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Published on 23 January 2024 by William
Do you like science fiction? Then you're bound to have seen the 1999 film Galaxy Quest. Nothing to do with Star Wars, Star Trek or the other great sagas, this is a satirical film that parodies SF. What's so paradoxical about all this? In the end, it's the perfect film for true science fiction fans.
With its exceptional cast and humorous storytelling, Galaxy Quest has quickly become such a cult classic that we're surprised Funko didn't get around to it sooner!
But good news has just arrived from the other side of the galaxy, and Funko has unveiled the very first POP figures of the Galaxy Quest "heroes".
5 Galaxy Quest POP figures
For this announcement, Funko has unveiled 5 POP figures. These include, of course, the characters from the eponymous series, who will have to don real costumes, as well as the "super villain"!
The complete line-up is as follows:
- POP #1527 by Jason Nesmithas Commander Peter Qunicy Taggart and Tim Allen;
- POP #1528 by Alexander Dane as Professor Lazarus ;
- POP #1529 by Fred Kwan as Technician Sergeant Chen;
- POP #1530 of Guy, a character with no real role, unwittingly recruited by the Thermians;
- POP #1531 of General Sarris with his horrible paws on his head!
The visuals of these new POPs reflect the parodic aspect of Galaxy Quest and its ability to caricature the stereotypes of the science-fiction genre: exaggerated costumes, comic attitudes, etc.
Galaxy Quest: SF satire for SF fans
Galaxy Quest is a science-fiction comedy directed by Dean Parisot that offers a satirical parody of the conventions and clichés of science-fiction TV series, while celebrating fans' love of the genre.
The film's plot revolves around the crew of the eponymous TV series "Galaxy Quest", which enjoyed its heyday in the 1980s. The series' lead actors, Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman), Fred Kwan (Tony Shalhoub) and Tommy Webber (Daryl Mitchell), are struggling to shake off the shadows of their iconic roles following the series' cancellation.
The actors' lives take an unexpected turn when they are recruited by naive aliens called the Thermians. These creatures, who have picked up the series' transmissions, mistake the adventures of "Galaxy Quest" for historical documents rather than mere works of fiction... Convinced that the actors have the necessary skills to save them from a real alien threat, the Thermians transport the crew on their spaceship!
The film deftly juggles humor and action, offering hilarious scenes while exploring themes of celebrity, the quest for identity and personal redemption. Tim Allen brilliantly embodies the character of Jason Nesmith, who realizes that playing a TV hero doesn't necessarily prepare him to take on real aliens...