Galaxy Quest

For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA protector – “Commander Peter Quincy Taggart” (Tim Allen), “Lt. Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver) and “Dr.Lazarus” (Alan Rickman) – set off on a thrilling and often dangerous mission in space…and then their series was cancelled! Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for “historical documents” and beam up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives.
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Film Cast:

  • Jason Nesmith: Tim Allen
  • Gwen DeMarco: Sigourney Weaver
  • Alexander Dane: Alan Rickman
  • Fred Kwan: Tony Shalhoub
  • Guy Fleegman: Sam Rockwell
  • Tommy Webber: Daryl Mitchell
  • Mathesar: Enrico Colantoni
  • Sarris: Robin Sachs
  • Teb: Jed Rees
  • Brandon: Justin Long
  • Laliari: Missi Pyle
  • Quellek: Patrick Breen
  • Kyle: Jeremy Howard
  • Neru: Sam Lloyd
  • Lahnk: Rainn Wilson
  • Excited Alien: J.P. Manoux
  • Nervous Tech: Dian Bachar
  • Brandon’s Mom: Heidi Swedberg
  • Announcer (as Kevin Hamilton McDonald): Kevin McDonald
  • Katelyn: Kaitlin Cullum
  • Hollister: Jonathan Feyer
  • Young Tommy: Corbin Bleu
  • Sarris’ Guard: Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
  • Warrior Alien: Joel McKinnon Miller
  • Teen in the Bathroom #2: Todd Giebenhain
  • Reporter: Jerry Penacoli
  • Shy Girl: Jennifer Manley
  • Technician #1: Matt Winston
  • Sarri’s Guard (uncredited): Marcio Rosario
  • Fan #2: Morgan Rusler

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Debra Zane
  • Casting Associate: Terri Taylor
  • Production Design: Linda DeScenna
  • Sound Designer: Richard Beggs
  • Orchestrator: David Newman
  • Boom Operator: Nicholas R. Allen
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Johnson
  • Producer: Mark Johnson
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Tim Holland
  • Set Designer: Robert Fechtman
  • Production Coordinator: Debra James
  • Costume Design: Albert Wolsky
  • Assistant Costume Designer: George L. Little
  • Music Supervisor: Jeff Carson
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Keith Marbory
  • Makeup Artist: Rick Stratton
  • Director of Photography: Jerzy Zielinski
  • Director: Dean Parisot
  • Screenplay: David Howard
  • Unit Production Manager: Charles Newirth
  • Editor: Don Zimmerman
  • Art Direction: James Nedza
  • Set Decoration: Ric McElvin
  • Makeup Artist: Bill Corso
  • Music Editor: J.J. George
  • Special Effects: William N. Greene III
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Mat Beck
  • Visual Effects: David S. Dranitzke
  • Second Unit Director: Andy Armstrong
  • Assistant Director: James Armstrong
  • Assistant Art Director: Sally Thornton
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Steve LaPorte
  • Second Unit Director: Stefen Fangmeier
  • Hairstylist: Alan D’Angerio
  • Screenplay: Robert Gordon
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: David Boyd
  • Set Designer: Dawn Swiderski
  • Associate Producer: Allegra Clegg
  • Makeup Effects: Stan Winston
  • Second Unit First Assistant Director: Michele Panelli-Venetis
  • Gaffer: Rafael E. Sánchez
  • Concept Artist: Wayne D. Barlowe
  • Second Assistant Director: Phil Dupont
  • Stunt Double: Toby Holguin
  • Makeup Department Head: Ve Neill
  • Foley Artist: Margie O’Malley
  • Stunt Double: John Casino
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Douglas Noe
  • Costume Supervisor: Robert Q. Mathews
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Lora Hirschberg
  • Makeup Artist: Hallie D’Amore
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Chris Hanson
  • Assistant Property Master: Andrew Petrotta
  • Hair Department Head: Joy Zapata
  • Post Production Supervisor: Erica Frauman
  • Modeling: Tory Belleci
  • Script Supervisor: Kerry Lyn McKissick
  • Stunts: Tanner Gill
  • Foley Artist: Marnie Moore
  • ADR Editor: Jayme S. Parker
  • Still Photographer: Murray Close
  • Sound Effects Editor: Tim Nielsen
  • Camera Operator: William D. Barber
  • ADR Supervisor: Hugh Waddell
  • Property Master: Jerry Moss
  • Dialogue Editor: Ewa Sztompke
  • Camera Operator: Tom Connole
  • ADR Editor: Jessica Gallavan
  • Unit Publicist: Alex L. Worman
  • Sound Effects Editor: J.R. Grubbs
  • Makeup Artist: Deborah Rutherford
  • Color Timer: Dale E. Grahn
  • Makeup Artist: Roxy D’Alonzo
  • Sound Effects Editor: Karen G. Wilson
  • Dialogue Editor: Claire Graybill
  • Costume Coordinator: Butch West
  • Prosthetics: Brian Penikas
  • Makeup Artist: Mark Landon
  • Second Assistant Camera: Kirby Washington
  • Key Costumer: Mari Grimaud
  • Production Sound Mixer: Lee Orloff
  • Art Department Coordinator: Ashley Fardys
  • Foley Editor: Bruce Lacey
  • Leadman: Nancy Gilmore
  • Foley Recordist: Frank Rinella
  • Sculptor: Thomas Meikle
  • ADR Mixer: Dean Drabin
  • Rigging Gaffer: Glenn Corbett
  • Stunt Double: Lesley Aletter
  • First Assistant Director: Vincent Lascoumes
  • Negative Cutter: Gary Burritt
  • Key Grip: Brian H. Reynolds
  • Dolly Grip: Fred Cooper
  • Production Accountant: Cheryl A. Stone
  • Stunt Double: Kofi Elam
  • Lighting Technician: Alejandro J. Castillo
  • Associate Producer: Janet Lewin
  • ADR Recordist: Cary Stratton
  • Makeup Artist: Gilbert A. Mosko
  • Post Production Coordinator: Sven E. Fahlgren
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Paul LaZebnik
  • Assistant Camera: Duane Mieliwocki
  • Makeup Artist: Marie Del Prete
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Kristin Killey
  • First Assistant Camera: Brian LeGrady
  • Production Secretary: Christi Robbins

