Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) is Commander Peter Quincy Taggart of the NSEA Protector, in the popular 70’s TV show “Galaxy Quest”. He and his crew are doing a reunion tour twenty years later. Nesmith, with his huge ego, plays to the energy of the “Galaxy Quest nerds”, while the rest of the crew thinks of their accomplishment only as a TV series. That all changes when the crew is asked to help out real extraterrestrials in their fight for survival. The only catch is, the aliens have modeled their entire world, and self-beings after the TV series, believing the shows to be historical documents. The crew must now become what they had acted in their show.
“Galaxy Quest” attempts to bring a humor to a Star Trek style movie, including all the superfans, or nerds- who know everything about any episode. There are some funny moments, although they are often few and far between. The movie moves along very slowly and never really goes anywhere. The only humor is Nesmith’s huge ego, paralleled to that of Tim Allen’s character in “Home Improvement”. This film is clean, free of language, with only minor action violence, and is safe for family viewing.