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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…
By Grabthar's Hammer, by the Suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged. RIP sir.
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…
Does Tim Allen go to Home Improvement conventions?
The best Star Trek movie ever made.
What a fun comedy that not only parody's its source material, but homages it as well. I would like to read the script cause while yes I'm sure its fine, the cast is what really sells. Whoever handpicked this ensemble deserves a lot of kudos. Fun time, low seven/high six
Sigourney Weaver made me straight again.
Absolutely hilarious example of parody done right. The time of film you can literally watch a hundred times and then a hundred more without getting bored of it.
This is not the first holiday I've watched GALAXY QUEST on. I doubt it will be the last.
A great film that just so happens to star Tim Allen. It works in spite of him.
Una parodia muy bien hecha de la saga Star Trek
What a treat! Great irony about the genre itself, and Alan Rickman is amazing as ever.