Galaxy QuestDirector: Dean Parisot
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On this DVD, "Special Features" means just that. They include "On Location from Space," a typical behind-the-scenes featurette; "From the Cutting Room Floor," which features seven scenes cut from the final version of the film; the theatrical trailer; sneak previews of three DVDs; multi-screen biographies and filmographies of the main actors, including very brief interviews; and 12 screens of production notes. Although the 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen picture jerks in places, the four-channel Dolby Digital 5.1 fills the room with sound. A two-page booklet includes more production notes plus a chapter index.A team of intrepid adventurers travels through the outer reaches of the galaxy, each week finding excitement and adventure on Galaxy Quest! Or at least that's the way it was in the mid-1970s, when brave if reckless Captain Peter Quincy Taggart, lovely Lieutenant Tawny Madison, and inscrutable alien Dr. Lazarus were the leaders of an interstellar law enforcement team on the TV series of that name. Twenty years later, the show is still in reruns, and Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) prop up their sagging careers by making appearances at sci-fi conventions, where they grudgingly shake hands and give autographs for the show's socially inept following. However, it turns out that nerdy sci-fi fans aren't the only ones watching: somewhere in another solar system, a group of alien rebels living under a regime of violence and repression have picked up broadcasts of Galaxy Quest, and they aren't aware that it's fiction. They travel to Earth and encounter the Galaxy Quest cast, who figure that they're just another bunch of guys who like to dress funny. However, they soon realize that they're being hired not for another autograph-signing session but for a real-life outer space rescue mission. Galaxy Quest was directed by Dean Parisot, who had a background in TV directing before his theatrical debut with the dark comedy Home Fries.
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- Dreamworks Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Tim Allen||Jason Nesmith|
|Sigourney Weaver||Gwen DeMarco|
|Alan Rickman||Alexander Dane|
|Tony Shalhoub||Fred Kwan|
|Sam Rockwell||Guy Fleegman|
|Daryl Mitchell||Tommy Webber|
|Elizabeth Cantillon||Executive Producer|
|Allegra Clegg||Associate Producer|
|Linda de Scenna||Production Designer|
|David Howard||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Industrial Light & Magic||Special Effects|
|Vincent Lascoumes||Asst. Director|
|Ric Mcelvin||Set Decoration/Design|
|Jim Nedza||Art Director|
|Charles James Newirth||Producer|
|David Newman||Score Composer|
|Lee Orloff||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Stan Winston||Makeup Special Effects|
|Albert Wolsky||Costumes/Costume Designer|
0. Scene Index
1. The Show Must Go On (Main Titles) [6:13]
2. Laughing Stock [4:54]
3. Our Last Hope [4:09]
4. A New Commander [4:46]
5. Commander No Show [5:20]
6. Want To See The Ship [7:39]
7. The Omega 13 Device [5:18]
8. Sarris Attacks [3:47]
9. You Broke The Ship [4:24]
10. Beryllium Spheres [3:46]
11. Did Any Of You Ever Watch The Show [4:56]
12. Rock Monster [6:40]
13. We Are Not What We Seem [5:21]
14. Where's The Happy Ending [3:10]
15. It's All Real [5:31]
16. Choppy, Crushy Things [7:18]
17. A Clever Deception Indeed [4:59]
18. Correct A Single Mistake [4:13]
19. The Big Entrance [4:50]
20. End Credits [4:36]
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I love this movie!!!! OH MY HECK!!! It is really funny!! I love the alien guys. This movie made me laugh a lot!!!! If you want a realy funny movie watch this and your guarenteed a laugh!!!
This film is very funny. I am sure the the actors had a great time playing their parts. It shows on screen. This film is not only a spoof on the original Star Trek series and its cast, but on sci fi conventions in general. You will be laughing all the thru this.
I absolutely LOVE this movie and yes, if you know anything of the original Star Trek series, it's a real hoot! Sam Rockwell is hysterical in his role as an 'extra' on the show--true to the show! Tony Shalhoub is also terrific in his role--such a class act!
This reminded me alot of The Three Amigos, where actors are mistaken to have the abilities of the characters they portray, and are forced to deal with a real-life situation. Funny as heck though especially if you have any idea what Star Trek is like. Good for a rental.
I've been a Tim Allen fan from the get-go, long before "Home Improvement". I'm SO glad he did this film. Not only did he earn his pay on this piece, the rest of the cast was outstanding. I was surprised at the comic abilities of Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, and Enrico Colantoni's Mathesar was HIGH-larious! I liked the interplay betweeen Tony Shalhoub and Missy Pyle, and Sam Rockwell knew how to make an existential crisis side-splitting (remember all the guys who wore red shirts on the original "Star Trek" who were killed off within the first few minutes of some episodes?). If you've ever been to any conventions, this hits WAY close to home.
OK, not really. Probably Wrath of Khan wins that award but this comes damn close. Yeah, not technically Star Trek, but it was rather obvious from the first what this film was parodying. But it did so without quite being camp, by laughing with Trek and its fans rather than at them and treating them with affection. It captured a feeling fans have--that we wished it was all real and that we often think in real life: WWKD? (What would Kirk do?). Oh, and it was funny. Really, really funny. I didn't know Sigourney Weaver or Alan Rickman had it in him--and Tim Allen puts just the right Shatneresque in the role.
Galaxy Quest is an entertaining, often hilarious, comedy for Trekkies and the uninitiated alike. Everyone knows Star Trek is a pop-cultre icon, spawning legions of faithful fans. From that premise, the movie introduces the has-been crew of Galxy Quest, a defunct TV show whose cast has grown older and more contentious as they attend Galaxy Quest conventions and make appearances before fans. The movie hits its stride in the first scene, intoducing the cast as they wait to make a reluctant convention appearance. Then Tim Allen, playing the "captain," meets real aliens who have duplicated all the technologies from the show, guided by intercepted transmission of Galaxy Quest episodes (what their culture thinks are "historical documents"). The aliens want Allen to help them through negotiations with an evil reptilian alien, and eventually the entire cast, Sigourney Weaver, Allan Rickman, Tony Shaloub, and two other actors whose names I forget join him aboard the spaceship. There they must somehow defeat the reptilian aliens in a series of misadventures including the obligatory space minefield and hostile alien planet. The comedy comes from the cast's bickering (especially between Allan and Rickman, a frustrated British actor who takes exception to Allen's hamming) and from their attempts to actually become the crew of the Galaxy Quest spaceship. Sigourney Weaver is just right as the busty communications officer, trying to make the most of her useless job (on the TV show she repeats the computer's voice updates), and the rest of the ensemble, including the innocently trusting aliens, are a treat to watch. Add in a tightly plotted script that does everything it needs to do without overdoing anything, and you have an intelligent and truly funny movie.
This is a must have for any serious sci-fantasy / enthusiast-- a feel good movie!
The cast interviews are especially enjoyable.