History Film / GalaxyQuest

28th Apr '16 6:38:50 PM AnotherGuy
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: InUniverse. In a DeletedScene, Alexander admonishes Jason for never being serious as an actor. This indicates that Alexander, despite being a Shakespearean actor, brought his A-game to even a schlocky syndicated sci-fi show.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: InUniverse. In a DeletedScene, Alexander admonishes Jason for never being serious as an actor. This indicates that Alexander, despite being a Shakespearean actor, brought his A-game to even a schlocky syndicated sci-fi show.
28th Apr '16 6:28:22 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Guy:''' ''(frustrated)'' Did you guys ever '''''watch''''' the show?!
28th Apr '16 6:19:51 PM AnotherGuy
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: InUniverse. In a DeletedScene, Alexander admonishes Jason for never being serious as an actor. This indicates that Alexander, despite being a Shakespearean actor, brought his A-game to even a schlocky syndicated sci-fi show.
28th Apr '16 6:16:14 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Gwen:''' We've gotta get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!
15th Apr '16 3:28:41 PM BillWoods
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--> '''Alex:''' ''[disgusted]'' Just like Mother used to make.

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--> '''Alex:''' ''[disgusted]'' [''disgusted''] Just like Mother used to make.



'''Thermians:''' ''[group moan]''\\

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'''Thermians:''' ''[group moan]''\\[''group moan'']\\



-->'''Guy:''' ''[alarmed at shuttle door being opened]'' Don't open that! It's an alien planet! Is there air?! You don't know! ''[frantically gasps and holds a breath]''\\
'''Fred:''' ''[sniff sniff]'' Seems okay.

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-->'''Guy:''' ''[alarmed [''alarmed at shuttle door being opened]'' opened''] Don't open that! It's an alien planet! Is there air?! You don't know! ''[frantically [''frantically gasps and holds a breath]''\\
breath'']\\
'''Fred:''' ''[sniff sniff]'' [''sniff sniff''] Seems okay.



'''Alexander:''' ''[resigned sigh]'' It just isn't fair.

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'''Alexander:''' ''[resigned sigh]'' [''resigned sigh''] It just isn't fair.



* BiggerOnTheInside: Mathesar protests Jason's description of the ''NSEA Protector'' as a model only ''this big''.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: Mathesar protests Jason's description of the ''NSEA Protector'' NSEA ''Protector'' as a model only ''this big''.



* BizarreAlienBiology: Alexander's room on the Protector contains a toilet designed for his character's biology: it looks like a confusing mess of tubes. The toilet also involves some spikes. The bed consists mostly of spikes that rise out of a block or hard, smooth material. Since bathrooms are one of the things the ShowWithinAShow never went into, the plumbing is ''probably'' standard for Thermians.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Alexander's room on the Protector ''Protector'' contains a toilet designed for his character's biology: it looks like a confusing mess of tubes. The toilet also involves some spikes. The bed consists mostly of spikes that rise out of a block or hard, smooth material. Since bathrooms are one of the things the ShowWithinAShow never went into, the plumbing is ''probably'' standard for Thermians.



* BoldExplorer: Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, the bold [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] {{Expy}} from the titular ShowWithinAShow.

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* BoldExplorer: Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, the bold [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] {{Expy}} from the titular eponymous ShowWithinAShow.



''[splat]''\\

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''[splat]''\\[''splat'']\\



* ComingInHot: The Protector ''arriving'' at the convention.

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* ComingInHot: The Protector ''arriving'' ''Protector'' arriving at the convention.



* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The NSEA ''Protector'' is badly damaged, but no worries - there's a conveniently close planet. Considering it's a Franchise/StarTrek parody, definitely intentional.

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* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The NSEA ''Protector'' is badly damaged, but no worries - -- there's a conveniently close planet. Considering it's a Franchise/StarTrek parody, definitely intentional.



* CutShort: InUniverse example. The final episode of Galaxy Quest set up for the upcoming season (Taggart stating when ambushed that they have to activate the Omega 13), but that was the last episode.

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* CutShort: InUniverse example. The final episode of Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' set up for the upcoming season (Taggart stating when ambushed that they have to activate the Omega 13), but that was the last episode.



