The Late Show: GALAXY QUEST

Director Dean Parisot
Year 1999
Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman
Rating PG
Run Time 102min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Yes, it’s hard to believe that the guy who grunted his way to stardom with his manly man schtick on the inane sitcom Home Improvement could be in any movie worth recommending… but for those who aren't already fans, it's true, GALAXY QUEST utterly rules. It's a loving, thoroughly clever sendup to cult sci-fi shows like Star Trek and the phenomenon of fandom itself. It also sports an insanely awesome ensemble cast -- Sigourney Weaver AND Alan Rickman AND Tony Shaloub AND Sam Rockwell AND yes, Tim Allen as a spot on mucho macho starship captain -- all starring as the cast of a once-popular Trek-esque TV show who are all pretty much thoroughly washed up, reduced to store openings and fan conventions. That is until an actual alien race who took the long-running show as "historical documents" beam up the ragtag crew and ask their "heroes" to help save their home planet. Watch out, Mr. Red Shirt… Bonus: creatures and FX by the legendary Stan Winston. 

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