It’s hard to think of 1990s sci-fi films, and not instantly think of Galaxy Quest. In a lot ways, the movie actually ended up being ahead of its time, and captured the rare comic-con fandom that hadn’t really been shown in movies all that much up until that point (with maybe a few exceptions). On top of the concept though, the execution was perfect and with an all-star cast including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, and more – it’s no wonder the film was so well recieved when it first was released.
However, what may be even more impressive is how well the movie has held up. Despite the incredibly cheesy and dated 1990s special effects, the film is still managing to find new audiences on a pretty consistent basis, so for a simple movie about a sci-fi TV show coming true, Galaxy Quest has done pretty damn well for itself.
Which is why this news will likely be very exciting for some of you out there in the geek world. According to a new report by EW, a Galaxy Quest TV series is currently in development at Amazon. Not much else is known about the project, but Amazon will be partnering with Paramount Pictures to create the series, with director Dean Parisot directing and executive producing the series with co-writer Robert Gordon writing the script and serving as executive producer on the pilot. Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will be executive producing the series as well.
Whether or not any of the actual cast members returning is likely a whole other story. While it would be awesome to see at least some of the cast members return, it seems highly unlikely that they’ll be able to lock down some of the stars like Rickman, Allen, or Weaver for an episodic TV series. But who knows, anything is possible.
For right now though, it looks like Galaxy Quest fans can finally be excited again for some new material. It’ll be interesting to see how they’ll turn the plot of the film, which worked very well as a self-contained story, into a much longer, serialized or procedural structure. Hopefully the story will be able to transfer over from medium-to-medium well, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The Galaxy Quest TV Series is currently in development.
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