Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
A comedy of Galactic Proportions
Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco and Alexander Dane -- are unwittingly recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission.
"This episode was badly written!"
I've seen Galaxy Quest countless times from when I was 12 to the present day and I still absolutely love it. Whether it genuinely "holds up" or whether I've simply got Nostalgia Goggles for it isn't something I can honestly answer because I'm too caught up in my fondness for it. I recognize it doesn't work for everyone, but it works wonders for me. I know all the jokes by now but they still make me laugh; I know all the conflicts by now but they still make me cry. I've never seen a parody with so much heart, so willing to always take its silly premise seriously and ground itself in real characters. There…
I'm naming my first-born child Guy Fleegman.
(Don't tell my wife.)
One of the most ridiculously awesome films ever made. It's impossible to talk seriously about this because it's just so damn fun to watch.
You've got a hilarious script, parodies of nearly every sci-fi trope in existence and the cast...well, it's Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell and Tim Allen turning everything up to about 100 and then running away with it.
How can anyone say that they don't like this?
Galaxy Quest tells the story of a group of actors of a science fiction television series who have to play their roles in real life when an alien race needs their help to defeat their grumpy enemy. It's fantastic - and funny - how such a stupid premise works so well in a cleverly written script that pretends to satirize the industry of sci-fi films and television series. Everything works wonderfully in Dean Parisot's film, from the very compelling characters - every single one has its own charm - to the ironic storyline and to the constant jokes that actually make you -genuinely - laugh. The wonderful characters that accompany us in this incomparably entertaining adventure are awesomely brought to…
I’ve been avoiding this one for years. The combination of Tim Allen and memories of Spaceballs didn’t make me want to run to the DVD rental shop despite knowing the Star Trek theme. What changed was seeing favourable ratings pop up from time to time in my stream here on LB. I was still suspicious, as there are many people who love Spaceballs, so I broke my rule and read some reviews. Well, it seemed like an interesting premise, so I stuck it in my watchlist. No way my Star Trek averse wife was going to watch, so it would have to be held for a solo night. Well, the opportunity arose tonight.
The execution of the first act was…
Oh my god, this film looks like it was just as much fun to film as it was to watch. WHERE DO YOU EVEN BEGIN? I can't believe I didn't see this sooner, what a lovely little film. Alan Rickman at his snarky best, SAM ROCKWELL! SAM ROCKWELL SHOULD BE IN EVERY SINGLE FILM IN THE WORLD. AND LITTLE BABY JUSTIN LONG EEEEEE HE'S SO CUTE.
The aliens were so hilarious, everything about this is just pure fun. Incredible.
A brilliant spoof of the hokey sci-fi TV shows of the 60s and 70s sees Tim Allen as the Captain Kirk-esque figurehead of Galaxy Quest. A show very similar to Star Trek that was once a big hit. Now in the late 90s, along with his disgruntled co-stars played by Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman to name a couple, are doing the convention circuit. Unfortunately, actual aliens have found the transmissions of Galaxy Quest, believing them to be true and not fiction.
So Tim Allen and co get blasted off into space for a real life adventure to help these aliens, who believe the crew of actors are going to save their entire race. The comedy is hard not to…
Better than Star Trek: Into Darkness
Film #23 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #23: A Space film!
A hilarious, witty and clever spoof on Star Trek. This movie is incredibly quotable, fun and memorable comedy that still stands the test of time.
Tim Allen is an impressive presence in Galaxy Quest. He's the tool-man we've forever known, spitting out comedic confidence in every line, naturally operating well with his self loving character in the Galaxy Quest crew. His matching with Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver and Sam Rockwell is a kickass combination in this fun and adventurous movie.
And goddamn, those aliens look fantastic.
A fun satire of Star Trek and sci-fi fan culture with more ham and cheese than a deli.
While it starts out a bit slow it really picks up once everyone makes it to the alien base/ship. However, I wasn't a big fan on the way it ended!
I never realized how good the CGI, sets, etc. . were! The makeup on the bad aliens (can't think of there name) rivaled any Star Trek film and the bridge of both of the ships looked spectacular!
I never realized it had such a great over all cast as well. Rickman & Shalhoub steal every scene they are in but its fantastic. I also didn't know that was Enrico Colantoni playing the main alien.
Also what more could be said about Sigourney Weaver!! She turned 50 the same year this was released and she's smoking hot in it!!
Killing time and trying to feel better before going out.
Great concept and even greater execution
I first saw this film while we were on holiday in New York. I confess to being a Star Trek fan, and was keen to see it.
I loved it so much that I went to see it again the same week. It is a perfect, affectionate send up of the whole Star Trek fandom universe.
Even now, I watch it when it is on TV, and enjoy just as much as when I first saw it. It never fails to cheer me up!
Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…