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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[CatchPhrase Never give up! Never surrender!]]"]]

->''"A chillingly accurate documentary."''
-->--'''Creator/GeorgeTakei'''

In 1982, ''Galaxy Quest'', a series [[FictionalCounterpart very much like]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'', was cancelled. Eighteen years later, its [[AdamWesting washed-up stars are fixtures on the fan circuit]], though most of them despise the show, its fans, and each other. Only Jason Nesmith (played by Creator/TimAllen), the egomaniac actor who played TheCaptain, is still enjoying himself -- and the rest of the cast think he's a total jerk (again, very much like ''Franchise/StarTrek'').

One day, a hungover Jason is approached by what he believes to be a group of fans who want him to star in an amateur film. Only when the "film" is over does he [[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame realize that it was all real]]. He had been abducted by real aliens, and taken to a real spaceship, a perfect copy of the show's ''Protector'', where he'd fought a real space battle.

When the aliens ask him to pay a return visit, Jason ropes in the rest of the main cast, plus one RedShirt, for what Jason believes will be more ego-boosting fun. Instead, the actors find that they are the last hope of the Thermians, a race of naÔve aliens fighting a losing war, who mistakenly believe that ''Galaxy Quest'' [[AliensStealCable was actually a documentary]]. They now have to play their roles for real, defeating an alien warlord with nothing more than mediocre acting skills.

This brilliant, [[AffectionateParody loving parody]] of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ([[XMeetsY with aspects of]] the film ''Film/ThreeAmigos'') [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on most of its tropes. The film won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, and the writers accepted the award almost in tears because they were so pleased that the Sci-Fi community "got it" - that the film was a [[AffectionateParody valentine]], not a [[{{TakeThat}} sneer]]. And some fans consider it an [[SpiritualLicensee honorary]] ''Star Trek'' film to begin with (especially because including it in the timeline helps keep the StarTrekMovieCurse straight).
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!!This film provides examples (and in most case parodies) of:

* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The Thermians are not very good at imitating human speech-patterns.
* ActorRoleConfusion: The Thermians' mistake. It didn't help that their culture had no concept of fiction.
* AffectionateParody: Notably manages to avoid the typical pitfalls of the genre and keeps up both the affection and the parody straight through the end credits.
** Sir Creator/PatrickStewart reported being skeptical about the film, assuming it was going to [[TakeThat make fun of the franchise]], but saw it and loved it after getting a call from Jonathan Frakes giving it a glowing recommendation. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Quest#Reaction_quotes_from_Star_Trek_actors Many other Star Trek actors have said the same]], as can be seen by the page quote above.
*** In what's a sort of real life [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]], apparently one of the reasons Patrick Stewart didn't want to see the film was that he'd heard it made fun of ''the fans''.
** Creator/WilWheaton said that the only problem he had with the film was that he wasn't in it, [[{{Hatedom}} playing a fan rabid with anger for]] [[TakeThatMe the snotty teen genius character.]]
** The good reviews weren't limited to ''Trek'' actors either; virtually every actor who's worked in sci-fi treats it like ''Citizen Kane'' at some point or another. For instance, the topic of ''Galaxy Quest'' comes up during a commentary track for ''{{Farscape}}'', whereupon Creator/ClaudiaBlack flies into hysterics over the ship's computer. ("No, there is no beryllium sphere onboard")
* AirVentPassageway: Big enough for humans to crawl through.
* AlienBlood: Poor Quellek is spitting blue BloodFromTheMouth.
* AlienLunch: "Are you enjoying your Kep-mok blood ticks, Dr. Lazarus?"
** He picks one up with his spoon, then it jumps back down into the bowl.
* AliensStealCable: Half of the movie's whole premise (the other half being AndYouThoughtItWasAGame).
* AllPartOfTheShow: Inverted with the Thermians, who believe the show is a historical record of real events, but played straight with the cast members (especially Jason at first) who thinks that he is participating a fanfilm or photoshoot. Played straight at the end, when the [[spoiler: shuttle crashes into the fan convention]] and [[spoiler: Sarris is finally defeated, and the fans look very grateful for the big show put on for them]].
* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: Lampshaded.
--> '''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* [[AllPlanetsAreEarthlike Seems okay]].
* AllThereInTheManual: The Blu-Ray has a feature called the Galactopedia, which expands upon the universe of ''Galaxy Quest'', much like--and written by the writers of--the ''Franchise/StarTrek Encyclopedia'', including {{backstory}} for the planets and characters, explanations of the TechnoBabble, and references to things that [[NoodleIncident happened during the production of the show]].
** The actual manual is a key plot point in the film, as the young fans must refer to a map of the ship to help the main characters.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Sarris and his men invade the ship.
* AlmostOutOfOxygen: The BigBad orders to suck the air out of the ship's residential area. [[spoiler: The crew manages to reverse the effect just in time before everybody dies.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: After Alexander frees the suffocating Thermians.
-->'''Thermians:''' COMMANDER TAGGART HAS SAVED US!
-->'''Alexander:''' ''(resigned sigh)'' It just isn't fair.
* AnimalReactionShot: The dog who gets confused when the limousine is beamed up into space.
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: Jason thinks the negotiation with Sarris is just an acting gig.
* ArcWords: "Never give up! Never surrender!"
* AreWeThereYet: In a variation, this is Dane's response to someone ''else'' being annoying.
* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The beryllium sphere. Doubles as a MythologyGag--the ''Enterprise'' uses "dilithium crystals," which were originally called "lithium crystals" until someone remembered that lithium is a real element.
* AscendedFanboy: Brandon the mega nerd is called for help by Jason, who is on the ''real'' ship and needs his information and a runaway for landing.
* AscendedExtra: Guy, in-universe. He played a RedShirt on one episode of the show. At the end, when the show is re-launched, he makes the opening credits. Also counts as AscendedFanboy.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]].
