On the cover of this issue, Commander Taggart appears to be defusing
a pyramidal Tothian mine of the type seen in
Galaxy Quest, instead of the
more elongated beryllium particle mine depicted in the actual story.
Also note that Taggart isn't wearing a spacesuit even though he's out
in space! He is wearing a helmet connected to an oxygen tank, but
has bare hands! And the section of the Protector depicted
on the cover looks nothing like any portion of the ship we've seen,
nor does it appear to be one of the ship's surface pods.
On page 1 Commander Taggert appears to be wearing a holographic
spacesuit, similar to a green energy construction created by a Green
Lantern ring in comic books set in the DC Universe.
On page 2, Commander Taggert is seen disarming a beryllium particle
mine at the end of the 2-hour pilot episode of Galaxy Quest: The
Journey Continues. According to
Galactopedia on the
Galaxy Quest Blu-ray, the pilot told a fictionalized account of
the actors' adventure with the Thermians in "real life", as seen in
Galaxy Quest. The beryllium
particle mine scene did not take place in
Galaxy Quest, so it would
seem a fictionalized cliffhanger was added to prompt fans to plead
for further episodes of the new series.
The GQ equivalent of Star Trek's captain's logs is a
commandblog. It is labeled with a series of numbers that is
presumably the GQ equivalent of ST's stardate. Commander Taggert
gives a "stardate" of 172-23-20.
On pages 4-5 Laredo is depicted as having injured his left arm. In
Galaxy Quest, actor
Tommy Weber is seen having injured his right arm in the space battle
with Sarris' ship.
Notice on page 7 that Roc Ingersoll is wearing the ring
Guy is seen wearing on his right hand throughout
On page 8, Dr. Lazarus says, "...in the void of space...you can't
hear a scream." This is a play on the tagline of the 1979 film
Alien, "In space, no one can hear you scream."
On page 9, Guy is wearing his ring on the left hand instead of his
Also on page 9, Nesmith is holding a statuette that looks similar,
though not exact, to the Emmy Award.
On page 10, Fred, watching a screening of the two-hour pilot of
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, says, "That was a hell
of a thing." He used this same phrase after experiencing the
interstellar transportation method used by the Thermians to
transport the actors from Earth to the spacedock. It must be an
habitual phrase for him, as he uses it again in
"My Homeworld Away from Home" and
"Inherit a Cosmic Wind".
Page 10 reveals that the pilot of
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues premiered on a Monday
at 9 p.m.
The pilot episode after-screening party takes place at a nightclub
called Plate, presumably in the L.A. area. This appears to be a
On page 13, Alexander is referred to as Sir Alexander Dane. This
suggests he's been knighted by the Queen of England.
Page 13 reveals that Alexander has arranged to have his character of
Dr. Lazarus killed off if the pilot of GQ-TJC should go to series.
This is a nod to Leonard Nimoy's desire to leave his Mr. Spock
character behind when agreeing to be in Star Trek: The Wrath of
Khan, where Spock was killed; during filming, Nimoy enjoyed the
experience so much, he asked to be allowed a possible way to come
back again (plus the fans objected to Spock's death and the downbeat ending
of the film).
Page 14 implies that Tommy recently appeared on the cover of
Entertainment Spotlight. This appears to be a fictional
magazine, probably a stand-in for Entertainment Weekly
(although a copy of what appears to be
is seen in
"When Titans Clash").
There was a Canadian entertainment news show by the title of
On page 14, we see at the after-party that Guy is wearing a t-shirt
that says "Never Give Up, Never Surrender." This is, of course, the
famous tagline of Commander Taggart on the
Galaxy Quest TV show.
Page 14 reveals that Guy is in discussions for a possible spin-off
series called Roc Academy, obviously based on his new
GQ-TJC character, Roc Ingersol.
On page 14, panel 4, a scene of Commander Taggart battling
face-to-face with Sarris is depicted on a wall at the after-party at
Plate. Sarris is shown wielding a knife in his right hand. No scene
like this appeared in the
Galaxy Quest movie; it is
likely a scene from the GQ-TJC pilot, fictionalized to make Taggart
look even more heroic than actor Jason Nesmith was at the time of
the actual encounter.
Laliari still refers to Fred as Tech Sergeant Chen. Does she still
not realize he's merely an actor? Or has his character's name merely
become a pet name she likes to use with her lover?
Fred often calls Laliari simply "La".
Fred and Laliari are trying to have a child together. Given there
vastly different species, it doesn't seem possible they could have a
On page 16, a show set to air against the GQ-TJC premiere is said to
depict a band made up of digitally inserted superstars of rock and
roll. The performers depicted in panel 2 appear to be, from
left-to-right: John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Ringo
Starr, Buddy Holly, and George Harrison. (Elvis, Lennon, and Holly
were already dead in 1999 when this story takes place, so the
digital insertion would be that much more remarkable.) Lennon,
McCartney, Starr, and Harrison were all members of the Beatles.
On page 20, Nesmith's TV appears to be a flatscreen TLTV brand. TLTV
appears to be a fictional brand. It seems unlikely that Nesmith
would have a flatscreen TV in 1999 since they were not easily
available until the late 2000's. In fact, in
Galaxy Quest, Nesmith has a
standard cathode ray television of the time.
Page 21 mentions the cover of
This is an American fashion magazine.
The U.S. Navy helicopter that lands at Nesmith's house appears to be
a Sikorsky SH-60S Seahawk which was first deployed in 2000. The
HSE21 tail number of the copter seen here seems unlikely and would
more likely be HSC-21 in southern California (HSC-21, Helicopter Sea
Combat Squadron Two One, is based out of Naval Air Station North
Island, San Diego, California). There is no known HSE unit in the
Though he climbs out of a Navy copter here, in
"When Titans Clash",
Colonel Stetson is revealed to be part of the U.S. Army. Not to
mention, if he were with the Navy he wouldn't be a colonel, but the
naval equivalent rank of captain.
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