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Galaxy Quest
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2000 Promo
2012 La-La Land
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Alexander Janko
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SuperTracks (Promotional)
(February 1st, 2000)

La-La Land Records
(April 10th, 2012)
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The 2000 SuperTracks album was a limited promotional release, available only through soundtrack specialty outlets for an initial price of $20 but escalating to $50 in value ten years later. The 2012 La-La Land album is limited to 3,000 copies and was also made available through the same specialty outlets for $20.
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Buy it... if you can't resist a really good parody score, especially one of the very few that takes effective aim at the science fiction genre.

Avoid it... if the bright and overly enthusiastic style of David Newman's parody writing lacks the resounding depth and power necessary to make such music worthy of a standalone listening experience.
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WRITTEN 1/16/00, REVISED 4/26/12
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Galaxy Quest: (David Newman) With so many science fiction franchises in existence, it seems strange to ponder that there was only one competent attempt by a major studio to launch a parody of the genre in the early digital era. When Galaxy Quest stuck its tongue out at sci-fi fanatics in 1999, those fans generally accepted its humor with open arms. While most of the jokes in the Dreamworks film will fly over the heads of viewers not familiar with the "Star Trek" universe, the chemistry of its own cast of starship officers is entertaining enough to make Galaxy Quest a worthy standalone comedy adventure. With the "Star Trek" universe directly in its sights, the script of Galaxy Quest follows the possibility that aliens from another planet mistaken the old Earth-originating television series of "Galaxy Quest" to be real, and in an effort to help them fight off an alien race, they build the starship they see in the show and kidnap the real life actors to operate it in their favor. Those washed up actors are forced to remember how to play their roles in order to run the ship and in turn survive. By no means washed up was composer David Newman, who had not been integral to the science fiction universe in the 1990's but who had proven himself capable of producing large scale parody scores with ease. The choice of Newman for the assignment was welcome to score fans who had seen the composer languish with failed mainstream opportunities for several years. While Galaxy Quest fit squarely into the parody and general comedy genres that Newman has used before and after to sustain his career, it was an opportunity to extend those talents into a more robust, blockbuster atmosphere. The assignment was seemingly destined to be a John Debney project, for he had been involved both with "Star Trek" scoring and extensive parody work, though Newman had his own peripheral connections to the franchise (having conducted for James Horner very early in his career) and produces a score that would very likely have resulted from Debney's involvement anyway. Ultimately, Newman's balance of heroics, awe, and comedy in Galaxy Quest yielded nearly universal praise and affection from film score critics, though with the film unfortunately fading quickly into the realm of funny has-been's, that success, despite leading to a few subsequent sci-fi assignments, never assisted Newman in reaching towards a career with more mainstream recognition.

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Average: 3.87 Stars
***** 1,957 5 Stars
**** 1,917 4 Stars
*** 1,026 3 Stars
** 484 2 Stars
* 220 1 Stars
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Never got the Promo, so the La La Land set is a godsend
Richard Kleiner - April 23, 2013, at 11:38 a.m.
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Southall - April 28, 2012, at 3:05 a.m.
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Galaxy Quest TV Theme
R Kowalski - December 3, 2006, at 4:44 p.m.
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Galaxy Quest score
Luis L. - September 11, 2002, at 7:46 a.m.
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Hard to find this score...
John H - September 13, 2000, at 1:48 p.m.
1 comment  (4162 views)

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Audio Samples   ▼
2000 Promo Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 49:49
• 1. Galaxy Quest: The Classic TV Theme (0:59)
• 2. Prologue: Galaxy Quest Clip (1:34)
• 3. Pathetic Nesmith (0:59)
• 4. Revealing the Universe (1:03)
• 5. Meet the Thermians (1:11)
• 6. The NESA Protector (0:45)
• 7. Crew Quarters and The Bridge (1:32)
• 8. The Launch (2:08)
• 9. Serris Tortures Captain (1:17)
• 10. Red Thingie, Green Thingie (3:33)
• 11. Shuttle to Planet (1:45)
• 12. Trek Across the Planet (2:55)
• 13. Rolling Sphere (2:35)
• 14. Pig Lizard (1:44)
• 15. Rock Monster (1:56)
• 16. "Digitize Me, Fred!" (1:18)
• 17. "I'm So Sorry" (1:44)
• 18. Fight Episode #17 (1:16)
• 19. Hallway Sneak (1:02)
• 20. Alex finds Quelick (1:22)
• 21. Omega 13/Heroic Guy (3:13)
• 22. Big Kiss/Happy Rock Monster (1:19)
• 23. Quelick's Death (2:09)
• 24. The Battle (3:08)
• 25. Mathazar Takes Command (0:58)
• 26. Serris Kills Everybody (1:32)
• 27. "Goodbye, My Friends" (0:52)
• 28. Crash Landing (0:40)
• 29. Goodbye, Serris (2:06)
• 30. The New Galaxy Quest (1:00)
2012 La-La Land Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 54:00

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The insert of the 2000 promotional album includes no extra information about the score or film. That of the 2012 La-La Land album features notes about both, as well as corrected cue titles.
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