-->'''Tommy Webber''': Go for the eyes, like in episode 22!\\
'''Jason Nesmith''': It doesn't have any eyes, Tommy!\\
'''Tommy Webber''': Well go for the mouth, then; the throat, its vulnerable spots!\\
'''Jason Nesmith''': It's a ''rock''! It doesn't have any vulnerable spots!
* BadBadActing:
--> ''By Grabthar's hammer...[[FlatJoy What a savings.]]''
** Anytime Alexander says the line, except one...See MeaningfulEcho below.
--> ''It's a core meltdown! It can't be stopped!''
* BadNewsInAGoodWay: "Heeey, guys.... Listen, they're telling me the, uhh, the generators can't take it. Ship's breaking up and all that. Just FYI."
* BambooTechnology[=/=]ImprovisedWeapon: Also lampshaded in the same scene. ("I know! You can make a weapon! Look around you, [[ImprovisedWeapon can you construct]] some sort of rudimentary [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lathe_(metal) lathe]]?" "A ''lathe?!?'' '''Get off the line, Guy!"''') From the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' episode "Arena," in which Kirk made a cannon out of bamboo and gunpowder out of coal and sulfur and whatnot that were lying around the arena.
* BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults: Jason overhears himself badmouthed as a delusional hack, which shocks and demoralizes him so badly that he lashes out at his fans and gets [[DrowningMySorrows very drunk]].
* BBCQuarry: The beryllium sphere mining planet.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness:
** Subverted with the Thermians, who the cast and audience are lead to believe are handsome humanoids that are also friendly, helpful, and generally benign. They're actually StarfishAliens using personal appearance generations and are uglier than Sarris and his crew, but still nicer.
** The inhabitants of the planet they visit, who appear childlike and cute until the fangs come out.
* BecomingTheMask: Over the course of their adventure, the actors become real heroes.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Jason and Gwen. The fangirls {{Squee}} at their bickering at the convention, so apparently it was also on the show and the fangirls are enjoying every moment of their WillTheyOrWontThey. By the end of the movie their BigDamnKiss makes them an OfficialCouple and causes one of the fangirls to faint.
* BigBad: Sarris is TheLeader of the evil aliens and the reason that Thermians called the main cast to help them.
* BiggerOnTheInside: Mathezar protests Jason's description of the ''NSCA Protector'' as a model only ''this big''.
--->'''Mathezar''': [[TearJerker But inside I have seen... many rooms]].
* {{Bishonen}}: The Thermians... or should we say, [[StarfishAliens their holographic disguises]].
* 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.
* BizarreAlienPsychology: The Thermians have only recently been exposed to the idea of dishonesty. They cannot imagine any reason to say something that is not the absolute truth, and therefore have no concept of fiction in storytelling, leading them to confuse the cast of a ''Franchise/StarTrek''-like TV show for real-life spacefaring heroes.
* BoldExplorer: Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, the bold [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Captain Kirk]] {{Expy}} from the titular ShowWithinAShow.
* BondVillainStupidity: A classic example. Once Sarris has captured everyone, instead of just shooting them, he orders them to be thrown out of an airlock by two guards, enabling their escape.
* {{Bowdlerise}}:
** Watch Gwen's mouth when she sees the chompers and exclaims "Well ''screw'' that!" Clearly the filmmakers had a different second word in mind, which got altered after filming.
** When Tommy tells Jason "You are so full of 'it', man!".
** To get a lower rating, the filmmakers cut a minor scene which explains Fred and Guy's [[TheStoner behavior]] throughout the movie. It works better for Fred, as his calm demeanor is a better lampshade for Scotty's frantic behavior.
* BreakTheCutie: Sarris forces Jason to do this to Mathesar by revealing that ''Galaxy Quest'' is fiction. This is also part of the backstory. The Thermians were about as peaceful a people as you could imagine, not even aware of the concept of intentionally speaking falsehood. And then they met Sarris.
* BrickJoke:
** Bet you forgot about the alien shot out of the airlock.
** Brandon needs to take out the trash.
** The rock monster. ("It's the simple things in life you treasure.")
* BridgeBunny: Gwen, as a parody. All she does is repeat what the computer says.
* BrutalHonesty: One of the Thermians describes the pig-lizard's disintegration from the teleporter very matter-of-factly, much to Jason's dismay.
* BuffySpeak: Happens during the first fight against Sarris.
-->'''Guy''': "Red thingy moving toward the green thingy... I think we're the green thingy."
* CannotTellALie: The Thermians have no concept of lying or fiction in their culture. The protagonists learn this the hard way. It gets even worse in that they're beginning to learn about malicious lying from Sarris, but still have no concept of benign fiction not intended to deceive.
* CannotTellFictionFromReality: The Thermians have this as one of their [[PlanetOfHats hats]]. They lament the plight of the castaways in ''Series/GilligansIsland''.
* CaptainObvious: Gwen's only job on the ship was to repeat what the computer says. {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Tommy''': You know, that is getting REALLY annoying!\\
'''Gwen''': I have '''one''' job on this lousy ship-it's '''stupid''', but I'm going to do it, OK?!
* CargoCult: the Thermians are an inversion of real-life cargo cults: they produce real, working technology based on nonfunctional, for-show templates.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "Never give up, never surrender!"
** "By Grabthar's Hammer!" (now hugely despised by its original user, especially since fans constantly [[PhraseCatcher repeat it to him]].)
* CarMeetsHouse: In the final scene, [[spoiler:a space shuttle crashes into a convention center]], injuring no one.
* CeilingCling: Quelleck uses this in combination with the Mak'tar stealth haze to hide from the {{Mooks}}.
* ChargeIntoCombatCut: The camera cuts away just as Alexander starts his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* ChekhovsGun:
** [[spoiler:The Omega-13]].
** The communicators that Brandon and Jason switch early on.
** And the [[SpaceMines Tothian minefield]].
** Also, the appearance generators.
** [[spoiler:[[CaneFu Mathesar's crutch]]]]
** [[spoiler: A gun taken from Sarris himself]]
* ChekhovsGunman: The rock monster comes back in the climax.
