A few days after Alan Rickman passed away (RIP), I fired up Netflix and saw that Galaxy Quest was streaming. I grabbed my wife and a friend, both of whom had never seen it, and we sat down to check it out. Not surprisingly, it holds up wonderfully — the cast and script are terrific, and it really is one of the best Star Trek movies ever made. If you haven't seen it, please go check it out (still streaming, no excuse), because I'm about to spoil the ending.
I hadn't seen the film in years, and I was sort of shocked to discover that it anticipated Hollywood's current trend of reviving cancelled TV shows. The movie ends with the show within the movie, Galaxy Quest, being picked up for continuing adventures starring the original cast (along with a new recruit or two).
But the team at io9 has a different interpretation of the ending. I'll let them explain:
What do you think? Do you think there's any legitimacy to this reading of the film, or is it just another silly fan theory?