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The Brain Pods are supporting antagonists of the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command series. They are anthropomorphic brains in mobile jars serving for Emperor Zurg as scientists and researchers. Although they take pride in their creations and inventions, they secretly harbor a desire to escape from Zurg's control (two of which are shown succeeding in doing so onscreen).

Brain Pod 2, Brain Pod 17, Brain Pod 26, and Brain Pod 39 were voiced by Frank Welker, Brain Pod 11 was voiced by Paul Rugg, Brain Pod 13 was voiced by Sean Hayes and Dan Castellaneta, Brain Pod 18 was voiced by Jeff Bennett, Brain Pod 29 was voiced by Charles Kimbrough, Brain Pod 57 was voiced by Jeremy Piven, and Brain Pod 94 was voiced by Tress MacNeille.

Role

The Brain Pods first appeared in The Adventure Begins along with the Grubs, where they started torturing several LGMs before Zurg decides to torture them himself. Buzz and his partner Warp Darkmatter head off to rescue the LGMs, though Zurg and his army escape while Warp is presumably killed.

The Brain Pods appear again where they and the Grubs put off their finishing touch of new weapons for Zurg's right-hand man Agent Z, who turns out to be none other than Warp himself. Though Warp finds his new agent name to be stupid, the Brain Pods convince him to take it to avoid Zurg's wrath.

Later on, one of the Brain Pods informs Zurg that the LGMs are connected with the Uni-Mind, which is a mystical orb that enables all LGMs to feel and think as a collective whole, which is situated on their homeworld. As that point, Zurg decides to utilize the Uni-Mind by kidnapping more of the LGMs in order to take control of every innocent mind in the Galactic Alliance.

After capturing the Uni-Mind, Zurg then had the Brain Pods and Grubs to work on giant ray gun that will manipulate the Uni-Mind's powers and the entire Galactic Alliance to his own will. Fortunately, Buzz uses his sense of justice and virtue to free the Uni-Mind and save the Alliance, thus leaving Zurg and his army's plans for conquest in vain.

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Sid Phillips | One-Eyed Bart | Attack Dog with Built-in-force-field | Hopper | Grasshoppers (Thumper) | Fly Brothers | Stinky Pete | Al McWhiggin | Emperor Zurg | Zurg Empire (Zurg Bots, Warp Darkmatter, Hornets, Brain Pods & Grubs) | Dr. Porkchop | Henry J. Waternoose III | Randall Boggs | Syndrome | Omnidroids | Mirage | The Underminer | Bomb Voyage | Chick Hicks | Boost, DJ, Wingo & Snot Rod | Chef Skinner | AUTO | GO-4 | Charles F. Muntz | Alpha | Beta and Gamma | Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear | Lotso's Gang (Ken, Big Baby, Stretch, Chunk, Sparks, Twitch & Monkey) | One-Eyed Betty | Miles Axlerod | Lemons (Professor Zündapp, Grem & Acer) | Mor'du | Jangles the Clown | Thunderclap | Thunderclap's Flock | Velociraptors (Bubbha) | Ernesto de la Cruz | Security Guards | Screenslaver | Gabby Gabby | The Bensons | Curse Dragon | Pixie Dusters (Dewdrop)

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Kabuto | Big D | Ronald Tompkins | Mr. Jones | The Cleric | Battlesaurs (Goliathon & Reptillus Maximus)

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Movies
Toy Story: Sid Phillips | One-Eyed Bart | Attack Dog with Built-in-force-field
Toy Story 2: Stinky Pete | Al McWhiggin | Zurg Empire (Emperor Zurg & Zurg Bots) | Dr. Porkchop
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins: Zurg Empire (Emperor Zurg, Warp Darkmatter, Hornets, Brain Pods & Grubs)
Toy Story 3: Lotso's Gang (Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, Ken, Big Baby, Stretch, Chunk, Sparks, Twitch & Monkey) | One-Eyed Betty | Sid Phillips
Toy Story 4: Gabby Gabby | The Bensons

Television specials
Toy Story of Terror: Ronald Tompkins | Mr. Jones | Al McWhiggin
Toy Story That Time Forgot: The Cleric | Goliathon | Reptillus Maximus | Battlesaurs

Video games
King of Toys

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Zurg Empire
Emperor Zurg | Warp Darkmatter | Hornets (Hyper-Hornet) | Zurg Bots | Brain Pods | Grubs | Shiv Katall | Gravitina | Nos-4-A2 | Wirewolf | Torque | Shape Stealer | Zzub | Feara | Blister | XL

Valkyran Raiders
Brun | Hilda | Sig | Valkyran Guard

Other
Evil Buzz Lightyear | Rentwhistle Swack | Spyro Lepton | Gularis | Guzelian | Lardak Lurdak | Flint | Natron

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