* ChekhovsSkill: Midway through the film, Jason decides to practice his forward-roll maneuver (just like he did on the show) when the crew first lands on the rock planet. It comes in handy at the end, when he [[spoiler:rolls out of the way to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot Sarris]]]].
* TheChick: Gwen really spoofs this. She gives a rant early in the movie about an interview that was mostly about "My boobs and how they fit into my suit." Her character in the in-universe original series plays it straight-for the actress it's an EnforcedTrope because the aliens copied her function from the show.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Alexander Dane. He's not quite an "extra", but he still held a very low opinion of his role. The credits list him as "''Sir'' Alexander Dane", which makes his appearances at Department Store grand openings all the more demeaning. (He once played Richard III, you know. There were ''five'' curtain calls.) Alexander himself is played by Alan Rickman, a former Shakespearean actor.
* ClothingDamage:
** Gwen's costume gradually disintegrates over the course of the movie.
** Jason tears his shirt just like William Shatner often did (which is {{lampshaded}} by Alexander).
** Alexander Dane's facial appliances gradually deteriorate.
* ColdBloodedTorture: "When I grow weary of the noises you make, you shall die."-Sarris to the former commander of the Thermians.
* CommandRoster: Done in classic tradition, with the actors slowly becoming these roles for real.
** TheCaptain: Jason Nesmith sits in the big chair and give orders.
** NumberTwo / TheMedic: Alexander Dane. "You're my adviser; advise me!"
** AcePilot: Tommy Webber. "Pedal to the medal commander!"
** BridgeBunny / CommunicationsOfficer: Gwen [=DeMarco=] "I repeat everything the computer says."
** MrFixit: Fred Kwan. He's the one handling the engine.
** RedShirt / (later) Chief Security: Guy Fleegman. He's convinced his only role is to die but gets a lot of action.
* ConversationalTroping: Constantly. It's part of the point of the movie to talk about Star Trek tropes.
* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: The parking lot at the end was empty because otherwise a lot of people would be squished by the falling space ship.
* CoolGuns: Averted. Sarris' mooks' guns look like submarine sandwiches.
* CoolStarship: The ''Protector'', obviously. It's design is also a FridgeBrilliance reference to the ''Enterprise'': instead of a disk-like primary hull and a cylindrical secondary hull, it has a cylindrical primary hull and a disk-like design for its secondary hull(s).
* CowardlyLion: The main cast, with the exception of Jason. Everyone complains that they're simply actors and not up to the job, but manage to brave on anyway.
* CrazyPrepared: Years of meticulous FanWank means Brandon and his friends know ''everything'' about the ''Protector'', right down to the timing of the SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom.
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: Alexander's every scene is dry, snarky and bitter.
* DeathCourse: Again, lampshaded and parodied. Jason and Gwen have to navigate a death course complete with jets of fire, [[SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom giant crushers]], and tiny [[AirVentPassageway air vents]], despite the fact that there is no rational reason for any of those things to be there. Why ''are'' they there? Because they were on the original TV show, so the Thermians have replicated them.
* DeathIsDramatic: All strings are being pulled with the death of [[spoiler:Quellek]]: [[TakeAMomentToCatchYourDeath taking a moment to catch his death]], followed by a MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[CaptainObvious I'm ... I'm shot."]] Alexander tries to assert with him that it was JustAFleshWound, but already there is BloodFromTheMouth. [[spoiler:Quellek]] then breaks into an ItHasBeenAnHonor speech. Alexander is deeply moved and [[LetThemDieHappy wants him to die happy]] by delivering a [[MeaningfulEcho heartfelt rendition]] of his CatchPhrase. Now [[spoiler:Quellek]] [[GoOutWithASmile goes out with a smile]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in Alexander's arms]] with his [[DiesWideOpen eyes wide open]].
* {{Defictionalization}}: {{In-Universe}} example (essentially the whole main plot of the movie is a sci-fi show brought to real-life).
* DeconstructiveParody: You don't watch ''Franchise/StarTrek'' with the same eyes again.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment
-->'''Gwen:''' Computer, is there a replacement beryllium sphere onboard?\\
'''Computer:''' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Negative, there is no replacement beryllium sphere onboard. ]]
\\
'''Gwen:''' No, [[ParrotExposition there is no replacement beryllium sphere onboard]].
** The show's main catchphrase: "Never give up, never surrender!"
* DoomDoors: Yes, they go "Whoosh" when they close.
* DumbBlonde: Gwen in the show itself. (Sigourney Weaver stated that her IQ [[BecomingTheMask dropped significantly]] every time she put on the wig...)
* ElectricTorture: Sarris' favorite communication technique.
* EndlessCorridor: Twice inside the spaceship. First when the bridge crew visits the seemingly endless living quarters and again when Jason and Gwen head down an extremely long stretch of corridor.
* ExcessiveSteamSyndrome: Wall of steam coming from the ship when it crashes into the convention center.
* EyeAwaken: NotQuiteDead Sarris, waking from the TapOnTheHead he received from Mathezar.
* EyepatchOfPower: Sarris wears one after surviving the first attack. At least he's doing better than his first officer...
* TheFace: Parodied like [[AffectionateParody everything else in the movie.]] The fact that Gwen has no technical specialty is lampshaded: Her 'social skills' amount to "repeating everything the computer says."
* {{Fanboy}}: The convention attendees and the Thermians.
** And "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]].
* FanConvention: The film starts and ends with them.
* FauxActionGirl: Gwen, in-universe. She is shown kicking ass in the ''Galaxy Quest'' intro, but her role on the show is to recite what the computer says.
* FeigningIntelligence
--> '''Tommy:''' You were holding it upside down.\\
'''Alexander:''' Shut up.\\
'''Tommy:''' You know, with all that makeup and stuff, I actually thought you were SMART for a second.\\
'''Alexander:''' Shut up!
