"Be Careful What You Wish For"
Galaxy Quest: Global Warning #4 (IDW)
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
Something fishy is happening after the crew
is taken aboard the Judgement Ship.
The individual crew members live their own
fantasies-turned-nightmares aboard the Judgement Ship as the
Earth is about to be destroyed.
TO BE CONTINUED IN GALAXY QUEST: GLOBAL WARNING #5
This issue contains chapters 10-12, "Be Careful What You Wish For",
"Will Act for Food", and "Alas, Poor Jason!" The font of the
title "Be Careful What You Wish For" is similar to the font
of the 1985 Back to the Future film logo.
Fred is missing the pips on the right side of his uniform collar.
Gwen was featured in her first commercial when she was two months
old. She also appeared in the soap opera Days and Nights of Our
Lives and the sitcom Nine is Too Many. These titles
are plays on the real world TV series Days of Our Lives
(1965-present) and Eight is Enough (1977-1981).
On page 6, Alexander is looking at a banner for the Royal Theater
Society's production of Richard III by William Shakespeare.
Galaxy Quest, Alexander
mourned for his past greatness portraying Richard III. The Royal Theater
Society is a stand-in here for England's Royal Shakespeare Company,
the world's most renowned producer of plays, particularly, but not
limited to, those of Shakespeare.
On page 10, Nesmith is getting coffee at a Sunbeach Coffee
establishment in Beverly Hills, CA. Sunbeach appears to be a
fictional business, but similar to
Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, where many
movie and television stars live.
On page 13, Sandy gives Nesmith his business card with the phone
number (310) 555-1272. 310 is the area code in Beverly Hills. The
555 prefix of the phone number is a long-time convention in
Hollywood TV and film.
On page 14, Nesmith is thrown out the gate of Caballo Studios. This
appears to be a fictional film studio. "Caballo" is Spanish for
For some reason, the security guards that throw Nesmith out of the
studio gate are mumbling "XML, MLT, TML!" These are all web- or
Ethernet-related abbreviations: XML=Extensible Markup Language, used
for writing web pages;
MLT=Multi-link trunking, allowing multiple Ethernets to be treated
as one; TML=TransducerML, an XML-based markup language. This may be
intended as a hint that this is all happening in a virtual
environment, as later revealed.
On page 19, Alexander speaks a quote, "If we shadows have offended,
think but this and all is mended." This is a line spoken by Puck in
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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