The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
The sci-fi television series "Galaxy Quest", which took place aboard the intergalactic spaceship NSEA Protector, starred Jason Nesmith as suave Commander Peter Quincy Taggert, Gwen DeMarco as sexy communications person Lt. Tawny Madison (a role which consisted solely of repeating what the computer stated, much to Gwen's annoyance), Shakespearean trained Sir Alexander Dane as alien Dr. Lazarus, Fred Kwan as engineer Tech Sgt. Chen, and Tommy Webber as child gunner Laredo. Eighteen years after the series last aired, it lives on in the hearts of its rabid fans. However, it lives on in infamy for its stars, who have not been able to find meaningful acting work since. Their current lives revolve around cashing in on however those roles will afford, which usually entails attending fan conventions or worse, such as shopping mall openings. Only Jason seems to relish his lot in life, until he finds out that his co-stars detest him because of his superior attitude as "the Commander", and much ... Written by
When the crew first arrives on the Protector, they are given a tour. If you listen carefully, you can hear Tech Sgt. Chen (played by Tony Shalhoub) comment on how clean the floors are. This mirrors something the OCD character Shalhoub would play on the television series Monk (2002) might say, three years after this film's release. See more »
When Nesmith is explaining to Mathesar that they are actors from a show he says, "There is no Captain Taggart." In a following line he uses the correct "Commander Taggart" title. While this is not consistent with previous and later dialog, it is not incorrect. An officer's rank is not exclusive of his duty title. The commander of a vessel with a crew may be appropriately addressed by his rank, or as "Captain", regardless of his actual rank or frequency of use of either. See more »
'Galaxy Quest' couldn't be better. It's not a mockumentary, it's not a Star Trek parody. It's pure comedy based on the Star Trek legend with excellent actors and absolutely brilliant production.
The visuals are magnificent. You would expect nothing but mediocre stuff for a space comedy, but this is not the case with 'Galaxy Quest'. These are the best effects for a space movie, since 'Starship Troopers'!
The story is also very original and interesting. Not only jokes on thin air, but a great story nonetheless. The triumphant ending is beautiful, it elevates you! In fact, it would easily compete with the some of the best Star Trek stories of all time.
Don't miss it!
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