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A DreamWorks release, this anamorphic widescreen DVD has a Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound track and captioned subtitles. Viewers can even listen to a Thermian Language (the alien tongue in the film) audio track as they watch this entertaining movie. This DVD is crisp and full of detail and vivid color. The Dolby soundtrack is clear and of excellent quality, with good blending of bass and treble tones. Additional features include the original "On Location in Space" featurette, which includes scenes of how Stan Winston ...
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A DreamWorks release, this anamorphic widescreen DVD has a Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound track and captioned subtitles. Viewers can even listen to a Thermian Language (the alien tongue in the film) audio track as they watch this entertaining movie. This DVD is crisp and full of detail and vivid color. The Dolby soundtrack is clear and of excellent quality, with good blending of bass and treble tones. Additional features include the original "On Location in Space" featurette, which includes scenes of how Stan Winston and his crew filmed some of the special effects, with commentary by the cast. Viewers will also find the usual original film trailers, deleted scenes, and cast and crew bios. Watch for the amusing rotating Rock Monster on the special features menu. Clicking it gives some additional info. The bonus features are as fun to watch as the film.
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Special Features

"On Location in Space" featurette; Deleted scenes; Thermian-language audio track; Theatrical trailer; Cast & filmakers' bios; Production notes
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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Anyone who's even tangentially familiar with the Star Trek phenomenon can appreciate Galaxy Quest, a fast-paced romp combining sci-fi action with puckish observations on pop culture. It begins at a convention for fans of a TV cult favorite not unlike you-know-what. After answering the same old questions and signing a zillion autographs, the show's cast members -- played with tongue firmly in cheek by Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub -- are recruited by real aliens for their aid in fending off hostile invaders. Having intercepted rerun broadcasts, the aliens believe Allen and company to be authentic space soldiers. David Howard and Robert Gordon's script provokes laughs by plunging the actors into perilous situations from which they can extricate themselves only by responding as their series characters would. Affectionate spoofing of sci-fi traditions and a surfeit of in-jokes make Galaxy Quest a must-have for genre fans of the Star Trek generation.
All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
Galaxy Quest is a surprisingly amusing send-up of cult sci-fi television shows and infamous "Trekkie" fanaticism. Setting a perfect comedic tone, the movie quickly establishes itself as a charming parody of Star Trek, opening in a science fiction convention with obsessed fans clad in Klingon garb. Director Dean Parisot (Home Fries) simultaneously embraces and lampoons the science fiction TV shows of yore. His purposely campy film never veers into slapstick, as the talented ensemble cast plays every scene with complete seriousness. Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver give solid performances, but Enrico Colantoni of Just Shoot Me shines as the nasal-voiced and lovable Mathesar. With his stilted walk and uber-cheery demeanor, he seems more like Jim Varney on Prozac than an extraterrestrial life form. The movie's humor works best when the illogic of old-time science fiction is satirized and the genre is turned on its ear. For example, Tim Allen's character is forced to navigate a potentially fatal passageway blocked by hyper-futuristic pistons. He soon discovers that they actually serve no purpose and are only there for visual effect. The movie also gains sudden life when a pimple-faced geek must use his vast knowledge of science fiction to help save the heroes. These clever moments, coupled with the enticing action segments (including a battle with a pig lizard and a titanic rock monster), make this an entertaining watch. Mistakenly marketed as a kid flick, Galaxy Quest is suitable for moviegoers of all ages, but fans of the sci-fi genre will certainly appreciate it the most.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2000
  • UPC: 667068601725
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Dreamworks Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Allen Jason Nesmith
Sigourney Weaver Gwen DeMarco
Alan Rickman Alexander Dane
Tony Shalhoub Fred Kwan
Sam Rockwell Guy Fleegman
Enrico Colantoni Mathesar
Daryl Mitchell Tommy Webber
Robin Sachs Sarris
Patrick Breen Quellek
Missi Pyle Laliari
Jed Rees Teb
Justin Long Brandon
Jeffrey Howard Kyle
Kaitlin Cullum Katelyn
Kevin McDonald Announcer
Technical Credits
Dean Parisot Director
Elizabeth Cantillon Executive Producer
Allegra Clegg Associate Producer
Linda de Scenna Production Designer
Suzann Ellis Co-producer
Sona Gourgouris Co-producer
David Howard Original Story, Screenwriter
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Mark Johnson Producer
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
Robert Gordon Screenwriter
Stan Winston Makeup Special Effects, Special Effects
Albert Wolsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Debra Zane Casting
Jerzy Zielinski Cinematographer
Don Zimmerman Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Show Must Go On (Main Titles) [6:13]
2. Laughing Stock [4:55]
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 Snow? [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 Enterance [4:50]
20. End Credits [4:36]
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Menu

Side #1 --
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   Scene Index
   Special Features
   Subtitles
   Audio
   Omega 13
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hysterical!

    The cast interviews are especially enjoyable.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Never give up, never surrender!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Similar to another movie

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    remarkably funny for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hysterically FUNNY!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GALAXY QUEST ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must Have!

    This is a must have for any serious sci-fantasy / enthusiast-- a feel good movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Trekkie Spoof

    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.

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