Galaxy Quest (DVD)
GALAXY QUEST is a satirical comedy that pokes fun at the influence science fiction shows such as STAR TREK have had on their audience. The cast member...
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Review of "Galaxy Quest (DVD)"
I saw this film first in L.A in January and with the hype that was around it over there at the time, I expected to enjoy it. I did, but dont expect it to be a comedy where you laugh every minute. It's a spoof film of the highest calibre with lots of in-jokes for followers of Star Trek and the like - and done it the cleverest of ways.
The cast of TV Show 'Galaxy Quest' - actors all - are booked for their biggest show of all to save an alien planet. Aliens come to hire their services as they had obviously beamed the shows up and assumed what they saw was real. So, reluctantly, the cast get sucked into going into space for real and taking on the roles of their characters for the biggest and realest performances of their lives.
Sound a bit naff - well it's not. It's done very cleverly and with good direction and excellent Cast - Tim Allen (Home Improvement's Tim Taylor), Sigourney Weaver (Alien 1, 2, 3 etc - in a blonde wig....???), Alan Rickman (Die Hard etc) and so on. They carry the whole thing off well, but despite it's box office success in the US, it wasn't as well received over here.
Shows just where the true Star Trek fans are I guess
Product Information : Galaxy Quest (DVD)
Manufacturer's product descriptionGALAXY QUEST is a satirical comedy that pokes fun at the influence science fiction shows such as STAR TREK have had on their audience. The cast members of the cult sci-fi television series GALAXY QUEST now earn their livings appearing at conventions and grand openings, led by their bomastic captain Jason Nesmith, played by Tim Allen. When an alien race--the Thermians--arrives on earth, it appears that they have mistakenly appropriated the show's culture as their own, thinking the series was actual fact. Desperate for help in battling the evil General Sarris, they bring the actors with them into space to save their planet. A surprisingly smart and funny send-up of the science-fiction culture and the influence television has on the world at large, GALAXY QUEST is a comedy that even non-genre fans can enjoy, with terrific turns by Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub.
DVD Region: DVD
Studio(s): PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT; TECHNICOLOR DISTRIBUTION SERVICES, DREAMWORKS HOME ENTERTAINMENT; UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS
Release date: 19/06/2006, 26/03/2001
No of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: DSL 1297, 490 913 9
Composer: David Newman
Costume Designer: Albert Wolsky
Director of Photography: Jerzy Zielinski
Editor: Don Zimmerman
Executive Producer: Charles J. Newirth
Producer: Mark Johnson, Charles J. Newirth, Suzann Ellis
Production Designer: Linda DeScenna
Author: David Newman
Barcode: 5051188129736, 0678149091397
Screenwriter: Robert Gordon, David Newman, David Howard
Main Language: English
Dubbed Language: German
Subtitle Language: Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, English, Danish, Swedish
Hearing Impaired Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English German
Special Features: On Location In Space, Cutting Room Floor, Theatrical Trailer
Review: "...This tightly scripted, lightning-paced laffer delightfully pulls all the elements together and builds to a giddy and gleeful climax..." (Box Office, p.57, 01/02/2000)<br><br>"...The expert cast is more than game. Extra points to [Rickman and Weaver]..." -- 3 out of 5 stars (Premiere, pp.100-1, 01/06/2000)<br><br>"...Genuinely imaginative special effects which manage to recognisably in the spirit of the cheesy originals..." (USA Today, p.48-9, 01/05/2000)<br><br>"...Mischievously clever..." (Variety, pp.57-62, 20/12/1999)<br><br>
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