Galaxy Quest script
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Synopsis: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.


You were the, uh... Wait I'll think of it...


I repeated the computer. "It's getting hotter, Commander!" "The

ship is disintegrating, Commander!" Nothing I did EVER affected

the plot, not ONCE! Nothing I did was ever taken seriously!


Excuse me. I'm an African American playing a nine year old

Malaysian named Laredo. HELLO!

Suddenly the rear stage doors open and JASON NESMITH ("The

Commander") strolls in, all exuberance and charm.


My friends, your Commander has arrived!... Am I too late for

Alexander's panic attack?...(looks at Alex) Apparently so.

(inspects a mole on Alex's neck) That's irregular, you should

have it looked at. (looks at Fred's paper) Lakers are HOT.

Speaking of which... Gwen, you look spectacular.

(they all glare at him)

Oh, what did I do now?

5CONVENTION STAGE On the stage, Guy continues to stall...


... Sure, the rocks looked hollow and the sets moved when anyone

humped into them... But we didn't care...

FILM CLIPS are projected behind him: On an alien planet THE

Commander carries the LIMP BODY OF HIS ADVISOR, LAZARUS, ray guns

erupting around him... On the command deck the crew fights a

space battle with crack precision TEAMWORK...


....For those four seasons from '79 to '82 we the viewers

developed the same affection for the crew of the NSEA PROTECTOR

that the crew had for each other... These weren't just

adventurers exploring space, these were friends...

6BACKSTAGE - The others surround JASON, fighting.

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David Howard

Graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelor's degree in theatre. He is also the holder of an master of fine arts degree from the University of Utah and a master's degree in theatre from Penn State University. more…

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