Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Dean Parisot (1999)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
In this enormously entertaining send-up of the Star Trek universe, a bunch of actors from a cult sci-fi TV show are mistaken for the real thing and recruited to defend a dying alien race. It's an inspired premise, fired into orbit by a fantastic script, sublime visual effects and an absolutely perfect cast, including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, who's hysterical as a grumpy British actor who hates his half-reptilian character, Dr Lazarus. The story is so cleverly executed and the characters so beautifully fleshed-out that it not only succeeds as a Trek spoof, a satire on the acting profession and a parody of science-fiction fans, but also as an engaging, original space saga in its own right.


The cast of a cancelled sci-fi series are reduced to a life of conventions and public appearances, only to find themselves genuinely transported into space. Naive aliens have mistaken the show for real life and want the actors to help defend them from an evil extraterrestrial warlord. Sci-fi comedy, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell.

Cast & Crew

Jason Nesmith/Cdr Peter Quincy Taggart Tim Allen
Gwen DeMarco/Lt Tawny Madison Sigourney Weaver
Alexander Dane/Dr Lazarus Alan Rickman
Guy Fleegman Sam Rockwell
Fred Kwan/Tech Sgt Chen Tony Shalhoub
Sarris Robin Sachs
Tommy Webber/Laredo Daryl Mitchell
Mathesar Enrico Colantoni
Quellek Patrick Breen
Lallari Missi Pyle
Teb Jed Rees
Director Dean Parisot
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy