Galaxy Quest (1999) [English (MPEG Layer III, 128 kBit/s, 44 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Sci-Fi
Length: 1h 42m 0s
Director: Dean Parisot
Tagline: The show has been cancelled...but the adventure is just beginning.
Plot outline: Eighteen years after their sci-fi adventure show "Galaxy Quest" was cancelled, actors Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Tommy Webber, and Fred Kwan are making apperances at sci-fi conventions and store openings in costume and character. They're wallowing in despair and at each other's throats until aliens known as Thermians arrive and, having mistook the show for fact and consequently modeling their entire culture around it, take them into space to save them from the genocidal General Sarris and his armada. Summary written by Jeff Cross {blackjac_1998@yahoo.com}
Comment: Rating: 9 out of 10; What the rating means in my system: "A must see for everyone who is a fan of the genre. Anyone seriously or casually interested in film should enjoy it or at least find something interesting about it." Both poking fun of Star Trek and embracing it, Galaxy Quest strikes a fine balance that provides laughs and excitement. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and a few others play aging stars of a science fiction television series that closely resembles the original Star Trek. The show, Galaxy Quest, exists in a parallel universe were it _has_ the status of Star Trek, and Star Trek, at least as far as we see in the film, doesn't exist. We first see one of the "old" Galaxy Quest episodes on a television-sized screen--then we realize that it's videotape being played at a Galaxy Quest convention. Jason Nesmith (Allen) and crew are now making their livings primarily from convention appearances, which include selling their autographs. They don't seem too happy about this, and they bicker as any long-time friends or colleagues might. It's not their preferred means of income, but it beats working at McDonald's. Galaxy Quest, the film, presents an amusing spoof of Trekkie conventions in its opening reel. Obsessed fans know every bit of trivia about the show. They come to the conventions dressed as various characters, including one-shot characters. They ask the stars to settle debates they've been having about arcana, but they know more about the show than the stars do. As entertaining as this section of Galaxy Quest is, the film gets even better when it takes an unexpected turn. To counter the somewhat sad picture portrayed throughout the beginning, information gained from the show proves invaluable. Just how this happens I'd prefer to not say. This is another film that is best experienced if you know little of the plot. That Galaxy Quest is able to take so many left turns, but still remain hilarious and, on another level, provide pointed, implied critical commentary on serious issues is a large part of what makes this film so brilliant. We see two very different views of fandom. Criticism of media stereotyping is implied. Lessons about putting the knowledge and skills you possess to good use, even if they're not the knowledge and skills that you'd think you might need or even be useful, are implied, etc. I know that all sounds very serious, but none of it is stated literally. Galaxy Quest is a very funny, entertaining film, but also a very intelligent one. Of course, the writers are primarily responsible for the above. Both screenwriters--Robert Gordon and David Howard--are relatively new names. Gordon has only penned Addicted to Love previously, and this is Howard's first screenplay. With such a success under their belts, I'm sure we'll see much more of them in the future. Director Dean Parisot is more experienced, although I've not seen any of his past films yet, and half of his work to date has been for television. He's the right man for the job--the Galaxy Quest television scenes seem like tv, and they wonderfully out-cheese Star Trek. The action sequences later in the film are also executed very well. Best of all, perhaps, are the acting performances. Allen continues to show what a fine talent he is. Both he and Sigourney Weaver do a lot of stretching here. In fact, I forgot that Sigourney was in the film when I sat down in the theater. I didn't recognize her, and I was surprised to rediscover that it was her when I later checked the credits. The entire supporting cast is incredible, and the "aliens" are especially top notch. They seem exactly like twisted fans, and their movements and speech mannerisms, including the times they slip into their native tongue, are hilarious. Somewhat mistakenly marketed as a kid flick, Galaxy Quest is suitable and enjoyable for fans of all ages and all stripes, but it will particularly resonate with older audiences--and especially sci-fi and Star Trek fans with a sense of humor about themselves and their love. You'll laugh twice as hard if you've been to any sort of fanboy convention or two.
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Country: USA
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Actors:
Tim AllenasJason Nesmith/Commander Peter Quincey Taggart, Ship Captain
Sigourney WeaverasGwen DeMarco/Lt. Madison
Alan RickmanasAlexander 'Alex' Dane/Dr. Lazarus
Tony ShalhoubasFred Kwan/Tech. Sgt. Chen/Fred's Look-a-like from Sarris