As first reported by Deadline, Paramount TV is in the process of developing a series version of the cult-favorite science fiction comedy “Galaxy Quest,” which featured an amazing cast including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and more playing actors, famous for being on a hit sci-fi show, finding themselves in a position where they suddenly had to save a planet from alien take-over. This is easily in our top favorite movies of all time, mostly becomes it combines space travel with comedy, two of our favorite overall things. The movie’s original writer Robert Gordon is on board, and the director Dean Parisot is set to executive-produce. There is no confirmed network housing the series just yet.
As enthused as we may be to see how this project comes together, there are also many concerns that we still have. For example, are any of the original cast members going to be involved? To us, much of the reason the original worked aside from the writing / directing was the talent. All of the actors above plus Justin Long, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell helped to make the movie what it was.
In theory, maybe it’s possible you could get some of them back, given that many of them do not have committed series at the moment beyond Allen, who is on “Last Man Standing.” Our dream would be for it to become a ten-episode show on Netflix, and you could get some of the original cast back for what seemed to be a really fun movie to make.
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