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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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published 25/08/2000 | flashpointz
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Pro great cast, very cleverly done
Cons bit slow at the start, not as funny as it could be
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"Great Spoof - and not just for Star Trek fans"

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

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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 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.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD


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

Technical Information

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

Professional Reviews

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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