Galaxy Quest


1h 42m 1999

Brief Synopsis

They're not astronauts... they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space--then their series was canceled. Nearly twenty years later, the five stars of the classic sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest" are still in costume, making appearances at science fiction conventions for legions of faithful fans...but some of those fans have a little too much faith. The Thermians, a race of aliens from Klatu Nebula, have mistaken intercepted television transmissions of the show for historical "documents." Arriving on earth, they wisk "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" and his crew into space to help them defeat an all-too-real and very deadly adversary. With no script, no director and no clue about real space travel, the actors have to turn in the performances of their lives to become the heroes the Thermians believe them to be.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Tom Payne
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Goblin Valley, Utah, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

They're not astronauts... they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space--then their series was canceled. Nearly twenty years later, the five stars of the classic sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest" are still in costume, making appearances at science fiction conventions for legions of faithful fans...but some of those fans have a little too much faith. The Thermians, a race of aliens from Klatu Nebula, have mistaken intercepted television transmissions of the show for historical "documents." Arriving on earth, they wisk "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" and his crew into space to help them defeat an all-too-real and very deadly adversary. With no script, no director and no clue about real space travel, the actors have to turn in the performances of their lives to become the heroes the Thermians believe them to be.

Crew

Mimi Abers

Graphic Artist

Barbara Affonso

Visual Effects

Alia Agha

Other

Coleen Aiello

Accounting Assistant

Nicholas R Allen

Boom Operator

Shari Almassizadeh

Graphic Artist

Doug Applewhite

Other

Christopher Armstrong

Animation Supervisor

James Armstrong

Production Assistant

Carl Assmus

Other

Lee Auerbach

Electrician

Al Bailey

Graphic Artist

Charles Bailey

Visual Effects

Katharine Baird

Visual Effects

William D Barber

Camera Operator

Wayne Barlowe

Art Department

William Barr

Other

Christopher Barron

Visual Effects

Carol Bauman

Visual Effects

Chris Bayz

Visual Effects

Kathleen Beeler

Graphic Artist

Richard Beggs

Sound Designer

Linda Bel

Animator

Madeline Bell

Assistant Location Manager

David Beneke

Art Department

Rodney Lee Bennett

Driver

Morris Bension

Driver

David Benson

Other

Scott Benza

Animator

George Berota

Animatronics

Earl Beyer

Other

Michael Bienstock

Motion Control

Don Bies

Visual Effects

Simon Bisley

Art Department

Patricia Blau

Other

Joanne Bloomfield

Animator

Marek Bojsza

Best Boy

Aron Bonar

Graphic Artist

Paul Borbon

Stand-In

Darin Bouyssou

Art Department

David Boyd

Other

David Boyd

Director Of Photography

Brian Boyle

Production Assistant

Patrick Brennan

Graphic Artist

Kim Bromley

Visual Effects

Billy Brooks

Graphic Artist

Mark W Brown

Props

Ronald Brown

Driver

Ronn Brown

Visual Effects

Scott Brown

Assistant

Bill Brummond

Steadicam Operator

Wally Buckallew

Other

P J Burch

Production Assistant

Carey Burens

Assistant Editor

Randy Burke

Driver

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Connie Cadwell

Animator

Elizabeth Cantillon

Executive Producer

Randy Cantor

Transportation Captain

Mario Capellari

Graphic Artist

Jeff Carson

Music Editor

Alejandro J Castillo

Electrician

Andrew Cawrse

Visual Effects

Lanny Cermak

3-D Artist

Joan Chamberlain

Adr

Laurie Charchut

Production Accountant

Jim Charmatz

Art Department

Christopher Claisse

Effects Coordinator

Allegra Clegg

Associate Producer

Lindsey Cline

Production Assistant

Murray Close

Photography

Christian Colquhoun

Animatronics

Jacquiline Compton-jensen

Assistant Camera Operator

Tom Connole

