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Galaxy Quest


Overview - GALAXY QUEST is a satirical comedy that pokes fun at the influence science fiction shows such as STAR TREK have had on their audience. The cast members of the cult sci-fi television series GALAXY QUEST now earn their livings appearing at conventions and grand openings, led by their bombastic captain Jason Nesmith, played by Tim Allen.  Read more...

 

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Overview

GALAXY QUEST is a satirical comedy that pokes fun at the influence science fiction shows such as STAR TREK have had on their audience. The cast members of the cult sci-fi television series GALAXY QUEST now earn their livings appearing at conventions and grand openings, led by their bombastic captain Jason Nesmith, played by Tim Allen. When an alien race--the Thermians--arrives on earth, it appears that they have mistakenly appropriated the show's culture as their own, thinking the series was actual fact. Desperate for help in battling the evil General Sarris, they bring the actors with them into space to save their planet. A surprisingly smart and funny send-up of the science-fiction culture and the influence television has on the world at large, GALAXY QUEST is a comedy that even nongenre fans can enjoy, with terrific turns by Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, and Tony Shalhoub.

Cast List

Robert Gordon - Screenwriter
Tony Shalhoub - Actor, MONK
Sigourney Weaver - American actress, ALIEN (1979), GORILLAS IN THE MIST
Susan Alexandra Weaver - American actress, ALIEN (1979), GORILLAS IN THE MIST
Robin Sachs
Suzann Ellis - Producer
Enrico Colantoni
David Howard - Screenwriter, Playwright, GALAXY QUEST
Charles J. Newirth - PRODUCER/EXECUTIVE
Don Zimmerman - American Editor
Linda DeScenna - American Set Decorator
Daryl Mitchell - African American actor
Alan Rickman - British Film/Stage Actor
Mark Johnson - Producer, "Donnie Brasco"
Jerzy Zielinski - Polish Director Of Photography/In USA
Albert Wolsky - Costume Designer, JARHEAD (2005)
Dean Parisot
Tim Allen - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Timothy Allen Dick - American actor/comedian, Home Improvement/THE SANTA CLAUSE
Missi Pyle - Actress, JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS (2001)
Sam Rockwell - Actor, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
David Newman - Composer, SERENITY (2005)

 
Details
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929310975
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Aliens
Science-Fiction
Spoof
Satire
Theatrical Release
Star Trek
Science Fiction

 
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Notes:
Shot in Los Angeles, California, and Goblin Valley, Utah.

Reviews:
"...Mischievously clever..." - 12/20/1999 Variety, pp.57-62


"...The expert cast is more than game. Extra points to [Rickman and Weaver]..." -- 3 out of 5 stars - 06/01/2000 Premiere, pp.100-1


"...Genuinely imaginative special effects which manage to recognisably in the spirit of the cheesy originals..." - 05/01/2000 USA Today, p.48-9


"...This tightly scripted, lightning-paced laffer delightfully pulls all the elements together and builds to a giddy and gleeful climax..." - 02/01/2000 Box Office, p.57


"...Fast, light and funny, GALAXY QUEST has a wide, generation-spanning appeal -- and you don't have to be a die-hard Trekkie to enjoy it..." - 12/24/1999 Los Angeles Times, p.C2


"...[With] Enrio Colantoni scoring as a marble-mouthed alien; and a deeply funny Sam Rockwell as the crew member-extra..." - 04/28/2000 Entertainment Weekly, p.83


"The screenplay -- a sacred text for lovers of comedy -- was written by David Howard and Robert Gordon." - 07/19/2013 Wall Street Journal

 
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