A Galaxy Quest TV Show Is in Development

Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 4:35PM
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 - 4:35PM
A Galaxy Quest TV Show Is in Development
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Paramount and DreamWorks are bringing a Galaxy Quest TV show to your screens. After more than fifteen years, none of the original cast is likely to return, but the writer of the film's script, Robert Gordon, is also expected to write the television version. 

The original Galaxy Quest film was released in 1999 and starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub. A parody of sci-fi movies of the time, it followed a troupe of actors who appears in a space opera television show and subsequently discovers that a real-life alien society has modeled their civilization after the fictional, idealized conception of extraterrestrials. Galaxy Quest was well-reviewed when it first came out and went on to become a cult classic, with J.J. Abrams calling it "one of the best Star Trek movies ever made."

Although there's no shortage of series coming to the small screen that are based on popular sci-fi films, such as Fox's Minority Report or NBC's Frequency, this show should be a refreshing change of pace as a result of its lighthearted tone. We can only hope that they will retain the humor and silliness of the original film, and with the original writer on board, that shouldn't be a problem.

Via THR.
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