* FictionalCounterpart
** Creator/AlanRickman covers several bases: his character is a mix of Spock and Worf, and Alexander's inspired by Creator/PatrickStewart as a classically trained stage actor (though he never resented his time as [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Captain Picard]] or took it as seriously as Dane, and continues to be successful in the theater, including Creator/WilliamShakespeare) and Creator/LeonardNimoy's resentment that Spock [[IAmNotSpock hung over him for the rest of his career]].
** Gwen Demarco is definitely Counselor Troi and Commander Uhura. Other female leads had more active roles and this was before Linda Park. The bit about the interview references an actual interview with Jeri Ryan, the actress playing Seven of Nine.
** Fred Kwan was easily the most laid back of the group and seemed to just go with everything. Much like James Doohan who not only enjoyed being recognized as Scotty, but definitely enjoyed meeting fans and going to conventions. His only real problem with ''Star Trek'' was William Shatner.
** The big one: The Captain is all Kirk and Jason Nesmith is all Shatner. The relationship between Nesmith and the rest of the crew and the arc it follows in this series mirrors Shatner's relationship with the original series actors and his eventual reconciliation with them. Creator/WilliamShatner reportedly [[SarcasmMode had no idea who Tim Allen's character was supposed to be a parody of]].
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: The Thermians in their natural form are pink, squid-like entities. However, with "appearance generator" technology, they are able to change their appearance to appear less foreign to the humans.
* FreakOut: Alexander's panic attack at every convention. You can set your watch by it.
* GallowsHumor
-->'''Jason:''' Hey Sarris, how're you doing?\\
'''Sarris:''' (Shows the head of his lieutenant mounted on a stick) Better than my lieutenant!
* GameFace: Played for laughs, where the crew encounters some weird baby-looking aliens on a desert planet. One of the cute aliens gets hurt, and the others crowd around it as if to help it get water... only to reveal demonic faces with terrifyingly sharp teeth and devour the thing alive.
* GenreBlindness: Everyone except Guy has no idea what to expect in this kind of story.
** Sarris defeated the Thermians soundly in the backstory because of it, which he uses to hurt them again in the BreakTheCutie moment.
** By contrast Sarris' own defeats tend to come because he has zero chance of knowing something ([[spoiler:Omega-13, or that the Thermians had based their beliefs on another culture's entertainment]]), or because he's an actual military leader, not merely pretending ([[spoiler: and thus didn't expect a deft maneuver that'd be suicide for any but the best pilots, from a pilot who nearly crashed the ship as they disembarked. Plus said maneuver was CrazyEnoughToWork but would never be tried in real life; the actors did it because that would be the TV method of doing it]]).
* GenreSavvy:
** Guy Fleegman berates the others for their GenreBlindness. [[spoiler: Ironically, the only thing he is WrongGenreSavvy about is his status as a RedShirt. He is the ''only'' character who is not mortally wounded before Jason activates the Omega-13]].
-->'''Guy''': Didn't you guys ever ''watch'' the show?!
** Once shown the "historical documents" Sarris is the only nonhuman character who realizes that he is dealing with actors who have been mistaken for real explorers. This implies that unlike the Thermians, his own race produces entertainment.
--> '''Sarris''': How adorable. The actors are going to play war with me!
* GloryDays: Jason Nesmith hasn't done anything '''since''' ''Galaxy Quest.'' Alexander Dane bemoans that he was a 'proper' [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra Shakespearean Actor]] '''before''' ''Galaxy Quest''.
* GodzillaThreshold:
** What's that? [[spoiler: Sarris is killing your crew, your ship is on a collision course with Earth, and the only thing that could stop him is a device that could possibly destroy the universe? Turn it on!]]
** On a slightly more minor level, teleporting the rock monster on board the ship had to count because it could have wrecked the ship.
* 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.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: "OH, THAT'S NOT RIGHT!"
* HellishPupils: Sarris's eyes are yellowish-green with dual pupils (one large one and a smaller one next to it).
* HeroicSacrifice: Guy suggests doing this to deal with some of Sarris's mooks, reasoning that if he's going to die anyway it might as well be a worthwhile death. Fred talks him out of it.
* 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]].
* HumorlessAliens: The Thermians have no sense of humor, until the end where they laugh at the "trick" Jason pulled off Sarris. "The ship was a model! Only ''this'' big!"
* IKnewIt: In-universe, this is Brandon's reaction when Jason tells him it's all real.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Tommy Webber at the helm and Fred Kwan on the Digital Conveyor. They are both justified because the controls were designed by the Thermians replicating them from the "Historical Documents". In Weber's case, he had worked out in his head what the controls did and applied that consistently throughout the original television show. Also a ShoutOut to Creator/WilWheaton, who played [[CreatorsPet Wesley Crusher]], as he did the same thing on the set of ''Next Generation''.
* INeedAFreakingDrink:
-->'''Gwen''': "Where are you going?"\\
'''Alex''': "To see if there's a pub!"
** In the next scene Alex has an empty glass with a twisty straw.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: "We're actors, not astronauts!"
* InnocentAliens: The Thermians. For example, the concept of deception is so completely foreign to them they don't know what actors are.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:Fred and Laliari, who decides to go to Earth with her new hubby and star in the reboot under the name "Jane Doe".]]
* InventionalWisdom: The Chompers. Gwen lampshades how ridiculous it is that there is a Death Course in the middle of the ship.
* IronicEcho: Alan Rickman's character ''hates'' his {{Catchphrase}}, but says it with real feeling for the first time in decades [[spoiler:after Quellek is shot]].
* {{Irony}}: Guy spends the whole movie complaining about being a RedShirt. [[spoiler: When Sarris sneaks on board the bridge of the ship and starts shooting everyone, Guy is the only person he doesn't hit.]]
