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Old 03-29-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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Indeed! When I think of the typical Trekkie, I am reminded of Galaxy Quest.smile.gif
LOL, I need to pull GQ off the shelf for another viewing (right before this movie hits wink.gif).
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LOL, I need to pull GQ off the shelf for a another viewing (right before this movie hits wink.gif).

The Galaxy Quest BD is in my library. It is a comedy classic, the greatest spoof of the Star Trek phenomenon ever made. It is filled with wonderful performances, one of the best of them being that of Enrico Colantoni as a weird but weirdly lovable alien.
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The Galaxy Quest BD is in my library. It is a comedy classic, the greatest spoof of the Star Trek phenomenon ever made. It is filled with wonderful performances, one of the best of them being that of Enrico Colantoni as a weird but weirdly lovable alien.

Another film I've never seen.

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Another film I've never seen.
A must-see for ST fans or just fans of sci-fi in general.
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Galaxy Quest is anything but a film just for Trekkies or Trekkie haters. It is snarky but also warm and goodnatured. It is filled with terrific performances, its large ensemble cast could have hardly been better. Highly recommended! 8 Stars out of 10. If Star Trek 2 can come anywhere close to being as much fun as Galaxy Quest was, we are in for a treat.
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Another film I've never seen.

Same here. I need to check this out. Just put it up top of my que.
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Same here. I need to check this out. Just put it up top of my que.
Though Gwsat says differently, I respectfully disagree. Galaxy Quest is just some mindless fun that most likely only appeals to those familiar with Star Trek. That's based off my non-nerd friends not "getting it". Loved Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell in it.

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A must-see for ST fans or just fans of sci-fi in general.
Indeed. Great movie...
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The primary reason I claimed rather firmly that Galaxy Quest had universal appeal was that I loved it, despite never having had much more than a passing interest in either the Star Trek TV shows or the movie spinoffs. A notable exception is the Abrams Star Trek reboot. I am very fond of it and own the BD.
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Though Gwsat says differently, I respectfully disagree. Galaxy Quest is just some mindless fun that most likely only appeals to those familiar with Star Trek. That's based off my non-nerd friends not "getting it". Loved Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell in it.

I would agree. The obsessed fans that turn out 18 years after the series is cancelled are reminiscent of what still goes on. Everything about it screams Star Trek. That doesn’t mean you have to be a Trekkie to see it or like it, but I’m confident most are ardent fans of the TV series and movies.

Spaceballs is another great parody - Star Wars.
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Though Gwsat says differently, I respectfully disagree. Galaxy Quest is just some mindless fun that most likely only appeals to those familiar with Star Trek. That's based off my non-nerd friends not "getting it".
Stephen, if you have "friends" who don't know ST, it's time to get new friends.
In the U.S. of A., ONLY commies and pinkos don't know ST.

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Spaceballs is another great parody - Star Wars.
I tried to re-watch some MB recently, but it has lost most of its luster with me....as has Woody Allen.
It doesn't seem to translate too well to the 21st century.....
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Though Gwsat says differently, I respectfully disagree. Galaxy Quest is just some mindless fun that most likely only appeals to those familiar with Star Trek. That's based off my non-nerd friends not "getting it". Loved Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell in it.

Hhhmmmmm....not sure how this will play out for me. I know basically nothing about ST as far as the tv show, but I love spoof type films. I will report back.
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Hhhmmmmm....not sure how this will play out for me. I know basically nothing about ST as far as the tv show, but I love spoof type films. I will report back.

Same Ive never watched the tv show. You will hire this out before me Todd ill read your review first smile.gif

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Same Ive never watched the tv show. You will hire this out before me Todd ill read your review first smile.gif

I will take one for the team and let you know if it is worth it! biggrin.gif Should get it next week.
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Though Gwsat says differently, I respectfully disagree. Galaxy Quest is just some mindless fun that most likely only appeals to those familiar with Star Trek. That's based off my non-nerd friends not "getting it". Loved Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell in it.

Agreed. This is very much a niche movie for but a quality one none the less. If you're at the very least a casual Trek fan, you'll likely enjoy Galaxy Quest. It's a spoof movie but not to the extreme as Spaceballs. The highlight of the movie is the ENTIRE cast.

I will add....Think a less silly Spaceballs that takes itself just a little bit more seriously in an earth based story similar to that of The Last Starfighter. Remember that one?! wink.gifbiggrin.gif
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Galaxy Quest is a fun one. Rickman always excels in his roles. Plus Sigourney Weaver actually looks hot in this. wink.gif

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IGN AU Review

They gave it an 8.0 out of 10. Can't wait!

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They gave it an 8.0 out of 10. Can't wait!

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They gave it an 8.0 out of 10. Can't wait!

Thanks for the link! The review encourages me to believe that Abrams has done it again. I thought so highly of his original Star Trek film, I bought the BD and have now watched it several times. (What can I say? A lot of lens flare doesn't bother me much.smile.gif) The prospect of the second film is enhanced by the addition of the never less than terrific Benedict Cumberbatch to what was already an outstanding ensemble cast. I have my game face on for this film!
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From the review it seems that the exploration side of Star Trek (boldly go where no one has gone before) is not as commercially viable these days as action-adventure aspect, which is what Star Trek has become in its current incarnation. In an old interview, the writers of the previous film talked about discussing which direction to take the sequel (exploration vs action), since they had already done a revenge-action story with the first film. But it looks like they're sticking to action after all.

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I can't wait for them to merge the Star Trek Star Wars universes!

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From the review it seems that the exploration side of Star Trek (boldly go where no one has gone before) is not as commercially viable these days as action-adventure aspect, which is what Star Trek has become in its current incarnation. In an old interview, the writers of the previous film talked about discussing which direction to take the sequel (exploration vs action), since they had already done a revenge-action story with the first film. But it looks like they're sticking to action after all.

To be fair, this has been the case since Wrath of Khan. The only Star Trek movie in the "exploration" mode is the first one, which everybody except me seems to hate.

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Agree - Pretty much all movies of this type are stuck with only one item
on the menu these days.
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Thanks for the link! The review encourages me to believe that Abrams has done it again. I thought so highly of his original Star Trek film, I bought the BD and have now watched it several times. (What can I say? A lot of lens flare doesn't bother me much.smile.gif) The prospect of the second film is enhanced by the addition of the never less than terrific Benedict Cumberbatch to what was already an outstanding ensemble cast. I have my game face on for this film!

Same here! Looking forward to it.
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Stuff.co.nz review They gave it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars, so they really liked it.

Apparently it's being released in Australia/NZ a week earlier than in the US so reviews are starting to pop up. Just Google them.

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To be fair, this has been the case since Wrath of Khan. The only Star Trek movie in the "exploration" mode is the first one, which everybody except me seems to hate.

I'm with you on enjoying STTMP. It's possibly my favorite Star Trek movie due to it's tapping into the science/exploration tone of Star Trek.
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Next week its released might have to go and watch it.

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Stuff.co.nz review They gave it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars, so they really liked it.

Apparently it's being released in Australia/NZ a week earlier than in the US so reviews are starting to pop up. Just Google them.

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