Galaxy Quest

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Galaxy Quest

The series only ran from '79 to '82, but the cast of 'Galaxy Quest' are making a living of sorts on the fan convention circuit. Facing yet more dorky devotees hardly enthuses the show's alien and science officer, Alexander Dane (Rickman), communications officer Gwen DeMarco (Weaver), and commander Jason Nesmith (Allen). Still, they need the money, so they tag along when a dweeby-looking bunch inveigles them into visiting their mock-up of the programme's old vessel, the 'Protector'. But the twist is, this time the ship was actually crafted on a distant planet, where transmissions of 'Galaxy Quest' have been mistaken for historical documents, and the misguided extra-terrestrials have gambled on recruiting heroic Allen and crew to save their world from interstellar rivals. The actors have played this script before, but now it's for real. Gently satirising the Trekkie phenomenon, Parisot's movie works a treat because it's sufficiently knowing to have the references down pat, but affectionate enough to have a soft spot for just about everyone. Effects and production design are also splendidly integrated into the overall enterprise, which is even more enjoyable for being so unexpected.

By: TJ

Release details

Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Dean Parisot
Screenwriter: Robert Gordon, David Howard
Cast: Patrick Breen
Tim Allen
Enrico Colantoni
Sam Rockwell
Robin Sachs
Sigourney Weaver
Missi Pyle
Alan Rickman
Daryl Mitchell
Tony Shalhoub

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Tara P

Such unexpected brilliance lies beneath the cover of the Galaxy Quest Blu Ray. Bought as a joke, expecting it to be 'so-bad-it's-good', imagine my surprise when I discovered that it's legitimately good! A wonderful pastiche of the Trekkie/ComicCon set, it manages to poke gentle fun at a genre whilst creating a film that sits rather well within that same genre. For the uninitiated, the plot entails a gang of loveable has-beens from a mostly-forgotten space-themed TV show, who are transported into an unforgettable real-life adventure that involves a wide variety of strange and wonderful aliens and amusing moments. There's comedy, craziness and - best of all - Alan Rickman with an alien-head. Best watched as part of an homage to Alan Rickman, what are you waiting for?


a very very funny laugh out loud movie. first saw it on a plane, a complete surprise, and laughed so much the cabin crew got worried


a very very funny laugh out loud movie. first saw it on a plane, a complete surprise, and laughed so much the cabin crew got worried