1EXT. OUTER SPACE
The vastness of space. Suddenly a hole in the sky opens with a
flash and a SPACESHIP rumbles into view. ON its hull the letters
NSEA PROTECTOR. Magnificent, though on closer inspection it
shudders ever so slightly, denoting pre-CGI model work on a
budget. We're watching a TV show.
We're exiting the time knot now sir!
2.INT. NSEA PROTECTOR COMMAND DECK - SPACE
5 Members of the crew of the NSEA PROTECTOR sit in the large
circa - 1979-"high-tech" cabin. All of them human except for DR.
LAZARUS, a purple reptilian-looking alien. LAREDO is 9. The
crewmates exchange relieved smiles.
We made it Commander, we made it!
LAZARUS (THE ALIEN)
By Grabthar's hammer, we live to tell the tale.
Systems register functional.
All systems are working, Commander. Commander?
They all turn to look at THE COMMANDER, who turns to reveal
himself dramatically. Good looking. His acting is classic
Charlton Heston take-no-prisoners style. He looks around the
command deck, worried, almost sniffing the air.
I don't like it. It was too easy... Look for ambient energy
All normal sir... The entire spectrum.
Check again Laredo.
Yes sir, I- Wait. Oh no.
His radar lights up with dots. First a few, then HUNDREDS.
They're everywhere. There are time knots opening everywhere.
IMPACT NOW Commander
Suddenly an EXPLOSION rocks the ship.
We're surrounded Commander. The entire 5k Ranking is out there.
Our plasma armor?
Another BLAST rocks the room.
Structural damage at 68 percent.
We're getting major structural damage.
It's a core meltdown sir. It can't be stopped
The Commander turns to his advisor, Lazarus.
Commander, surrender may be our only option.
No, never give up... NEVER surrender.'
The reactor has eaten through four levels... Six levels... The
ship is disintegrating
Your orders sir?... Sir, your orders?
The Commander walks into close up; Steely determination.
Activate the Omega 13.
The crewmates exchange expectant and terrified glances. CLOSE UP
of a crewman's hand as he operates a series controls which in
turn opens five layers of mechanical locks revealing a serious
looking lever. The Commander pulls that lever. A MACHINE Is
revealed, rising from the floor in the middle of the room. It
begins to GLOW. Cut to each actor in turn reacting dramatically.
Then suddenly.. THE PICTURE GOES WHITE, LEADER LEADER NUMBERS
APPEAR, with a STUDIO COPYRIGHT notice.
3HUNDREDS OF FACES
ENTHRALLED LEGIONS of mostly spotty faced male adolescent FANS
staring into camera. For a moment all is silent. A few are
sobbing. Then a BURST OF THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE... We're at a
SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION. The enthusiastic crowd of FANS
continue cheering as the master of ceremonies GUY takes the
Well, there you are! You are the first people to see the lost
GALAXY QUEST episode 52 two parter since it was originally aired
in '82! As most of you know, no concluding episode was filmed
when the series was cancelled, so one episode was never included
in the syndication run. Let's hear it for Travis Latke, who
actually rescued the footage from the studio garbage! Can you
(Latke stands, fans cheer)
Now for the moment you've all been waiting for... The intrepid
crew of the
But a STAGEHAND in the wings signals for Guy to "stretch."