Biographical Information
Full Name Commander Zeb[1] Nebula
Alter Ego(s) Shiv Katall (formerly)
Occupation(s) Commander of Star Command
Physical Description
Gender Male
Species Human
Hair Color Gray
Eye Color Black
Skin Color Brown
Powers and Abilities
Equipment Standard Star Command-issue, plus a plasma cannon built into his peg leg.
Production Details
First Appearance The Adventure Begins
Last Appearance 42
Voice Actor(s) Adam Carolla
“And that's an order!”

Nebula is the commander of Star Command. He is best known for his short temper and no-nonsense attitude.

Physical Appearance

Commander Nebula, although an aging human, is well-built, with a broad chest and shoulders. He is dark-skinned, has a large chin and possesses a gray mustache and gray eyebrows and hair. His mustache occasionally mirrors his mood. His left leg was cut off at the knee, and has been replaced by a peg leg which is also a plasma cannon.


Sometime in the past, possibly before Nebula became the Commander, he assumed the role of undercover bounty hunter Shiv Katall, and smuggled defecting minions from Evil Emperor Zurg into the Galactic Alliance. However, he later passed on the role to Buzz Lightyear, though whether it was due to old age or the loss of his leg is unclear.


Loud, hard-headed and somewhat abrasive, Commander Nebula is known for his gravelly voice and hatred of all things bureaucratic, including paperwork.

He is an excellent commander, as he never orders his Rangers into a situation he would not go into himself.  He is not known for tolerance toward insubordination, though he has the grace to admit when he's made a bad call.


His peg leg doubles as a plasma cannon.


Star Smasher

  • "Huh. Those invention reviews are more borin' than watchin' constellations form."
  • "Fantastic. Another paper clip requisition form."


  • According to Crumford Lorak, Commander Nebula's left leg was taken out by Shiv Katall.[2] However, because Shiv Katall was originally Nebula in disguise, and because Crumford Lorak is sometimes not the most reliable source of information, this is not likely to be true.





Video Games


  1. Program Manual, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (video game), p.5
  2. "Shiv Katall", Ep. 17. Victor Cook (Director) & Bill Motz, Bob Roth (Story Editors & Writers). Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Disney Enterprises, Inc./Pixar Animation Studios. October 20, 2000.
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