Galaxy Quest

Thermian Docking Bay Miniature

Stock #28679

A Thermian Docking Bay Miniature used in the 1999 Dean Parisot sci-fi parody, Galaxy Quest! In the film, actor Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) leads the crew of the Protector as Commander Peter Quincy Taggart in the 1980's Star Trek inspired sci-fi series, Galaxy Quest. Unfortunately for the crew, their heyday has passed and they must rely on fan conventions to earn a paycheck. Unbeknownst to Nesmith and his fellow actors, real life interstellar aliens have viewed the show and believe the actors to be their protectors against a vicious race of reptilian humanoids.

This model was designed by ILM veteran Don Bies, best known to prop fans as the "Droid Wrangler" on the Star Wars prequel films, and constructed by Bies and Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame. The panel is part of the Thermian Docking Bay, used to house and launch the Protector. The facing is made from sheet plastic and features 144 windows that light up to reveal saluting Thermians. Each window is made from plexiglass and includes a small image of the Thermians. There is dust present inside the windows, but it does not interfere with the lights when they are turned on. Within the docking bay unit are four flourescent lamps which illuminate when plugged in. These halogens plug right into a a 120 volt ballast that has been zip-tied to the side of the miniature. Note only two of the four lights are functional. On the bottom or reverse side of the miniature there are three sheets of diffusion paper that have been taped together to help blend the bright lights. Please note that this item does feature minor wear from production use (see photos) and the left side does not have a cover for the electrical cables.

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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