The Amazon planned revival of Galaxy Quest is back on track after a year-plus delay. The TV continuation of the 1999 sci-fi comedy has picked back up according to THR.com and has writer/comedian Paul Scheer (The League) attached to write the script. He replaces Robert Gordon who penned the original film. Galaxy Quest has become a cult classic and much beloved by fans. It starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and the late Alan Rickman as a cast of a long cancelled science fiction television series similar to Star Trek, that is pulled into an actual intergalactic conflict with alien invaders. The plan was to bring the original cast together, by Rickman’s passing in January of 2016 put things on hold.
Allen, who recently starred in The Last Man Standing is now available after the series was cancelled and Weaver is appearing in the Netflix series Marvel’s The Defenders which debuts this weekend. The film also starred Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Justin Long. The plan for the cast at this point is unknown. But if they do try and get them back together, Benedict Cumberbatch does an amazing Rickman immitation.
The tag line for the movie was, “Never give up. Never surrender.” And in this case, it seems to be true.
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