17 Facts About Galaxy Quest

1. Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon.

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2. Cast of an old 1980s space-adventure television series, Galaxy Quest, spend most of their days attending fan conventions and making promotional appearances.

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3. Aboard the Protector, the cast learns that the ingenuous Thermians believe episodes of Galaxy Quest are true "historical documents.

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4. Galaxy Quest submitted his first draft to DreamWorks in 1998, and it was immediately greenlit.

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5. Galaxy Quest said "I love comedy almost more than anything.

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6. Galaxy Quest's admitted she was surprised when she actually got the role.

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7. Galaxy Quest's wore a blonde wig and an enhanced bosom, which many of the crew said gave Weaver a totally new personality.

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8. Galaxy Quest was the last of the main actors to be cast.

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9. Galaxy Quest's used color theming to help distinguish the key elements of the film, with steam blue for the Thermians and the Protector, while Saris and his species were made to be a green tone that stood out against that.

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10. Unlike most films where the second and ongoing weekend box office takes decline, Galaxy Quest saw rising numbers over the first several weekends, and DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg apologized directly to Parisot for failing to market the film properly.

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11. Galaxy Quest is an acknowledged homage to Star Trek; Parisot said "Part of the mission for me was to make a great Star Trek episode.

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12. Joe Leydon of Variety said that Galaxy Quest "remains light and bright as it races along, and never turns nasty or mean-spirited as it satirizes the cliches and cults of Star Trek".

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13. Galaxy Quest predicted the growth and influence of media fandom in the years after its release.

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14. Galaxy Quest seemed to be the head of a group of actors, and for the life of me I was trying to understand who he was imitating.

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15. In November 1999, Galaxy Quest was novelized by science fiction writer Terry Bisson, who stayed very close to the plot of the film.

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16. Galaxy Quest said, "to make something up, just because we love those characters, and turn it into a sequel—then it becomes the awful sequel".

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17. I'm not supposed to say anything—I'm speaking way out of turn here—but Galaxy Quest is really close to being resurrected in a very creative way.

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