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Galaxy Quest Reviews

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December 13, 2017
One of my absolute favorite movies of all time! Comedy, drama, action, romance, satire - it has got it all.
October 29, 2017
A very well written science fiction comedy with layers.
September 8, 2017
This best non-Star Trek film ever!
August 19, 2017
George Takei called this film, "a chillingly realistic documentary." Okay, it's not quite that, but it is a very funny parody/love letter to Star Trek and the Trekkies who love it. Tim Allen (the Captain Kirk figure), Alan Rickman (the Spock figure), Tommy Webber (the Geordi figure), Tony Shalhoub (the Scotty figure), Sigourney Weaver (Kirk's love interest), and Sam Rockwell (a Red Shirt figure), play actors who were once the intrepid crew on a corny sci-fi TV series, Galaxy Quest, which is a not so thinly veiled analog for Star Trek. Many years after the show's cancellation, the actors make their living attending fan conventions and appearing at electronic store grand openings. The first act of the film where they contend with obsessive fans, petty hatred and jealousies towards each other, and basically hate their current stations in life, is hilarious. Once the the main story kicks in the film gets even funnier, which is when real aliens attending the convention think that Galaxy Quest was a real-life historical document and want to recruit the crew to help them defeat their real-life space alien enemies. The helpful aliens have even created an fully functional replica of the Galaxy Quest spaceship for the crew! Allen is terrific as the very full of himself Captain and Rickman is hilarious as the classically trained British theater actor who despises his fans and resents only being know for his pointy-eared alien role (actually he wears a different alien prosthetic head piece, but whatever). I also have to say that there wasn't nearly enough Tony Shalhoub, but the cutaways to where he's in the engineering section of the ship barely pretending he knows what he's doing is priceless. There's also some very funny moments when the captain has to call an obsessive fan back on earth, Justin Long, for advice on how to handle a situation involving ridiculous minutia about the ship. The movies does lose some momentum for a bit in the middle when the Galaxy Quest team are sent down to an alien planet, but it's still a good time. J.J. Abrams called this his favorite "Star Trek" film and he's not far wrong. Now that geek culture is much more celebrated in the mainstream, I can imagine what kind of a major hit this movie would have been if it had come out now instead of almost 20 years ago. Overall, this film is a terrific comedy that is irresistible, but it's something special for Star Trek fans.
August 17, 2017
A completely irresistible satire of all things Sci Fi especially Star Trek. The story of a hit tv Show Galaxy Quest that actually find themselves in space & peril.

Terrific performances all round specifically Alan Rickman as they frustrated underwhelming actor of a tacky series.

Sets up the story so well & takes some funny stabs at the Sci Fi world ... a fun & entertaining film.
August 11, 2017
This comedy sci-fi film is how parody films should be done, have a plot that is entertaining in its own right and then surround it with a script that is funny and parodies other films/TV shows in a manner that is neither vindictive towards what it is parodying or insults the viewer. The cast is also great, the special effects still hold up, I love the mannerisms of the Thermians, it is funny throughout, the action is solid and I like the score.
July 28, 2017
I feel ashamed I never watched this before. Classic. Very well written. Funny as hell.
½ July 8, 2017
Good silly fun for a lazy weekend.
Super Reviewer
June 26, 2017
Does anybody even know about this classic from the first reel? Zowie, nerd kids, zowie! What if aliens saw episodes of Star Trek and thought it was the real deal? A great starting point for a sci-fi story. And Sigourney (practically the queen of sci-fi) is not serious, she's playing for comedy, for laughs - a career move bordering on sacriligous (and yet classy as the lady is). A must-see, and perhaps the best Star Trek movie ever!
½ June 15, 2017
The script and cast combine loads of hilarious and heartfelt satire into a sci-fi comedy of thrilling proportions.
June 5, 2017
This is one of my best 10 movies. Star Track parody but I love this even more than Star Track. Super hilarious and surprise turn-over. Recommend with confidence.
½ June 1, 2017
Very good. Nice blend of humor and SciFi.

Some out of work actors get more than they planned when an old Sci-fi show they acted in. scones a reality.
May 17, 2017
With a great cast and clever premise, Galaxy Quest is the rare spoof that's actually funny.
May 4, 2017
Galaxy Quest is a fun movie. Its humor makes it a great comedy and it is filled with action. The cast is also terrific. It remains entertaining even after watching it a few times. (First viewing - Early 2000 in theaters)
April 29, 2017
had higher expectaions. was not funny at all. i dont know how this movie got a high rating. and it was alittle dumb
½ April 22, 2017
4/22/2017 (2): A decent movie. Not many laugh out loud moments, but still entertaining with a great cast.
April 12, 2017
A very enjoyable Star Trek "parody" that's better than any Star Trek movie
April 3, 2017
Good spoof of Star Trek. Tim Allen, who despite being so likable always seems to end up in mediocre movies, finally finds himself with a script to suit him.
December 31, 2016
Tim Allen's comedy is the best!
December 29, 2016
Whether your a Star Trek fan or not, Galaxy Quest is a fun, hilarious and boisterously magnetic sci-fi spoof that pays homage while also standing alone as it's own smart film.
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