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Galaxy Quest (1999)

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.

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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 Huggo

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A comedy of galactic proportions. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some action violence, mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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25 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Captain Starshine  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,012,630 (USA) (24 December 1999)

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$71,423,726 (USA) (28 April 2000)
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Tech Sgt. Chen would seem to satirize the method of casting Europeans as other races (although Tony Shalhoub is ethnically Lebanese). The character of Fred Kwan (who admits this is not his real name) only ever goes into "Chen mode" (narrowing his eyes as if to imitate an East Asian appearance) occasionally, usually when prompted by someone saying his name or otherwise reminded to be in character. See more »

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When Alexander is being introduced, he bows with his hand flat against his chest. When he comes up, his hand is in a fist. See more »

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[first lines]
Laredo: Exiting the time knot now, Sir.
Tech Sgt. Chen: We're alive.
Laredo: We made it, Commander. We made it.
Dr. Lazarus: By Grabthar's hammer, we live to tell the tale.
Voice of Computer: Systems registering functional.
Lt. Tawny Madison: All systems are working, Commander.
Commander Peter Quincy Taggart: I don't like it. It was too easy.
Laredo: Wait. Oh, no! They're everywhere. There are time knots opening everywhere.
Lt. Tawny Madison: A trap!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Enrico Colantoni, as Mathesar, says "Never give up... Never Surrender!" See more »

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Spoofs Star Trek: Arena (1967) See more »

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Above ANY Expectation!
11 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

'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!

10/10


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