Movie Reviews:

  • write2topcat: If you are thinking this sounds like a spoof of Star Trek you’re on the right track. Tim Allen (Home Improvement, Last Man Standing) adds his brilliant comedic contribution to this star studded cast which includes Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Alan Rickman, and Sam Rockwell. They are the aging stars of the one time hit TV series Galaxy Quest. None of them have worked much since the series ended and they make a meager living reprising their characters at various sci fi conventions, or worse, store openings. Tim Allen loves appearing for die hard fans of the show as “Commander Jason Nesmith”, but none of the other cast members are very thrilled about these appearances, and resent the attention the “Commander” receives.
    The cast finds a high quality mock up of the show’s space ship at a store opening appearance, as well as some “extras” who are nothing if not ‘in character’ as members of an alien race seeking help from the famous crew.
    Before they realize what has happened they find themselves in space on a real life adventure. This is a FUNNY movie which had me laughing to the end. I was really sorry when it was over, I loved it that much.
  • Kamurai: Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend, especially for Star Trek fans.

    This has a sufficiently high production value, but I think a lot of the budge went to hiring the cast, and building the locations, especially the ship. It’s probably the chief reason why (at least I feel it is the case) people have wanted to do spoofs of Star Trek since the original series, but only “Galaxy Quest” and “The Orville” have really made the attempt. Usually the reaction is to take it in its own serious direction, like Babylon 5, and even “The Orville” lands in between.

    I think my favorite aspect of this movie is that it’s actually very similar to “The Invention of Lying” where not only does an alien race build a starship, hands it to Terrans, and then we just keep up the ruse so we can have a starship. While I think the more interesting aspect is the same things that we see in “Star Trek”: the interactions between xenos and Terrans and the reflective aspects of humanity, the audience is quickly reminded that it’s a comedy throughout the movie.

    Everyone of the actors is funny, there’s even a young Justin Long here, and while there is sufficient action / drama to move the story forward with some substance, it’s the comedy that you’re going to remember here. Alan Rickman and Tim Allen fighting, Sigourney Weaver translating from human to ship, and general awkwardness of situation.

    It’s a good watch, and I think that whether or not you’re a fan of “Star Trek”, then I think there is something at which you can laugh.

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