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GALAXY QUEST
August 15, 2012  | By David Bianculli

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One of my favorite “spider-web” movies – my coinage for a movie that you watch no matter how many times it shows up on TV (read my Bianculli’s Blog for more details, and other candidates). Tim Allen as the William Shatner-esque star of a cult sci-fi TV show, Alan Rickman as the Spock-ish science officer, Sigourney Weaver as the Uhura-like attractive communications officer, and even Sam Rockwell as the expendable junior crewman – they’re all fabulous.  So are Tony Shalhoub and Daryl Mitchell as other veterans of the TV show, and Enrico Colantoni and Missi Pyle as aliens who take the TV crew very, very seriously. It’s a brilliant send-up, amusing and touching at the same time.
 
 
 
 
 
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Good news, TVWW readers: An advance copy of David’s upcoming book from Doubleday has just arrived! The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available on Amazon for pre-order for its November 15th release. You can read some of the dustcover summary here, including: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television,…he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series and the variety show. David Bianculli's book is the first to date to examine, in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense, including exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.” —TVWW

 

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