is a 1999 American comic science fiction film directed by
and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. A parody
of science fiction films and series, particularly
fandom, the film stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony
Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell as the cast of a defunct
cult television series called Galaxy Quest, in which the crew of a
spaceship embarked on intergalactic adventures, who are suddenly
visited by actual aliens who believe the series to be an accurate
documentary, and become involved in a very real intergalactic
The film was a modest box office success and was positively received
by critics: it won the
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
award previously won by the original
series in the 1960s)
for Best Script, and was also nominated for ten
Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director for
Parisot, Best Actress for Weaver, and Best Supporting Actor for
Rickman, with Allen winning Best Actor.
went on to achieve cult status through the years,
fans for its affectionate parody, but also
to more mainstream audiences as a comedy film of its own.
Several former cast and crew members of
also went on to
praise the film. It was included in Reader's Digest's list of The
Top 100+ Funniest Movies of All Time in 2012, while
voted it the seventh best
film of all time in
3.2 Crew and casting
3.6 Relation to Star Trek
4.1 Box office
4.2 Critical reception
4.4 Impact and legacy
4.4.1 Reaction from
Star Trek actors
4.4.2 Merchandising and tie-ins
4.4.3 Proposed sequel or television series
5 See also
7 External links
The former cast of the cult television space-adventure series Galaxy
Quest spend most of their days attending fan conventions and
promotional stunts. Though Jason Nesmith, the series' former lead
star, thrives on the attention, the other cast members — Gwen
DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Fred Kwan and Tommy Webber, resent Nesmith's
irresponsible and self-serving attitude.
During a convention, Nesmith is approached by a group calling
themselves Thermians, led by Mathesar, who request his help; believing
this to be a scheduled fan event, he agrees to be picked up the next
morning. Nesmith is unaware that the Thermians are really aliens,
tentacled beings using human holographic disguises. Nesmith is
hungover when he is picked up, and falls asleep as they take him
through space to a exact, functional version of the NSEA Protector,
the starship from Galaxy Quest. Still hazy, Nesmith proceeds to give
orders as captain, directing them to strike on Sarris, a warlord that
seeks to eliminate the Thermians. Only when Nesmith is transported
back to Earth does he realize that the ship is real.
Nesmith eagerly explains the events of the previous day to his cast
members, but they consider it part of his drunken ramblings. When
Laliari, another Thermian, appears and requests Nesmith's help
further, he convinces the cast including their handler Guy Fleegman,
who cameoed as a redshirt in an episode, to join him. Once aboard the
Protector, they are astonished by the ship, and stumble with the
controls, as the Thermians only built the ship to the show's
specifications but do not know how to operate it. When Sarris attacks
again, they evade through a magnetic minefield and take heavy damage,
disabling their power core.
The humans take a shuttle to a nearby planet to recover a new power
core, having to deal with its hostile native lifeforms. By the time
they return, they find that Sarris has taken over the Protector.
Sarris discovers that the Thermians, having no sense of fiction, took
Galaxy Quest as a documentary, and Nesmith is forced to explain they
are actors to Mathesar. Sarris sets the self-destruct mechanism and
leaves a sacrificial guard aboard while he returns to his ship.
Nesmith and Dane use a tactic from the show to overpower their guards
and free the others. While the cast and Thermian crew make repairs and
familiarize themselves with the ship, Nesmith and DeMarco travel
through the bowels of the ship to shut off the self-destruct sequence,
aided over a misplaced Thermian communicator by superfan Brandon and
his friends on Earth with detailed knowledge of the show.
With the ship repaired, Nesmith leads his cast and the Thermians to
attack Sarris' ship with the magnetic mines, destroying it. The crew
prepares to head home through a black hole and leaving Mathesar in
command, with Nesmith giving him confidence that the Thermians can run
the ship. Suddenly Sarris, who had teleported onto the Protector just
before his ship was destroyed, appears on the bridge and attacks them.
