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  • Galaxy Quest (1999)

    7.85/10

    PG | 1h 42min | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Galaxy Quest (1999) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • Blu-ray: May 01, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Galaxy Quest (1999) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Sigourney Weaver, Matt Winston, Rainn Wilson, Wayne Pére, Tony Shalhoub

Directed by Dean Parisot

Synopsis: The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Tagline: Never give up, never surrender!

Synopsis: The sci-fi television series "Galaxy Quest", which took place aboard the intergalactic spaceship NSEA Protector, starred Jason Nesmith as suave Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, Gwen DeMarco as sexy communications person Lt. Tawny Madison (a role which consisted solely of repeating what the computer stated, much to Gwen's chagrin), Shakespearean trained Sir Alexander Dane as alien Dr. Lazarus, Fred Kwan as engineer Tech Sergeant Chen, and Tommy Webber as child pilot Laredo. Eighteen years after the series last aired, it lives on in the hearts of its rabid fans. However, it lives on in infamy for its stars, who have not been able to find meaningful acting work since. Their current lives revolve around cashing in on however those roles will afford, which usually entails attending fan conventions or worse, such as electronic store openings. Only Jason seems to relish his lot in life, until he finds out that his co-stars detest him because of his superior attitude as "the Commander", and much of the public considers him a laughing stock. Their lives change when Jason is approached by who he thinks are convention fans asking for help. They are in reality an alien race called Thermians, led by Mathesar, who have modeled their existence after the series, which they believe to be real. When Jason and then the rest of his co-stars (along with Guy Fleegman, who was killed off before the opening credits in only one episode) go along with the Thermians, Jason's co-stars who believe they are off to yet another paying gig, they learn that they have to portray their roles for real. Without screenwriters to get them to a happy and heroic ending, they have to trust that their play acting will work, especially in dealing with the Thermians' nemesis, General Sarris. Guy in particular fears that he will go the way his character did on the series. But when they run across technical issues that they as actors didn't care anything about during the filming of the series and thus now don't know how to deal with, they need to find someone who should know what to do.

Tagline: Never give up, never surrender!

Storyline: The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

  • Galaxy Quest (1999) Movie Details

  • Directors: Dean Parisot
  • Writers: David Howard, Robert Gordon
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Matt Winston, Rainn Wilson, Wayne Pére, Tony Shalhoub, Wayne Pére, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Justin Long, Janis Jones, J.P. Manoux, Corbin Bleu, Jed Rees, Alan Rickman, Missi Pyle, David Dorfman, Enrico Colantoni, Patrick Breen, Jeremy Howard, Joel McKinnon Miller, Rocco Salata, Brandon Keener, Brian Penikas, Paul McMichael, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Heath Castor, Kaitlin Cullum, Michael Haboush, Joseph J. Dawson, Jonathan Feyer
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy, Adventure
  • Producers: Elizabeth Cantillon, Allegra Clegg, Suzann Ellis, Mark Johnson, Janet Lewin, Charles Newirth, Sona Partayan
  • Musicians: David Newman
  • Cinematographers: Jerzy Zielinski
  • Editors: Don Zimmerman
  • Our Score: 8/10 by Florita A.
  • Average Rating: 7.85/10 of 135,182 Votes!
  • Runtime: 102 min / 1h 42min
  • Year: 1999
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 7
  • Nominations: 14
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