* DarkestHour: Sarris' army has taken over the ''NSEA Protector'', the Thermians in their living quarters are AlmostOutOfOxygen, the ship's core is [[ExplosiveOverclocking set to detonate]] shortly, our crew is about to be ThrownOutTheAirlock. All hope seems lost... Then Jason has an [[RefugeInAudacity idea]].
* DaydreamBeliever: An in-universe example. Brandon and is friends believe the Galaxy Quest missions to be real. [[CannotTellFictionFromReality So do the Thermians.]]

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* DarkestHour: Sarris' army has taken over the ''NSEA Protector'', NSEA ''Protector'', the Thermians in their living quarters are AlmostOutOfOxygen, the ship's core is [[ExplosiveOverclocking set to detonate]] shortly, our crew is about to be ThrownOutTheAirlock. All hope seems lost... Then Jason has an [[RefugeInAudacity idea]].
* DaydreamBeliever: An in-universe example. Brandon and is friends believe the Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' missions to be real. [[CannotTellFictionFromReality So do the Thermians.]]



* DefensiveFeintTrap: In the opening Galaxy Quest episode, Jason suspects something fishy when the enemy forces retreat too easily. [[LuredIntoATrap He turns out to be right.]]

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* DefensiveFeintTrap: In the opening Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' episode, Jason suspects something fishy when the enemy forces retreat too easily. [[LuredIntoATrap He turns out to be right.]]



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''[no response]''\\[''no response'']\\



* ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation: The ''Protector's'' bridge and transporter room feature a lot of monitors displaying flashy visualizations of sorts.

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* ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation: The ''Protector's'' ''Protector'''s bridge and transporter room feature a lot of monitors displaying flashy visualizations of sorts.



** "Travis Latke", the creator of the Galaxy Quest [[http://www.thegeektwins.com/2012/11/5-reasons-why-fake-galaxy-quest-fansite.html#.UMCJuNfSjRi fan site]].

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** "Travis Latke", the creator of the Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' [[http://www.thegeektwins.com/2012/11/5-reasons-why-fake-galaxy-quest-fansite.html#.UMCJuNfSjRi fan site]].



* FantasticShipPrefix: The NSEA before the ''Protector's'' name apparently stands for National Space Exploration Agency. The registry starts with "NTE". It's never mentioned what this means in the movie, but behind the scenes it stands for "Not The Enterprise".

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* FantasticShipPrefix: The NSEA before the ''Protector's'' ''Protector'''s name apparently stands for National Space Exploration Agency. The registry starts with "NTE". It's never mentioned what this means in the movie, but behind the scenes it stands for "Not The Enterprise".''Enterprise''".



'''Sarris:''' ''[shows the head of his lieutenant mounted on a stick]'' Better than my lieutenant!

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'''Sarris:''' ''[shows [''shows the head of his lieutenant mounted on a stick]'' stick''] Better than my lieutenant!



* GoingCritical: During the attack in the opening episode of Galaxy Quest, Tech Sgt. Chen reports a core meltdown that can't be stopped.

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* GoingCritical: During the attack in the opening episode of Galaxy Quest, ''Galaxy Quest'', Tech Sgt. Chen reports a core meltdown that can't be stopped.



* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Alexander Dane, played to perfection by Creator/AlanRickman. You can ''feel'' the self-loathing as he has to say [[CatchPhrase "that stupid line"]]. However, he's ready to bask in adulation for saving the Thermians - until they all yell joyously that "Commander Taggart has saved us!"
-->'''Dane:''' ''[sighing]'' It's just not fair.

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* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Alexander Dane, played to perfection by Creator/AlanRickman. You can ''feel'' the self-loathing as he has to say [[CatchPhrase "that stupid line"]]. However, he's ready to bask in adulation for saving the Thermians - -- until they all yell joyously that "Commander Taggart has saved us!"
-->'''Dane:''' ''[sighing]'' [''sighing''] It's just not fair.



* HumanAliens: Subverted when it turns out that the cephalopod-like Thermians use "appearance generators" to put the visiting Earthlings at ease (and presumably, to man the Protector II prior to their arrival); much to Fred's delight and [[SickAndWrong Guy's dismay]].

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* HumanAliens: Subverted when it turns out that the cephalopod-like Thermians use "appearance generators" to put the visiting Earthlings at ease (and presumably, to man the Protector II ''Protector II'' prior to their arrival); much to Fred's delight and [[SickAndWrong Guy's dismay]].



