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Simon Pegg developing Galaxy Quest sequel

September 16th, 2021 by Marc Comments

It seems that the Galaxy Quest sequel is finally going ahead with Simon Pegg at the controls.

Yes, a sequel to the superb 1999 comedy movie starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell as the crew of a TV show spaceship, the Galaxy Quest, is now being developed by Pegg after the sequel – once planned as a series – sat in development hell for years.

The Thick Of It and Succession writer Georgia Pritchett will be working with Pegg, left, who wrote the last Star Trek movie, on the sequel.

Star Rockwell recently revealed that the tragic death of Rickman threw a spanner in the works for the sequel (here), saying: “We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has a show – and everybody’s schedule was all weird.”

However, in recent months and years, Tim Allan (here) and Sigourney Weaver (here) both said they believed the franchise isn’t dead and there was hopes to make the sequel still, with Allan saying “It doesn’t mean they can’t reboot the idea … the underlying story was hysterical and fun.”

In a world full of mediocre Star Trek shows and where we’re waiting for The Orville Season 3 (here), it’s hard to imagine where the sequel’s home will be but, by Grabthar’s Hammar, well be here to see the Galaxy Quest head off on a new adventure anytime.


Source: NME

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….