Throwback Thursday – Galaxy Quest (1999)

In the early 1980’s, Galaxy Quest was one of the most popular shows on television. Nearly twenty years later, the cast is stuck reuniting at sci-fi conventions to pay the bills.

Believing the show to be fact and not fiction, an alien race in danger of extinction reaches out to the Captain Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen). Jason brings his skeptical crew, Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) whose only job is to repeat what the computer has stated, Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) a trained Shakespearean actor who plays the resident doctor/alien and Fred Kwan (Tony Shalhoub) the ship’s engineer onto the alien ship. With the help of uber fan Brandon (Justin Long), can the cast of Galaxy Quest help this alien race survive?

This movie is incredibly funny. What I love about this movie is that it makes fun of the entire science fiction genre and it’s fan base without malice.  The running joke of the movie is that the actors are unable to move on in their careers, constantly being typecast to a character they played decades ago.   It is one of those movies that will always make me laugh.

I recommend this movie.

 

 

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