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Amazon’s Galaxy Quest TV series still on track as new writer looks set to sign up

August 17th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We’ve known since 2015 that Amazon had their sights set on a Galaxy Quest TV series (here) and more recently star of the original movie, Tim Allen, said that a sequel or TV series was pretty close (here).

And now we know that Amazon/Paramount TV are pushing ahead with the show and it looks like The League’s Writer-actor-comedian Paul Scheer will be on writing duties, replacing original writer Robert Gordon.

The series is to be a new take on the movie and at the minute it’s unknown if it will be in any way attached to the 1999 movie which starred Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni.

As we reported above, there was almost a series a few years ago, but as Tim Allen said, Alan Rickman’s tragic passing put the hold on it:  “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.”

 

We’re really looking forward to more Galaxy Quest, but we do think there’s a real possibility that Seth McFarlane has cornered the ‘funny Star Trek’ market with the Orville (here).

Are you excited for Galaxy Quest returning?

Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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