Nesmith activates "Omega-13", a plot device from the show that reverts
time back 13 seconds, giving him opportunity to knock out Sarris when
he first appears. The cast say their goodbyes, though Laliari, who has
fallen in love with Kwan, goes with the cast.
The command module is flung back to Earth, but the cast have no
indicators where to land. Brandon and his friends set off fireworks
near a convention center to guide them. The module comes to a crash
landing, breaking through the center's wall into an auditorium, and as
the crew exit the module, the gathered fans assume this is part of the
act. Sarris wakes up and attempts to fire on the cast, but Nesmith is
able to vaporize him with a weapon. The fans cheer in excitement.
Some time later, a revival of
Galaxy Quest is announced, with the same
cast, including Fleegman and Laliari.
Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith, who played Commander Peter Quincy Taggart,
the commander of the NSEA Protector and main character of the series
Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco, who played Lieutenant Tawny Madison,
the ship's communications officer
Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane, who played Dr. Lazarus, the ship's
science officer and a member of the Mak'tar, an alien species known
for their super intelligence and psionic powers
Tony Shalhoub as Fred Kwan, who played Tech Sergeant Chen, the ship's
Sam Rockwell as Guy Fleegman, who played a "redshirt" (a short-lived
minor character) in a single episode, simply referred to as "Crewman
Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber, who played Lieutenant Laredo, a
precocious child pilot
Enrico Colantoni as Mathesar, the leader of the Thermians
Missi Pyle as Laliari, a Thermian and love interest for Fred
Jed Rees as Teb, a Thermian and Mathesar's second-in-command
Patrick Breen as Quellek, a Thermian who forms a bond with Alexander
Rainn Wilson (in his film debut) as Lahnk, another Thermian
Sam Lloyd as Neru, another Thermian
Robin Sachs as General Roth'h'ar Sarris, an evil alien reptilian
humanoid who seeks to destroy the Thermians, and the antagonist of the
Justin Long (in his film debut) as Brandon, a dedicated fan of Galaxy
Kaitlin Cullum and Jonathan Feyer as Brandon's friends
Kyle, Katelyn and Hollister
Heidi Swedberg as Brandon's mother
In additional roles, the film features
J. P. Manoux
J. P. Manoux as an "Excited
Dian Bachar as a "Nervous tech", and
Kevin McDonald in a cameo
appearance as an announcer at a fan convention.
The original script by David Howard was titled Captain Starshine and
written on spec. Producer Mark Johnson, who had a first look deal with
DreamWorks, did not like it, but was still fascinated with its concept
featuring space aliens who misconstrue old episodes of a television
series. Johnson purchased the script and had Bob Gordon rewrite it
into Galaxy Quest. A fan of Star Trek, Gordon was hesitant,
Galaxy Quest "could be a great idea or it could be a
terrible idea" and initially turned it down. He submitted his first
DreamWorks in 1998, which was immediately greenlit.
Rickman's character was originally supposed to have been knighted by
Elizabeth II before the events of the film. Rickman requested this to
be changed, as he felt that it would not fit Dane's sentiment of lack
of recognition; the character is still credited as "Sir Alexander
Dane" in the credits, although all mentions of being a knight have
been removed from the film. The Thermians' native planet,
Klaatu Nebula, is a reference to the name of the alien visitor in the
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
The name of Rockwell's character, Guy Fleegman, is an homage to Guy
Vardaman, a little-known
Star Trek actor who worked extensively on
Star Trek as either a stand-in or in minor roles.
The romantic relationship between Fred Kwan and the alien Laliari
comes from a suggestion of Steven Spielberg, one of the owners of
DreamWorks, impressed by
Missi Pyle while visiting the set, to expand
Missi Pyle's role in the film.
Crew and casting
Since early in the production, Mark Johnson wanted Dean Parisot, who
had directed Home Fries, another film he produced, to direct Galaxy
Harold Ramis because of his
experience. Ramis was hired in November 1998, but departed in
February 1999 because of casting difficulties. He wanted Alec Baldwin
for the lead role, but Baldwin turned it down.
