Galaxy Quest (1999)

Directed by
Dean Parisot

This tremendous sci-fi film spoof, released in 1999, is such a convincing and polished parody that it could easily pass muster as the genuine thing. The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ageing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their galaxy.

There's a great deal to enjoy here. The plot is strong, the pace is fast and the casting is near perfect - especially Tim Allen (as the ship's commander), Sigourney Weaver (as the communications officer) and Alan Rickman (on stand-out form as the snooty British thespian, playing a half-reptilian science officer).

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 102 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1999

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Tim AllenTim Allen...Jason Nesmith/Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart
Image for Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver...Gwen DeMarco/Lt. Tawny Madison
Image for Alan RickmanAlan Rickman...Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus
Image for Tony ShalhoubTony Shalhoub...Fred Kwan/Tech Sgt. Chen
Image for Sam RockwellSam Rockwell...Guy Fleegman/Security Chief 'Roc' Ingersol
Daryl Mitchell...Tommy Webber/Lt. Laredo
Enrico Colantoni...Thermian Cmdr. Mathesar
Robin Sachs...General Roth'h'ar Sarris
Patrick Breen...Thermian Quellek
Image for Missi PyleMissi Pyle...Thermian Laliari/Jane Doe
Jed Rees...Thermian Historian Teb
Image for Justin LongJustin Long...Brandon Wheeger Commander Fan
Jeremy Howard...Kyle Commander Fan
Kaitlin Cullum...Katelyn Commander Fan
Jonathan Feyer...Hollister Commander Fan