five years after sci-fi tv show Galaxy Quest is cancelled
its principal actors are still living off the proceeds of
convention guest appearances. Then they are approached by
aliens from a distant galaxy who have mistaken the actors
televised expoits as historical documents. The crew of the
NSEA Protector are thrust back into space exploration, but
this time they are playing for real...
any number of sci-fi shows and pokes fun, rather well, at
die hard fans of these shows. Tim Allen (as Commander Peter
Quicy Taggart) does a great William Shatner impression (without
really trying) and Sigourney Weaver (as Lt. Tawny Madison)
reflects the sexist nature of female characters in old sci-fi
shows (short skirts in Star Trek and screaming at the
first sign of danger in just about every other show).
complaint about the UK disc is that it is presented poorly
when compared with the US version. The US disc has animated
menus while the UK tries to fob us off with pretty mediocre
static menus. The US disc also has an amusing Thermian audio
track (with the dialogue dubbed for a Thermian audience).
And where is the Omega 13 easter egg that was present with
the US disc? These omissions are inexcusable. The US disc
was available even before the movie played in UK cinemas.
Why the Brits have to have there own - substandard - menus
when those from the US disc could have simply been used is
film, but badly presented in the UK!