UNOFFICIAL QUESTARIAN GUIDE SECTION S

  • Sacnod: warrior [Pollo Doncas ananym from The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, "Galaxy Quest: The Movie" by David Howard and Robert Gordon]

  • Sargacia: capital planet of the Abraxas quadrant ["Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe"] whose inhabitants tortured, enslaved and stole technology from the innocent Thermians, killed by Cmdr. Taggart ["Galaxy Quest: The Movie", "Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues"]

  • Sarris, Roth’har: leader of the saurian Fatu-Rey, mercenaries for the Dominion, defeated by crew of Protector I, mate of Hath-Sarris [“Galaxy Busters”], brother of Tada Taika [“The Wrath of Sarris”]

  • Scithya: homeworld of the Scithyans ["The Sithyan Syndrome"]

  • Scithyans: sometimes supporters of the Galactic Peace Accord, when not under the influence ["The Sithyan Syndrome"]

  • "Scithyan Syndrome, The": Dr. Lazarus saves the Protector from a trap set by their treacherous "allies”, the Scithyans. Two Scithyans, high on Cerebrum crystals and gat extract, kidnap Madison. Cmdr. Taggart and a security team are squirted with paralyzing goppa juice. Single-handedly Dr. Lazarus outwits and out-hits his drug-enhanced foes. He celebrates his victory with kep-mok, but his "Kep-mok frutwux av rox for frutzox shev." ("Kep-mok bloodticks are part of this nutritious breakfast.") however is greeted with laughter. [Galaxy Quest Episode Guide by Travis Latke, "Grabthar's Toolbox" by Jeffrey Henning]

  • SEA: Space Exploration Agency, see National Space Exploration Agency

  • ‘Sects: [Insects contraction] insectoids from Diphernt empire associated with Nirs from Diphernt empire (“The Pirates of Arggho”)

  • Seqans: noted for invisibility chants (“The Pirates of Arggho”)

  • Serial Universe Theory: Theory that the universe consists as a nested series of observers, observers of observers, and their observers and so on, that past, present and future are in fact simultaneous, that a dreamer, even a daydreamer, is able to perceive past and future as easily as the present. [by John William Dunn (1934)]

  • Sextus, Gregarius: aka Crewman Number Six killed before Chen activated the holographic wall of fire against the lava monster ["Attack on Volatek III"] from Magna Roma ["Attack on Voltrex 3" in Galaxy Quest 3]

  • SGC: Star Gate Command, covered up crash of Protector II at GalCon XXV ("Star Gate", "Wormhole X-Treme")

  • "Shape Shifter of Textorian 3, The": When the Protector up-loads core fuel from the penal mining station on Textorian III’s far ring, six escaped convicts sneak on board, shapeshifters mutated by exposure to toxins. They capture and impersonate the Protector's officers one by one, only to "boil from the inside out", as the doctor diagnosed it, from the stress of shapeshifting. When asked to explain why he was the last to fall victim, he replied: "Shaz sheg Mak'tar av khax khal trak." ("The furrowed forehead of a Mak'tar is not easily forged.")

  • “She’s Too Good for You”: song improvised by Dr. Lazarus (“Never Bet on Sundays”)

  • SHORP: [SHort-Order Rental Police] androids-for-hire security provider (“The Pirates of Arggho”)

  • Shutt river: river on Arrgho noted for river-rafting migratory elk (“The Pirates of Arrgho”)

  • "Sigournate Virus, The": Madison and Dr. Lazarus are affected by a strange virus and fall passionately in love [first part of three-parter with "Return to Tev’Meck" and "Resurrection"]

  • Simpls: aliens at Arggho spaceport with same tastes as Commander Taggart for Iowa steak (“The Pirates of Arrgh”)

  • Singularites: dangerous nomadic lifeform adapted to living near singularity ["Time Escape"]

  • Sirenodon: planet of the Supervisors ["The Slavers of Sirenodon" by Naren Shankar], replaced by Artemis Bishop ["Return to Sirenodon" by Naren Shankar]

