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The film also stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver stars as Gwen [=DeMarco=], Creator/AlanRickman as Alexander Dane, Creator/TonyShalhoub as Fred Kwan, Creator/SamRockwell as Guy Fleegman and Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber.

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The film also stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver stars as Gwen [=DeMarco=], Creator/AlanRickman as Alexander Dane, Creator/TonyShalhoub as Fred Kwan, Creator/SamRockwell as Guy Fleegman and Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber.


When the aliens come for his help again since the earlier battle hadn't killed the BigBad, Jason convinces the rest of the cast to come with him. It's soon explained that the aliens, called Thermians, [[AliensStealCable received transmissions]] of the ''Galaxy Quest'' show out in space and thought they were "historical documents" of actual adventures the crew has been on; they've since restructured their entire society to emulate the show and its technology and values. With the cast now acting out their parts for real, they set out to defeat the enemy of the Thermians, Sarris, and get back home in one piece.

The film also stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver stars as Gwen [=DeMarco=], Creator/AlanRickman as Alexander Dane Creator/TonyShalhoub as Fred Kwan, Creator/SamRockwell as Guy Fleegman and Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber.

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When the aliens come for his help again since the earlier battle hadn't killed the BigBad, BigBad Sarris (Robin Sachs), Jason convinces the rest of the cast to come with him. It's soon explained that the aliens, called Thermians, [[AliensStealCable received transmissions]] of the ''Galaxy Quest'' show out in space and thought they were "historical documents" of actual adventures the crew has been on; they've since restructured their entire society to emulate the show and its technology and values. With the cast now acting out their parts for real, they set out to defeat the enemy of the Thermians, Sarris, and get back home in one piece.

The film also stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver stars as Gwen [=DeMarco=], Creator/AlanRickman as Alexander Dane Dane, Creator/TonyShalhoub as Fred Kwan, Creator/SamRockwell as Guy Fleegman and Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber.


Released in 1999, ''Galaxy Quest'' is an AffectionateParody of ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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'').

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Released in 1999, ''Galaxy Quest'' is an AffectionateParody of ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise. The film was directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon.

In 1982, ''Galaxy Quest'', a series [[FictionalCounterpart very much like]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', 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'').
the original series).



The story [[LampshadeHanging hangs lampshades]] on most of its tropes. The film won the UsefulNotes/HugoAward 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 [[SpiritualAdaptation honorary]] ''Star Trek'' film to begin with (especially because including it in the timeline helps keep the StarTrekMovieCurse straight).

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The film also stars Creator/SigourneyWeaver stars as Gwen [=DeMarco=], Creator/AlanRickman as Alexander Dane Creator/TonyShalhoub as Fred Kwan, Creator/SamRockwell as Guy Fleegman and Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber.

The story [[LampshadeHanging hangs lampshades]] on most of its tropes. The film won the UsefulNotes/HugoAward for Best Dramatic Presentation, and the writers Howard and Gordon 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 [[SpiritualAdaptation honorary]] ''Star Trek'' film to begin with (especially because including it in the timeline helps keep the StarTrekMovieCurse straight).



Creator/SigourneyWeaver stars as Gwen, who was the [[BridgeBunnies Bridge Bunny]] on the ''Galaxy Quest'' show. Creator/TonyShalhoub plays chilled-out Fred Kwan. Creator/SamRockwell is Guy, the failed actor who was a RedShirt on one episode of the show. A pre-''Office'' Creator/RainnWilson can be seen as one of the Thermians that goes to Earth to fetch Jason.

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* CurtainCall: Early on, ClassicallyTrainedExtra Alexander is talking to himself backstage about getting three curtain calls as Theatre/RichardIII. The movie ends with a curtain call as well.


** 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.

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** 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 [[CutAndPasteTranslation altered after filming.filming]].


The film's story has been continued sporadically in comic books. There were plans to make a film sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Creator/AlanRickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane. A series in development for Amazon was paused for the same reason, but resumed in August 2017 with Paul Scheer assisting. In 2019 WebVideo/ScreenJunkies released a documentary titled ''Never Surrender'' about the creation of the film, with interviews from the cast and crew.

