Galaxy Quest: Deluxe (DVD)

Did you know that Galaxy Quest was the first movie in which Justin Long played a major role? This means, as is the case with the movie itself, Long’s career has reached out over the space of a decade. The movie itself provides ample comparison to Star Trek; the path that each of the actors took after Galaxy Quest ended in the film is eerily similar to that experienced by those involved with Star Trek. The deluxe edition ensures that viewers will have a number of different features to spend time on.

Of particular note here would have to be “The Story of Galaxy Quest”, which goes into detail about how the film ultimately came to be, and what exactly was changed over the course of bringing the idea to reality. For those viewers that want to see how the work of ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) has changed over the course of decades (both before and after Galaxy Quest made it to theaters), “By Grabthar’s Hammer” really gives a view to the special effects that simply have not been present in past releases. Other features, such as the inclusion of scenes that were left on the cutting room floor, provide a little more to the main storyline.

Finally, “Alien School: Creating the Thermian Race” has to be for me the strongest featurette presented on this deluxe edition, considering it goes beyond a simple makeup featurette and goes deeply into the mind of Enrico Colantoni, especially in regard to the language and mannerism aspect of the Thermian Race. This package is perfect for anyone that has not seen Galaxy Quest yet, for those that still have the film on VHS, or even those that are fans of the film and have the earlier edition of the DVD. Here’s to hoping that Dreamworks decides to go forward with a Blu-Ray edition of Galaxy Quest sooner rather than later.

Rating: 7.8/10

Galaxy Quest: Deluxe (DVD) / 2009 Dreamworks / 102 Minutes / http://www.dreamworks.com

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