PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
Sam Lloyd and Matt Winston, who appear together as Thermian crew members, later appeared on Scrubs (2001), with Lloyd as Ted Buckland and Winston as Dr. Jeffrey Steadman. Winston also appeared, around the same time, on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) as a recurring character. Sam Lloyd is the nephew of Christopher Lloyd, who played a huge fan of Star Trek (1966) on Taxi (1978), and a Klingon commander in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).
Exiting the time knot now, Sir.
Tech Sgt. Chen: We're alive.
Laredo: We made it, Commander. We made it.
Dr. Lazarus: By Grabthar's hammer, we live to tell the tale.
Voice of Computer: Systems registering functional.
Lt. Tawny Madison: All systems are working, Commander.
Commander Peter Quincy Taggart: I don't like it. It was too easy.
Laredo: Wait. Oh, no! ...
Lt. Tawny Madison: A ...
The first time Sarris enters disguised as Fred, his arms are at his sides and he reaches for his gun. The second time, his right arm is behind him holding the gun.
At the end of the closing credits, Enrico Colantoni, as Mathesar, says "Never give up... Never surrender!".
The theatrical version was screened at three different aspect ratios: the early scenes, featuring clips of the TV series, were shown at 1.33:1; the initial part of the story, set on Earth, was framed at 1.85:1; the scenes set in outer space were screened at 2.35:1. The DVD release keeps only the initial 1.33:1 full frame scenes, then shows the rest of the film at the wider aspect ratio of 2.35:1. This was done on purpose because director Dean Parisot felt it played better on home video screens.
$7,012,630 (USA) (26 December 1999)