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The film's story has been continued sporadically in comic books. There were plans to make a film sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Creator/AlanRickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane. A series in development for Amazon was paused for the same reason, but resumed in August 2017 with Paul Scheer assisting. In 2019 WebVideo/ScreenJunkies 2019, ''WebVideo/ScreenJunkies'' released a documentary titled ''Never Surrender'' about the creation of the film, with interviews from the cast and crew.


The film's story has been continued sporadically in comic books. There were plans to make a film sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Creator/AlanRickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane. A series in development for Amazon was paused for the same reason, but resumed in August 2017 with Paul Scheer assisting.

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The film's story has been continued sporadically in comic books. There were plans to make a film sequel, but they were cancelled after the death of Creator/AlanRickman, who played Sir Alexander Dane. A series in development for Amazon was paused for the same reason, but resumed in August 2017 with Paul Scheer assisting.
assisting. In 2019 WebVideo/ScreenJunkies released a documentary titled ''Never Surrender'' about the creation of the film, with interviews from the cast and crew.

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* CrisisOfFaith: The film begins with the cast's loss of faith in the show that made them famous and the fandom with Nesmith being the last to angrily lose faith after his unfortunate trip to the public bathroom. Once the Thermians enter the picture and enlist for their help in an actual space adventure, the cast throughout the film begins to gradually renew their faith in the show.


* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: When Sarris forces Jason to reveal to Mathesar that ''Galaxy Quest'' was a fictional show and that Jason and the others were just actors.]]

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[[spoiler: When Sarris forces Jason to reveal to Mathesar that ''Galaxy Quest'' was a fictional show and that Jason and the others were just actors.]]
** Brandon, the uber fanboy who confront Jason with questions at the beginning, is absolutely crushed when his hero humiliates him in front of his friends over his obsession about fictional facts. [[spoiler:When Jason calls him up later for assistance, he's clearly still hurt but putting up a brave front about having moved on... until Jason tells him he was wrong and it's all real and he needs help, and Brandon immediately bounces back into uber fanboy mode.
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** The Thermians construct a fully-functional, spaceworthy Starship, complete with WarpDrive, holographic communication, and {{Teleportation}}, all based off designs they saw in "Historical Documents" (read: episodes of ''Galaxy Quest''), not realizing that the show was fictional and that none of the technologies portrayed existed.

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** The Thermians construct a fully-functional, spaceworthy Starship, complete with WarpDrive, holographic communication, and {{Teleportation}}, all based off designs they saw in "Historical Documents" (read: episodes of ''Galaxy Quest''), not realizing that the show was fictional and that none of the technologies portrayed existed. The Omega-13 takes it UpToEleven; it's a piece of fantastic {{Phlebotinum}} that can [[spoiler: rewind time]]. It was never shown on-screen what it could do because the original show got cancelled. Which means the Thermians built it with no clear idea of what it was ''supposed'' to do, and no idea what it would do ''even after they built it''.


** The Thermians construct a fully-functional, spaceworthy StarShip, complete with WarpDrive, holographic communication, and {{Teleportation}}, all based off designs they saw in "Historical Documents" (read: episodes of ''Galaxy Quest''), not realizing that the show was fictional and that none of the technologies portrayed existed.

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** The Thermians construct a fully-functional, spaceworthy StarShip, Starship, complete with WarpDrive, holographic communication, and {{Teleportation}}, all based off designs they saw in "Historical Documents" (read: episodes of ''Galaxy Quest''), not realizing that the show was fictional and that none of the technologies portrayed existed.


* 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.

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* 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 Administrivia/TropesAreTools for the RuleOfCool.


* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A rare inversion, with some of the more profane language [[{{Bowdlerize}} getting removed]] and the movie ended up with a PG rating.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: A rare inversion, with some of the more profane language and Gwen ripping open her shirt to show off her breasts [[{{Bowdlerize}} getting removed]] and the movie ended up with a PG rating.

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** PlotArmor: Apparently, Gwen figures none of the main characters are in danger.

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* {{Fanon}}: A bizarre InUniverse example in which the Thermians have no idea what the Omega 13 does, while show fans spew out their theories. Meaning... the Thermians recreated an aspect of the show which part of an AbortedArc thanks to the show's cancellation, but still had the same function the device ''might'' have had, but the writers never revealed.

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