  • "Slave Queen": The Protector searches for the missing heiress to the throne of Celex, princess Estella, captured as a child by the Meechans. [retro-seredipitiously inspired Historical Record's "Phoenix Five" episode by John Walters]

  • "Smashing Hallways Traps of Death": Television Tropes and Idioms article on necessity for Choppers on Protector, see "Inventional Wisdom"

  • Smith, Louisiana: xenologist who married Yoo 2 ["Commander's Holiday", “I Love Yoo 2”]

  • snark cat: 2.4-meter felinoid from third moon of Arctinus, used by Cmdr. Taggart in a holographic bluff against both the Kreemorians ["Attack of the Kreemorians"] and Hath-Sarris ["Galaxy Blasters"]

  • "Soft as a Scream": the Protector transports Lazarus to xenophobic Zambrano after a Meechan attack and he has to deal with his own horrific memories as well as those of the Zambranonians [by Jacqueline Zambrano, rewritten as "Soft as a Whisper"]

  • Space Exploration Agency: inspiration, with the National Geographical Society, for the National Space Exploration Agency, founded in 2006 as a private-sector alternative to NASA

  • "Space Questarians": fans of "Space Quest" by Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy (including “The Sarien Encounter” Roger Wilco and stolen star generator, “(sludge) Vohaul Strikes Back” with Beatrice Wankmeister on Rommanticon 7, “The Pirates of Pestulon” referencing Ortega, Xenon, Phleebhut and Achoron, “Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers” Aluminum Mallard and time-pod, “Roger Wilco and the Voyage Home”, “The Next Mutation” on Klorox II vs. pukoids, “Incinrations” vs. Gen. Havoc, “The Spiral Frontier” on Deepship-86, saves Stellar on Polysorate 60, “Latex Babes of Estros”)

  • Space Questicon: convention celebrating the revival of “Space Quest” by Paragon in 1979 with Maj. Mitchell and Capt. Ferguson (“Spaced Out”)

  • Spaesmans: Rean colonists from Spaesma which Chen bested in drinking contest at Arggho spaceport [“The Pirates of Arggho”]

  • "Split Decision": During a seemingly routine mission in the Zarnon constellation a molecular plasma ray accidentally splits Cmdr. Taggart's body vertically in half. Dr. Lazarus ingeniously manages to keep the two halves alive so the half-cyborg commanders can battle Zarnonian rebels. "Pock trun mek jud pan hen nuv mek av jal." Dr. Lazarus comments ("Verily, the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.") as the two half-commanders confuse each other, the crew -- and providentially also the enemy, and marveling that "Thub truz Taggart-ke av brut drex one -- for brul," ("Two halves of a Taggart was better than one -- this time.") [Galaxy Quest Episode Guide, "Grabthar's Toolbox" by Jeffry Henning]

  • "Squink": Television Tropes and Idioms article on Human-Non-human relations, particularly Chen and Lailani, and the border between universal love between sentients and seeming bestiality [Guy Fleegleman’s “That’s just not right!”]

  • Ssautooh: devolved Hautooss, losers in Funn Games [“The Pirates of Arrgho”, “Funn and Games”]

  • Ssazzbatts: at war with Gdonks until peace talks on Medusa (“The Two Lovers of Medusa”)

  • Starbase Fred: starbase on the planet Fred where Madison’s father, E. Z. Madison III, was protected from a Meechan attack by an already wounded Protector ["The Daedalus Factor"]

  • "Stardust": also known as "Galaxy Quest II", Alexander Dane as Lazarus and the restored Protector II try to negotiate peace in Mirad'llah sector, but narrowly escape with their lives, Crewmen Fümf and Octavius and Crewwoman Treinta do not [by Meyer Flinn, inspired "Undiscovered Country" (1991) and "Nemesis" (2002)], not as well received as prequel "Galaxy Quest: The Movie" [Ben, forum moderator at Animated News and Views]

  • Starf: destination to which the Protector takes Bff and her Galactic Union diplomat father Ttfn ["Bff"]