Steve Martin and Kevin
Kline were considered, though Kline turned it down for family reasons.
Ramis did not agree with the casting of
Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith,
and Parisot took over as director within three weeks. After seeing the
film, Ramis said he was ultimately impressed with Allen's
performance. About his role, Allen stated that he based his
Yul Brynner instead of William Shatner.
Linda DeScenna, production designer of the film, was interested in the
project because it would not have the same aesthetics than other 1990s
science fiction films, and "it didn’t have to be real, hi-tech and
vacuformed". The design of the Thermian station was influenced by
the works of artist Roger Dean, particularly his cover art for the Yes
The makers of the film wanted only "science fiction virgins" who had
never worked in this genre to audition for Gwen DeMarco's role. Famous
for science fiction roles such as
Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and
Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films, Weaver auditioned nonetheless
because she wanted to work with both Allen and Rickman, and because
she "fell in love with the script", calling it "that great sort of
Wizard of Oz story of these people feeling so incomplete in the
beginning, and then during the course of this adventure, they come out
almost like the heroes they pretended to be in the first place";
she was surprised when discovering she actually got the role.
Tony Shalhoub originally auditioned for Guy Fleegman, but Sam Rockwell
won the role, and Shalhoub was cast as Fred Kwan instead. Justin
Long said he was nervous auditioning as an unknown actor at the time,
competing against Kieran Culkin,
Eddie Kaye Thomas
Eddie Kaye Thomas and Tom Everett
Scott for the role of Brandon.
Paul Rudd auditioned for a role, while
David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier was the second choice for Tommy Webber. The film
was Justin Long's acting debut, and Rainn Wilson's film debut (his
only previous credit was the soap opera One Life to Live).
According to casting director Debra Zane, finding an actress to play
the role of Laliari was very hard, as they had "a difficult time
finding a woman who could be Thermian in the same way as actors Enrico
Rainn Wilson and Jed Rees". Ultimately, when she auditioned
Missi Pyle, she was so impressed that she sent the audition tape
directly to Parisot, with a note stating "If this is not Laliari, I
will resign from the CSA."
Steven Spielberg later asked for
Laliari's role to be expanded after being impressed by her performance
Jennifer Coolidge was the second choice for the role.
Both Allen and Rockwell almost dropped out of the film; Allen had to
Galaxy Quest and Bicentennial Man and chose the first,
with his Bicentennial Man role going to
Robin Williams instead, while
Rockwell almost backed out of the film after obtaining a lead role in
an independent film;
Kevin Spacey convinced him otherwise.
Scenes on the barren planet where they stopped to get a new Beryllium
Sphere and Captain Nesmith battled a rock monster, were filmed at
Goblin Valley State Park
Goblin Valley State Park in Utah. At the time, the access to Goblin
Valley State Park was partly by dirt road; the fees paid by the
production company were used to upgrade the entire access road to
According to Weaver, Allen kept hectoring her during production so she
would sign a piece he owned of the Nostromo, the spaceship in Alien,
in which she starred; she ultimately did, writing "Stolen by Tim
Allen; Love, Sigourney Weaver", which she said made him very upset.
During the period of filming, the entire cast attended a 20th
anniversary screening of Alien. After filming completed, Weaver kept
the wig she wore for the role.
In theaters, the first twenty minutes of the film were presented in a
1.85:1 aspect ratio, before changing to a wider 2.35:1 ratio when the
spaceship lands on Thermia to maximise the effect on viewers.
David Newman composed the music score.
The film originally received an "R" rating, according to Galaxy Quest
producer Lindsey Collins and Sigourney Weaver, before being
re-cut. Shalhoub did not remember any darker version of the film.
There were numerous edits in the film that show some lines were
changed in post-production. In one scene, Gwen DeMarco's line "Well,
screw that!" is clearly dubbed over "Well, fuck
that!" According to Parisot, that line got a huge
laugh. There is more profanity found in the shooting script.
