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Galaxy Quest

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Dean Parisot

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About the Movie

A team of intrepid adventurers travels through the outer reaches of the galaxy, each week finding excitement and adventure on Galaxy Quest! Or at least that's the way it was in the mid-1970s, when brave if reckless Captain Peter Quincy Taggart, lovely Lieutenant Tawny Madison, and inscrutable alien Dr. Lazarus were the leaders of an interstellar law enforcement team on the TV series of that name. Twenty years later, the show is still in reruns, and Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) prop up their sagging careers by making appearances at sci-fi conventions, where they grudgingly shake hands and give autographs for the show's socially inept following. However, it turns out that nerdy sci-fi fans aren't the only ones watching: somewhere in another solar system, a group of alien rebels living under a regime of violence and repression have picked up broadcasts of Galaxy Quest, and they aren't aware that it's fiction. They travel to Earth and encounter the Galaxy Quest cast, who figure that they're just another bunch of guys who like to dress funny. However, they soon realize that they're being hired not for another autograph-signing session but for a real-life outer space rescue mission.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 116
  • Fresh: 104
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: An amiable comedy that simultaneously manages to spoof these popular futuristic space adventures and replicate the very elements that have made them so durable. – Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Fast, light and funny, Galaxy Quest has a wide, generation - spanning appeal -- and you don't have to be a die-hard Trekkie to enjoy it. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Feb 24, 2007

Fresh: Spaceballs meets the Six Clueless Samurai. – John Anderson, Newsday, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Affectionate, often clever and unflaggingly funny! – Jonathan Foreman, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Galaxy Quest

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It is fall-off-the-couch-laughing funny. It holds special joys for Trekkies and those who love them. Can't find much to smile about these days? Rent or buy this film and cheer yourself up. You can thank me later.

An All Time Favorite

This has been a favorite of mine for years. I own it in VHS. You don't have to be a Trekky to love it. I am an Alan Rickman fan and he outdoes himself portraying a "ham". Enjoy!! And never give up!!

By Grabthar's Hammer, What a Funny Movie!

This is one of the funniest comedies I've ever seen. Alan Rickman runs away with the film as a bitter "legitimate" stage actor whose claim to fame has turned out to be having played a "Spock"-type character in a TV science fiction show that ended decades earlier, a character he is now regularly forced to recreate for conventions, shopping center openings, etc. Anyone who's ever been a Star Trek fanatic will enjoy this. And fans of "Monk" will enjoy seeing Tony Shalhoub.

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