  • Starfest 2001: attended by Gwen DeMarco

  • Star Gate Command: secret US government agency maintaining a stargate and a small fleet of starships, the Daedalus, Odyssey, Prometheus and with the Russians Korolev which covered up and benefited from the crash of the Protector II at GalCon XVIII

  • Star Quest: Galaxy Quest-like series by James Roddenberry about starship Endevour with Jonathan Hunter as Capt. Alexander R. Pike, Robert Delgado as Sybok, DeForrest Kelley as Dr. Leonard McCoy, and Lola Albright as Chief Engineer Jennifer Rookwood

  • Starsearcher: NSEA starship "Roc" Ingersol served on before the Protector ["Roc" Ingersol’s security_guy MySpace website]

  • Starseacher Academy: educational branch of the Galactic Union ["Artificial Devotion"]

  • Starwatcher: NSEA starship Tawny Madison served on before the Protector [lt_madison MySpace website]

  • Stasis: populated planet in the Ugon system which dangerously changes orbit toward the asteroid belt, but is saved by the Protector ["The Mystery of Stasis"]

  • stealth haze: Mak'tar mindblocking technique ["Galaxy Quest"]

  • "Stranger Than Fiction": crew of Enterprise discuss "Galaxy Quest" and retro-serendipity [by Azar]

  • “Stranger than ‘Stranger Than Fiction’”: article on retro-serendipity in NSEA Bulletin [by Azar]

  • SubSpace Static: less well-known Galaxy Quest fanzine than NSEA Bulletin

  • "Subterrain Subterfuge": The Protector destroys a planetomic smartbomb aimed at Earth, but traces its trajectory back to a previously unknown planet. Cmdr. Taggart and Madison are captured by the underground-dwelling natives. Madison's life support is now connected to a second bomb's guidance system. Meanwhile Cmdr. Taggart escapes, but has been poisoned by a robotic bird. Dr. Lazarus saves his life and together they save Madison and Earth. [retro-seredipitiously inspired Historical Record's "Fireball FX5" episodes, "Planet 46" and "Wings of Danger"]

  • "Suddenly Inhuman": Lazarus saves the life of young Zambranonian mutagen victim, but Taggart has to return him to his xenophobic home planet [by Ralph Phillips, rewritten as "Suddenly Human"]

  • Summers, Rachel: played Rigellian computer interface specialist in "Galaxy Quest" pilot, "Visions of Darkness": ["Star Trek: The Miranda Episode Logs: The 19th Nervous Breakdown"]

  • "Sunprobe": The Protector rescues a research ship studying a star a bit too close, but falls into it herself. Chen and Laredo literally pull them through. [retro-seredipitiously inspired Historical Record's "Thunderbird" episode by Alan Fennell, inspired "Suspicions" by Joe Menosky and Naren Shankar]

  • supplemental technical documents: especially Galaxy Quest Technical Manual by Matt Sweeney and Linda DeScenna, The Physics of Galaxy Quest by Lawrence M. Krass

  • Surpasser: NSEA starship on which Chen served with Lazarus' father, Trip LaTorr, under Cmdr. Tikaru Rulu [Chen’s MySpace website]

  • "Sweet Inspiration": Madison "meets" her girlhood heroines, Nyota Uhura and Janice Rand when the Protector visits the Amusement planet spa [guest appearances by Nichelle Nichols and Grace Lee Whitney]

  • "Swordsmen of Lyra, The": While the Feral Empire plans galactic war, the Protector visits the forbidden planet of Lyra, recently discovered to be a rich source of dynamonium. The Commander and Ingersol infiltrate Lyra in disguise, but their disguises are not good enough. The false King Mergo releases the still-disguised Ingersol, but Duke Philips and Tilist try to kill him. The Commander manages to save both himself and Ingersol and together they free the true king. Mergo challenges the Commander to a personal plasma shield fencing duel, with low-energy weaponry, but now the genuine king saves the Commander. [retro-seredipitiously inspired Historical Record's "Capt. Video" episode.]

 

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