"My Homeworld Away from Home"
Galaxy Quest: Global Warning #3 (IDW)
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
The crew launches from Area 51 with the
dealing with the Judgement Ship and preventing Earth's
Somewhere out in space, the few remaining Thermians are
constructing a new homeworld for themselves, led by Mathasar. He
receives a communication from Laliari, reporting the presence of
the Judgement Ship at Earth and asking if there is anything he
can do to stop the planet's destruction. Though she estimates the
planet has only 93 minutes left, Mathasar assures her that
Commander Taggart will think of something and save the planet as
he always does in every 60-minute episode of the series.
Unfortunately, there is not enough time to get to Earth in the
Protector II before then.
On Earth, the crew is reunited aboard the command deck which is
launched from Area 51 with the aid of two rocket boosters. Their
mission is to find a way to deal with the Judgement Ship and
prevent the planet's destruction. In a quiet moment, Nesmith
makes romantic overtures towards Gwen, but she has not forgiven
him for his recent womanizing and walks away from him.
Approaching the Judgement Ship, the command deck is grabbed by
its tractor beam and pulled aboard. There, Nesmith meets a
statuesque beauty who informs him they are there to witness the
end of his planet as it is hurled from its orbit and obliterated
in the vacuum of space.
TO BE CONTINUED IN GALAXY QUEST: GLOBAL WARNING #4
This issue contains chapters 7-9, "My Homeworld Away from Home",
"The Mists of Delos 57", and "The Last Leg!" The font used for
the title "My Homeworld Away from Home" looks very similar
to that of the original series Star Trek logo.
The cover depicts Guy holding a laser gun similar to the Golden Age
sci-fi one held by Nesmith on the cover of
"When Titans Clash". The monster
that appears in silhouette on the cover never appears in the story
On page 2, Mathasar records a "commanderlog". In
"Destiny Be Mine", Dr. Lazarus recorded a "commandblog"
in a scene from the pilot of
Galaxy Quest: The
Journey Continues. Since the Thermians had copied everything
about the original Galaxy Quest TV series, you'd think they'd use
the same term. The "date" (if that's what it is) that
179-23-26, is almost the same as the one Lazarus gives in the
aforementioned pilot episode, 179-23-20.
In his commanderlog, Mathasar refers to Sarris' hostilities as
Manifest Infinity, presumably a sci-fi take on the 19th Century
American concept of Manifest Destiny, the belief that the U.S. would
spread across the continent and later, spread democracy throughout
the world. In Sarris' case, he most likely planned to spread his
dictatorship across the galaxy or even beyond...to infinity.
Pages 2-3 reveal that the remaining Thermians are building a new
homeworld for themselves (it was said in
Galaxy Quest that Sarris had
destroyed their world).
The Thermians do not appear to be wearing any spacesuits or breathing
gear as they work on constructing their new homeworld in orbit of the
planet-under-construction. Do they have no need of an atmosphere?
On page 3, notice that the command deck of the Protector II
is missing since it was separated from the main ship to allow the
actors to return to Earth in
Page 9 begins Chapter 8 of Global Warning, "The Mists of
Delos 57". In
Galaxy Quest, there was
mention of an episode of the original TV series called "Mist of
Delos 5". It was implied that "Mist of Delos 5" involved a
that had put Commander Taggert in an amorous mood towards Lt.
Tawny Madison. In this chapter, he also puts the moves on Gwen.
Notice on page 11 onward that Alexander is wearing his alien
headpiece again for the mission. Why would he bother? And how did he
get it? He was in Area 51 without it previously, with only 2 hours
to prevent the end of the world, so it seems unlikely he had time to
stop at home for it. The crew is also wearing NSEA uniforms, so
possibly these were left behind at Area 51 when they were brought
there the first time after the crash landing at the convention
center as seen in
"Destiny Be Mine".
So, it may be that Alexander's alien headpiece was left behind
as well and
even repaired since it was damaged during the events of
Galaxy Quest. But then again, why
would the military go to the trouble? In the later mini-series
The Journey Continues, Alexander again dons a prosthetic
headpiece for the new mission, explaining, "If I'm going to be
forced to perform, I will do so in full costume." This may then
partially explain retroactively why he's wearing again here.
On page 14, Gwen refers to episode 22 of the original TV series as
"The Sky's the Limit". But the Galactopedia on the
Galaxy Quest Blu-ray refers
to episode 22 as "Requiem of the Martians". Maybe "The Sky's the
Limit" was the working title of the episode during shooting and
that's what she remembers; or maybe her saying "the sky's the limit"
is a memorable quote between her character Lt. Madison and Commander
Taggart in that episode.
Why do many of the Thermians continue to disguise themselves in
human form when no human is around? Is it in respect for the
Why is Alexander wearing his alien headpiece again? How did he get
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