9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A brilliant parody of Sci Fi TV series,
This review is from: Galaxy Quest [DVD]  (DVD)
This is a hilarious, clever movie which sends up popular Sci Fi TV series such as Star Trek, and especially the kind of die hard fans that such series attract. However, although it is poking fun, it does so gently and with affection.
The basic storyline is that a group of slightly over the hill actors from a famous Sci Fi show find themselves in deep trouble when a group of fans they meet turn out to be aliens from another planet who have been watching the series from space and think it is a "historical document". They need help from the actors to battle an evil alien lord, and they must do their best not to completely muck it up, all whilst bickering amongst themselves and dealing with their other fans.
What makes this film so good is that it is spot on with its little details. Anyone who has seen any Star Trek will recognise Shatner in Tim Allens character, and Alan Rickman is a "real" English actor who is frustrated by his side kick role (which is blatantly a Spock tribute). Having Sigourney Weaver play the on-board eye candy was also a stroke of genius ("Well forget it! I'm not doing it! This episode was badly written!"). The dialogue is really funny, and there is a laugh a minute - you will be quoting it long after the movie is over.
Ultimately though, this is a feel good movie about beating the bad guys, and the geeks certainly do triumph in the end. If you have ever watched any kind of Sci Fi TV show and enjoyed it, watch this immediately!