Amazon picks up ‘Galaxy Quest’ series adaptation

AmazonWhile we are still a little bit bitter at Amazon for not picking up “Hannibal” for a fourth season, this news still does make us at least reasonably happy: The service has picked up, per Entertainment Weekly, the long-discussed revival of “Galaxy Quest” is going to be coming to the streaming service. Robert Gordon, the visionary behind the original cult classic, is back to pen the script for the pilot and will executive-produce.

At the moment, one of the biggest questions we have is how many of the original cast members are going to be involved. Tim Allen is busy on “Last Man Standing,” but wouldn’t he be willing to do at least a cameo? We also feel like you need at least something from Alan Rickman or Sigourney Weaver. The cast is one of the reasons why the original movie worked as well as it did.

Ultimately, it’s going to be a long time before any details on this project are ultimately finalized, so there is not too big of a need to hurry into sharing more news when it comes to this project. For now, let’s just label us “cautiously optimistic.” Netflix’s revival of “Wet Hot American Summer” was almost everything that we hoped that it would be and then some, and we know that there is a significant demand out there for nostalgia these days. We do want more original ideas, but we don’t mind revisiting some old favorites provided that they have not been done completely to death … and this still feels somewhat fresh, thankfully.

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