Today we’re talking about the 1999 film Galaxy Quest.
The story is simple, but has wonderful layers. The nods to Star Trek, Star Wars, and Alien are great. I like the nods to Nemoy’s books and the drama behind the scenes while still keeping the spirit of classic science fiction. I”m impressed at how well it holds up after twenty-three years.
That being said, it glosses over or outright ignores the socially progressive nature of it’s influences. I like the diversity of the cast, but it doesn’t reference or push any of the same boundaries that Star Trek did 33 years earlier.
The characters are great amalgams of the Star Trek characters and caricatures of their actors. Each one could have been annoying, but ended up being very endearing.
The dialogue is believable and wonderfully tongue in cheek. I liked the technobabble and the wonderful freak outs by Guy.
Visuals and Music
The special effects stand up extremely well and have a great mix between cheesy and impressive. I liked the practical effects and wonderful camera work.
The music was spectacular. Absolutely epic and I liked the melding of the score with the music from the show in the show.
The movie was action packed, fun, and had lots of great visuals. I greatly enjoyed it.
The kids were glued to the tv and everyone loved it.
One of the greatest parodies and an excellent science fiction in it’s own right. This movie checks almost all the boxes and is an excellent romp.
A classic for all science fiction fans.
Final Score: 4.5 Stars out of 5