Galaxy Quest

Corrected entry: When Jason is at home watching TV after his outburst at the convention, he is flipping through TV channels and finds a repeat of Galaxy Quest. However, he reacts to seeing the show on the TV while we still hear the audio of a previous channel.

Correction: As he flips through the channels, he clicks the remote from (we hear) David Letterman, to the rerun, but there is no audio crossover. As he sees the rerun, there is an absence of sound as the show takes a brief dramatic pause (inferred by the dramatic speech he makes).


Corrected entry: Just before the pig-lizard is teleported and then explodes, one of the Thermians says that the equipment has never been tested. So how did the humans get onto the spaceship in the first place?

Bruce Trestrail Premium member

Correction: They used the goo pod things. Remember when they sent Jason back to earth? He stepped on a pad, and goo formed around him and he was shot through a black hole. Same thing happened for the humans getting to the ship. It was even shown in the movie when the Thermian girl hologram ordered several pods to blast the humans to the ship.

Quantom X

Corrected entry: In the beginning scene at the Galaxy Quest convention the crowd is clapping and shouting to see the actors but when they cut to the back of the audience you clearly see the audience are not clapping and shouting, or even moving yet, but the sound of the clapping and the shouting is still there.

Correction: When the actors are being announced, there is only one shot of the audience from behind and they are definitely clapping and cheering.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the show, in the convention where Guy is introducing the crewmembers, Alexander bows with his hand open, when he straightens out his hand is closed.


Correction: It's done in one shot. He opened and closed his hand while bowing. There is no discontinuity and no mistake here.

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: When Nesmith is taking his ride in the Limo to what he thinks is a fan-based appearance, he is given a can of Coca-Cola to drink. The can has the traditional white, vertical 'Coca-Cola' writing on an all-red can. The next scene of him on the space ship shows him drinking from the same can, yet it now has the special-edition black, white & silver, diagonal 'Coca-Cola' lettering on a metallic red can.

Correction: The Coke can cannot be seen when they're in the limo. Regardless, time obviously passes between the time Nesmith is in the limo and when he regains conciousness on the ship. It is entirely possible the original can of Coke didn't make it out of the limo, and the Thermians merely gave him another can for when he woke up.


Corrected entry: If the Thermians studied the show enough to base their entire way of life upon it, shouldn't they freak out at seeing Guy alive and well despite him being killed in the "historical documents"?

Correction: As their reaction shows they did not really remember him. The Thermians much like any fan of a show will most likely remember many of the major characters, plots and certain details of the show. That's not to say they will remember every single detail but just the important ones, like the names of the major crew members and so forth.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Jason is fighting the pig creature, he leaps over it and rolls on the ground. He is wearing short sleeves, but the next shot of him shows that his arms are perfectly smooth and unscratched even though he took a pretty rough tumble in the sand.

Correction: I've wrestled in sand plenty of times with my friends and never had a big problem with the sand causing injury. I should think one "rough tumble" wouldn't do anything noticeable.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Nesmith is welcomed to the real, Thermian-created spaceship by Mathesar, who says, "Welcome to the 'Protector II'. However, when the ship is shown it is only christened with the name 'Protector'.

Correction: How is this a plot hole? The Thermians have created the ship as a precise duplicate in honour of their revered heroes. This includes the markings. While they may refer to the ship as the Protector II, the marking reflect the original.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Sigourney Weaver and Tim Allen are trying to disarm the over-load/destruct sequence, there is a nice shot of the computer's timer showing the passing seconds counting down. The timer even has three decimal places, accurate to within 1/1000th of a second: pretty precise timing, to be sure. The computer also 'speaks' the countdown as the numbers are shown counting down, but for the entire countdown, the computer doesn't even come close to matching the digital display shown. The computer states "one second" when the display shows "1:999" which is of course basically two seconds. Pretty sloppy accuracy for such a sophisticated device.

Correction: Remember, the Thermians designed everything on the ship to mimic what they saw on the TV show. So if this happened on the show (which is very likely) it would happen on the new ship too.

