#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA protector – “Commander Peter Quincy Taggart” (Tim Allen), “Lt. Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver) and “Dr.Lazarus” (Alan Rickman) – set off on a thrilling and often dangerous mission in space…and then their series was cancelled! Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for “historical documents” and beam up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives.
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Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend, especially for Star Trek fans.
This has a sufficiently high production value, but I think a lot of the budge went to hiring the cast, and building the locations, especially the ship. It’s probably the chief reason why (at least I feel it is the case) people have wanted to do spoofs of Star Trek since the original series, but only “Galaxy Quest” and “The Orville” have really made the attempt. Usually the reaction is to take it in its own serious direction, like Babylon 5, and even “The Orville” lands in between.
I think my favorite aspect of this movie is that it’s actually very similar to “The Invention of Lying” where not only does an alien race build a starship, hands it to Terrans, and then we just keep up the ruse so we can have a starship. While I think the more interesting aspect is the same things that we see in “Star Trek”: the interactions between xenos and Terrans and the reflective aspects of humanity, the audience is quickly reminded that it’s a comedy throughout the movie.
Everyone of the actors is funny, there’s even a young Justin Long here, and while there is sufficient action / drama to move the story forward with some substance, it’s the comedy that you’re going to remember here. Alan Rickman and Tim Allen fighting, Sigourney Weaver translating from human to ship, and general awkwardness of situation.
It’s a good watch, and I think that whether or not you’re a fan of “Star Trek”, then I think there is something at which you can laugh.
If you are thinking this sounds like a spoof of Star Trek you’re on the right track. Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing) adds his brilliant comedic contribution to this star studded cast which includes Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Alan Rickman, and Sam Rockwell. They are the aging stars of the one time hit TV series Galaxy Quest. None of them have worked much since the series ended and they make a meager living reprising their characters at various sci fi conventions, or worse, store openings. Tim Allen loves appearing for die hard fans of the show as “Commander Jason Nesmith”, but none of the other cast members are very thrilled about these appearances, and resent the attention the “Commander” receives.
The cast finds a high quality mock up of the show’s space ship at a store opening appearance, as well as some “extras” who are nothing if not ‘in character’ as members of an alien race seeking help from the famous crew.
Before they realize what has happened they find themselves in space on a real life adventure. This is a FUNNY movie which had me laughing to the end. I was really sorry when it was over, I loved it that much.
Successful Quest to Parody Sci-Fi Conventions
A long time ago, I read a very entertaining & humorous short story in a book collection of Star Trek stories by fan authors, a whimsical piece about how several of the real Trek actors, such as Shatner & Nimoy, get zapped into the Trek universe, as if it was real, and are forced to enact their TV roles in a real setting. This movie captures that whimsy and is very entertaining, as a result. It begins rather mundanely – on purpose – during a standard science fiction convention, in which several actors, whose careers nosedived after starring in a canceled sci-fi TV show, are relegated to these cheesy appearances, signing autographs and hiding their disgust at what they’ve been reduced to. Well, except Tim Allen, who starts off very cheery until he has some ice water thrown in his face, a surprisingly effective moment. All the actors playing the actors fill out their roles very well. Tim Allen used to be the Capt.Kirk-type commander on the TV show; Weaver played his communications officer, like Uhura, and always repeated computer statements; Rickman was the alien doctor; Shalhoub was the Scotty-like tech man below decks; Mitchell was the pilot, like Sulu. Rockwell ends up along for the ride, even though he only appeared in one episode, as an expendable crewman.