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Most of the humor if not the entire premise of Galaxy Quest is lost if you don't realize that Tim Allen is Creator/WilliamShatner (although really, the entire cast qualifies).
* NoEnding: The original series of ''Galaxy Quest'' ended on a CliffHanger between episodes 92-93.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Most of the humor if not the entire premise of Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' is lost if you don't realize that Tim Allen is Creator/WilliamShatner (although really, the entire cast qualifies).
* NoEnding: The original series of ''Galaxy Quest'' ended on a CliffHanger between episodes 92-93.9293.



-->'''Jason:''' ''[looks up in OhCrap mode]'' ...I gave you the "kill" gesture.\\

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-->'''Jason:''' ''[looks [''looks up in OhCrap mode]'' ...mode''] ...I gave you the "kill" gesture.\\



** Jason to some fans at the convention: "I think we all remember what happened to that beast on Enok Vll, right?"

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** Jason to some fans at the convention: "I think we all remember what happened to that beast on Enok Vll, VII, right?"



* NoOSHACompliance: The ''Protector's'' duct system is a DeathCourse, featuring a giant rotating fan underneath a narrow, unsecured catwalk and the Chompers. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, to the point where Gwen wants to kill the writers.

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* NoOSHACompliance: The ''Protector's'' ''Protector'''s duct system is a DeathCourse, featuring a giant rotating fan underneath a narrow, unsecured catwalk and the Chompers. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, to the point where Gwen wants to kill the writers.



* NotNowKiddo: "Not now, Gwen!". HilarityEnsues.

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* NotNowKiddo: "Not now, Gwen!". Gwen!" HilarityEnsues.



** Gwen's aghast reaction to the crushy-chompy things - "Fuck that!" - was dubbed to get a PG rating.

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** Gwen's aghast reaction to the crushy-chompy things - -- "Fuck that!" - -- was dubbed to get a PG rating.



** Also seen with the hardcore ''Galaxy Quest'' fans and exemplified with the Thermians - who don't understand the concept of ''not'' taking something seriously - and have based their entire civilisation on the ShowWithinAShow.

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** Also seen with the hardcore ''Galaxy Quest'' fans and exemplified with the Thermians - -- who don't understand the concept of ''not'' taking something seriously - -- and have based their entire civilisation on the ShowWithinAShow.



* ShatteredWorld: When the Protector leaves the dock, the location is revealed to be a shattered planet.

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* ShatteredWorld: When the Protector ''Protector'' leaves the dock, the location is revealed to be a shattered planet.



** Alexander's complaints that "...they're not getting me to say that stupid line." are similar to Alec Guiness' complaints in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Some accounts mention that it was his idea to kill off Obi-Wan Kenobi so he wouldn't have to say any more of "those damned stupid lines."

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** Alexander's complaints that "...they're not getting me to say that stupid line." are similar to Alec Guiness' Guinness' complaints in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. Some accounts mention that it was his idea to kill off Obi-Wan Kenobi so he wouldn't have to say any more of "those damned stupid lines."



* StrangeSalute: The Galaxy Quest greeting gesture is bringing your fist to your chest, frequently demonstrated by the fans at the convention as well as by the Thermians.

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* StrangeSalute: The Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' greeting gesture is bringing your fist to your chest, frequently demonstrated by the fans at the convention as well as by the Thermians.



** The cheapo aesthetic of the "real-life" ''Galaxy Quest'' show. It's very fun to watch the special features, in which the filmmakers discuss the cutting-edge special effects technology used to film the movie, and then show how they made the in-universe television show look cheaply-made on purpose - complete with a red cyclorama and papier-mache rocks. Director Dean Parisot explains that he put sand on the dolly tracks to make the camerawork look rough.

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** The cheapo aesthetic of the "real-life" ''Galaxy Quest'' show. It's very fun to watch the special features, in which the filmmakers discuss the cutting-edge special effects technology used to film the movie, and then show how they made the in-universe television show look cheaply-made on purpose - -- complete with a red cyclorama and papier-mache rocks. Director Dean Parisot explains that he put sand on the dolly tracks to make the camerawork look rough.



* UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway: The Thermians built the ''NSEA Protector'' from what they gathered from the Galaxy Quest TV show.

