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‘Galaxy Quest’ (Dean Parisot, 1997) plays off old favourites like the ‘Star Trek’ franchise with a fictional cult television series, before sending the cast of the show-within-a-movie out on a space adventure of their own. It also represents the 1990s thanks to star Tim Allen and its Times New Roman-loving website – check out the screenshot. When you’re done giggling at that little bit of last millennium history, you can keep your intergalactic journey going with space silliness and sci-fi fandom fun in ‘Spaceballs’, ‘Blast from the Past’ and more great movies like ‘Galaxy Quest’.
~ Jane Howarth
‘Blast from the Past’ takes inspiration from a different side of sci-fi, and like ‘Galaxy Quest’ it comes up with something pretty original in the process.
Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone star in this funny little movie about a guy whose family took refuge in a nuclear fallout shelter during the height of the Cold War. Unfortunately for them, a freak coincidence leaves them believing the worst has happened, so they bolt the doors for thirty years… They eventually emerge to find 1990’s America instead of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
If you know Mel Brooks’ movies, you’ll know exactly what you’re in for – a parody with addictive songs you’ll be singing for weeks. I’m not sure it’s his finest work but it’s good fun, and hey, this parody’s even earned the approval of George Lucas (though maybe there’s more to that story).
Expect characters like Pizza the Hutt on this, ahem, completely original mission to save a threatened planet and an intergalactic princess.
Often overlooked in favour of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ (David Lane, 1966) or the updated, live action remake nobody asked for, I’m tempted to say ‘Thunderbird 6’ is the best of the lot.
If you’re new to the puppetry action, here’s what you need to know: The Tracy family save people in peril, stop terrorist plots and foil criminals from their island hideaway under the collective pseudonym of International Rescue.
When we join the team for this instalment, their resident inventor, Brains, has designed a revolutionary aircraft and has been invited along for a ride on its first voyage. Nice, huh? But this is ‘Thunderbirds’, so you can bet someone’s going to throw a spanner in the works.
A bit of a weird one by any account. It’s not officially a tribute, parody or anything along those lines, but I think the evidence suggests otherwise.
Can Bond halt a megalomaniac’s plans to destroy the world? Jaws (the henchman, not the shark) is back on 007’s trail as we follow the agent through Brazil, along the canals of Venice and finally up to space.
Highlights include a quirky romance, a speed-up boat chase and a pigeon doing a double take as Bond races through Piazza San Marco – and all this before we’ve even set foot on the space shuttle.
Oscar nominated writer/director/screenwriter Steve Oedekerke brings us the silliest space flick on the list. Despite having faded into obscurity, this space edition of the thumb parody series is half an hour of good fun.
The plot? Well, as I’m sure you can guess, it’s a re-do of ‘Star Wars’ in miniature form, brought to us by thumbs in little costumes.
And if you’ve got time for another must see movie, try ‘Star Trek’ (J. J. Abrams, 2009). Sure, it’s played straight, but like ‘Galaxy Quest’ there’s plenty of tribute paid to both the original ‘Star Trek’ show and movies, and the wider sci-fi landscape. Along with a big nod to ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ (Nicholas Meyer, 1982), there are enough fan references to keep any space-lover happy – unless you’re wearing a red shirt, in which case you have my sympathy.
There’s a whole universe of sci-fi and space stuff out there, though, so our trek doesn’t end here. Which films like ‘Galaxy Quest’ do you think every fan should see? Let us know in the comments!
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