By all accounts. It was a movie that beat all odds: Surviving a set fire. The loss of a powerful director, and a studio that didn’t understand what it had. Galaxy Quest turned into a pop-culture phenomenon that would “never give up, never surrender”. As the cult classic nears its 20th anniversary, premiering on December 25, 1999.
Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary explores how the science-fiction comedy became an enduring fan favorite. A movie that helped launch the sci-fi- and fantasy-driven movie and TV industry that dominates global entertainment today.
Just in time for the film’s 20th anniversary. Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary reunites stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, and Justin Long. And features interviews with impressive celebrity fans like Greg Berlanti, Damon Lindelof, and Wil Wheaton. Watch the Never Surrender A Galaxy Quest Documentary trailer below.
Before nerds dominated the pop culture landscape. Galaxy Quest was already making fun of them, with paying loving homage to them. The 1999 comedy has long been dubbed the best Star Trek movie that’s not a Star Trek movie. But it also may be the best depiction of fan culture at their best. With the nerds getting to save the day at the end of the film.
And the power is once again in fans’ hands for Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary. Which comes from the fan-powered companies Fandom and ScreenJunkies. “Fandom is powered by fans who deeply care about the movies, shows and games they love,”. Said Fandom SVP of Programming Michael Chiang. “Galaxy Quest was the first film that put fans at the center of the action and really foretold the era we’re in now, where fans are the most powerful force in entertainment.”
Here is the synopsis for Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary:
The documentary features the film’s stars. Including Tim Allen ,Justin Long, Missi Pyle, Sigourney Weaver,. Sam Rockwell, Rainn Wilson, Tony Shalhoub 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,Damon Lindelof, Greg Berlanti. And more than a dozen other notable filmmakers, craftspeople and entertainment-industry observers. They 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.
In conclusion, Fathom Events is holding a one-night-only screening in theaters all over the United States on November 26, 2019.