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* UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway: The Thermians built the ''NSEA Protector'' NSEA ''Protector'' from what they gathered from the Galaxy Quest ''Galaxy Quest'' TV show.



* UnfortunateName: "Guy Fleegman" - and before that, it was just "Crewman Number 6". [[spoiler: When he joins the cast of the new series, he's given a cool nickname to make up for it]].

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* UnfortunateName: "Guy Fleegman" - -- and before that, it was just "Crewman Number 6". [[spoiler: When he joins the cast of the new series, he's given a cool nickname to make up for it]].



-->'''Gwen:''' ''[exasperated]'' Does the rolling help?\\

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-->'''Gwen:''' ''[exasperated]'' [''exasperated''] Does the rolling help?\\



* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Parodied with Guy notifying the crew about the red thingy coming towards the green thingy. A look on the display confirms the simplicity of the ''Protector's'' tactical visualization techniques.

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* ViewerFriendlyInterface: Parodied with Guy notifying the crew about the red thingy coming towards the green thingy. A look on the display confirms the simplicity of the ''Protector's'' ''Protector'''s tactical visualization techniques.



** The last time Alexander Dane uses his famous line, [[SincerityMode with complete sincerity]], to [[spoiler: a dying Quellick'']]: "By Grabthar's hammer... by the sons of Warvan... you shall be...''avenged''."

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** The last time Alexander Dane uses his famous line, [[SincerityMode with complete sincerity]], to [[spoiler: a dying Quellick'']]: "By Grabthar's hammer... by the sons suns of Warvan... you shall be...''avenged''."



** Guy's fear that his role as a RedShirt in the show will be reflected by his death in real life. In his attempts to survive, he ends up being indecisive since he sees his eventual death in whatever direction he takes. Would he stay on the Protector as TheTeam goes planet-bound and gets killed by something lurking inside the ship? Or would he go with TheTeam and be the one to be killed by a monster five minutes after they land on the planet?

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** Guy's fear that his role as a RedShirt in the show will be reflected by his death in real life. In his attempts to survive, he ends up being indecisive since he sees his eventual death in whatever direction he takes. Would he stay on the Protector ''Protector'' as TheTeam goes planet-bound and gets killed by something lurking inside the ship? Or would he go with TheTeam and be the one to be killed by a monster five minutes after they land on the planet?
9th Apr '16 3:16:02 PM TotemicHero
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There were plans to make a sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Alan Rickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane.

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There were plans to make a sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Alan Rickman, Creator/AlanRickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane.
8th Apr '16 8:04:15 PM Bissek
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There were plans to make a sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Alan Rickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane.
7th Apr '16 3:53:31 PM eroock
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* TheSnackIsMoreInteresting:
** Jason is more interested in sipping on his coke than listening to Saris on their first encounter on the bridge. Justified as he [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame mistakes the situation for a staged act]].
** Fred is often seen with snack food, even in serious situations. He was originally intended to be [[TheStoner a stoner]], but those references were taken out to make the movie PG, leaving a habit for snacking that's still pretty funny. They may never directly mention any pot use, but damn near ''everything'' about Fred's personality [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar still implies it]].
3rd Apr '16 9:04:25 PM PaulA
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* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Quellek]]'s death scene.


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* BuxomIsBetter: In-universe, this was one of Gwen's character's key attributes.


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* ComputerVoice: The ship's computer has one, which makes Gwen's role reporting what it says entirely gratuitous.


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* SanitySlippage: Guy, over the course of the movie, as his status as the RedShirt preys on his mind.


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* SexSlave: Laliari tells Jason that Sarris has "captured our females for his own demented purposes"; it might not be this trope, but that's the obvious implication.


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* VerbalWeakness: ClassicallyTrainedExtra Alexander Dane loathes his most famous role, but can be forced to play it out by being reminded that "the show must go on."


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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: One of the things Sarris does with captured Thermians, Laliari tells Jason, is to "put us to work in the gallium arsenide mines".
3rd Apr '16 8:51:09 PM PaulA
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* PluckyComicRelief: The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Guy is told that he can survive because he might be this instead of a RedShirt.

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* PluckyComicRelief: The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Guy is told that he can survive because he might be this instead of a RedShirt.
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