Galaxy Quest

Year: 1999
Studio: Dreamworks SKG
Director: Dean Parisot
Cast: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, Daryl Mitchell
There are a lot of fused genre movies. You often see action comedies, sci-fi horror, comic dramas or horror/drama, but science fiction and comedy are two areas that have never melded so successfully.

Riffing heavily on a Star Trek -style TV show, the three jaded stars (Allen, Weaver and Rickman) live a life of fading stardom, bad conventions and looming obscurity.

Then one day a spaceship lands populated by aliens fleeing a malevolent enemy, their ship, technology and way of life designed around the show, which they've received the signals from in space.

The three hapless thespians get to play their roles for real, with the script leaving plenty of room for digs against just the sort of TV show and actors they're good-naturedly satirising, from the leading man always losing his shirt to the expendable extra who's going to be the first one to get killed by an imminent threat.

The entire cast has a great time and you will too.

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