Panic on Bathyos
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Production Information
Original Airdate October 19, 2000
Ep. Number 016
Prod. Code 031
  • Tad Stones
  • Mark McCorkle
  • Bob Schooley
Director(s) Victor Cook
Story Editor(s) Gary Sperling
Story by
Writer(s) Cade Chilcoat
Studio Wang Film Productions Co., Ltd.
Series Continuity
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Panic on Bathyos is the sixteenth episode of Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. It first aired on October 19, 2000, and is the thirty-first episode in production.


Smugglers are interrupting the mining operation of crystals on the watery planet of Bathyos. The crystals are needed for crystallic fusion and Bathyos has the galaxy's largest supply. Team Lightyear is called in to investigate, which angers some Bathyosians who have formed a group called BAAB, or Bathyosians Against Air Breathers. Meanwhile, Buzz needs to work with the Chief of Security, officer Panchax, to help take down the group.


Several human workers at Bathyos are collecting crystals for crystallic fusion in one of the mines. One worker notices his suit's mechanical arm is not pulling off the crystals on the wall, and he tries to pull, but the mechanical arm breaks off, causing the crystals to explode into a chain reaction. The workers avoid several falling boulders until Team Lightyear appears and stops the falling debris by shooting them while Booster smashes some of them. XR catches a big boulder with a strong net while the rest of the team seals the cracks in the cave. The workers are thankful for their action and resume their duty. Booster admires the beauty of the crystals but Buzz reminds him of the smuggling problem that recently has occurred. Booster mishears it as "snuggling" due to lack of affection, but Mira corrects him and says that Buzz said "smuggling".

On their way Mira spots a shark-like Bathyosian and almost shoots him when Buzz pins her down. The Bathyosian introduces himself as Minister Gularis, leader of the Bathyosian council. Mira sheepishly admits that she almost shot a dignitary. Gularis is grateful that they took care of the recent problem in the cave and asks them to follow him.

He shows them the part of the cave where most of the thefts have occurred and assures them that the chief of security, Panchax, will meet them soon and leaves. Suddenly, a lobster-like excavator suddenly turns on and charges at the team and almost kills a worker when Booster grabs it from behind while Mira rescues the worker. But Booster loses his grip on the excavator. Buzz swims in, gets into the controls of the excavator and tries to stop it while disabling its drill, only to find out that the excavator has been sabotaged. He orders the team to make a rock slide by firing at the ceiling above and letting boulders force the excavator down as he gets out of it. As it stops, an angry Panchax appears and shouts that the excavator was an expensive machine. Buzz then points out that if it was so expensive he shouldn't have let it get sabotaged. Panchax then asks if it's one of their Zurg problems wrapped up. Buzz responds that Panchax doesn't know what he's talking about, but Panchax tells them to stay out of his way. Mira then remarks that Panchax is a bit tense, but Buzz is suspicious and tells Mira to go with XR to go check on Panchax while he and Booster go to find the culprit, starting with Gularis.

At some place, a group of Bathyosians calling themselves Bathyosians Against Air Breathers, or BAAB for short, starts a discussion about eliminating air breathers from their planet. Their mastermind turns out to be no other than Minister Gularis. He announces that the time has come to put their plan into action. Some of the members think he means a feeding frenzy, but Gularis corrects that the air breathers have taken enough crystals and that it is time for the Bathyosians to fight back. He then scolds a barracuda-like Bathyosian named Blackfin, who is the one responsible for the excavator's sabotage, for losing the Space Rangers. Blackfin begs for forgiveness and is about to speak when the doorbell rings. Everyone but Gularis hides in a treasure chest, and he answers the door to find Buzz and Booster there and greets them. He asks them what he can do for them. Buzz answers that somebody sabotaged the excavator and that it was intended to attack him and the team. Gularis pretends to be shocked and asks if they have a suspect.



  • Panchax: What in the name of Aunt Fanny's fluke is going on here?!
  • Buzz: I'm Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
  • Panchax: I know who you are! I'm Panchax, chief of security and that was a very expensive machine you wrecked!
  • Buzz: If it was so expensive, perhaps you shouldn't have let it be sabotaged.
  • Zurg: Curse you, Buzz Lightyear!


  • Buzz's scuba suit has the same logo as his Toy Story counterpart with the Saturn ring on.


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