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Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for "historical documents" and beamed up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe.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."
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 The Thermians are counting on it, having studied the "historical documents" of the Galaxy Quest TV show, and their hero worship (not to mention their taste for Monte Cristo sandwiches) is ultimately proven worthy, with the help of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
As always a favorite. Product was great. Watching it was fun.Published 3 hours ago by Renee M Brown
I watched this movie again the other week. I realized how corny it is, but it is still funny! Time Allen sure did a great job in this movie!Published 6 hours ago by Mike Hartzell
I love this movie. Wonderful comedy about washed-up actors from a Star Trek-like TV show who get spirited away by aliens to face real intergalactic villains in outer space. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Mom in TX
Oldie. Pretty good spoof. Not a classic, but worth a see, especially for a glimpse of babyface Justin Long, and the rest of the star-studded cast. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Claire Edwards Grover
Simply one of the best and most enjoyable movies I have ever seen.Published 4 days ago by Caryn S. Scott
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|Which is better the new deluxe edition or the old edition which is what...||
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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