Monster of the Day #314

“Are you ready to rock? I said, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!”

  • BeckoningChasm

    I actually watched this with the Thermian soundtrack once.

    No, you can’t ask what condition my condition was in.

  • JazzyJ

    My wife and I spent a great evening watching the whole movie in Thermian. It is one of greatest laugh memories.

    “Dude, that’s just WRONG.”

  • Terrahawk

    This is a great film. I always have to stop if I catch it on TV.

  • Rock Baker

    Galaxyquest is one of those movies that are just endless fun! I’d include it among The Rocketeer, Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run, Loony Tunes: Back in Action, etc, you just feel great whenever you watch it. That reminds me….I don’t have a copy! (But thanks to Sandy for alerting me to there being a double feature disk with Battle Beneath the Earth and The Ultimate Warrior, I just got my copy in today! I can’t wait to dive into a nice scope print of Battle, that has to be one of my favorites!)

  • Tork_110

    Also known as Star Trek 10.

    (Nemesis? What the heck are you talking about?!?)

  • Flangepart


    I so love this movie. A parody that works! Seriously, many don’t quite make the grade, but this one does.

    “Are we there yet?…”

  • Frank Bauroth

    And later, an excellent demonstration of how rock monsters can be used to advantage in space combat.

  • This is seriously one of my favorite movies. Alan Rickman was absolutely hysterical.

  • zombiewhacker

    What’s wonderful about this movie is that it was able to celebrate Trek and yet satirize it (sometimes mercilessly) at the same time.

  • fish eye no miko

    Everybody must get stoned!

  • Toby Clark

    This is very high in my list of favourite movies, and not just because I’m a Star Trek fan (hell, there’s only one Star Trek movie I like better than this – plus, I liked it four years before I’d even seen a Star Trek movie). It works as a hilarious self-referential comedy, as a visually spectacular sci-fi adventure, as an intense action thriller and as an emotionally engaging drama with great performances from everyone involved.

    Highlights for me would have to be The Choppers – “Forget it! I’m not doing it! This episode was badly written!” – and actually Gwen in general – “Look, I have one job on this lousy ship! It’s stupid, but I’m gonna do it! OK?!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    I see that I made my “rudimentary lathe” comment one MOTD too earlier. Curses!

  • Terrahawk

    But wait, shouldn’t they have thrown in lot’s of foul language and crude humor? I be it would have been 10 times more fantastical! ;-)

    Actually, they toned down the language because you can see Weaver dubbed one of her lines.

    I think it worked because while it made fun of the Star Trek tropes, in the end it affirmed what people liked about the show.

  • Rock Baker

    Yes, indeed. Another thing they did right was the ship. It looks good. Many times when watching one of the Star Trek movies, I’ll pause and reflect on what a perfect design Jeffrys came up with for the Enterprise. The Protector is a worthy companion vessel.

  • The Rev.

    Man, I guess I need to make a point of seeing this very soon…