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Alexander Dane was a stage actor famous for his portrayal of Richard III, for which he received five curtain calls. He then took a job portraying Dr. Lazarus on the '80s TV show "Galaxy Quest," a space-travel story about an intrepid crew and their travels across the universe. The TV show was cancelled and the GQ actors have been reduced to living off their fame by attending sci-fi conventions, presiding at the opening of new stores, and allowing rabid fans to film interviews in their garages and basements. Dane is constantly irritated by the adulation received by his peer Jason Nesmith, who portrayed the captain of the ship on the show. Dane feels that he is the better actor, and that his talents by and large go unappreciated by audiences and fans. This is shown to be, for the most part, true, during the real-life adventures of the Galaxy Quest actors in space, where Nesmith's character is praised by almost every alien they meet, even when the heroics have actually been performed by Dane.

Dane sometimes feels that he has wasted his life on Galaxy Quest, when he could have opted to continue as a respected actor of the stage instead, yet he seems to enjoy being part of the GQ crew and even wears his prosthetic rubber headpiece when relaxing at home.

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