Galaxy Quest (ft Andy from Geek Salad) - Verbal Diorama

Episode 54

Galaxy Quest (ft Andy from Geek Salad)

Published on: 6th August, 2020

Computer, what topic is episode 54 on?

"Galaxy Quest"

Episode 54 is on Galaxy Quest!

Pedal to the metal, and get ready for some vertical Thermian handclaps for the crew of the NSEA Protector with returning special guest Crewman #6..... aka Andy from Geek Salad! You may remember him from Episode 23 on Mystery Men. He's the plucky comic relief in this episode, and unlike Guy Fleegman's Crewman #6 on the show, he lives to the end of episode 54!

Galaxy Quest's historical documents have been off-air for 18 years but the illustrious crew are still making appearances at conventions near you!

We have Jason Nesmith, as the handsome, brave Commander Peter Quincy Taggart; Gwen (just how does she fit her boobs into her suit, though?) DeMarco as Lt. Tawny Madison; By Grabthar's Hammer, it's Alexander Dane as Dr. Lazarus; Tommy Webber, who's grown up so fast, as Lt. Laredo and Fred Kwan as the sardonic, sarcastic Tech Sgt Chen.

It might have been off-air, but the fans still love the historical documents. Especially the Thermian people, who take cosplay to a whole new level and recreate the ship, from scratch, and even include an authentic "bad guy". These really are fans from another world!

And if there's any movie that celebrates fan culture and appreciates fandom, it's Galaxy Quest.

Never Give Up! Never Surrender!

I would love to hear your thoughts on Galaxy Quest!

SPECIAL THANKS.... to the out-of-this-world brilliant podcaster and all-round excellent human being, Andy for joining me to chat about Galaxy Quest. Give him a hand, he's (not) British.

You can find his podcast Geek Salad on all good podcast apps, their website and make sure you check out Episode 197 - We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (ft. me!), and the other 196 quality episodes on movies, video games, music, tv.... basically a veritable smorgasbord of great content!

You can follow Andy on Twitter @geeksaladradio, check out Geek Salad on Facebook or watch Geek Salad's Retro Reviews on the Geek Salad YouTube channel!


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The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.
Are you interested in how movies are made? Do you wonder how a film went from conception to completion? If so Verbal Diorama, hosted by Em, is the podcast for you!

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Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

Episodes are audibly book ended by Jess. She sadly passed away in March 2022, aged almost 18. She featured in many episodes of the podcast, and that's why you can hear her at the end of every episode. The role of official feline producer is now held by the comparatively quieter Evie.

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