** The two guys who paid to go to a convention to mock everyone there for having no life.
* IsThisThingStillOn[=/=]NonverbalMiscommunication: Jason makes a "cut transmission" gesture to Gwen, then turns around and describes Sarris as being "as stupid as he is ugly", and trying to think of a way to trick him. Unfortunately, Gwen misunderstood the gesture to mean "we're dead," and the transmission kept running (even had she interpreted the instruction correctly, she still wouldn't have known how to follow it).
* {{Jerkass}}: Some guys Jason heard talking negatively about the show in the restroom.
** Further emphasized when you realize they actually paid money to go to a convention just to mock the show, the cast and the fans.
* JustInTime: Deconstructed. On the show, bombs only ever stopped when the timer was at 1, so the self-destruct device on the new ship is designed to ''only'' stop with one second left no matter when the emergency stop button is pressed.
* {{Killer Rabbit}}s: The beryllium miners. While the rest of the crew is {{Squee}}ing about how adorable the child-like alien miners are, the very GenreSavvy Guy worries, "Oh, sure, they're cute now. But they're going to get mean. And they're going to get ugly somehow. And there's going to be thousands of them." Seconds later, he's proved right.
* KnightOfCerebus: Sarris is an extremely disturbing villain for a PG-rated movie. A genocidal sadistic torturer who not only [[spoiler:guns down most of the main characters but [[OffWithHisHead beheads]]]] his second-in-command, and, to top it all off, he has a horror-worthy design.
* LampshadeHanging. All over the place. A very weird sort of LampshadeHanging, because most of the tropes lampshaded are ones used in the ShowWithinAShow and this being the movie that it is, the ShowWithinAShow tropes get used in the movie's plotline anyway, so it's a ZigZaggingTrope.
* LargeHam:
** Tim Allen has to parody one of [[Creator/WilliamShatner the biggest hams in television history]]. He does so with gusto.
** The actor playing Sarris (Robin Sachs) hams it up considerably as well.
* LastVillainStand: Sarris, after his army has been destroyed, takes on the crew himself.
* MagicCountdown: After the self-destruct has been stopped, the timer keeps going until it hits one second left.
** In a straight example, the [[spoiler:Omega Thirteen's time reversal]] was much longer than thirteen seconds, even taking the slow-motion camera into account.
*** [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance They found it on an alien planet, why would it use ''earth'' seconds?]]]]
* MagnificentSeven: A spoof on the idea of a handful of people recruited to save the peaceful villager people from invaders IN SPACE!
* MandatoryLine: It's implied that this is all Tawny Madison did on the show, besides squeeze into a tight costume and be the only girl.
* MauveShirt: Guy Fleegman (for laughs) and [[spoiler:Quellek]] ([[DeathIsDramatic for tears]]).
* TheMeanBrit: [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra Sir Alexander Dane]], of the JerkWithAHeartOfGold variety.
* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler: Alexander finally says his catchphrase ''and means it'' near the end of the film, when a Thermian who idolized him is killed.]]
* MeaningfulName: Guy's first name is a generic term for a male-which was his role in the show.
** Jason Nesmith shares a last name with Mike Nesmith of TheMonkees. Despite being a major talent in his own right (he won the first Grammy for a music video, has written famous songs and produced popular movies), he's still most recognized for being in a boy band, lip synching, and not playing his own instruments.
* MenActWomenAre: Parodied and exaggerated by Gwen. In the show, her character's ''only job'' on the ship is to make redundant statements to the computer. [[spoiler:The Thermians designed the computer specifically to interface with Gwen, programmed with her emotions and tonal ranges in mind, so this trope is not the case on the real ship. It only gives Jason a MathematiciansAnswer, but tells Gwen exactly what she wants to know.]]
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: [[spoiler:After the crew escape from Sarris' attempt to blow them out of an airlock]].
* MisplacedNamesPoster: This [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm183601920/tt0177789 movie poster]] swaps Tim Allen and Alan Rickman.
* MissingMissionControl: Discussed. Guy only tags along on the planet drop at first because he doesn't want to be "the guy who stays on the ship and gets killed", before realizing he could still be "[[RedShirt the guy who lands on the planet and gets killed after five minutes]]".
* MonsterMunch: Played with. In the original TV show, Guy Fleegman played a OneSceneWonder RedShirt who "got eaten by a lava monster before the first commercial." Because of this, he spends most of the movie [[GenreSavvy freaking out that this is]] ''[[GenreSavvy precisely]]'' [[GenreSavvy what's going to happen to him]] (especially given that [[NominalImportance no one seems to know his last name]]). By the end, though, he's willing to make a HeroicSacrifice to save the ship and the Thermians, and Fred points out that [[WrongGenreSavvy maybe he was really the]] PluckyComicRelief [[WrongGenreSavvy all along]]. In the end, not only does he survive, but [[spoiler: when the show is {{uncancelled}}, he's recast as the Security Chief]].
* MsFanservice: Gwen [=DeMarco=], and she's well aware of it.
-->'''Gwen''': "My TVGuide interview was [[BuxomIsBetter six paragraphs about my boobs]] and [[FormFittingWardrobe how they fit into my suit]]!"
** Worth mentioning: when TVGuide interviewed Jeri Ryan about playing Seven of Nine, a good chunk of the article was about her costume and how exactly she filled it out. Clearly, the writers [[DidDoTheResearch did the research]]...
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: "You broke the ship, you broke the bloody ship!"
* NitroBoost
-->'''Sir Alexander Dane:''' You don't hold the turbo down, it's for quick boosts!\\
'''Jason Nesmith:''' Oh, like ''you'' know!
* NoBiochemicalBarriers: We see species from at least four planets (humans, the Thermians, Sarris's people and the inhabitants of the mining planet) all coexisting comfortably in each other's environments.
* NoEndorHolocaust: The ship at the end crashes into a parking lot and into a crowded convention center. No one being hurt in the process is brought up. TropesAreTools for the RuleOfCool.
* NoNameGiven: Guy was one of these in the show, identified only as "Crew Member #6". His panic over the fact that this was not unconnected to his {{Redshirt}} status leads to him freaking out and apparently forgetting that he actually has a name in real life:
-->'''Gwen''': "Guy, you ''have'' a last name."
