I'm here to say that this film is Tim Allen's best work, big screen or small. Galaxy
Quest is a wonderful satire of the Star Trek phenomenon. We have to remember
that these people are very good actors and have succeeded in making many
believe they are real. If they didn't we wouldn't have Trekkie conventions.
Tim Allen was the star of a Star Trek like show that has inspired cult like devotion
and he and the cast make appearances. It's a living and it does keep their
names before the public. Of course some have problems getting cast because
casting directors won't see them in anything else.
Allen takes it as it comes, the other regulars who include Sigourney Weaver,
Alan Rickman, Darryl Mitchell, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell have varying
reactions to the cult status they have achieved.
But in a system far far away some aliens who have monitored the old series
from earth and it's 17 years since it ended. It's taken that long to reach these
aliens. They are in some deep trouble as an aggressive other group of aliens
is trying to take them over and/or exterminate them.
They send for the Galaxy Quest crew figuring this bunch of warriors are who
can help. They even have a ship modeled to the spaceship from the show.
The concept of entertainment and make believe is unknown to these people.
And the regulars have to recall their episodes to make it through.
I saw this in theater when it came out and loved it. It's fresh today as it was
then because these Trekkie type conventions are still with us.
Great job by Tim Allen and the cast.
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