The Only Reason for Tim Allen to Exist

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Howdy, y'all.

Just had to chime in because... Milady & I are paused, about 33 minutes into our umpteenth watching of...

Galaxy Quest

...when I tuned in to read Ace's post. This is a World Series surpassed thread now, but I had to put in my 2¢ worth, just because ... Galaxy Quest is everything the hopeless, despairing dystopian crap is not.

This movie gets me every time. Sure, it's "only" a comedy-parody, fandom-teasing homage, yet it's nonetheless (in my everybody's got one opinion) one of the best SF movies ever made. It laughs at fandom and filmdom without actually mocking or denigrating, and in the end honors the spirit of Trek- sincere hope, undauntable courage, and ultimately rising above oneself.

And, as far as I can tell (Santa Clause #1 notwithstanding) it's the only reason for Tim Allen to exist. Crazy but brave wins in the end.

The crew of 'way-'way-out-of-their depth actors, especially the idiot Allen plays, contrasted with the deadly seriousness of imminent genocide of the Thermians by the evil Grinch bad guy is so hilarious and so terrible all the way through. It's all a hoot until someone dies, and they do.

By Grapthar's Hammer, I enjoy it more every time. And it makes me feel crazy because I do.

The score is even inspiring! Hopeful, positive, and uplifting. Life's been nightmarish lately, and this is just what I needed tonight.

Gotta go, gotta watch the rest. Been busy since we got back from Chicago, but maybe I can participate in the morning thread tomorrow.