"Never give up, never surrender." Directed by Dean Parisot from a script penned by David Howard and Robert Gordon, Galaxy Quest was a sci-fi film conceived as an awesome parody of Star Trek and its fandom that opened in theaters in 1999.
Galaxy Quest sadly wasn't the box office smash it should have been, although it received some excellent reviews. But it was via DVD and cable that the film achieved cult classic status in the eyes of Trekkies (and lay people) everywhere. Heck, they even voted Galaxy Quest the seventh best Star Trek film of all time!
The movie followed a group of actors played by Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, the late Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell, who used to play a starship crew on a former sci-fi TV show and now spend their days doing convention appearances. Mistakenly taken for the real deal by a group of aliens called Thermians (who watched every episode thinking it was a documentary), they are kidnapped in the hopes that the "crew of the NSEA Protector" can save them from the evil Fatu-Krey aliens.
Now, as some of you may already know, Galaxy Quest is also about to become a real TV show on Amazon, with Paul Scheer currently attached to write the script for the new series that's meant to be a continuation of the 1999 film with the original characters (minus Rickman).
The movie also celebrated its 18th anniversary on December 25, so SYFY WIRE has prepared a special gift for you by taking a look at everything you didn't know about Galaxy Quest. By Grabthar's hammer, by the Sons of Warvan,
you shall be avenged! check out our video below...
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.