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The premise of this movie intrigued me from the very first time I heard about it. A group of out-of-work-actors from an old Star Trek-type television show (Galaxy Quest) are mistaken for actual intergalactic travelers by real-life aliens and recruited to help the space people conquer some actual other-worldly bad guys.
The movie proved to be even better than I expected.
The pathetic actors are forced to spend their time attending Galaxy Quest conventions and the openings of electronic super stores. Tim Allen (studly and pathetic at the same time) is the commander of the ship and the only actor still seeming to enjoy his notoriety. Sigourney Weaver is the sole female crew member and proves she is a fantastic comic actress. Hung over, Tim travels with the aliens on a first voyage, thinking it is another promotional appearance. Upon returning, he realizes it's all very real and tells his cast mates about his adventure. They don't believe him, of course, but when the aliens return for additional help, the whole group goes, thinking Tim is going to a gig on his own.
The aliens have watched every episode of the TV program and believe them to be historical documents. Their ship is an exact duplicate of that from the show. The space people expect the crew to know how to operate the ship. In fact, the only people who truly know about the ship are some teenage geeks from a Galaxy Quest convention. (That was a touch of brilliance.)
For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space-then their TV series was canceled. Nearly twenty years later, the five stars of the classic sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest" are still in costume, making appearances at science fiction conventions for legions of faithful fans ... but some of those fans have a little too much faith!
The Thermians, a race of aliens from the Klatu Nebula, have mistaken intercepted television transmissions of the show for "historical documents." Arriving on earth, they whisk "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" and his crew into space to help them defeat an all-too-real and very deadly adversary.
With no script, no director, and no clue about real space travel, the actors have to turn in the performances of their lives to become the heroes the Thermians believe them to be.
Originally posted by AWingAndASigh
What will they think about My Favorite Martian, or In Search Of ... (UFOs)?
If I see an alien and the first thing it asks is "Who shot JR?" I swear I'll freak!