk, but Team Lightyear & King Nova show up and convince Mira to go out and re-nab the Starthought back from Zurg. They sneak into Zurg
Zurg nabs an exhibit of an extinct species of large, Alien (as per the movies)-esque insects, planning to resurrect the species in order to help him in (...what else...) take over the galaxy. Dr. Ozma Furbanna is roped into helping Zurg revive Alien-style bugs, by having her scientific morals preyed upon. Zurg sics the bugs on Capital Planet. Before things can get too out of hand, Team Lightyear discovers that the bugs can be stopped by belly-tickling (...it over-rides their nervous system...), and with that they manage to save the day.
The Galactic Alliance President is about to sign a ""historic peace initiative"" in the Senate chamber, when Commander Nebula narrowly saves her from a sniper's blast. Thousands of witnesses see Buzz fleeing the scene. The next morning, Buzz gets his morning paper and is about to do the crossword, when a SWAT team breaks in. (Buzz is completely cool, even giving them tips on their technique. Then they grab him.) We learn that the Gargantian Militants have constructed new robot-vehicles similar to the Flash Fleming android they used in earlier episode Inside Job. Now, however, they have ones duplicating Buzz and others. First, the Gargantians pose as a doctor to give Buzz a negative psych evaluation. Then, they pose as the judge as Buzz's trial to insure he is convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Finally, they take a space aboard the prison transport as a convict and try to get Buzz. This last effort causes a crash and Buzz escapes. Commander Nebula promotes Mira to team leade
While Buzz is testing out the LGMs latest invention (...some sort of space-scooter...), the LGMs are struck by a need to ""heed the heed"". As if hypnotized, they all commandeer a ship and fly off. While Zurg is attempting to dispatch hornets to defeat Buzz and capture the space-scooter thing, the same thing happens to the Grubs. The Grubs and the LGMs arrive on a distant planet (...Buzz and Zurg catch up in a few minutes...), where a giant, intangible, glowing head named Guzelian the Alien (...a member of the Heed, an advanced race that has transcended physical form...) tells them that they must work to bring peace throughout the galaxy. The Grubs return to Planet Z, the LGMs return to Star Command, and both of them then proceed to dis-assemble any weapons or armaments that they have, in order to issue in this new age of peace. After a charming little ditty written and performed by Mr. Idle, entitled ""Let's Make Peace!"", Buzz grows wary of Guzelian's intentions. He tracks down the
While saving a tour shuttle from a star that's going nova, Team Lightyear crash lands in a desert on an unexplored alien planet named Roswell. Booster is separated from the others during the crash and crashes unnoticed and meets a little alien girl named Becky. The others however are seen by the military and taken to an army base and both Buzz and Mira are classified as invading aliens (since XR is a robot). Working together, the two of them along with Becky's father the sheriff must rescue the others and get Team Lightyear off the planet.
Torque is taken to Penal Colony Seven by Booster and XR; he escapes from them and wrests control of the prison (with the aid of his many ""clones""). At the same time, the President of the Galactic Alliance is being given a tour of PC-7 and being shown its high-tech security system. The security system proves to have some ""bugs"" when it determines that all non-secure persons in PC-7 MUST be escaped prisoners, thus it attempts to capture and subdue not only Torque (and his ""clones""), but also the Galactic President, Booster, and XR. From orbit outside PC-7, Mira and Buzz attempt to help out, but the system interprets their actions as aid for the supposed ""prison break"" going on inside.
The crystals for Crystallic Fusion Generators (the primary power source for almost all Galactic Alliance technology) are mined on the landless ocean planet Bathyos; an anti-air breather movement, hoping to cause an embargo that will force the Galactic Alliance to bow to the will of the Bathyosians, is lead by Gularis, a shark-esque big-wig native of Bathyos. The movement is taking terrorist actions, causing ""accidents"" to happen in the crystal mines, but Team Lightyear is called in as a safety measure, and they uncover Gularis' plans.
Buzz's co-workers believe that their leader is beginning to crack under the pressure of constantly being on guard against Zurg. They send him to a doctor who recommends vacation time. Buzz is sent to the relaxing planet Rizone for some R & R. However it seems Buzz was right as Zurg is preparing an attack on that exact planet.
Zurg mutates Jo-Ad vegetables w/ Transdibulator. Team Lightyear goes to Jo-Ad to investigate the problem. Booster's childhood pal, Buster, was lured into helping Zurg w/ the promise of glory and power (he had been jealous of Booster getting to join Star Command while he was stuck back home on the farm).
Ambassador Major (from Gargantia) attempts to open Pizza Planet franchise on Gargantia, but the Militants oppose it (as usual). Buzz and Booster have to reduce themselves to their size to help out, but the Militants get their hands on the size-changing device and make themselves ""regular"" size.
When demand becomes high, Cosmo orders a K-3000 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 vegenetic technologies to return the diner back to normal.Watch Now:Amazon
While escorting a dignitary's daughter for Star Command training, the team encounters a plasma monster who, in fact, is Plasma Boy, the girl's boyfriend. Things turn serious after a smitten Booster starts a fight with him.
After an inspection of planet Rhizome's bio-defenses, Team Lightyear are all given energy plants by Professor Triffid. Booster instead picks up a red one instead of a white one (the white ones pretty much just sit there and produce electricity via photosynthesis, the red ones convert the extra energy into advanced growth), and the plant is slowly taking over the ship, and then Star Command itself. XR has begun to give unauthorized tours for Buzz Lightyear fans behind everyone's backs. At the same time as Booster & Mira attempting to quell the swarming plants, and XR trying to keep Buzz from finding out about the tours, Buzz is attempting to locate and identify a conspirator that is somewhere on Star Command.
Mira ghosts into a Crystallic Fusion Generator Core and becomes a glowing, supercharged, power-speed-junkie. Mira's father warns Mira about how her race can fall prey to such temptation, but Mira has to find out on her own. Eventually, after she attempts to battle Zurg on her own, she realizes that her need for ""re-charging"" is getting worse and worse and is beginning to take control of her life, but she manages to overcome her ""energy addiction"".
While checking up on a wildlife researcher living on a Wildlife planet, 42 crashes. With the ship damaged, the team has to stay there until repairs are complete. While on the planet, Booster gets kidnapped by poachers.
Lord Angstrom gatecrashes Mira's anniversary party to inform that she is getting married tomorrow to Doppler. Team Lightyear is immediately suspicious about Angstrom's intentions of the ceremony, which turns out to be a divine plan to seize the throne of Tangea from Mira's father.