Before the release of the movie, a promotional mockumentary video
titled Galaxy Quest: 20th Anniversary, The Journey Continues, aired on
E!, presenting the
Galaxy Quest television series as an actual cult
series, and the upcoming film as a documentary about the making of the
series, presenting it in a similar way to Star Trek; it featured fake
interviews of the series' cast (portrayed by the actors of the actual
film), "Questerians", and critics.
Relation to Star Trek
Galaxy Quest is an acknowledged homage to Star Trek; therefore a
variety of elements in the former correspond to those of the
latter.[original research?] The television program within the film,
Galaxy Quest, is set around the starship NSEA Protector, an instrument
of the National Space Exploration Administration, which are parodies
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and
research?] The prefix of the Protector's registration number NTE-3120
ostensibly alludes to some sort of similar space federation, but in
reality stands for "Not The Enterprise", according to visual effects
co-supervisor Bill George in a 2000 interview with Cinefex
This homage also extended to the original marketing of the movie,
including a promotional website intentionally designed to look
like a poorly constructed fan website, with "screen captures" and poor
HTML coding. The homage even parodied the effect that
Star Trek had on the social lives of its cast members, such as how
Alexander Dane (played by Alan Rickman) has been typecast after his
success on the
Galaxy Quest television series; this reflects the
lamentations of Leonard Nimoy, who had been typecast after his
performance as Spock.
Additionally, the time between the original
Galaxy Quest series and
its sequel, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues is 17 years - the same
amount of time that elapsed between the original
Star Trek series and
Star Trek: The Next Generation.[original research?]
The film's visual effects were created by Industrial Light &
Magic, which have a long history with Star Trek. It is said that while
fans were pleased with the film,
Paramount Pictures (which ironically
would later gain rights to the film via its 2005 purchase of
DreamWorks) was somewhat less so, and chose to express their
displeasure by replacing ILM with Blue Sky and Digital Domain
respectively for the final two films in the Next Generation series:
Insurrection and Nemesis.
The film was financially successful. It earned US$7,012,630 in its
opening weekend, and its total U.S. domestic tally stands at
US$71,583,916; in total it has grossed US$90,683,916 worldwide.
Galaxy Quest received positive reviews from critics, both as a parody
of Star Trek, and as a comedy film of its own. On Rotten Tomatoes, it
received an approval rating of 90% based on 115 reviews and an average
rating of 7.2/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Intelligent
and humorous satire with an excellent cast – no previous Trekkie
knowledge needed to enjoy this one." On Metacritic, the film has a
score of 70 out of 100, based on 28 critics, indicating "generally
The New York Times's
Lawrence Van Gelder called it "an amiable comedy
that simultaneously manages to spoof these popular futuristic space
adventures and replicate the very elements that have made them so
Roger Ebert praised the ability of the film to spoof the
"illogic of the TV show".
The Village Voice
The Village Voice offered a lukewarm
review, noting that "the many eight- to 11-year-olds in the audience
seemed completely enthralled".
List of awards and nominations
Date of ceremony
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
April 13, 2000
Silver Scream Award
November 1, 2000
Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
May 9, 2000
Favorite Actor - Comedy
Favorite Actress - Comedy
Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film
April 1, 2000
Silver Raven for Best Screenplay
Pegasus Audience Award
Hochi Film Awards
December 27, 2001
Best Foreign Language Film
September 4, 2001
Best Dramatic Presentation
Dean Parisot, David Howard and Robert Gordon
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
January 18, 2000
Best Visual Effects
April 28, 2001
David Howard and Robert Gordon
June 6, 2000
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Supporting Actor
Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Hallie D'Amore and Ve Neill
Stan Winston, Bill George, Kim Bromley and Robert Stadd
Teen Choice Awards
August 6, 2000
Choice Movie – Comedy
Impact and legacy
The film proved quite popular with
Star Trek fans. At the 2013 Star
Trek Convention in Las Vegas,
Galaxy Quest received enough support in
Star Trek Film Ranking, and was included with the twelve Star Trek
films that had been released at the time on the voting ballot. The
fans at the convention ranked it the seventh best Star Trek
Harold Ramis, who was originally supposed to direct the film but left
following disagreements over the casting choices, notably Allen as the
lead, was ultimately impressed with Allen's performance. Tim Allen
later stated that he and
William Shatner were "now friends because of
Rabbit Remembered (2000) by
John Updike mentions the
character of Laliari from the film.
