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Galaxy Quest
Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver




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.

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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.

Main Cast & Crew

Dean Parisot - Director
Tim Allen
Sigourney Weaver
Tony Shalhoub
Daryl Mitchell
Enrico Colantoni
Sam Rockwell
Missy Pyle
Dian Bachar
J.P. Manoux
Alan Rickman

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 104
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429256959
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (some action violence, mild language and sensuality)
  • Release Date: May 2000

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

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

 

Movie Reviews

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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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