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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Galaxy Quest (1999)

I’ve seen nothing but praise for Galaxy Quest, but after having watched it I can’t fathom why. It’s a spoof of syndicated sci-fi shows from yesteryear, parodying specifically Star Trek TOS. I got the whole meta aspect, the cast-rivalries and in-jokes, and I enjoying laughing at the things I love, but the connection to the characters just wasn't there for me. The smiling aliens were fucking irritating. They’re morons but can build a ship with abilities that would make Einstein piss himself; a lame joke. I never thought I’d say it, but I found something that made Star Trek Voyager look good.

2 relevant conundrums out of 5

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