- The NTE in the Protector's Designation
(NTE-3120) Stands for "Not The Enterprise."
- Cinefex Magazine states that the 8 foot
effect model of the Protector was 1:200 scale, which would make the
"Real" Protector about 1600 feet long.
- In order to get a PG rating,
Galaxy Quest was toned down from is darker original form. Changes
include a line redub where while we hear Sigourney
Weaver's character say "screw that", we can clear see her lips
saying "f*ck that!"
- There was to be a line of Galaxy Quest
toys, but it was canceled before being completed.
- The evil warlord Sarris was named for
film critic Andrew Sarris, who once trashed producer Mark Johnson's
film "The Natural."
- the "Klaatu Nebula", from
which the Thermian's originate, shares the same name as Michael
Rennie's character "Klaatu" from the 1951 sci-fi classic
"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
- The large robot that appears behind the
emcee at the convention is from the Robin Williams film Toys.
- The Galaxy Quest technical Manual Prop
Brandon was holding is actually a "Star Trek: The Next Generation
Technical manual" with a Galaxy Quest Cover.
- Sarris's Ship is named the Falcon
- Susan Egan, the voice of Meg in Disney's
"Hercules" appears to have a bit part in Galaxy quest.
Origionally, our best guess was that she was a Thermian extra from the
cut reactor room
scene. Here's a pic of the scene and a composite pic of Susan from her
However, Eric Cajiuat writes:
According to Susan, she was slated to
be in the movie at some point EARLY in conception, but somehow it fell
through. However, through some weird twist of omission (or lack
of omission) her screen credit stayed up until the final cut, but she
says she was never in front of a camera or had any lines. I got
the impression that the part of Teek was an idea that was discarded
somewhere in the process, yet still made it into the credits.
- What is the Plate Number on the Limo the
License is: California 3WQP722
In the final convention
scene towards the end of the film a fan can be seen giving the Vulcan
"live long and prosper" hand sign from Star Trek.
The Costumes from the
Convention scenes make an appearance in the ABC series "Spin
City". (I believe the episode was # 119, "Science
Fiction" which originally aired 5/19/2001)
infamous redubed line "Screw this" from the Chompers
scene was allegedly redubed as
"Frell this" for the televised version that aired on HBO on November 4, 2001
(possible elsewhere as well) "Frell" is a "four
letter word" from the Sci-Fi Channel series "Farscape"
Galaxy Quest's script
originally had references to Alan Rickman's character Alexander Dane
having been knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Rickman asked that this be
changed because he believed it was inconsistent with the
character. The knighting references were removed but the character
is still listed as "Sir Alexander Dane" in the credits.
There are two possible
Shatner/Kirk references in the movie:
1 - The Rock Monster - In "Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier"
Shatner desperately wanted to put rock monsters in the climax, but had
to cut them out for budgetary reasons.
2 - During the dinner scene aboard the Protector, Taggart say that the
steak tastes like Iowa Beef, which may be a subtle reference to Kirk
being from Iowa.
Both Tim Allan Sigourney
Weaver's "TV" characters have the same rank as character the
two actors have played in other films:
Tim Allen - "Commander Quincy Taggart" in GQ and
"Commander Buzz Lightyear" in Toy Story
Sigourney Weaver - "Lieutenant Tawny Madison" In Galaxy
Quest and "lieutenant Ellen Ripley" In the Alien series of
it's possible that the Galaxy Quest Uniform Logo (See upper left hand
corner of this page) is a reference to the Pizza Planet logo from Toy
Story 1 & 2, The ringed planet symbol is a rather standard
sci-fi icon that appear in many other places... So it's just as likely
that is a tribute to the 1995 Galaxy Quest precursor "Captain
Zoom" or the Sci Fi channel :)
Which also bring up another misperception... that Galaxy Quest is
"Three Amigo's" in space, when really it's closer to say that is
a move version of the 1995 TV pilot "The Adventures of Captain Zoom
in Outer Space"