Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

I would not consider myself a “Trekkie,” but I love Galaxy Quest. At this present date, I have actually never watched any of the Star Trek shows or movies. With the exception of the three reboot films. Not that I don’t plan to watch them someday. Galaxy Quest on the other hand, I’ve seen at least 20 times since I was a kid. Honestly, you don’t have to be a Trekkie to appreciate the humor. Galaxy Quest plays with the concept of “what if William Shatner was the captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise?” The idea is about as hilarious as it sounds. Galaxy Quest follows a group of actors dealing with the fact that their show is the only thing they’ll ever be known for. Until a race of real aliens come to recruit them for a very real mission to defeat an evil race of aliens. Playing the equivalent to Captain Kirk is Tim Allen. While Alan Rickman plays the Spock like alien and Sigourney Weaver fills in as the ship’s only woman à la Uhura. This is also one of Sam Rockwell’s most hilarious performances (he plays the “redshirt”). Non-stop hilarity and a surprising amount of heart ensues as the crew faces rock monsters, ship failure, and a diehard fanbase. There really should have been a sequel, but after Alan Rickman’s passing, that’s probably off the table. “By Grabthar’s Hammer, by the Sons of Warvan, you shall be avenged.” Galaxy Quest is a must watch for all Trekkies and Non-Trekkies alike.


The NSEA Protector crew pose for a group photo

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