why does nobody on tumblr talk about this movie?
I mean seriously:
“The alumni cast of a cult space TV show have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help”
It’s a Star Trek spoof where the actors get sucked into a real space battle.
It has Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear, Santa Claus, and Tim Taylor of Tool Time), Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett from Ghostbusters, and Ellen fucking Ripley from Alien), and Alan Rickman (SEVERUS SNAPE) playing the Kirk, Uhura, and Spock roles
Sigourney had lines like:
“Well, Alex, at least you had a part, okay? You had a character people loved! I mean, my TV Guide interview was six paragraphs about my boobs and how they fit into my suit. No one even bothered to ask me what I DO on the show.”
“Look, I have one job on this lousy ship. It's stupid, but I’m gonna do it, OKAY?”
which spoke directly to how ridiculously sexist so many female roles on TV (especially shows that can get away with throwing their female characters into skin-tight suits) are written, and also perceived by the fanbase.
Alan Rickman plays a character who is pretty much 900% done the entire way through the movie, and still managed to give me massive amounts of feels.
Tony Shalhoub (Monk) plays a perpetually stoned Scotty character who falls for a hot alien chick. Yes, there is interspecies romance in this movie.
Yup, an interspecies couple where the chick has tentacles and the guy is really into it.
The villain is played/voiced by Robin Sachs (Ethen Rayne from Buffy)
Sam Rockwell (we know him as Justin Hammer from Iron Man 2) plays an extra.
One of the awesome aliens is played by Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars’s dad)
back when he was this cutie
The above cutie is Justin Long (star in another all time favorite movie of mine, Accepted) who plays one member of a group of fans who analyze the show like we do with our shows, and ends up saving the fucking day because they analyzed everything so well.
This movie is about fans saving the actors when the show turns out to be real.
If you haven’t seen it…
Go watch it.