We talked at length about the list generated at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention in which Galaxy Quest was included and ranked right smack in the middle of the list. With all due respect to those that thought it should be included, Galaxy Quest is not a Star Trek film. It is a film about heroism and second chances. It has themes about fandom and nostalgia and wraps it up through the lens of Star Trek, but it’s not a Star Trek movie.
I love Galaxy Quest. I love what it has to say about the enduring fanbase of Star Trek and it’s a fun comedy to boot. But…BY GRABTHAR’S HAMMER! It’s not Star Trek.