Question re: Galaxy Quest & Star Trek?...

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  1. todd s

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    I was just watching this movie again on TNT. And I remember how funny it is. And how close they are in catching the devotion of the Trek fans.

    Just curious if anyone knows if any of the Trek cast ever made any comments regarding this movie?
     
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    Mods thanks for moving this thread. I thought I was in the movies forum when I posted it.
     
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    I remember George Takei gave it a positive review (in Entertainment Weekly, IIRC).
     
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    I would think they found it pretty funny.
     
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    the DTS track is awesome =).
     
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    Jonathan Frakes thought it was so funny that he insisted to Patrick Stewart that he watch it. Stewart was thoroughly impressed.
     
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    I really want to know what Shatner thought of it.
     
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    I'm sure Shatner loved it, but was puzzled as to why everone in the film thought Tim Allen's character was a conceited, self-centered egomaniac.[​IMG]
     
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    I think I read that Takei said that it was closer to Trek than most Trek movies are.
     
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    To me, it's one of the greatest parody movies ever. Captured the spirt and look of Star Trek, the ships, while not exact copies, really captured the Star Fleet ships and Klingon ships. It had it's own interesting storyline, while yet parodying many aspects of Star Trek.
     
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    Galaxy Quest is a comedic gem. Like all truly great comedies, it's still funny every time it's on, and you can smile just thinking about it.

    I do remember Takei's comments. He did say it was a better Trek film than most Trek films, that it and the characters had a great sense of adventure and fun.

    I agree. Beyond the excellent humor, the film has heart. It's aged extremely well (not that old, I know, but most comedies are passe once the print dries).
     
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    It's a classic flick, clearly. Way too many great lines that fans especially eat up with spoons.

    "Does the rolling help?" "Uh huh." "Where's your gun?"

    "Mother, I cannot stress enough the severity of the commander’s predicament!" (puts garbage in can)

    "Hey Commander. Listen, we found some Beryllium on a nearby planet. We might be able to get there if we re-configure the solar matrix in parallel for endothermic propulsion. What do you think?" "We'll do that!" "That’s – that’s right, again. Come on, everybody. Group hug."

    Comedy gold, particularly for fans and geeks. I keep hoping they'll do another one, the first was so damned funny. They could do a sequel that ripped on genre sequels. There's *GOT* to be 90+min of material there, surely.
     
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    Gotta love Guy Fleggman. [​IMG]
     
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    Until recently I didnt even know that one of the Aliens was played by Veronica Mars Dad.
     
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    He also covers the original Star Trek's casting of actors as broad ethnic stereotypes - James Doohan as a Scot and Walter Koenig as a Russian.
     
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    I think the cast was nothing short of stellar. To continue the Guy theme (Rockwell just owned this part), my favorite bit was:

    [the crew is on a shuttle descending to an alien planet]
    Jason Nesmith: You're not gonna die on the planet, Guy.
    Guy Fleegman: I'm not? Then what's my last name?
    Jason Nesmith: It's, uh, uh - -I don't know.
    Guy Fleegman: Nobody knows. Do you know why? Because my character isn't important enough for a last name, because I'm gonna die five minutes in.
    Gwen DeMarco: Guy, you have a last name.
    Guy Fleegman: DO I? DO I? For all you know, I'm "Crewman Number Six".

    His hysterical "DO I?" is awesome. It never fails.
     
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    Not to mention the "can you find some parts to make a rudimentary lathe" line is a tribute to "The Arena" episode where "McGuyver" Kirk built a cannon out of bamboo, a rock, charcoal, saltpeter and sulphur.
     

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