Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

A FILM BY: Dean Parisot
WRITTEN BY: Dean Parisot
STARRING: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

This modest STAR TREK spoof was a modest box-office success when it came out, yet GALAXY QUEST not only has gained in stature to become a Cult Comedy, but at a 2013 STAR TREK convention, Trekkies voted it the seventh best STAR TREK film despite it having no official ties to the actual movies. Fandom is a key subject here, as the convention-attending actors who starred in a TREK-like show—including Tim Allen as the captain, a Shakespearean-trained Alan Rickman as the part-alien science officer, Sigourney Weaver as the jiggly computer officer, Tony Shalhoub as the chief engineer and Sam Rockwell as “the plucky comic relief”—wind up on an actual space adventure amid aliens who think their show was a documentary. Can GALAXY QUEST transport the rest of us as well?

Technical Information

Production Year: 1999
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 101 mins
Format: 35mm