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Galaxy Quest Details


A team of intrepid adventurers travels through the outer reaches of the galaxy, each week finding excitement and adventure on Galaxy Quest! Or at least that's the way it was in the mid-1970s, when brave if reckless Captain Peter Quincy Taggart, lovely Lieutenant Tawny Madison, and inscrutable alien Dr. Lazarus were the leaders of an interstellar law enforcement team on the TV series of that name. Twenty years later, the show is still in reruns, and Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) prop up their sagging careers by making appearances at sci-fi conventions, where they grudgingly shake hands and give autographs for the show's socially inept following. However, it turns out that nerdy sci-fi fans aren't the only ones watching: somewhere in another solar system, a group of alien rebels living under a regime of violence and repression have picked up broadcasts of Galaxy Quest, and they aren't aware that it's fiction. They travel to Earth and encounter the Galaxy Quest cast, who figure that they're just another bunch of guys who like to dress funny. However, they soon realize that they're being hired not for another autograph-signing session but for a real-life outer space rescue mission. Galaxy Quest was directed by Dean Parisot, who had a background in TV directing before his theatrical debut with the dark comedy Dean Parisot. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 23, 1999


Tim Allen
as Jason Nesmith
Sigourney Weaver
as Gwen DeMarco
Alan Rickman
as Alexander Dane
Tony Shalhoub
as Fred Kwan
Sam Rockwell
as Guy Fleegman
Daryl Mitchell
as Tommy Webber
Enrico Colantoni
as Mathesar
Robin Sachs
as Sarris
Patrick Breen
as Quellek
Missi Pyle
as Laliari
Jed Rees
as Teb
Justin Long
as Brandon
Jeffrey Howard
as Kyle
Kaitlin Cullum
as Katelyn
Kevin McDonald
as Announcer


Dean Parisot
Charles James Newirth
David Howard
Screen Story
David Howard
Robert Gordon
Jerzy Zielinski
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Don Zimmerman
Linda de Scenna
Production Designer
Jim Nedza
Art Director
Sona Gourgouris
Suzann Ellis
Allegra Clegg
Associate Producer
Elizabeth Cantillon
Executive Producer
Ric Mcelvin
Set Designer
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Lee Orloff
Sound/Sound Designer
Stan Winston
Special Effects
Vincent Lascoumes
First Assistant Director
Debra Zane
Stefen Fangmeier
Second Unit Director
David Boyd
Second Unit Camera
David Drzewiecki
Second Unit Camera
Stan Winston
Makeup Special Effects
Stan Winston
Creature Effects
Bill George
Visual Effects Supervisor