Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tip#843: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 5 - Galaxy Quest

I saw an amazing video of a colony of ants transforming themselves into a chain to pull a dead millipede. It was a fantastic demonstration of teamwork on a mass level! This is the type of video I would have everyone in the workplace watch to inspire them that any goal is achievable when every person does their part. Even if the goal seems overwhelming it can be done!

See video: ant chain

Galaxy Quest (1999)

The science fiction action comedy film, Galaxy Quest, is about what happens when actors of a popular TV series called Galaxy Quest are recruited by real aliens to help them against an alien warlord. This film parodies the 60’s TV show Star Trek as well as real-life experiences of the actors from that show. This hilarious and highly entertaining film features Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell playing the actors of the crew of the starship Protector. See: movie trailer

The challenges seem overwhelming for each of the actors when they are faced with individual tasks their TV show roles were experts in. Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen) slips into a leadership role easily as Cmdr. Taggart while also learning to be less egotistical and acknowledge and respect those around him. Others like Fred Kwan (Tony Shalhoub) who plays Tech Sgt. Chen is immersed in fear when called upon in a crisis situation. But through the encouragement of the Cmdr. and the rest of the crew (plus a love interest!) Kwan finds the confidence to do his job and succeed.

Inspirational Themes:
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Power of acknowledgement
• Finding inner strengths, courage & confidence
• Develop your expertise and skill sets
• Inspiration & learning from TV shows & movies

Some projects, goals and dreams may seem impossible at first. Just remember the power of teamwork and the impossible becomes possible! Remember the video of tiny ants that, together, can move and transport massive objects! And be inspired by cinematic role models that show how affective team spirit can be when each person does their part!

Related Tips:
Tip#849: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 6 - Invictus
Tip#851: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 7 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Tip#954: Great Teamwork Movies, Part 8 - Captain America: Civil War
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of our all-time faves; so many great lines. Never give up; never surrender!

Day M.