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.
Industrial Light & Magic made two CGI models of the N.S.E.A. Protector. One was used for scenes from the original television episodes, and was deliberately designed to look a little dated and low tech. The other model, depicting the real working ship built by the Thermians had much more detail.
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...
While fighting the rock creature, Taggart loses his shirt before being thrown far away from it. After he is digitized to the ship, someone hands him a shirt and it is the same one that he left on the planet.
In the DVD extras, the actor who plays Brandon, Justin Long, is identified as BRANDON Long.
Regrettably, the 20th anniversary restoration recently screened at Paramount used the DVD version, thus it goes from 1.37 to 2.35, including the 20 minutes or so that are supposed to be shown at 1.85.
$7,012,630 26 December 1999
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