"When Titans Clash"
Galaxy Quest: Global Warning #2 (IDW)
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Art by: Ilias Kyriazis
The actors become Earth's last hope for
salvation from the Judgement Ship.
In flashback, we see how the U.S. military swooped in on the
Galaxy Quest convention after the crash landing of the command
deck, taking the actor crew into custody and making them sign
an agreement to a cover story about the crash being merely a
publicity stunt. The command deck is taken to Area 51 for study
When the judgment ship arrives at Earth and begins wreaking
havoc with the weather and tectonics, the military pulls the
crew back in, revealing that the command deck has repaired
itself and forcibly ejects any of the military researchers who
attempt to enter, allowing only the actors to board. A computer
simulation run by the military predicts that Earth will explode
in the next two hours due to the gravitic forces exerted by the
colossal judgment ship, leaving the actors as Earth's last hope.
TO BE CONTINUED IN GALAXY QUEST: GLOBAL WARNING #3
This issue contains chapters 4-6, "When Titans Clash!",
"Reunited", and "Tic...Tic...Tic...Tic..."
On the cover, Dr. Lazarus' rank pips are on the left side of his
collar instead of the right as they were in
Galaxy Quest. Also, the laser gun
held by Nesmith has the appearance of a 1930s-50s sci-fi laser gun,
not the look of the weapons used on the show.
In the flashback sequence of the stage of
Galaxy Quest Convention 18, the stage looks similar, but
different, to that seen in
Galaxy Quest; the podium is
bigger, the announcer at the podium is not wearing glasses, the
banners hanging at the back of the stage are different, the robot's
body is different.
Notice that the fan dressed as a
Tev'Meck in the audience in panel 1 of pages 2-3 appears to have
braces on his teeth.
The convention flashback scene of
Brandon and his crew in panel 2 of
pages 2-3 is similar to the scene in
Galaxy Quest at
1:35:47 on the DVD except the
clothing design is slightly
On page 3, Fred tells Laliari to stay behind at the convention as
Colonel Stetson's troops take the rest of the crew away. She
apparently is also left behind at Nesmith's house when Stetson
returns to ask for the actors' help when the Judgement Ship arrives since
she is seen still at the house at the beginning of issue #3 ("My Homeworld Away from Home").
It would seem the U.S. government/military is unaware that Jane Doe/Laliari
is an alien.
After being taken into custody for questioning by the U.S. military,
the crew finds themselves at Area 51. Area 51
is a top secret U.S. military base in the Nevada desert, suspected
by some of housing the remains of extraterrestrials and the
technology of their crashed ships.
As Guy is poked and prodded by a nurse at Area 51, he shouts, "Moon
River!" "Moon River" is a song written by Johnny Mercer and Henry
Mancini and sung by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 in the film Breakfast
at Tiffany's. The nurse in this panel is using
KY jelly to
This issue reveals that the U.S. military came up with the
explanation that the crash landing of the command disc at the
Galaxy Quest convention was just a publicity stunt. The
was taken to Area 51 for study and storage.
The TV shows seen in panels 2-4 of page 6 appear to be
thinly-disguised versions of the real world shows
Inside the Actors Studio,
and You Can't Do That on Television, respectively. (You
Can't Do That on Television was no longer airing new episodes
during the time period of this story, having run from 1979-1990.)
On page 6, panel 5, a number of magazine covers are depicted. These
appear to be
Fair. Peeple, a play on the actual magazine
is also seen.
Throughout this issue, Fred is frequently seen grabbing a snack in
the background, just as he did in
This issue reveals that the
command disc eventually repaired itself and forcibly ejects anybody
but our six actors from entering.
On page 15, Fred is drinking coffee from a mug labeled USAF (United
States Air Force).
On page 22, Colonel Stetson tells the crew, "...you are our last
hope." This was also said by Mathasar to Nesmith in
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