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Amazon's Galaxy Quest project scrapped after Alan Rickman's death

04.06.2016
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By Grabthar's Hammer, we came really close to getting more GALAXY QUEST.

Finding a home at Amazon Studios late last year, a GALAXY QUEST television series was in development with the hopes of bringing the crew of NSEA Protector to the streaming content provider. However, that project looks to have quietly faded away, following the death of Alan Rickman who played Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus as part of the original GALAXY QUEST.

In an appearance on the Nerdist Podcast, Sam Rockwell spoke about how close it all came to happening, and then how quickly it all fell apart.

They were going to do a [GALAXY QUEST] sequel on Amazon and 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. We were going to do, like, this sequel on Amazon. It was going to shoot, like, right now.

And now it's not. Granted, a GALAXY QUEST follow-up could still happen if the demand was great enough, but come on... Does anyone really want more from this crew with the absence of Rickman looming large over the whole thing? He was such a key part of that cast's chemistry that, to proceed without him, would leave an unfilled hole right smack in the middle of the concept.

It sounded cool while it was being tossed around as a possibility, but, given what's happened since last year, perhaps GALAXY QUEST was always meant to be a one-and-done. And that's fine by me. We'll always have that one movie to celebrate.

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Source: Nerdist

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10:14AM on 04/07/2016
If I had to pick an MVP of Galaxy Quest, it'd be Alan Rickman. Honestly, everyone is so good in that movie that I'd never thought about it before, but now that I have, this is the most obvious course of action.
If I had to pick an MVP of Galaxy Quest, it'd be Alan Rickman. Honestly, everyone is so good in that movie that I'd never thought about it before, but now that I have, this is the most obvious course of action.
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9:58AM on 04/07/2016

Fair enough

Can't fault them for that
Can't fault them for that
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7:09AM on 04/07/2016
That's a gutsy move, Amazon.
That's a gutsy move, Amazon.
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4:41AM on 04/07/2016
Very classy indeed. There's no way they could have continued without Alan Rickman.
Very classy indeed. There's no way they could have continued without Alan Rickman.
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9:11PM on 04/06/2016
What a bummer! They could have continued without Alan Rickman and explained his absence in some way, but probably not without him and Tim Allen. Bummer! Maybe they can make another movie if all the rest of the cast is available in the future.
What a bummer! They could have continued without Alan Rickman and explained his absence in some way, but probably not without him and Tim Allen. Bummer! Maybe they can make another movie if all the rest of the cast is available in the future.
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11:09AM on 04/07/2016
It wouldn't be the same. I love the entire cast and it's definitely an ensemble piece where each character plays an important part, but Rickman makes that movie for me. He's irreplaceable.
It wouldn't be the same. I love the entire cast and it's definitely an ensemble piece where each character plays an important part, but Rickman makes that movie for me. He's irreplaceable.
9:04PM on 04/06/2016
Loved the first film and I always wished they would have made a sequel but unfortunately, they will probably reboot this in a couple years. I remember reading an interview with Sigourney Weaver where she says that the original cut of the film was rated R. Kinda hard to believe but in some scenes you can tell they swear but the audio is changed to PG it down.
Loved the first film and I always wished they would have made a sequel but unfortunately, they will probably reboot this in a couple years. I remember reading an interview with Sigourney Weaver where she says that the original cut of the film was rated R. Kinda hard to believe but in some scenes you can tell they swear but the audio is changed to PG it down.
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5:59PM on 04/06/2016

Good!

Very classy of them, as there's no way it would work without him or with a replacement.
Very classy of them, as there's no way it would work without him or with a replacement.
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