Galaxy Quest [Blu-ray]
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It's been a long time since I've seen a parody film hit its intended targets with such accuracy and finesse. The movie deals with the crew of the Protector, a spaceship that exists only in reruns of the strangely familiar early 80's ensemble SF TV show Galaxy Quest. Exiled to mall shows and science-fiction fan conventions, they live out their days signing autographs for fanatical, show-quoting groupies until they're propositioned by some rather distinctive "fans" for a very special mission...
What ensues is an incredibly fun skewering of the whole Star Trek experience, effortlessly bouncing from knowing parody to rollicking action to heartfelt emotion. And it's all headed by a top-flight cast led by Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith/Commander Peter Quincy Taggart. Aiding and abeting him is his flouncy blonde side-kick, played by...Sigourney Weaver! This brilliant casting coup alone should tip you off to the film-makers' attitude towards the subject matter. Also present is Alan Rickman in an incredible turn as the token alien cast member who longs to return to Shakespeare, Tony Shalhoub as the boggled engineer, and Daryl Mitchell as the cute kid who is now all grown up. But as good as the human cast is, they fade into the background whenever they interact with the true aliens of the picture, the Thermanians. Masking their true squidlike form in a human disquise, they lurch across the screen speaking in stretched and strangled accents with ever-present goofy grins on their faces.Read more ›
The film is directed by television director David Parisot (who directed shows such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Monk", "ER" and many other series) and is based on a story by David Howard and a screenplay co-written with Ric McElvin ("Men in Black II" , "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "Addicted to Love", etc.).
The film has received praise from Star Trek alumni such as George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, Patrick Stewart and Will Wheaton and has received nearly all positive reviews from film critics upon its release in theaters back in 1999.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
"Galaxy Quest - Deluxe Edition" has been digitally remastered for this DELUXE EDITION/10th Year release. I haven't done any comparisons to my original 2000 DVD version of the film but I could tell by watching it, scenes like the mission obtain Beryllium, this would shine on Blu-ray. But for now, on DVD the colors look vibrant with the Earth tone colors and blue skies make things absolutely beautiful. Video is presented in widescreen. So, overall, for a DVD release, the picture quality and the new remastering looked great.
As for the audio, audio is presented ala English 5.1 Surround (as well as Spanish 5.1 Surround) and comes with a Thermian 2.0 Surround track. I will say that watching this film again, I heard a good number special effects from the various channels.Read more ›
The film begins at a "Galaxy Quest" convention where the quintet is preparing to appear. Unbeknownst to them, not all of the conventioneers dressed as aliens are pretending. A group of uniformed "aliens" approach Jason (dressed as Commander Taggart) saying that they are in dire need of his assistance. Jason quickly agrees and assumes that the group is planning to pay him to appear as Commander Taggart at a fan-function. Following a night of drinking at his home, the "aliens" arrive in a limousine (per Jason's request) to escort him to their function.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have bought this 3 or 4 times now. Will NOT be lending this one out. Collecting all the Alan Rickman movies I can afford. This one is a keeper! Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Karen Anderson
I didn't expect this movie to be as good as it was. I was impressed.Published 1 day ago by Nocturnal
An all star cast, very good special effects, some funny parts and a Alan Rickman (rest in peace) co star film. If you like Sci-Fi, perhaps you should check this out.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
A truly great comedy. Alan Rickman and Tony Shaloub are particularly terrific.Published 3 days ago by Marianne Schapiro
Alan Rickman, per usual, steals every scene he is in! Bravo, Mr. RickmanPublished 3 days ago by Maureen Lienau
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More double dipping by the looks... I wish Amazon would clearly display the contents of the DVDs so you can make an informed choice.
Mar 25, 2010 by Bruce Moffatt | See all 3 posts
I went to Amazon at 11:32 EST to buy it and was really surprised to find I got waitlisted already. Either Amazon barely has any copies in stock or this movie is way more popular than I thought.
Nov 28, 2011 by Jeffrey A. Gilbert | See all 3 posts
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Oct 14, 2009 by ask57 | See all 2 posts
|Why did they choose such a bad cover for this movie?||
You are so right, what a terrible cover for a great movie! They've never known how to market this movie well. It is laugh-out-loud funny if you know anything about sci-fi from TV or movies. Humorous, clever, and superb starring cast plus Mac guy Justin Long as a nerdy teen! Excellent flick!
Oct 11, 2009 by Nancy | See all 7 posts
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I heard a rumor that this is coming to Blu-Ray in the Fall! Great news.
Apr 28, 2009 by Ryan Agadoni | See all 6 posts
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