One of my favorite movies of all time is Galaxy Quest. I loved the original Star Trek series, so a movie spoofing the show is a sheer delight.
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and the incomparable Alan Rickman head an amazing cast. In a nutshell, the movie is about an TV program that has been off the air for a while, but which has a huge, obsessed fanbase. Tim Allen plays Jason Nesmith, who played Commander Taggart on the TV show, a Captain Kirk knock-off. The problem is the TV show is bouncing around in outer space (along with every other TV show) and one alien culture believes they are “historical documents.” And so the fun begins.
The script is filled with delightfully quotable quips.
Nothing is sacred: the actors, the scripts, the fans who attend conventions.
Why am I writing about a 19-year-old movie? Because the motto of the character played by Tim Allen’s character is “Never give up! Never surrender!”
It’s all about perseverance.