Galaxy Quest has been a favorite of Star Trek fans since its debut in 1999.
A parody of Star Trek, Galaxy Quest introduced viewers to Commander Taggert, a fictional captain of a fictional ship, NSEA-Protector in 1999. In the movie, the actors who played the crew on the ship ended up in space to fight a battle with actual aliens. Starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shaloub, Sam Rockwell, and Enrico Colanton, the film became a cult classic and was originally going to be rebooted in 2015. However, Alan Rickman passed away, and the plans were put on hold.
In April 2016, Sam Rockwell said everyone was ready to sign up for the reboot.
"“We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available — he [had Last Man Standing] — and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”"
The Galaxy Quest television show is a go!
Now, though, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the television series is moving forward with Galaxy Quest’s original producer, Mark Johnson, attached to the project. Paramount+ is teaming with Paramount Television Studios to bring the series to fruition.
Paramount Studios is currently looking for a writer for ideas to get the show off the ground. Right now, there’s been no information as to whether Tim Allen or any of the other original stars of the movie will be involved in the series in some way, even with some cameos. It will be interesting to see what Paramount Studios comes up with. Hopefully, with MarK Johnston involved, the show will closely resemble the movie and not stray too far from the great original material.