Has-been TV space cowboys are drafted to save the galaxy for real in this consistently pleasing, wickedly spot-on sci-fi spoof. Galaxy Quest
primarily pricks the original Star Trek
, though there are also occasional slaps administered to The Next Generation
, the Star Wars
franchises, and computer/video games. Familiarity with the source material is helpful, though not essential—the humor is there even for those who’ve never experienced the real McCoy.