Galaxy Quest

Corrected entry: When Tim Allen is on the alien planet being dragged by "The Rock", his shirt comes off before this Rock guy finishes dragging him. When Tim Allen gets digitised back to the ship, his shirt suddenly appears on the floor next to his feet. When did he get his shirt back?

Correction: His shirt does not appear, but is a clean shirt (notice no dirt on it). Remember, the Thermians built the ship in accordance to what they saw on the show and according to the comment made by Alan Rickman's character "You managed to get your shirt off," Tim Allen's character apparently had a lot of shirts come off, so it would be logical that the Thermians would keep spare shirts for him near the digitizer.


Corrected entry: After Alex says that "Before the black hole there was an energy surge from Saris's ship." Saris then walks in disguised as Fred. But once the Omega 13 has been activated Saris, disguised as Fred, walks in while Alex says that "Before the black hole there was an energy surge from Saris's ship."

Correction: The scenes are shot from different angles, so that it only LOOKS like the scenes are not synched up.


Corrected entry: The crew are escaping the enemy ship by holding a boost button down. By doing this they blow an engine and come to an abrupt stop. Why? There is no force to stop them in space. And even if they did blow an engine wouldn't they start going in circles because the other engine was still intact?

Correction: Well, they obviously have complete control over inertia and gravity as they can walk about freely on the ship and are not stuck to a bulkhead when the ship accelerates. Also the ship can turn at sudden angles like a jet fighter in atmosphere, so why is it unreasonable to assume the ship would just stop in space? Also planes don't fly in circles when they lose an engine: again, probably due to the ship's inertia control.


Corrected entry: The Thermians say that the teleporter has never been tested, because it was designed to carry humans rather than Thermians. But they then test it on the pig-lizard creature, which is no more like a human than a Thermian is.

Moose Premium member

Correction: The Thermians do not say that the transporter was designed for humans. It was designed based on human movements, meaning Fred's movements to transport things. As such they built it but can't operate it properly.


Corrected entry: You know how Guy goes through his whole rant about just being crewman # 6 and nobody knowing his last name, right? Well, if they didn't remember his last name, then why does Tim Allen call him Flegman when giving the crew instructions for the beryllium sphere operation?

Correction: Guy is ranting because his character on the show had no last name, and was therefore destined to die early. As far as how Jason knew his last name, Guy was introducing himself to the crew and passing out head shots at the convention.


Corrected entry: When the Omega-13 is activated causing the 13 second time loop, wouldn't Tim Allen's character forget what had happened, just like the rest of the crew?

Correction: Since the Omega 13 is a fictitious device, why is it hard to believe that the person ACTIVATING the device (in this case, Tim Allen's character) goes back in time with perfect knowledge of the 13 seconds. Obviously this would HAVE to happen otherwise the device is completely useless.


Corrected entry: When Dr. Lazarus is holding the scanner searching for the Berylium sphere on the planet's surface, he's holding it upside down so it's pointing them in the wrong direction. Even if the scanner was upside down, it would still point them toward the Berylium sphere, not away from it. Treat it like a compass - whatever direction you face in, the needle still points north.

Correction: Dr. Lazarus isn't holding any type of scanning device, but a "surface mapper", as his Thermian counterpart mentions only two minutes beforehand while handing it to Dr. Lazarus. Like any other mapping device, holding the surface mapper upside down would lead them in the wrong direction as is portrayed by the movie.


Corrected entry: How come the Commander knows so much about the spaceship when his friends join him? His first time on the ship he was hung over and didn't think it was real. The second time, he got there ahead of his crew by only three or four minutes. In that time he shaved, changed into his uniform, and learned all about the spaceport, ship, and all the aliens?

Correction: Maybe the time/space continuum was different inside the ship. Maybe onboard the ship, he had been there for a long enough period of time to realize and act out everything you just mentioned, and then some - but back on earth, the time span of his absence was only a few minutes. It *is* a science fiction film, after all.


Corrected entry: When Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver have to negotiate the stompers you can hear Tim Allen's character giving instructions of when and when not to go. However, his mouth is not moving.

Correction: It is not Tim Allen who is giving the instructions - it is the boy on the walkie-talkie thing.


Corrected entry: The character Guy Fleegman was supposed to have played a crew member who was killed in the opening minutes of episode #81, which was made about 20 years before the movie takes place. Guy obviously isn't as old as the other cast members - Sam Rockwell, the actor who played Guy, was only 31 when Galaxy Quest was released. This would mean that the show had a crew member who was approximately 11 years old killed to start an episode.

Correction: Laredo was only that old, so it's definitely possible.


Corrected entry: There must have been a scene deleted that deals with Fred Kwan smoking pot. The parts that support Fred's "activities" are that he is holding a large paper sack (maybe carrying snacks for when he gets the munchies or the pot itself) while signing autographs, on the spaceport, and on the planet while rolling the sphere back to the shuttle; Fred seemed VERY interested in getting something out of the vending machine as they were being sent to the ship; and last, and most obvious, is that Guy Flegman actually asks Fred if he is stoned when he comes up with the idea to transport the rock monster onto the ship.

Correction: This is pure supposition on the part of the submitter. As such, it cannot be considered valid trivia.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Nobody knows Guy's last name prior to the end of the movie, yet Jason calls him Fleegman when they are planning to steal the beryllium sphere from the mine. Jason did NOT know Guy's last name prior to this operation, as Guy asked everyone what his last name was while in the transport pod and nobody answered, leaving Gwen to comfort him with, "Guy, you have a last name."

Correction: Just because he wasn't able to remember his last name at that point does not mean it was a deliberate mistake. I know through myself that sometimes I can't always recall someone's first or last name and then all of a sudden I can remember it. Unless Jason had been calling Fleegman repeatedly and it was proven he knew his last name very well, then its just assumption it is a mistake.

Lummie Premium member

Factual error: Laredo drives the ship out of the starship docking station and scrapes the main hull on the walls. This would not be possible without either scraping the wings first, as they are much wider than the main ship, or turning nearly sideways, which they clearly don't.

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Guy Fleegman: I'm not even supposed to be here! I'm just "Crewman Number Six"! I'm expendable! I'm the guy in the episode who dies to prove how serious the situation is! I've gotta get outta here!

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Trivia: The scene near the end of the film where the bad guy kills all of the Galaxy Quest crew is very similar to a scene in the '70s British sci-fi TV show Blake's 7. In that scene, the crew are shot one by one in the same fashion as in this scene.

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Question: At the end of the film, Malthazar says "The ship was a model as big as this - a very clever deception indeed." Does he mean that the Thermians now accept they were decieved by the "historical documents", or does he still believe the "documents" were real and the Captian was deceiving Sarris by pretending to admit they were false?

Moose Premium member

Chosen answer: He thinks that the Captain was just tricking Sarris and the "documents" were real.

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