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Galaxy Quest [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 6078110
  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (293 out of 297)

    Special Features


    • Historical Documents: The Story of Galaxy Quest
    • Never Give Up: Never Surrender: The Intrepid Crew of the NSEA Protector
    • By Grabthar's Hammer, What Amazing Effects
    • Alien School: Creating the Thermian Race
    • Actors in Space
    • Sigourney Weaver Raps
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Thermian Audio Track
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Galaxy Quest
    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. Galaxy Quest was directed by Dean Parisot, who had a background in TV directing before his theatrical debut with the dark comedy Home Fries. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tim Allen
      Tim Allen - Jason Nesmith
    • Sigourney Weaver
      Sigourney Weaver - Gwen DeMarco
    • Alan Rickman
      Alan Rickman - Alexander Dane
    • Tony Shalhoub
      Tony Shalhoub - Fred Kwan
    • Sam Rockwell
      Sam Rockwell - Guy Fleegman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 297 reviews

    99%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Where no parody has gone before

      Posted
      XAvenger
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      This is a nice parody of both Star Trek and the Star Trek phenomenon. It parodies Star Trek without being mean-spirited or silly, a good-natured spoof. The plot concerns a ficticious sci-fi show called 'Galaxy Quest'. There is a race of aliens that has has no concept of falsehood of any kind and recruits the actors from Galaxy Quest (thinking they are real space heroes) to help them against the evil warlord Seris. Tim Allen does a great job of paroding Captain Kirk (he even has some of William Shatner's mannerisms down part). My favorite character was Guy, an extra from Galaxy Quest who worried that the horrible fate that befell extras on Galaxy Quest was going to happen to him. Alan Rickman was great as the Alexander Dane/ Dr. Lazarus, the Leonard Nimoy/ Spock parody character. And I loved Sigourney Weaver's character. Galaxy Quest has some fine visual effects. Nothing Star Wars level, but they look good and are fun to watch. The make-up job on Seris was well done, he and his cohorts look mean. The evil aliens in Galaxy Quest look like they could hold their own against Klingons. I would have liked a few more extras on the making of the movie, but that's not a big problem for me. Galaxy Quest is good, non-violent fun. A nice comedy for any sci-fi fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fun and Funny Flick for the Whole Family

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      hairmetalman
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      Almost forgotten in its theatrical release (maybe due to marketing not sure how to handle the material), this is a wonderful film with a deft mixture of homage/respect, mockery, and a class-act cast that appears to be having a blast. Most of the effects are very well done, and the overall premise is very unique. It has much to offer all generations, serving as a great family film for anyone enjoying some sci-fi/fantasy and comedy, but not all of either throughout. Blu-Ray package has some nice extras, but the transfer is well done and sound enveloping is impressive -- a very active movie and soundtrack. Highly recommended.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining, Good-Natured Spoof

      Posted
      JaneA

      I initally watched this movie because Alan Rickman is in it. I watched it again and eventually bought it because it is just plain fun. The cast of a long-canceled science fiction series are so typecast that they make their livings going to fin conventions. That's where they are one day when the "Captain" (Tim Allen) shows up late. He was abducted by aliens who believed the TV show was true and they need his help. He convinces the rest of his "crew" to join him and the adventure begins. Not only did the aliens believe the show was real, they copied every bit of information and every illogical "because it looks good" bit of science from the show. If you're a fan of transporter machines that don't transport, doomsday machines with faulty timers, fights with unnecessary moves and second chances that last only seconds, you'll enjoy Galaxy Quest.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

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      jlc67
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      Galaxy Quest" is a wonderfully silly film, but in order to appreciate its satire fully, I suspect one has to be at least marginally familiar with the "Star Trek" television series. "Galaxy Quest" is a "what-if" movie, and one that requires a certain background knowledge on the viewer's part. In honor of the film's tenth anniversary and because it ties in with the newest "Star Trek" motion picture, the DreamWorks team are re-releasing "Galaxy Quest" with additional, newly made bonus materials not found in the previous edition. Why they announce "Celebrating 10 years of Galaxy Quest" on a slipcover sticker and then post a production year of 2000 on the back of the keep case is beyond me, but the sticker appears to be correct. DreamWorks released the movie to theaters in December of 1999.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Never give up...Never surrender

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      eckoe
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      Parodying television series such as Star Trek and its fandom, the film stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell as the cast of a defunct television series called Galaxy Quest, in which the crew of a spaceship embarked on intergalactic adventures. Enrico Colantoni stars as the leader of an alien race who ask the actors for help, believing the show's adventures were real. The film's supporting cast features Robin Sachs as the warlord Sarris and Patrick Breen as another alien. Justin Long makes his feature film debut as an obsessed fan of the television show.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent release of a fun film

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      HudsonHawk
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      This is, especially if you're a Star Trek fan and even more than that a fan of Star Trek the Original Series, a really fun film that never takes itself seriously. Tim Allen was in his prime and you get Alan Rickman in another one of his great, scene chewing roles. The video and audio quality of this release is great and to date certainly the best you'll see this film, the compression quality absolutely kills even HD broadcasts on cable or the HD viewing on netflix. There's also some nice bonus material, though most of it is archival SD stuff.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A satire so good it lives long & prospers today!

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      WF2401
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      Galaxy Quest is easily the best Star Trek movie made since First Contact, or maybe even Undiscovered Country. Its understanding and adoration for its "source" material produced one of the warmest, funniest, exciting adventures a group of untested misfits ever went on. I know there's no hope for the adventure to ever continue of TV, but a fan can always dream... The blu ray, too, is a serious step up in picture and sound quality from the DVD. As David Newman's rousing score never got a proper CD release, this is the best quality at which we're likely ever to hear it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      peaceoz
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      This is a "MUST HAVE" movie. So glad Best Buy had a deal on it. The DVD works great and probably will for the many times I plan to watch this movie. I can see Galaxy Quest over and over again. I'm a huge (original) Star Trek fan so this is right up my alley. A spoof on not only Star Trek but every B Sci-Fi movie ever. Very well done, well acted, well scripted....quote the lines to friends...I do. My all time fave go-to quote, "Never give up, never surrender".

      I would recommend this to a friend



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