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Galaxy Quest - Yuletide Slash

Posted on 2008.12.29 at 12:18
Current Mood: amusedamused
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This qualifies for things that make me happy. . . I was busy procrastinating yesterday, wondered over to Yuletide and just randomly hit on the Galaxy Quest site. I adore that movie, which any good Trekkie would and decided to check it out. OMG, you've got to read some of the stories there.   The few that I sampled were hysterical and so well-written.  (Actually the quality of writing on Yuletide continuously impresses, amazes, and intimidates me.)  
The first two here must have been written for a request for Alexander/Jason and/or Lazarus/Taggart slash and they are priceless send-ups of the slash genre and fans and Star Trek, which of course Galaxy Quest was as well.
1)Grabthar's Hammer  - So full of great lines.  The character's voices are pitch perfect, especially Alexander's (played in the movie by Alan Rickman). 
A favorite exchange:
"So that's Grabthar's hammer." Jason took the urinal beside Alexander and let fly.

"What did you expect? It should be green?" . . . .

"No, I just think 'hammer'...tool...power. I expected something more. . . ." Jason made one half of an expansive gesture with his free hand. "The way you make such a big deal, bellowing that line: 'By Grabthar's hammer!' The chest thumping. You've got to admit, it's sort of a let down when you get to the reveal."

Alexander tried to remember his blood pressure...and the code of the Mak'Tar. "I'm calling my agent. I am NOT doing this, and he can't make me! I can't believe I turned down Equus to be here!"

2)Never Give Up, Never Surrender . . . to the Power of Love.  This one is written the way a writer in some Hollywood zine who is bemused by the phenomenon of slash and fandom would write,including some wonderful send-ups of fanfic writing.  Wonderful metafic.  Very funny, and short.  Here's one of my favorite lines:

"In this second-season episode, Taggart risks his own life to save that of Dr Lazarus. Many fans have interpreted this as an indication of his feelings for Lazarus. As prolific fan writer Tazartshipper42 puts it: "Taggart totally wants to do Lazarus. You can see it in his eyes.""

3)The Rebirth of Brandon Wheeger -  well-done exploration of a great character, the ultimate fangeek who needs to get a life . . . and does.

Here's the link. 


heartofoshun at 2008-12-29 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
You really sell these well. Make me want to rush off and read them. Of course, I do not know Galaxy Quest (so typical of me). I know I am missing a lot of great stories on Yuletide by avoiding the movie- and TV-verse and searching only for books.

Actually the quality of writing on Yuletide continuously impresses, amazes, and intimidates me.

You and Kenaz both say that. I do agree that the quality on Yuletide is extraordinary, but of all the people would might feel anxiety about that, you and Kenaz would be among the last to pop into my mind!

elfscribe5 at 2009-01-06 05:58 (UTC) (Link)
Oh Galaxy Quest is a gem of a movie, must viewing if you are a Star Trek fan. It has Tim Allen playing the Shatner type character and Alan Rickman as the Spock-type character. The movie hits every note of fandom spoof pitch perfect and yet clearly has affection for the original material -- but in addition, it's a good story. So, I'd rec. you rent it.
Re: My ability to write, thanks, my appreciation. I'm afraid, I'm in one of those, I'm giving this all up spells.
heartofoshun at 2009-01-06 06:03 (UTC) (Link)
I will have to see it--I would love to see Tim Allen and Alan Rickman together!

I'm in one of those, I'm giving this all up spells.

Dammit! I hope is just post-holiday letdown. It's been grim in my closest circle.
ex_fimbreth at 2008-12-29 20:58 (UTC) (Link)
OMFG that's priceless! I love Galaxy Quest. Must go hunt down more!
elfscribe5 at 2009-01-06 05:58 (UTC) (Link)
Good stuff, eh? People out there are endlessly clever.
pandemonium_213 at 2008-12-30 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
1. Grabthar's Hammer killed. The prosthesis...god. :^D

2. "Chrysalite" Ahahahahahaha!

3. OK, I haven't read that one yet, but I will. Oh, yes. I will.

I love "Galaxy Quest" just as much as I love the documentary "Trekkies." Both illustrate the reason I still squirm at the idea that I am so involved in fan fiction and that I may as well have "Kick Me!" tattooed on my back. In Tengwar.
elfscribe5 at 2009-01-06 06:00 (UTC) (Link)
I adore Galaxy Quest. Kick me! In Tengwar, LOL! Heh, no need to be ashamed of geekdom - wear your sign proudly. I know I do.
heartofoshun at 2009-01-06 06:08 (UTC) (Link)
Kick me! In Tengwar. You have a way with words. (I'm scrolling through my icons trying to find the most fannish one to use for this. Oh, good. I found a nice one. It's Fingon with arrows!)

Edited at 2009-01-06 06:09 am (UTC)
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