20 years on, affectionate Star Trek parody Galaxy Quest is now considered a blistering comedy in its own right - but the film’s genre credentials are rated even higher.
The story of a motley crew of washed up actors catapulted into an interstellar incident after being mistaken for the characters they played on a cancelled sci-fi show, Galaxy Quest was a critical hit at the time, if only a modest financial success. However, over the intervening two decades it’s had longer legs than half the movies it sends up.
That's partly because Galaxy Quest isn't just a send-up of Trek, or even of medium budget science fiction TV in general - it's also a dedicated love letter to fandom, released at a time when being a geek wasn't the hip thing it is today, and before social media helped the MCU made geeks out of millions of ordinary people worldwide.
So here, twenty things that only a serious Questhead would know. As always, this is a movie trivia article, so you should assume you’ll find spoilers within...
Professional writer, punk werewolf and nesting place for starfish. Obsessed with squid, spirals and story. I publish short weird fiction online at desincarne.com, and tweet nonsense under the name Jack The Bodiless. You can follow me all you like, just don't touch my stuff.