While the world still reels from the death of Alan Rickman last week, his Galaxy Quest co-star, Tim Allen, has been talking about the late actor and revealed a new and surprising bit of Galaxy quest news too.
Firstly, let’s talk about Galaxy Quest. Allen said: ““I’m not supposed to say anything — I’m speaking way out of turn here — but Galaxy Quest is really close to being resurrected in a very creative way. It’s closer than I can tell you but I can’t say more than that. The real kicker is that Alan now has to be left out. It’s been a big shock on many levels.”
Hold on, what? Now we knew for a while that a TV Show was in development – although we were never sure if it would be a spoof sci-fi show ie the REAL Galaxy Quest, or the further adventures of the actors we met in the movie – but is Allen talking about a movie?
And with his remark about it moving forward without Rickman, does this mean Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell were to be involved? Beccause we are totally on board with that on the small or big screen!
What’s not known is, whatever the plans were, will they suffer now because of the loss of Rickman? We’d have to imagine so.
On Rickman himself, allen said: “I don’t think he liked me all that much when we first started shooting Galaxy Quest. I was a stage performer, a concert comic, and I was coming into this group of very polished thespians — Sigourney Weaver and Sam Rockwell and Tony Shalhoub and then Alan adding his English roots. All of them had this process and method — voice stretching and all that kind of prep — and it was so different from mine. I was doing penis jokes right up to action,” Allen said.
“But then, one day on the set, Alan came to me and apologized. He said he mistook my behavior for lack of commitment. And we became very fast friends…On the day we turned into friends he came to my house with a bottle of wine and chocolate Haagen-Dazs as a peace offering and said, “This is for you because whoever taught you taught you very well.”… He was that kind of guy — he had class and style and manners. But he was also gentle and funny and wonderful.”
Just another reason to mourne the loss of a talent like Rickman. Even after his death, the ripples can be felt.