* Mathesar's undiminished faith in Nesmith, despite being captured and tortured by Sarris, is so touching.
--> '''Mathesar''': (''Sarris's men bring Jason and the others into the room'') Commander, thank God you're alive. Now you will face justice, Sarris...
* Alexander finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7bo_A6XnUU#t=1m35s uttering his catchphrase on his own accord]], and ''meaning it''.
* Tommy putting so much effort into "re-learning" how to fly the ship, when he's finally convinced that it matters.
* Fred convincing Guy that he's not the [[RedShirt "throw-away extra guy"]].
** And even right before that; Guy's weakening voice and legs show he's still as terrified of his (perceived) fate as before, but Guy [[HeroicSacrifice has decided to accept it to save the rest of the cast and crew]]).
** When the show gets rebooted, Guy becomes a AscendedExtra with a badass name to boot.
* On the alien planet, in a blink and you'll miss it moment, Jason shows that yes, he DOES know Guy's last name.
* At the end of the film, the team has had a DynamicEntry into the side of a convention centre, with [[spoiler:Sarris dead]] and the fans ecstatic. Jason goes forward to bow, but then remembers that his team are there and tells them to all come forth, as he feels that they equally deserve the applause. They gladly accept, at which point Jason kisses Gwen. Contrast to the beginning of the film, when they were almost all reluctant to be there, Jason was hogging the limelight and Gwen couldn't stand him at all.
** And as a metatextual heartwarming moment, we have Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Missi Pyle (Laliari), taking ''their'' bows, which is something film actors rarely get the opportunity to do on-screen.
* Brandon and his friends, and the way the movie treats them. These aren't useless, pathetic geeks wasting their lives in a juvenile fantasy; they're intelligent people with strong interpersonal friendships, who have an incredible amount of passion for a show that has been empirically proven to ''change lives'' and make people (aliens, in this case) believe in friendship, loyalty, courage, and a better future. It's a love letter to Trekkies and their devotion to the show. ''The fans save the day''. And they save it solely because instead of just shrugging the whole thing off as just a stupid TV show, they connected with it on a deeply emotional level and ''created'' something wonderful.
** On a meta level, the exchange between Brandon and Jason just adds to this--because while the events portrayed in the show obviously didn't really happen, the themes and the emotion that went into it were ''real''.
--> '''Brandon''': "I'm not some kind of brain case, okay? Of course I understand that it's all just a TV show, there's no ship--"
--> '''Jason''': Brandon. Brandon! It's all real.
--> '''Brandon''': Oh my God I knew it. I KNEW IT!
* One for the con scenes, take a good look at the crowds in each of the cons. The con has people of all walks of life there: Men, women, children, married people, single couples, cosplayers, and so many more. It would've been so easy to show the fans as a bunch of overweight, under-washed neckbeards, but they didn't. They instead showed the truth, that fans come in all shapes and sizes.
* One of the reasons Patrick Stewart, before finding out it was an AffectionateParody, didn't want to see the movie was because he thought it would mock Star Trek fans.
* After experiencing a tearjerking in-universe CreatorBreakdown in which he angrily admits to Brandon that ''Galaxy Quest'' is nothing more, but a dumb television show, nothing more, nothing less and just as when Jason drunkenly prepares for the inevitability of the dull reality of his fandom and the fact he's nothing more, but a pathetic sideshow shadow of his once truly successful acting self while probably thinking IWishItWereReal, Jason's faith in ''Galaxy Quest'' and his role's recognition has been restored more then ever after experiencing the real deal created by an alien species and despite being initially freaked out, but astonished upon first discovering this, becomes genuinely happy and excitable like a child whose imagination turns into reality that it's no longer a television show and begins to embrace the fiction becoming real and he gets to play his role again in an actual space adventure.
** Despite starting out an egomaniac, [[PetTheDog Jason then attempts to share his experience with his resentful co-stars (including most resentful Alexander Dane)]] in order to restore their faith in ''Galaxy Quest'' as well. Although they initially naturally disbelieved him, as well as his lack of evidence (in which Jason had until he accidentally lost it to a passing Brandon), but when they agree, thinking it's just another acting job, they themselves were freaked out initially once realizing Jason, who's delighted to see his co-stars joining him after all, was telling the truth.
** Also, just as Brandon was about to accept Jason's initial tirade as a JerkassHasAPoint statement for ''Galaxy Quest'' [[FlatEarthAtheist just being a show to not get worked up on]], Jason contacts him for his help and renewed his faith by taking back for what he said to him earlier and saying it's all real and Brandon's response: "IKnewIt!"
* Earlier while trying to explain to the Thermians that ''Galaxy Quest'' is just a show, despite their resentment of their fandom that they grew over the years, especially Alexander, they tried to break it down to them gently without any mean-spiritness or being so flippant that should be expected from actors who disliked being remembered for a certain show. Even when Sarris held them and Mathesar captive during their DarkestHour, Jason became the most reluctant to break it down to the usually happy-go-lucky Mathesar, who then goes into a HeroicBSOD when realizing it.
* Nesmith's farewell to Mathesar:
-->'''Mathesar:''' We were hoping you could come with us. Our people have no commander.\\
'''Nesmith:''' Mathesar, I think your people have a ''great'' commander, sir. ''[[PassingTheTorch (salutes him)]]''