It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of top movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Galaxy Quest.

It’s common for media to make fun of fandom – The Big Bang Theory made megabucks from it under the guise of being sympathetic to the “geek” cause. So, when a movie comes along that not only respects fans but also celebrates them, it’s a good thing. Galaxy Quest is a very good thing.

Set decades after fictional cult sci-fi television series Galaxy Quest ended, its stars find themselves on the convention circuit, selling autographs to dedicated fans in order to get by. At one particular convention, however, a group of fans aren’t just cosplayers, they’re actual aliens. Under the mistaken belief that the episodes of the series are “historical documents”, they request help from the TV ship’s captain. Under the mistaken belief that this is a quick fan gig, he accepts, but soon realises that sh-t just got very real. Now to convince the others to join in…

Originally made to be PG rated in the US, Galaxy Quest is one of those rare movies that bears repeated viewing by most ages – whether they’re into sci-fi or not. Some even regard it as one of the best of the Star Trek movies…

Galaxy Quest

Four reasons why Galaxy Quest rocks:

1. Alan Rickman.

2. The Thermian walk and talk.

3. “Never give up, never surrender!”

4. Watching Sigourney Weaver’s mouth say something different than what we hear…

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Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.