When this movie came out on dvd, I was working in a pharmacy that had a little tv with a dvd on repeat on for the customers in the waiting area. That meant that whatever movie was playing, I got to hear (but not see) it hour after hour, day after day. The noise of the podracers from Star Wars Ep. I still makes me want to stab a kitten. When the store started selling Galaxy Quest, into the dvd player it went. And I listened to it over, and over, and over. And over.
After all those times listening to it, I wanted nothing more than to have a chance to actually see the movie. There were some jokes that just didn't make sense without the visual cues to accompany them, and I wanted to get them because all of the jokes that did work just on listening were still making me laugh after listening to them replay for weeks. Once I did see it, I loved it even more.
When one of my kids complains that something is too hard, there is often a parental yell of, "Never give up! Never surrender!" Galaxy Quest is my son's strongest association with Alan Rickman, so whenever we see him in something else and my son says that the actor looks familiar, all I have to say is, "It's Alexander Dane" and he's happy. When we watched Finding Dory and he wanted to know who the heck Sigourney Weaver was, his association was Gwen DeMarco.
By Grabthar's hammer, I love this film.