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Galaxy Quest



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: PG

Has-been actors from a "Star Trek"-like cancelled show are abducted by aliens who think they are real space adventurers. The aliens, who have constructed everything in their world according to the show, need the actors to save them from an alien threat. With Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Sam Rockwell and Missi Pyle. [1:42]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A little sexual innuendo, some cleavage and a couple of kisses. A man and an alien who looks like a woman kiss passionately and she produces tentacles with which she embraces the human. They end up on the floor (off screen) and it is implied that they may be engaged in more than kissing. We see a topless man, a man wearing a shirt but no pants (and perhaps no underwear; it's never clear) and a woman in her push-up bra.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - There are two torture scenes: During one we can hear screams but see nothing. During the second we catch glimpses of an alien being zapped; he's screaming too. An alien creature explodes and its multicolored guts end up covering several people; one person has some of the alien goo clinging to his face for most of the movie. A human-looking alien is killed and we see dark blue blood coming out of his mouth. Several human-looking aliens are shown suffocating. An alien is zapped with a ray-gun and disintegrates in a flash and a puff. Several aliens look like cute small children but have big pointy teeth and attack one of their own presumably devouring him (they are shown swarming and piling on him totally covering him). A man is hit on the head with a stone, and tries to avoid being crushed by an alien giant made entirely of stone. The same stone-alien throws around other aliens; eventually they are all sucked into space. There are several space battles with spaceships firing at each other and men and aliens exchanging ray-gun fire. One spaceship blows up and several humans are shot. An alien holds up the severed head of one of his subordinates (the head is impaled on a stick). An alien is floating in space and smashes onto a spaceships porthole leaving a green splotch. Several fights between humans and humans and humans and aliens with scuffling and punching. An alien creature looking like a pig licks a human's face with a rather large slithery tongue. A spaceship crash-lands on Earth destroying several cars and the side of a building.

PROFANITY 3 - A few anatomical terms, several obscenities and a few insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - "Star Trek" and Trekkies, lying, fiction vs. reality, responsibility, has-been actors.

MESSAGE - Sometimes there's more to people than we think; challenging circumstances may bring out the most noble in them.

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