-->'''Guy''': "''[[SanitySlippage Do I?]]'' '''[[SanitySlippage DO I?!]]'''"
** If you listen carefully though, you will hear Jason addressing him as "Fleegman" once when they're on the desert planet.
* NoOSHACompliance: Naturally [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], to the point where Gwen wants to kill the writers.
* NobodyHereButUsBirds: While the crew is gathering beryllium on the [[BBCQuarry exotic alien planet]], Guy suggests to use this as a signal when they're about to split into two groups (one to distract the aliens, one to fly the landing craft).
* NominalImportance: Guy [[GenreSavvy freaks out]] when he realizes that nobody knows his last name.
* NotNowKiddo: "Not now, Gwen!"
* NotQuiteDead: Sarris is a die-hard.
* NotSoDifferent: Humans and Sarris's race. Its a huge shock to the Thermians.
* NotSoFinalConfession: As the core detonation timer counts down to 0, Jason has a [[DyingDeclarationOfLove last-second confession]] to make: "Gwen, I've always...". [[CantSpitItOut He doesn't finish the sentence]] but it's written all over the screen. It becomes an AbortedDeclarationOfLove when the countdown stops at 1 and Jason rushes away.
* OffTheShelfFX: Jason explains that the set was just made of plywood, the ship is actually about an inch big, with set pieces made of Christmas tree lights and wire with plastic around it.
* OhCrap: Right after the line [[spoiler: "And what you fail to realize is that ''my'' ship is ''dragging mines!''"]]
** Played straight the first time the cast is transported aboard ship. [[spoiler: Except Fred, who just smiles and goes with it]].
--> [[WasntThatFun "That was a helluva thing."]]
** Also, Jason when he sees the rock monster.
--> [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "Oh darn."]]
** Jason again when he realizes Gwen didn't turn off the communication link with Sarris after gesturing to her.
-->'''Sarris''': Perhaps I'm not as stupid as I am ugly, Commander!
-->'''Jason''': *looks up in OhCrap mode*...I gave you the "kill" gesture.
-->'''Gwen''': Yeah, no, you gave me the "we're dead" signal; I was agreeing with you. Like I know where the hold button is.
* PluckyComicRelief: The TropeNamer. Guy is told that he can survive because he might be this instead of a {{Redshirt}}.
* PostHistoricalTrauma: When Jason tells Mathesar that they're actors while he's on the torture table, Mathesar is distraught. Their culture doesn't understand acting or fiction and are only able to equate it to lying (which itself ''was'' a concept foreign to their culture before [[ObviouslyEvil Sarris]] came along). However, after the crew is successful, Mathesar is convinced they really are the crew, and that Jason was lying to Sarris. Some fan theories say that ''Mathesar'' knew the truth and was lying for the benefit of his crew.
* ThePowerOfActing: Although they end up using their character's skills for real, their acting does come into play a few times.
** Jason and Alex are able to overpower the guards by reenacting one of their scenes: "You're starting to act like you did in episode 17, you scene-stealing hack."
** When Jason is fighting the rock monster, Alexander's advice is to attempt to figure out it's "motivation". One deleted scene shows Alex "entering the mind" of the rock monster through method acting.
* ThePowerOfLove: Fred refuses to use the digital conveyor on Jason ... until Laliari enters the room.
* PrecisionFStrike: Unfortunately, Gwen's aghast reaction to the crushy-chompy things - "Fuck that!" - was dubbed to get a PG rating.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Guy, who formerly played a {{Redshirt}} on the canceled ShowWithinAShow, plays the chief of security on the relaunched series.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Dane, in the minefield. "Could you possibly try Not. To Hit. Every. Single. One?"
* RaceAgainstTheClock:
-->'''ComputerVoice''': "Core implosion estimated in nine minutes."
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Reconstructed. Taggart has the ship launch itself at full speed toward the enemy ship and the enemy notes that with the difference in armor, it would be the ship that's being rammed that would survive, not the ship doing the ramming. However, at the last moment they dodge and allow the mine field they were dragging to take out the enemy ship instead.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: The Thermians.
* RecycledInSpace: ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* RedShirt: Guy spends most of the film terrified that he will die since it was his only role on show. Inverted, in that [[spoiler: when Sarris goes on a killing spree, Guy is the only character ''not'' killed or mortally wounded]].
** He gets upgraded to a supporting character when the show relaunches, even getting name-dropped on the new show's title screen. Although it should be noted that he becomes the security chief, a position held by the late [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Tasha Yar]]...
* ResetButton: The [[spoiler: Omega 13 is a very limited ResetButton as it could turn time back only thirteen seconds]]. Just barely enough time to fix a major mistake. Fortunately, it wasn't a plot ResetButton. The movie was way too good to try that.
** Notable, too, in that the show was canceled before this was discovered, so nobody knows what it does for certain. Rather than rely on the device, the fight's all but over before they use it out of sheer desperation.
* RightBehindMe: The Captain insults Sarris after mistakenly thinking the viewscreen connection was turned off.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: After Jason Nesmith activates the Omega 13 device, [[spoiler: time turns back 13 seconds into the past]]. Jason alone remains aware of the fact that the person who is about enter the bridge [[spoiler:is not really Tech Sergeant Chen but actually Sarris in disguise.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Quellek]]'s death prompts Dane to go on one of these.
* RockMonster: Captain [=McTaggart=] has to fight a rock monster, providing the page quote and image. [[spoiler:It's then teleported up to the ship and begins destroying Sarris's army.]]
* RubberForeheadAliens: Doctor Lazarus is a ''literal'' rubber forehead alien. In fact, Alexander Dane is ''never'' seen without the prosthetic during the entire film, including at home, and even when it's half torn.
