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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.
Both a knowing parody of a particular television show and a rousing science fiction epic in its own right, Dean Parisot's "Galaxy Quest" is much more than a one-note send-up. Lovingly skewering "Star Trek" while cutting its own entertaining path, the film is an ideally cast, solidly assembled comic spectacle with its heart and brain it the right place. It is an exciting, funny, and outstandingly entertaining piece of work that rates among 1999's best films.
Revolving around the cast of a sci-fi television program from the 1980s, "Galaxy Quest" finds the group of actors whisked into outer space by an alien people in need of help. Having seen the broadcast of the TV show, and assuming it to be…
I'm naming my first-born child Guy Fleegman.
(Don't tell my wife.)
"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…
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As a fan of Star Trek, I couldn't help but enjoy this parody. It's funny, creative, the cast is perfect, and the characters are very memorable. If you're a sci-fi nerd like myself, Galaxy Quest is right up your alley.
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…
I will, forever and always, adore this movie
Sitting back and watching Galaxy Quest for the umpteenth time since its release in 1999, I've come to find something quite remarkable about the sleeper hit that made the masses fall in love with boldy going where no man has gone before, again. The movie, for all its quirks and sharp sci-fi fandom satire, just may be the dawn of post- modernism in science fiction movies. Allow me to explain.
Galaxy Quest follows the former stars of a popular space adventure series which was abruptly cancelled in the 80's. The crew of the NSEA Protector still have clout inside of the obsessive pop culture echo chamber that is the sci-fi convention, yet outside of that none of them have achieved…
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What I Learned:
Actor meta films are great for genre parody
Sam Rockwell: ★★★★★
Might be a bit nostalgia blind, but whatever.
Great jokes, great cast, great writing. It parodies star trek while simultaneously praising it.
Signourey Weaver is probably sexier in this movie than she has ever been. That's saying something considering this is 20 years after Alien was made.
There are very few comedies that can homage a specific show or genre as well as Galaxy Quest does. It is a parody, homage, and love letter to a show all rolled into one, all the while standing on it's own as a fun science fiction action film.
I have seen this numerous times, it plays on television a lot, and it is one of the few movies I can sit back and enjoy, even for just parts of it. The cast is perfect from Tim Allen(who I am normally not a huge fan of), to Sam Rockwell, Sigourney Weaver, and of course the late Alan Rickman, who somehow seems to shine in every role he played. Galaxy Quest makes…
I've come around to this film years later, and I now appreciate it's parody of comic-con fan interactions and the sci-fi genre as a whole.
Great idea and lots of fun!
Entertaining as hell especially for sci-fi geeks, such as myself.
It is like a meta film about cults of TV shows and conventions, but then all the stereotypes become real, as some real aliens think the TV show is "historical document".
Fantastic cast, great script, exciting adventure, and very funny.
The characters are typical assemble of "space crew" from a Star Trek for example.
Tim Allen even looks like Captain Kirk a bit.
Highly recommended even if you are not a Trekkie.
It works perfectly on its own terms.
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