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Galaxy Quest

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  • Tue, Apr 30

Science on Screen: Aliens Like Us?

Director: Dean Parisot Run Time: 101 min. Release Year: 1999

Starring: Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub

For four years, the courageous crew of the NSEA protector – “Commander Peter Quincy Taggart” (Tim Allen), “Lt. Tawny Madison (Sigourney Weaver) and “Dr.Lazarus” (Alan Rickman) – set off on a thrilling and often dangerous mission in space…and then their series was cancelled! Now, twenty years later, aliens under attack have mistaken the Galaxy Quest television transmissions for “historical documents” and beam up the crew of has-been actors to save the universe. With no script, no director and no clue, the actors must turn in the performances of their lives.

Science on Screen Presentation:
There are a variety of sci-fi movies about space travel, faster-than-light ships, and advanced galactic civilizations, but one thing they often have in common are the extraterrestrials. Why do they so often look like us? Drake professor Dr. Charles Nelson will talk about how humans imagine alien races and why they so often look humanoid in appearance, especially when we know that life might arise elsewhere in very different and wild shapes and sizes.


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