On November 26th, Fathom Events is presenting ‘Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary’ which pulls back the curtain on one of the biggest cult films of all time, 1999’s ‘Galaxy Quest’. The ‘Star Trek’ parody opened on Christmas Day and bombed, but in the years since, has become a beloved classic– perhaps more beloved than any of the actual ‘Star Trek’ film entries, except maybe ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’.
As a tease, here is a clip from the doc in which the cast reminisces about filming the scene in which Loredo has to pilot the NSEA Protector for real for the first time. It sounds like the filming of ‘Galaxy Quest’ was a pretty scrappy affair. Check out the clip below:
Original cast and crew offer insights into the tumultuous production, marred by “set accidents, crew turnover, and an absolutely baffled studio.” The doc includes interviews with director Dean Parisot, writer Robert Gordon, and cast members Tim Allen (Jason Nesmith a.k.a. Commander Peter Quincy Taggart), Sigourney Weaver (Gwen DeMarco a.k.a. Lieutenant Tawny Madison), Justin Long (superfan Brandon), Sam Rockwell (Guy Fleegman a.k.a. “Crewman #6” a.k.a. Security Chief “Roc” Ingersol), Tony Shalhoub (Fred Kwan a.k.a. Tech Sergeant Chen), Missi Pyle (Laliari), Rainn Wilson (Lahnk), and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell (Tommy Webber a.k.a. Lieutenant Laredo).
The documentary features the film’s stars, including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, Missi Pyle, Rainn Wilson and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, along with director Dean Parisot, writer Robert Gordon, and a legion of celebrity fans sharing their reminiscences and appreciation for this beloved film. Among the celebrities who appear in “Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary” are Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Greg Berlanti, Damon Lindelof and more than a dozen other notable filmmakers, craftspeople and entertainment-industry observers who offer keen insight into the ways, both big and small, that “Galaxy Quest” has had lasting impact and developed a fan base that extends around the world.
Tickets are available to purchase now at Fathomevents.com/events/never-surrender. The one-night-only event takes place on November 26.