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Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest
Directed By Dean Parisot
Screenplay By Robert Gordon, David Howard
Cast Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell
Produced By Charles Newirth, Mark Johnson
Film Editing By Don Zimmerman
Cinematography By Jerzy Zielinski
Music By David Newman
Country

United States

Language

English

Release Date

December 25, 1999

Runtime

102 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

DreamWorks Pictures

Budget $45,000,000
Gross $90,683,916


Plot

Once upon a time, Galaxy Quest was an incredibly popular science fiction television show. Then it got cancelled but unlike most shows, it attained cult status and now, eighteen years later, the cast of actors find themselves unable to escape it. Forever typecasted by their performances and unable to find other work, they make a meager living opening electronic stores and appearing at Galaxy Quest Conventions. Until their biggest fans show up.

A highly advanced alien species known as the Thermians (with no concept of fiction) have seen the old broadcasts of Galaxy Quest and have assumed their shows are 'historical documents' and modeled their entire society based on the peaceful ethos and high-minded principles of the Questers. But the pacifistic Therians find themselves overwhelmed in a war against a race of tyrannical alien overlords led by Sarris. Desperate for help, they have come to Earth fully expecting their legendary 'heroes' to save them.

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