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For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA Protector - "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" (Tim Allen), "Lt. Tawny Madison" (Sigourney Weaver) and "Dr. Lazarus" (Alan Rickman) - set off on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space . . . and then their series was canceled!
Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for "historical documents" and beamed up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives in this hilarious adventure Jeffery Lyons (NBC-TV) calls "The funniest, wittiest comedy of the year."
You don't have to be a Star Trek fan to enjoy Galaxy Quest, but it certainly helps. A knowingly affectionate tribute to Trek and any other science fiction TV series of the 1960s and beyond, this crowd-pleasing comedy offers in-jokes at warp speed, hitting the bull's-eye for anyone who knows that (1) the starship captain always removes his shirt to display his manly physique; (2) any crew member not in the regular cast is dead meat; and (3) the heroes always stop the doomsday clock with one second to spare. So it is with Commander Taggart (Tim Allen) and the stalwart crew of the NSEA Protector, whose intergalactic exploits on TV have now been reduced to a dreary cycle of fan conventions and promotional appearances. That's when the Thermians arrive, begging to be saved from Sarris, the reptilian villain who threatens to destroy their home planet.
Can actors rise to the challenge and play their roles for real? The Thermians are counting on it, having studied the "historical documents" of the Galaxy Quest TV show, and their hero worship (not to mention their taste for Monte Cristo sandwiches) is ultimately proven worthy, with the help of some Galaxy geeks on planet Earth. And while Galaxy Quest serves up great special effects and impressive Stan Winston creatures, director Dean Parisot (Home Fries) is never condescending, lending warm acceptance to this gentle send-up of sci-fi TV and the phenomenon of fandom. Best of all is the splendid cast, including Sigourney Weaver as buxom blonde Gwen DeMarco; Alan Rickman as frustrated thespian Alexander Dane; Tony Shalhoub as dimwit Fred Kwan; Daryl Mitchell as former child-star Tommy Webber; and Enrico Colantoni as Thermian leader Mathesar, whose sing-song voice is a comedic coup de grâce. --Jeff Shannon
so funny -- our family loves it! Oh, that's just not right....Published 1 day ago by Kathleen Crabtree
what can I say, it has everything and campy beyond belief, I love it.Published 3 days ago by b a blackwell
I enjoyed everything about this movie. The cast is great, the comedy, the different personalities, dialogue and unexpected hilarious parts that are appreciated. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ms.A
Great movie with great cast. Love Tim Allen. His movie "For Richer or for Poorer" with Kristey Alley (and "Newman" from Seinfeld) is my favorite film.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Without question one of the best movies ever made!! I know this sounds extreme, but this movie goes beyond Science Fiction, comedy,and satire. IT IS A TRULY GREAT MOVIE!!! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jarten
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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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