‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series in Development, Because Sure, Why Not
Just when we thought that the TV-movie reboot trend had given way to straight-up resuscitating old series, in swoops Galaxy Quest for a bit of meta fun. The 1999 Tim Allen sci-fi comedy has officially been targeted for a TV adaptation from Paramount, bringing the crew of the NSEA Protector out of mothballs once again.
For those unfamiliar with the breakout hit, Galaxy Quest saw the cast of a Star Trek analogue drafted into an actual outer space conflict, as an alien race mistook the show’s heroic exploits for actual adventures of a real-life crew. In addition to Tim Allen, the film impressively starred Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub and Justin Long.
According to Variety, Paramount Television has begun shopping their new Galaxy Quest series under original film writer Robert Gordon, along with original director Dean Parisot and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.
It’s a bit tough to imagine a Galaxy Quest TV series making it to air, considering how difficult even getting a new Star Trek onto TV has become, but could a TV version of the fan-favorite film satiate our sci-fi hunger? How might the premise of a Galaxy Quest TV series sustain itself? Check out the original trailer below.