For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space. Then their television series was cancelled. Nearly twenty years later, the five stars of the classic sci-fi series Galaxy Quest are still in costume, making appearances at science fiction conventions for legions of faithful fans. But some of those fans have a little too much faith. The Thermians, a race of aliens from the Klatu Nebula, have mistaken intercepted television transmissions of the show for historical documents. Arriving on earth, they whisk Commander Peter Quincy Taggart and his crew into space to help them defeat an all-too-real and very deadly adversary… Galaxy Quest, a science fiction action comedy from director Dean Parisot (Home Fries), brings a new twist to the classic “fish-out-of-water” story. A bunch of egocentric, jealous, self-involved actors are sent on a real mission in outer space. Leader of the pack is Tv’s Home Improvement star Tim Allen, starring as Jason Nesmith, the actor who plays Commander Peter Quincy Taggart. Space Travel is nothing new for Sigourney “Alien” Weaver as Gwen DeMarco and her alter ego, lovely communications officer Lieutenant Tawny Madison. Alan Rickman (Die Hard, Robin Hood) is Alexander Dane, a self-styled Shakespearean actor, now forever identified with his series role as the half-humanoid, half-reptilian Dr. Lazarus. The film’s alien make-up and animatronic effects were handled by multiple Oscar-winning special effects wizard Stan Winston (Aliens, Terminator II, Jurassic Park).

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