For one night only — Tuesday, November 26 — fans of the objectively perfect 1999 inside baseball sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest can find out its wild-but-true behind the scenes stories in a theatrical screening of the documentary Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary. Just one month shy of Galaxy Quest‘s 20th anniversary (it premiered Christmas Day of 1999), the doc reunites all your fave Galaxy Quest stars like Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, and many more for fond reminiscing and heretofore hidden dirt. While the finished product plays with whip-smart precision and tightness, Galaxy Quest‘s production was anything but smooth sailing, with set accidents, crew turnover, and an absolutely baffled studio. This doc shows you the original footage— and it is not family-friendly.
Beyond the folks responsible for the film itself, Never Surrender boasts interviews with an impressive who’s-who of fan culture luminaries, including Greg Berlanti (the Arrowverse), Damon Lindelof (Lost), and Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation). (via Collider)
In many ways, the documentary argues, Galaxy Quest predicted the importance and influence of fan interaction on our modern pop culture landscape. These notable creators, plugged into the world of sci-fi storytelling fandom, get into what Galaxy Quest meant to them when they first saw it, and how it continues to affect their work today.