* BasedOnATrueStory: There was a now mostly-forgotten Franchise/StarTrek fanfic that had a similar plot. "Visit to a Strange Planet Revisited" was published in the 1970s in ''Star Trek: The New Voyages'', a collection of fanfics edited by Sondra Marshak, Jacqueline Lichtenberg, and Myrna Culbreath. In the story, Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/LeonardNimoy, Creator/DeForestKelley, and Creator/JamesDoohan step on the transporter set, and end up on the '''actual''' ''U.S.S. Enterprise'' in a crisis with the Klingons.
* DeletedScene: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b4s5CfPD4Y Several]], including Fred taking pot, Gwen using DistractedByTheSexy to take out some {{mooks}} and a PlaceboEurekaMoment by an unknown Thermian.
* FakeNationality: Parodied with Arab-American Tony Shalhoub playing Chinese-named Fred Kwan/Sgt. Chen, a reference to Japanese-American George Takei playing totally not Japanese-named Sulu on ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', Englishman Patrick Stewart playing French Jean-Luc Picard on ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'', and Canadian James Doohan playing Scotty, [[CaptainObvious a Scotsman]].
** Kwan isn't even his real name. He visibly squints for the camera in an attempt to make his eyes look Asian.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Justin Long, the Mac Guy (from the "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" commercials) in his first film role as one of the ''Galaxy Quest'' fanboys.
** Also [[TheOffice Dwight Schrute]] (Rainn Wilson) as one of the aliens! And [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Ted Buckland]] (Sam Lloyd) as another!
*** And [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Crewman Daniels]] as a third!
** And [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk]]!
*** He even mentioned how clean the floor of the space ship was.
*** Though the trope applied at the time, audiences would have recognized him as the FunnyForeigner from Wings.
** Alexander is [[Film/DieHard Hans Gruber!]].
*** And the [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves Sheriff of Nottingham]], and [[{{Dogma}} the Metatron]], and [[Film/HarryPotter Severus Snape]]...
**** (You are reading this in Mr. Rickman's bored voice)
** [[Series/VeronicaMars Daddy Mars]] is Mathazar, the head alien!
*** He's also [[Series/StargateSG1 That archaeologist who got captured with Daniel Jackson in Honduras]]!
*** ... and [[{{Series/Flashpoint}} Sgt. Gregory Parker]]!
** Look! [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0567852/ One of the Kids in the Hall]]!
** [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]] certainly got a cushier job.
** [[Series/HomeImprovement Tim "The Tool-Man" Taylor]], [[Film/TheSantaClause Scott Calvin]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] show up too.
** And Sarris himself is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles']] least favorite chaos warlock, Ethan Rayne.
*** Well, it's no wonder that Sarris nearly won, the heroes were going up against [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 the baddest bounty hunter in the Terminus Systems, Zaeed Massani!]]
** Listen closely, [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus Vakarian]] is in this film!
*** He's also in the deleted scene where they're performing ''[[MemeticMutation calibrations]]'' on the Beryllium Sphere.
** Series/MythBusters: Adam, [[http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/kg_nsea_protector_studio_model-019.jpg Grant]], and Tory all did model work for the film.
** [[Film/IronMan2 Justin Hammer]] is the [[GenreSavvy Genre Savvy]] Guy?
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Japanese dub can be considered as HilariousInHindsight by itself, since most of the voice cast are from the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' saga, especially from the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' series, being the Japanese equivalent of ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
** [[Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki Jason Nesmith/Captain Peter Quincy McTaggart was]] ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Captain Bright Noah]]''.
** [[Creator/MamiKoyama Gwen DeMarco/Lt. Tawny Madison is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Kycillia Zabi]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Talia Gladys]].
** [[Creator/UnshoIshizuka Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus of Tev'Meck is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Sergei Smirnov]]
** [[Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi Brandon is]] [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Usso Ewing]]!
** One of the aliens is [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie every Magic Adventures of Mumfie character ever]] except for the two queens!
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Prior to release, this movie was met with disdain by Trek Alumns, who assumed that this was going to be a mean-spirited parody of the show that made them famous and the fans of that show who love them. This perception quickly changed as it became apparent on release that this was instead an AffectionateParody. Some expressed regret that they did not participate on the film in retrospect. Particularly WilWheaton who suggested he could have had a cameo where he insults Tommy Webber for his TeenGenius KidAppealCharacter.
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