The NetFlakes Podcast #42: Galaxy Quest w/ Dylan Zimmerman

I was joined by Dylan Zimmerman from music podcast A Feedback Loop to discuss what he describes as “the best Star Trek movie,” Galaxy Quest.

Some of the topics we discussed are listed below.

-what else Dylan Z is watching on Netflix (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

-the current state of Star Trek, particularly the reboot films, including this gem of a trailer

Galaxy Quest‘s decision to go with a softer, less dark and gritty tone

-Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) as the William Shatner analog

-Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), using her role as a so-called “bridge bunny” to highlight the absurdities of the series

-Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman), who always feels better than his circumstances but could never walk away

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-Tony Shaloub as “it’s okay, we’re diverse because we called this character ‘Chen’… don’t ask too many questions” and possible stoner Fred Kwan

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-redshirt analog Guy Freegman (Sam Rockwell)

-Enrico Colantoni’s take on the Thermians and what makes the aliens so absurd and unique

-why the Thermians probably couldn’t have picked a better show to base a culture around

-when Star Trek is at its best and at its worst

-the camaraderie of the crew

-we give the movie a rating out of 5 stars for our own Netflix profiles and assign an MVP from the film

End credit music

Zachary Gray / “Myrtle Beach” / taken from Forest City Series Vol. 2 / 2015 / used with permission from A Person Disguised As People

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