Jason Hoffman

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

Corrected entry: Just after Sarris has sent his first missile at the ship, Guy says, "Uh, guys, there's a red thingy moving towards the green thingy." The display on Guy's radar screen changes between shots of Guy (a large spherical diagram) and the close-up of the screen (lines and dots).

Correction: The radar scope could be changing in scale to show the things getting closer together. The closer the are, the smaller the scale, reducing from a sphere to the lines and dots.

Corrected entry: When Gwen and Jason are going through the chompers they are shouting "Go" and "Stop" etc. However, when you can see their mouths, they are not in sync with the audio.

Correction: It is not Jason and Gwen saying "Go and "Stop," it is the geeky kid on the vox.

Corrected entry: There is no way that the alien who shot Quelleck could have done so from the angle shown - the aliens' bullets do not bounce off walls, therefore he would have had to have been behind Quelleck, but he was down the corridor.

Correction: It's a fictitious, alien weapon. We know nothing about its full capabilities. As such we can't arbitrarily limit it to the ballistic capabilities of weapons as we know them.

Corrected entry: The amount of time that gets reset when Taggert presses the Omega 13 is a LOT longer than 13 seconds.

Correction: The "13 seconds" was a guess from a fan of the show. They had no idea what it would actually do, or how long it would take, when it was activated.


Corrected entry: When the two guards are thrown into the air lock, the last one does a voluntary leap through the open door which looks very unconvincing.

Correction: The second Guard did not 'leap' to assist the crewman throwing him into the air lock. He was leaping to get to a gun to recapture the crew. You see him pick it up and turn around just before the airlock opens and he is pulled into space.

Corrected entry: Considering the pains the aliens went through to reconstruct the ship, why do the chompers vary in speed so much from the TV show to the real ship?

Correction: The chompers are perfetly in synch with the TV show, which is why the kid can guide the actors through them. The only point of confusion is that the actors don't know the sequence the way the fans do.

Corrected entry: In the fair, when the group of boys is questioning Nesmith, he yells at them and says, "There's no goddamn ship." The camera is focused on the group of boys, and what we hear Nesmith say doesn't match what he is mouthing.



Correction: All we see here is the back of Tim Allen's head (as you said - the camera is focused on the nerds) - so how do we know what he's mouthing or that it doesn't match the dialogue?

Tax Dude

Corrected entry: The ship was built using the idea and the functions of the original Galaxy Quest show's ship. On the original Galaxy Quest show, they used "beryllium spheres" to run the ship. So, how would it be that there is a planet with these "alien miners" that actually make these spheres if the idea of the spheres came from a television show.

Lisa DesGroseilliers

Correction: If the show's creators did some homework and discovered that a beryllium sphere would make a pretty good energy source for a spaceship, odds are decent that another civilization could develop a beryllium-sphere-based spaceship and would mine beryllium to fuel their own ships. Star Trek does this with matter-antimatter reactions.


Corrected entry: Near the end, there is a scene where the Commander and the Advisor are pretending to fight in front of the aliens. They start calling each other names. After, the Commander comments that the Advisor called him a raving egomaniac. But he never called him that. What he actually said was "raving lunatic."

Correction: If you were almost going to die, there's a chance YOU'RE not going to remember EXACTLY what you said, either.

Corrected entry: Why are there chompers coming from the sides when in the "historical documents" there are only chompers coming from the ceiling?

Correction: There were chompers coming from the side in the old TV show footage.

Corrected entry: When the crew crash into the convention, you can see a guy in black start running before the ship comes through the wall.

Correction: If a ship of that size was coming towards you, it would make a very large vibration that you would feel, whether you saw it or not. One could determine which general direction it was coming from. He was just getting out of the way.

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.

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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!



When Commander Taggert (Tim Allen) and Lt. Madison (Sigourney Weaver) first see the hallway with the chompers, she says, "Oh, screw that!" but if you watch her lips she clearly uses the 'f' word instead of 'screw'.



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.