* RuleOfCool: Since the original show was cancelled before they showed the Omega 13 in action, Brandon and his fellow hardcore fans have a few different theories as to what the Omega 13 actually does -- some of which are of mere academic interest, and one of which is scarily awesome. Guess which one actually turns out to be right?
* SciFiBobHaircut: The Thermians.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The entire crew when they the last commander under ColdBloodedTorture
* SellingTheShow: Part of the movie was about how the actors had to continue to sell the show despite how they felt about it.
-->'''Jason Nesmith''': You WILL go out there.\\
'''Sir Alexander Dane''': I won't and nothing you say will make me.\\
'''Jason Nesmith''': TheShowMustGoOn.\\
'''Sir Alexander Dane''': ...Damn you.
* SensorSuspense: PlayedForLaughs
-->'''Guy''': "Red thingy moving toward the green thingy... I think we're the green thingy."
* SeriousBusiness: Gwen had ''one'' job on the show. Do '''not''' make light of it. You shouldn't make light of it. '''''Never''''' try to cut an actor's lines.
** 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.
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:Using the Omega 13 to prevent Sarris opening a can of whoop-ass]].
* ShipperOnDeck: Some Questers ship Cmdr. Taggart/Lt. Madison and/or Jason/Gwen (So does Jason).
* ShirtlessScene: Jason Nesmith.
-->'''Gwen''': "And there goes the shirt..."
-->'''Alexander''' (later): "I see you managed to get your shirt off."
* ShoutOut: Where do we ''start?''
** A non-''Star Trek'' one: [[FlightoftheNavigator A young man uses fireworks to provide a visual cue for an alien ship so it knows where to land?]]
** The Thermians are from the [[KlaatuBaradaNikto Klaatu]] nebula.
** 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."
*** Gwen's "It's a trap" line in the opening scene is another reference to ''Film/StarWars'', where [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4qzPbcFiA Admiral Ackbar has the same realization]].
** After surviving his initial encounter with Jason, Sarris gets a ''bolted on'' EyepatchOfPower similiar to General Chang in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''
** Gwen's line about the interview where there were "six paragraphs about how her boobs fit into her costume" is a reference to [[StarTrekVoyager Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine]], who really did have that happen to her.
* TheShowMustGoOn: Used on thespian Sir Alexander Dane to convince him to not flee from a sci-fi convention. He is ''not'' happy about it... [[DoingItForTheArt especially because it works]].
* ShownTheirWork:
** Look up the reactions of real ''Franchise/StarTrek'' cast members to this film some time. Apparently, they're scarily accurate.
** The ShowWithinAShow which is, even if not completely accurate, apparently accurate enough that the aliens were able to build a ship based on it. Another case of ShownTheirWork, by way of knowing that the original shows had, too. ''Franchise/StarTrek'' had some hard science behind it, and when Professor StephenHawking made his cameo on ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', he commented on some of the devices on the show he was working to make real.
** Tommy Weber's controls are based on how he operated them on the show. Fortunately, he had taken the time as a kid to figure out consistent hand gestures. Since Tommy is probably at least partially based on Creator/WilWheaton, this is a straight homage. Wheaton once remarked on [[http://interviews.slashdot.org/interviews/05/06/27/0926218.shtml how pleased he was]] that "his" station in the ''Star Trek Experience'' worked just like it did in the series, which was made possible because [[http://www.sequentialtart.com/archive/may04/wheaton.shtml he had worked out his station's interface]] with Michael Okuda.
** First advertised using a totally in-character [[http://www.thegeektwins.com/2012/11/5-reasons-why-fake-galaxy-quest-fansite.html#.UMCJuNfSjRi fake fansite]].
* ShowWithinAShow: The eponymous ''Galaxy Quest'' is the movie's version of the ''Star Trek'' franchise.
* SickAndWrong: Guy's reaction to Fred and Laliari (who's partially reverted from pretty humanoid to tentacle creature) making out: "That's just not right!"
%%* SiliconBasedLife: Gorignak.
* SixthRanger: Guy, who gets a promotion from RedShirt to crewmember. [[spoiler: Not only in real life, but in the show's eventual resurrection]].
* SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom: "Whoever wrote this episode should DIE!"
* SpaceMines: The Tothian minefield, left standing from the Great War of 12185.
* Creator/StanWinston: Responsible for the [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome marvelous alien effects]] in one of his few notable comedic efforts.
* StatuesqueStunner: Gwen, as she's portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, is over six feet tall.
* StarTrekShake: Subverted by the filmmakers ''really'' shaking the set when the cast go into space; played straight in the clips of the 'show' we get to see.
* StarfishAliens: The Thermians in their native form look like [[RuleThirtyFour an octopus mating with a squid]]. Sarris' insectoid race are standard PeopleInRubberSuits.
* StarfishLanguage: When the Thermians' translators are broken (or not on), their speech sounds like shrieking mixed with NailsOnABlackboard. The DVD release contains a Thermian Language audio track, so you can listen to the ENTIRE MOVIE like this if you wish.
* TheStoner: Fred Kwan.
** Even though the drug references were removed, one might notice he's eating something in every scene, and is asked "are you high?" at one point.
** When the crew first arrive on the real ''Protector'', Fred's teleport membrane releases much more smoke than the others when dropped. ''He was hotboxing his teleport membrane.''
%%* StrangeSalute: The Thermians.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Gwen's uniform, more so after ClothingDamage. In a [[http://youtu.be/9b4s5CfPD4Y?t=2m58s Deleted Scene]], she uses it to her [[InterspeciesRomance advantage]].
* StylisticSuck: The blur effect when the ''Protector'' jumps to hyperspeed.
** 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.
* TapOnTheHead: Mathezar, using his cane to knock out Sarris.
* TakeThat: Sarris is named after movie critic Andrew Sarris, who trashed ''TheNatural'', also produced by Mark Johnson. It's worth noting that the film was produced by Creator/{{Dreamworks}}, the main rival of {{Pixar}}. This led to a subtle, but nevertheless funny bit where the crew lands on an alien planet and the bit from WesternAnimation/ToyStory where Buzz gets his helmet opened for the first time is made fun of. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot It would have been even funnier if]] [[ActorAllusion Nesmith had been the one to open the shuttle]], not Kwan.
