The director of Lightyears discusses the future's gross sandwiches

The director of Lightyears discusses the future's gross sandwiches ...

Lightyear, a critically acclaimed science fiction series, features robot fights, rocket ships, and really strange futuristic food. Early on in the film, Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear prepares a pre-made meal made of dark colored foods chunks that come in a TV dinner-style tray, with an activation system a little like a military MRE. However, the most memorable dishes in Lightyear are the strange sandwiches.

This article is a collection of light spoilers for Lightyear. [Ed. note: This article contains several highlights.]

While scavenging for a key spaceship component, Buzz and his friends take a break to eat snacks from a nearby vending machine. Nonetheless, he is shocked to discover that instead of the typical bread-meat-bread arrangement (or the puffy meat brick he was eating earlier in the film) he is looking at two thin slices of meat, along with a piece of bread and some vegetables between them. He expresses concern and says that a sandwich should include two slices of bread with

The sandwich schtick was created a day after a conversation with Lightyear writer Matt Aldrich that didn''t even have much to do with the movie.

He was talking about the top five sandwiches and reports MacLane. We were then going to investigate how different this world is, and how many people can they be? Because then, we were also trying to figure out how different this world is, an environment that Buzz does not recognize. Like what if there was a total meat sandwich, and we changed it? That scene came together basically.

The film is less about gross sandwiches and more about how far Buzz is from humanity. As he continues on the futile missions that have dominated his life, the world he chooses to leave behind changes without him, moving on and keeping him stuck in a certain time.

According to MacLane, it is meant to be a representation of how future generations perceive things differently. Very quickly, whatever you believed was cool is gone.

Film producers were able to explain how far away and place Buzz is. However, even before they decided on the slimy sandwiches, food was on their minds. An earlier version of the film featured more scenes of Buzzs'' everyday life, including him experiencing strange new foods and his journey past the point hes familiar with, where every meal is in an identical box called Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner.

Buzz went grocery shopping at some point, according to producer Galyn Susman. He has his little pre-assigned meals, and he runs out of them. So he goes in and requests dinner.

Hes never shopped before, and hes like, Im looking for dinner. And they are like, Yeah, I dont think we have that. Plobbles are on sale! MacLane claims that the filmmakers behind this movie must get a plobble. He cooks it and he throws one bite away, and he takes it away. All of these scenes would show how out of step Buzz is with the rest of society, but one scrapped scene made the metaphor extremely helpful.

MacLane claims that he had to simply take all of the ships he had shipped and squish them into small cubes. [His trainer says] This is a two-button task, and it picks up the ship, and then it comes to a close.

Lightyear is now in theaters.