Today starts another line in our series of dates: Monday Movie Madness. We both really enjoy movies and have gathered a nice collection of movies we enjoy. Unfortunately, for too long, they have sat on the shelves as decoration without being watched. Won’t someone think of the poor movies? So this year, every Monday but the first each month (that one being reserved for our Taste Of dates), we’re going to rewatch one of the movies from our collection.
We recently heard that Amazon Studios is working on a pilot for a Galaxy Quest TV series, which made us want to watch the Galaxy Quest movie again. Luckily, it’s in our collection. We made a quick dinner including salads we made last night, then settled on the couch for a movie night.
Galaxy Quest was released just over 16 ago in December of 1999, but it is still fantastic today. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell play the cast of a fictional sci-fi show called Galaxy Quest, exploring space on their ship, the NSEA Protector. A race of naive aliens led by Enrico Colantoni see the broadcast of the show and pattern their society off the fictional society of the show. When they get in trouble with an aggressive alien warlord, they turn to the crew of the NSEA Protector to help. They take the cast to space, not knowing they are just actors and not actually the characters they played on TV. Hilarity ensues.
The movie is good, clean fun for anyone, especially fans of Star Trek or similar shows. It showcases a lot of the stereotypes of fandom and the genre in general, such as Tim Allen’s shirt getting ripped during a fight, something that happened to Captain Kirk frequently in Star Trek. It’s definitely worth watching a few times, which is why it is in our collection.
This was a fun date and made us even more excited for the show. Do you have a collection of movies that are as neglected as ours? Let us know about them in the comments.