Star Trek actors
Several actors who have had roles on various
Star Trek television
series and films have commented on
Galaxy Quest in light of their own
experiences with the franchise and its fandom.
"I had originally not wanted to see
Galaxy Quest because I heard that
it was making fun of Star Trek, and then
Jonathan Frakes rang me up
and said "You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in
a full theatre". And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant.
Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did,
but the idea that the ship was saved and all of our heroes in that
movie were saved simply by the fact that there were fans who did
understand the scientific principles on which the ship worked was
absolutely wonderful. And it was both funny and also touching in that
it paid tribute to the dedication of these fans." — Patrick Stewart
Jean-Luc Picard on TNG)
"I've had flashbacks of
Galaxy Quest at the many conventions I've gone
to since the movie came out. I thought it was an absolute
Tim Russ (
Tuvok on Voyager)
"I thought it was very funny, and I thought the audience that they
portrayed was totally real, but the actors that they were pretending
to be were totally unrecognizable. Certainly I don't know what Tim
Allen was doing. He seemed to be the head of a group of actors, and
for the life of me I was trying to understand who he was imitating.
The only one I recognized was the girl playing Nichelle Nichols." —
William Shatner (
James T. Kirk
James T. Kirk on TOS)
"I loved Galaxy Quest. I thought it was brilliant satire, not only of
Trek, but of fandom in general. The only thing I wish they had done
was cast me in it, and have me play a freaky fanboy who keeps
screaming at the actor who played 'the kid' about how awful it was
that there was a kid on the spaceship. Alas." —
Wil Wheaton (Wesley
Crusher on TNG)
"Yes, I have seen
Galaxy Quest and no, it's not really like that." —
Casey Biggs (Damar on DS9)
"I think it's a chillingly realistic documentary. [laughs] The details
in it, I recognized every one of them. It is a powerful piece of
documentary filmmaking. And I do believe that when we get kidnapped by
aliens, it's going to be the genuine, true
Star Trek fans who will
save the day. … I was rolling in the aisles. And [star] Tim Allen
had that Shatner-esque swagger down pat. And I roared when the shirt
came off, and [co-star] Sigourney [Weaver] rolls her eyes and says,
'There goes that shirt again.' … How often did we hear that on the
set? [Laughs]" —
George Takei (
Hikaru Sulu on TOS)
Merchandising and tie-ins
In November 1999,
Galaxy Quest was novelized by science fiction writer
Terry Bisson, who stayed very close to the plot of the film.
In December 1999, the US entertainment channel E! featured a
mockumentary entitled Galaxy Quest: 20th Anniversary, The Journey
Continues, concerning the making of the
Galaxy Quest television
IDW Publishing released a comic book sequel to the movie
entitled Galaxy Quest: Global Warning. In January 2015, IDW launched
an ongoing series set several years after the events of the film.
On May 12, 2009, a Deluxe Edition Blu-ray was released.
Proposed sequel or television series
Talks of a sequel have been going on since the film's release in 1999,
but only began gaining traction in 2014 when Allen mentioned that
there was a script. Stars Weaver and Rockwell mentioned they were
interested in returning. However, Colantoni has stated that he
would prefer for there not to be a sequel, lest it tarnish the
characters from the first film. He said, "to make something up, just
because we love those characters, and turn it into a sequel—then it
becomes the awful sequel".
In April 2015, Paramount Television, along with the movie's co-writer
Gordon, director Parisot, and executive producers Johnson and
Bernstein, announced they were looking to develop a television series
based on Galaxy Quest. The move was considered in a similar vein as
Paramount's revivals of Minority Report and
School of Rock
School of Rock as
television series. In August 2015, it was announced that Amazon
Studios would be developing it.
