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You know how it is ... [Jan. 18th, 2016|06:53 pm]
Xiphias Gladius
Your wife says, "Look, just watch the opening scene with me, just enough to see Alan Rickman."

102 minutes later, the closing credits of GALAXY QUEST are rolling.

That's a really good movie.

[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-01-18 11:54 pm (UTC)
I love that film.
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[User Picture]From: thnidu
2016-01-19 02:03 am (UTC)
YES, by Grabthar's Hammer!
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[User Picture]From: browngirl
2016-01-19 02:34 am (UTC)
Sir Patrick Stewart on Galaxy Quest:

Stewart: I had originally not wanted to see [Galaxy Quest] because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek and then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theatre.’ And I did and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant.

No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did, but the idea that the ship was saved and all of our heroes in that movie were saved simply by the fact that there were fans who did understand the scientific principles on which the ship worked was absolutely wonderful. And it was both funny and also touching in that it paid tribute to the dedication of these fans.

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[User Picture]From: chanaleh
2016-01-19 03:03 pm (UTC)
OH I would have loved to be a fly on that wall. Awesome.
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[User Picture]From: bugsybanana
2016-01-19 02:05 pm (UTC)
I had the same experience over the weekend of trying to sorta kinda pay attention and getting sucked right in. Just a perfectly executed gem.
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[User Picture]From: the_siobhan
2016-01-19 06:40 pm (UTC)
When news of Rickman's death hit our circle, my Girlfriend-In-Law mentioned she had never seen that movie.

There was much shouting of, "This must not stand!" and this big hole in her life was corrected at the next available opportunity.

She loved it, of course.
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[User Picture]From: howlin_wolf_66
2016-01-19 07:11 pm (UTC)
Sure is. :-)
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[User Picture]From: embryomystic
2016-01-24 02:36 pm (UTC)
You said it.
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