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Galaxy Quest Set For TV Adaption


The 1999 film Galaxy Quest may be getting a new lease of life, although this time it’s on the small screen. According to Deadline, there is a Galaxy Quest TV series in the pipes, apparently helmed by Paramount. This isn’t the first movie-to-TV adaption that Paramount are looking at either, with Shutter Island and School of Rock among a handful of movies that we may see more of in the future.
If you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest (what’s wrong with you?), let us fill you in on the plot. The movie was about the struggling TV stars of a 1970s sci-fi TV show who happen to be abduced by real aliens who believe the re-runs of the TV show the cast starred in are historic events. Starring Alan Rickman, who likely won’t be returning for the TV version, Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver, hilarity ensues when they use their new status as fake heroes to try and help the aliens overthrow an oppressive regime.
Details are thin on the ground, but features writer Robert Gordon is tipped to write the TV version, with Dean Parisot directing and Breaking Bad‘s Mark Johnson as producer.
While we’re excited about what Paramount will do with the source material, we just hope they don’t screw it up.