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.
When the crew first arrives on the Protector, they are given a tour. If you listen carefully, you can hear Tech Sergeant Chen (played by Tony Shalhoub) comment on how clean the floors are. This mirrors something the OCD character Shalhoub would play on the television series Monk (2002) might say, three years after this film's release.
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! They're ...
Lt. Tawny Madison: A...
When Laredo/Tommy Webber is starting to take the Protector out of the spacedock, the computer initially is on, then goes off a few seconds later, and then goes on again.
At the end of the closing credits, Enrico Colantoni, as Mathesar, says "Never give up... Never surrender!".
The Region 1 DVD release includes an alien soundtrack option, that allows viewers to watch the movie dubbed into the strange alien language used in the movie.
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