Camera Operator

Ben Conrad

Foley Mixer

Devron Conrad

Stand-In

Caitlin Content

Graphic Artist

Ashley Cook

Art Department Coordinator

Fred Cooper

Dolly Grip

Jay Cooper

Graphic Artist

Michael Cooper

Production Assistant

Glenn Corbett

Rigging Gaffer

Bill Corso

Makeup Artist

Jon Cousins

Best Boy

Brian Curless

3-D Artist

Gail Currey

Other

Hallie D'amore

Makeup Artist

Alan D'angerio

Hair Stylist

Gary Dahlquist

Rigging Gaffer

Thomas Dames

Accounting Assistant

Scott David

Visual Effects

Fon Davis

Visual Effects

Timothy F Day

Grip

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Colin Derouin

Set Designer

Glenn Derry

Animatronics

Linda Descenna

Production Designer

Dale Destefani

Other

David Deuber

Graphic Artist

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

Brian Dewe

Visual Effects

David R Diaz

Driver

Lou Diaz

Art Department

Paul Dicocco

Driver

Cheryl Donaldson

Assistant

Jeff Doran

Visual Effects

Alon Dori

Animator

Michael Dorner

Accountant

Andy Doucette

Animator

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

David Dranitzke

Stage Manager

David Drzewiecki

Director Of Photography

David Drzewiecki

Other

John Duncan

Visual Effects

Philippe Dupont

Assistant Director

Alan Easley

On-Set Dresser

Timothy Eaton

Editor

Jeff Edwards

Animatronics

Robert M Edwards

Visual Effects

Suzann Ellis

Coproducer

Dan Engstrom

Sound Editor

Manny Epstein

Special Effects Foreman

Gonzalo Escudero

Graphic Artist

Chuck Eskridge

Other

Raul Essig

Graphic Artist

Sven E M Fahlgren

Post-Production Coordinator

Stefen Fangmeier

Advisor

Steve Fantano

Foley Mixer

Lee Faranda

Stand-In

Robert Fechtman

Set Designer

Greg Figiel

Art Department

Steve Fink

Animator

Mark Fiorenze

Visual Effects

Romy Fleming

Hair Stylist

Brenton Fletcher

Video Playback

David Fogler

Visual Effects

Deborah Fought

Visual Effects

Marty Frasu

Music Arranger

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Supervisor

Ryan French

Animatronics

Todd Fulford

Graphic Artist

Jessica Gallavan

Adr Editor

George Gambetta

Other

Dennis Gehringer

Other

Joseph Genna

On-Set Dresser

Bill George

Visual Effects Supervisor

J.j. George

Music Editor

Dawn Gibson

Stand-In

Tim Gillett

Visual Effects

Maria Goodale

Visual Effects

John Goodson

Visual Effects

Jarek Gorczycki

Lighting

Robert Gordon

Screenplay

Sona Gourgouris

Coproducer

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Sam Granat

Production Assistant

Andrew Grant

Animator

David Gray

Effects Coordinator

Claire Graybill

Dialogue Editor

Jonathan Greber

Visual Effects

Caroleen Green

Visual Effects

William N Greene

Special Effects

Rob J Greenlea

Grip

Erik Grieve

Other

Cam Griffin

Visual Effects

Amie Griffith-chiu

Assistant

Mari Grimaud

Costumes

J R Grubbs

Sound Effects Editor

Gabrile Guy

Other

Ann Hadsell

Adr Mixer

Jim Hagedorn

Graphic Artist

Janie Hajduk

Consultant

Donna L Hall

Driver

Jeffrey M. Hall

Electrician

Nelson Hall

Visual Effects

Michael Halsted

Digital Effects Supervisor

Andrew Hardaway

Graphic Artist

Michael Hardwick

Motion Control

Mike Harper

Art Department

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Beth Hathaway

Animator

Rich Haugen

Animatronics

Joseph A Hawthorne

Other

Aaron Haye

Visual Effects

Matt Heimlich

Animatronics

Wendy Hendrickson-ellis

3-D Artist

Trevor Hensley

Art Department

Geoff Heron

Pyrotechnics

Dorne Heubler

Graphic Artist

Clark Higgins

Video Playback

Scott Hill

Assistant Editor

Jay M Hirsch

Special Effects Foreman

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording

Ed Hirsh

Visual Effects Supervisor

David Hisanaga

Graphic Artist

Patrick R. Hoeschen

Other

Grady Holder

Art Department

Tim Holland

Sound Editor

Shane Toulouse Holliday

Grip

Ivo Horvat

Visual Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Tom Payne
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Goblin Valley, Utah, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 2, 2000

Harold Ramis was previously attached to direct.

Completed shooting August 13, 1999.

Began shooting April 19, 1999.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 2, 2000