‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Show in the Works

Apr 21, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A TV version of the 1999 feature film “Galaxy Quest,” which spoofed TV sci-fi shows such as “Star Trek,” is being shopped by Paramount Television, Variety reports.

“Robert Gordon, who co-wrote the DreamWorks feature with David Howard, is in negotiations to work on the TV adaptation, as are original director Dean Parisot and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein,” Variety reports. “The movie’s conceit — revolving around the cast of a beloved 1970s sci-fi TV series who are inadvertently reunited for a real space trek to help an alien race — seems tailor-made for a series rendition.”

The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman. A number of the key players behind the scenes on the film have since been active in television, the report notes.

“In the years since ‘Quest’ was released, Parisot has become a busy television helmer, while Johnson and Bernstein have scaled the heights with ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Rectify’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ among other shows,” Variety reports.

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  1. Unless they cast Alan Rickman and some of the other cast members from the movie, they might as well not bother. Alan Rickman gave the series within the series the same sort of gravitas that Patrick Stuart brought to Star Trek: TNG.

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