When everything shifts, about 20 minutes in, it’s not very subtle. All of a sudden, these has-been actors are thrust into a very real galactic adventure. It’s kind of a jaw-dropping scene, meant to inspire awe, and, at the same time, the humor is quite clever and thought out. The actors’ reactions when they’re first transported over several light years are priceless. And, even in already good moments like these, the filmmakers throw in an extra little slice of comedy, as one of the actors does not react as expected. Rickman stands out a bit as the huffy British actor, showing exasperation in almost every scene he’s in, but it’s never tiresome. Weaver & Allen exceed expectations, however; we’re not used to seeing them in roles such as this. Allen is known for comedy, but here he’s expected to draw out a character with a long history as a pretentious, sometimes failed actor, and he succeeds nicely. Rockwell nails the role of the nervous 3rd-stringer, a throwaway part usually, which he somehow manages to use to steal a scene or two. And Shalhoub, who we’re used to being interesting by now, is very much so as the somewhat oddly serene member of the group. But the biggest surprises are Mitchell & Colantoni, whom I was unfamiliar with; Mitchell is terrifically funny attempting to navigate the real starship, while Colantoni offers the most unique interpretation of how a real alien would act & speak.
There was obvious tinkering just before release of this movie to avoid a harsher rating or reduce the length, but these changes could not remove the charm of this sci-fi parody. And, simply labeling it parody may not do it justice. I think only those Trekkers who regard Star Trek as their personal religion may be offended by it; otherwise, any Trek fan should applaud this as mostly a tribute to such entertaining TV shows, recognizing all the little reminders of what made them such great shows. The theme of tolerance, for example, is represented by the strangely different but similar-to-us aliens who the audience cannot help but grow very fond of by the end of the story. On top of that, the so-called sci-fi geek fans, usually the object of scorn, are made the heroes by the end of the film. Everyone has their value in such a universe.
By Grabthar’s hammer…what a movie.
“Galaxy Quest” gets high marks for being a genuinely funny, smart, and endearing comedy that pokes gentle yet loving fun at science fiction and all of its trappings. Clearly, it uses ‘Star Trek’ as an influence, but one doesn’t have to be a Trek fan to like this movie and enjoy it…although that certainly wouldn’t hurt.
The concept isn’t wholly original, but that hardly matters (just to use one example, it’s like “Three Amigos!” in space); it still works. A talented ensemble play the cast of a Trek like cult favourite TV series who are now reduced to appearing at conventions and store sales. They get the surprise of their life when an actual alien race – the Thermians – approach them and implore them to save the aliens from being exterminated by a ruthless enemy. You see, the Thermians have seen the show, but naively believed it to be fact and not fiction! (They lament the fate of “those poor people” on ‘Gilligan’s Island’!)
So it’s up to the intrepid actors to play their parts for real, and embark on a series of challenges. Tim Allen is Jason Nesmith, the egocentric star of the show, Sigourney Weaver is Gwen DeMarco, the stunning blonde whose only purpose seems to be parroting whatever the computer tells the cast, Alan Rickman is Alexander Dane, the illustrious thespian who considers his alien role to be beneath him (he goes through the entire movie with his makeup on!), Tony Shalhoub is the unflappable Fred Kwan, Daryl Mitchell is ship pilot Tommy Webber, and Sam Rockwell does a hilarious job of paying tribute to every red shirt wearing, expendable minor character to ever appear on ‘Star Trek’. They’re all great, especially Rickman and Rockwell, but Enrico Colantoni also deserves a mention as he hilariously plays Mathesar, the Thermian leader who speaks his English in an awkward, sing song way. Look also for Justin Long as a nerdy teen and Rainn Wilson as one of the Thermians.
The dialogue is often quite good, the special effects are impressive, and Stan Winstons’ studio create some nifty looking creatures, among them the Thermians who have a rather Cthulhu like look when not disguised as humans, and the big angry villainous lobster Sarris (Robin Sachs). The movie does go on a little long, and get silly towards the end, but overall it has a real charm to it and it’s pretty hard to resist. Comedy and science fiction fans alike should find it quite agreeable.
Eight out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director Dean Parisot
Writer David Howard, Robert Gordon
Actors Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
Country United States
Awards 7 wins & 14 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 1.37 : 1 (first 2 minutes), 1.85 : 1 (first 20 minutes), 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,798 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman Kodak)