Galaxy Quest is a great little movie. It lampoons the Star Trek series just enough and has a cast on top of their form that, despite everything, manages to make it rise above its humble beginnings to be a movie that can be seen as a pure wind-up but has enough heart and action to standalone too.
We’d love to see a sequel.
Well, with rumours bouncing around that a sequel may be in the works, MTV caught up with some of the cast and crew and asked what they thought of the idea.
Sam Rockwell was reluctant to do the original movie at first: “I originally turned it down. I loved the script, but I was committed to do a small movie as a lead opposite Marisa Tomei, but Kevin Spacey convinced me to do it. I went and saw him in The Iceman Cometh and he knew I was struggling with this decision and he said, ‘I think you know what to do.’”
Tim Allen seems very keen: “How’s this for a sequel? It’s 15 years later. The Thermians come back, but they haven’t aged. Maybe they don’t have warp anymore so it took 15 years,” Allen said. “They have to search for a new homeland. Sarris [the main villain] is gone but his family never forgets and you take it from there.”
However, producer Mark Johnson seems to believe it’s not going to happen: “If we announced a sequel or a TV show, there’d be genuine excitement, not ‘It’s too late.’ We’ve tried. I’d do it, Dean would do it. But we need Bob. It’s a Bob Gordon joint, but Bob is a very specific guy.”
Bob Gordon was an uncredited writer on the first movie and Johnson believes he was the heart behind the movie, but no Bob… no sequel.
Sadly, it looks like it’s not a likely concept, but maybe it’s best left that way…