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  • 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 site: 

    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 Thermians used?
    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)

  • Sigourney Weaver's 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 films.

MISPERCEPTIONS

While 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"

DVD GOOFS

  • In the Cast Credits, Justin Longs name is incorrectly listed as Brandon Long (a mix of his characters name first and his own last name)

 

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