* TechnoBabble: Fred is [[BecomingTheMask really growing into his character]] Tech Sgt. Chen with lines like "... if we reconfigure the solar matrix in parallel for endothermic propulsion." There is much more tech talk in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b4s5CfPD4Y deleted scenes]].
* TeleporterAccident: On his first attempt at using the 'digital conveyor', Fred Kwan tries it on a pig-lizard. [[{{Squick}} It doesn't turn out well]]...
** [[spoiler: It turns the pig inside out... and then the poor creature explodes.]]
* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Although mostly {{played straight}}, as the actors have to do all the work (and somewhat {{justified}}, as the Thermians are largely [[SurroundedByIdiots incompetent]]), at one point it's {{averted}} and {{lampshaded}} when it's pointed out that the only thing "Lt. Tawny Madison" actually does is repeat everything the computer says.
--> Look, I have '''one job''' on this lousy ship. It's ''stupid'', but I'm going to do it. Okay?
* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: The ''[[ShowWithinAShow Galaxy Quest]]'' theme features throughout the movie. And it is ''glorious''!
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Jason's quiet "oh darn" when he first sees [[spoiler:the real Gorignak]].
* ThisIsWrongOnSoManyLevels. "Oooh, that's just not right!"
* ThirdTimesTheCharm: [[spoiler: It takes TheTeam three tries before Sarris is finally defeated]].
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Done to two of Sarris's crew.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Played with. The original ''Galaxy Quest'' broadcast served as this for the Thermians, meaning that they're actually more competent than the folks they hero-worship until everyone starts [[TookALevelInBadass taking their respective levels in badass]], and they get their second round of training.
* {{Trekkie}}: The show's fans are their universe's version of this.
* TookALevelInBadass: Everyone becomes more competent over the course of the film; the actors, the Thermians, even Sarris himself [[spoiler: by surviving the explosion of his ship.]]
* TranslatorMicrobes: The Thermians do not speak English. They use a device for that.
* UnfazedEveryman: Fred is the only actor who is not fazed by the teleporation or his crush turning into her true form.
* 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]].
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: And the character who does it actually loses his gun when he rolls.
-->'''Gwen''': (exasperated) Does the rolling help?\\
'''Jason''': Yeah, it helps.\\
'''Gwen''': [[SarcasmMode Where's your gun?]]\\
'''Jason''': ...[[OhCrap Shoot!]]\\
'''Alex''': [[SarcasmMode It helps]].
** Though [[spoiler:it works perfectly at the very end, when Jason deals the death blow to Sarris (with the gun that this time, he ''didn't'' drop)]].
* UnpredictableResults: Nobody knows what the Omega 13 does (the show [[{{Cancellation}} got canceled]] on a CliffHanger), though the die-hard fans have [[WildMassGuessing some theories]]. [[spoiler:One of them turned out to be right]]. [[spoiler: The Thermians based all the technology on what they saw on the show, so Brandon being right was more him having the same conclusion that the Thermians did as they knew no more than what was presented on the show.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: *butterfly wings of doom snap open* "FIIIIIIIIIIIIND THEEEEEEEEEMMMM!"
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: The nerdy kids assisting the crew via vox.
* WasntThatFun: The friendly aliens' method of transporting the protagonists to their ship can be described roughly as "fly them into orbit at high speed with nothing but a huge blob of jello to shield them". Everyone looks thoroughly traumatized and nauseated by this experience, except for the engineer... who just remarks "That was a hell of a thing."
* WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture: Parodied with the main complaining about the lack of pockets.
* WrongGenreSavvy:
** Guy, as mentioned above. 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?
** For the guys sans Fred, when Jason gets left behind on the planet with a rock monster coming after him, and the crew, on board the orbiting ship, tries to help him by giving him advice via communicator. Hmm, could have sworn those suggestions worked in the shows....
-->'''Tommy:''' [[AttackItsWeakPoint Go for the mouth or the throat, its vulnerable spots!]]
-->'''Jason:''' Itís a rock. It doesnít ''have'' any vulnerable spots!
-->'''Guy:''' I know! You construct a weapon. Look around you. Can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?
-->'''Jason:''' A lathe? Get off the line, Guy! Alexander, youíre my adviser. Advise me!
-->'''Alexander:''' Well, youíre just gonna have to figure out what it wants. What is its motivation?
-->'''Jason:''' Itís a rock monster! It doesnít have motivation!
-->'''Alexander:''' See, that's your problem, Jason. You were never serious about the craft.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Gwen laments about her character having a dumb job, and she then freaks out over the obstacle course.
--> '''Gwen''': What is this thing? I mean, [[NoOSHACompliance it serves no useful purpose for there to be a bunch of]] [[SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom chompy, crushy things in the middle of a hallway]]. We shouldn't have to do this! It makes no logical sense, why is it here?\\
'''Jason''': Because it was on the TV show.\\
'''Gwen''': Well, forget it! I'm not doing it! ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny This episode was badly written!]]''
* WildMassGuessing: Done in-universe by fans of the show, particularly regarding the Omega-13. Obviously they came to the same conclusion about it as the Thermians did.
* YouAreNumberSix: Guy's original character is Crewman Number Six. [[spoiler: When the ShowWithinAShow gets rebooted, this is averted as his character is now Chief Of Security.]]
* YouLeaveHimAlone: Jason says this to Sarris when the latter is torturing Mathesar.
* YouLookFamiliar: InUniverse: Guy originally played a [[RedShirt character who was killed off the same episode he was introduced in]]. In the revival, he plays a completely different character, obviously.
* YourFavorite: Played for laughs. The Thermians provide the favorite food of the ''characters'', which is why Sir Alexander Dane gets stuck with [[AlienLunch blood ticks]].
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