In January 2016, after the unexpected death of
Alan Rickman from
Tim Allen commented in
The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter about
the franchise's chance of a revival:
I'm not supposed to say anything — I'm speaking way out of turn here
Galaxy Quest is really close to being resurrected in a very
creative way. It's closer than I can tell you but I can't say more
than that. The real kicker is that Alan now has to be left out. It's
been a big shock on many levels.
Speaking to the Nerdist podcast in April 2016,
Sam Rockwell revealed
that the cast had been about ready to sign on for a follow up with
Amazon, but that Rickman's death, together with Allen's television
schedule, had proved to be obstacles, and that he believed that
Rickman's death meant the project would never happen.
However, the plans were revived in August 2017, with the announcement
Paul Scheer will be writing the series. Speaking to /Film,
Scheer said that in his first drafts submitted to Amazon in November
2017, he wanted to created a serialized adventure that starts where
the film ends, but leads into the cultural shift in
Star Trek that has
occurred since 1999; he said "I really wanted to capture the
difference between the original cast of
Star Trek and the J. J. Abrams
cast of Star Trek." To that end, Scheer's initial scripts called for
two separate cast sets that would come together by the end of first
season of the show, though did not confirm if this included any of the
original film's cast.
Fanboys – a comedy about Star Wars fans
Free Enterprise – a comedy about
Star Trek fans
Trekkies – a documentary film about
Star Trek convention attendees
Three Amigos – a comedy about actors mistaken for their characters
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Home Fries (1998)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
Red 2 (2013)
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
The Incredible Shrinking Man
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1958)
no award (1959)
The Twilight Zone (1960)
The Twilight Zone (1961)
The Twilight Zone (1962)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
"The Menagerie" (Star Trek) (1967)
"The City on the Edge of Forever" (Star Trek) (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)
News coverage of
Apollo 11 (1970)
A Clockwork Orange (1972)
Young Frankenstein (1975)
A Boy and His Dog (1976)
Star Wars (1978)
The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1982)
Blade Runner (1983)
Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi (1984)
Back to the Future
Back to the Future (1986)
The Princess Bride (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1990)
Edward Scissorhands (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992)
"The Inner Light" (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (1993)
Jurassic Park (1994)
"All Good Things..." (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (1995)
"The Coming of Shadows" (Babylon 5) (1996)
"Severed Dreams" (Babylon 5) (1997)
The Truman Show (1999)
Galaxy Quest (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
Nebula Award for Best Script/Ray Bradbury Award
Nebula Award for Best Script
Soylent Green – Stanley R. Greenberg (1973)
Woody Allen (1974)
Young Frankenstein –
Mel Brooks and
Gene Wilder (1975)
Star Wars –
George Lucas (1977)
The Sixth Sense –
M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan (1999)
Galaxy Quest – David Howard and Robert Gordon (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai, and
Hui-Ling Wang (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Fran Walsh,
Philippa Boyens, and
Peter Jackson (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens,
Stephen Sinclair, and
Peter Jackson (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Fran Walsh, Philippa
Peter Jackson (2004)
Joss Whedon (2005)
Howl's Moving Castle – Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and
Donald H. Hewitt (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth –
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro (2007)
WALL-E – Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and
Pete Docter (2008)
Ray Bradbury Award for
Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Terminator 2: Judgment Day –
James Cameron (1992)
Babylon 5 –
J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski (1999)
2000X – Tales of the Next Millennia –
Yuri Rasovsky and Harlan
Joss Whedon (2008)
District 9 –
Neill Blomkamp and
Terri Tatchell (2009)
Christopher Nolan (2010)
Doctor Who: "The Doctor's Wife" – Richard Clark and Neil Gaiman
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin,
Lucy Alibar (2012)
Alfonso Cuarón and
Jonás Cuarón (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy –
James Gunn and
Nicole Perlman (2014)
Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and Nico
Arrival – Eric Heis