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.
The scene when Tim Allen is in a men's room overhearing how the cast of Galaxy Quest are nobodies and all the co-stars can't stand him mirrors an actual event in William Shatner's life. He discovered the exact same things about himself when he attended a 1986 convention.
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 ...
Sarris' original interest in the Protector is the Omega 13, but after he captures the ship, he plans to blow her up without taking the device, despite the fact that everything on the ship works. However, at this point Nesmith has explained that it was a television series and that the actors don't know what the Omega 13 does, so even though everything else on the ship works, Sarris no longer believes that the Omega 13 is real.
At the end of the closing credits, Enrico Colantoni, as Mathesar, says "Never give up... Never surrender!".
$7,012,630 (USA) (26 December 1999)
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