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04.21.2015
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There have been a lot of movies getting the small screen treatment in recent months. Everything from MINORITY REPORT, EVIL DEAD, RESIDENT EVIL, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, AMERICAN GIGOLO, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SHOOTER, and more. Whether these shows all come to fruition or not, the odds are they will not all be as good as HANNIBAL, BATES MOTEL, or FARGO. But, if there is one series adaptation I want to work more than any of them, it is GALAXY QUEST.

Dean Parisot's 1999 comedy starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Justin Long, and Sam Rockwell was a moderate success at the box office that has gone on to a huge following since being released on DVD. The blend of spoof and homage to STAR TREK and STAR WARS has garnered the movie a dedicated fan-base that has clamored for a sequel. Now, they may get their way in the form a television series.

The GALAXY QUEST series will be written by the movie's writer, Robert Gordon, with director Dean Parisot producing. There is no word on whether it will be a reboot of the film or a continuation, but it will likely focus on the cast of a scifi series who are thought to be real by a group of aliens looking for heroes. Think THE THREE AMIGOS in outer space. There is currently no network linked to the project, but I would expect this to be an easy sell to a network like SyFy or Comedy Central if one of the networks doesn't nab it first.

GALAXY QUEST is a very fun movie that deserves to be seen by more people. While the series will not be a true continuation without the same cast involved, here's hoping they can somehow get at least Tim Allen back in the lead.

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Source: Deadline

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6:20PM on 04/22/2015
Casting is key. The Next Generation idea someone mentioned seems like the best bet now, although the chance to poke fun at original Star Trek again might be too good to pass up. I think that the premise is still strong enough to make for good TV, but the show must go on, in its own way, not with too many nods to the movie.
Casting is key. The Next Generation idea someone mentioned seems like the best bet now, although the chance to poke fun at original Star Trek again might be too good to pass up. I think that the premise is still strong enough to make for good TV, but the show must go on, in its own way, not with too many nods to the movie.
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8:44AM on 04/22/2015
You'd need comparable cast for this to really work. If we end up with lesser actors aping the roles from the original it'll detract a lot from the humour. Alan Rickman's role, for example, actually needs someone with a degree of gravitas and credibility to portray a classical actor in a role he feels is beneath him.

Also, there's a Resident Evil tv series in the works? Must've missed that one.
You'd need comparable cast for this to really work. If we end up with lesser actors aping the roles from the original it'll detract a lot from the humour. Alan Rickman's role, for example, actually needs someone with a degree of gravitas and credibility to portray a classical actor in a role he feels is beneath him.

Also, there's a Resident Evil tv series in the works? Must've missed that one.
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7:48PM on 04/21/2015
Would have rather have seen a sequel than series.
Would have rather have seen a sequel than series.
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6:51PM on 04/21/2015
Would be a great comedy series.

I'm picturing a "actor by day, galactic space crew by night" plot. Because what really makes it fun is keeping the characters as fishes out of water. We can't make them full time space cadets, they need the balance of living on Earth in "normalcy" while ending up in some space war or something. Could be really good and might just be the thing that sci fi tv shows need these days.
Would be a great comedy series.

I'm picturing a "actor by day, galactic space crew by night" plot. Because what really makes it fun is keeping the characters as fishes out of water. We can't make them full time space cadets, they need the balance of living on Earth in "normalcy" while ending up in some space war or something. Could be really good and might just be the thing that sci fi tv shows need these days.
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4:31PM on 04/21/2015
I can't imagine them getting the original cast back for a tv series. But I think a "Next Gen" cast could be great. Cast a Pic card as oppose to Allen's Kirk. It can still be the same continuity as the film's tv show, but with a new cast. Have options for the original cast to guest star.

What would be great is having Justin Long in the lead, he's not doing anything else really and not that bad of an actor. It would be funny to have him in the new show as if a continuation of his movie role.
I can't imagine them getting the original cast back for a tv series. But I think a "Next Gen" cast could be great. Cast a Pic card as oppose to Allen's Kirk. It can still be the same continuity as the film's tv show, but with a new cast. Have options for the original cast to guest star.

What would be great is having Justin Long in the lead, he's not doing anything else really and not that bad of an actor. It would be funny to have him in the new show as if a continuation of his movie role.
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4:29PM on 04/21/2015
I can't imagine them getting the original cast back for a tv series. But I think a "Next Gen" cast could be great. Cast a Pic card as oppose to Allen's Kirk. It can still be the same continuity as the film's tv show, but with a new cast. Have options for the original cast to guest star.

What would be great is having Justin Long in the lead, he's not doing anything else really and not that bad of an actor. It would be funny to have him in the new show as if a continuation of his movie role.
I can't imagine them getting the original cast back for a tv series. But I think a "Next Gen" cast could be great. Cast a Pic card as oppose to Allen's Kirk. It can still be the same continuity as the film's tv show, but with a new cast. Have options for the original cast to guest star.

What would be great is having Justin Long in the lead, he's not doing anything else really and not that bad of an actor. It would be funny to have him in the new show as if a continuation of his movie role.
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4:26PM on 04/21/2015

Eh?

Don't get me wrong. I loved the film but I think it is kind of limited with it's premise. I would have loved to have seen a sequel in film form but there is rarely any scifi tv shows that can live up to the likes of Red Dwarf, for instance.
Don't get me wrong. I loved the film but I think it is kind of limited with it's premise. I would have loved to have seen a sequel in film form but there is rarely any scifi tv shows that can live up to the likes of Red Dwarf, for instance.
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4:31PM on 04/21/2015
The show will most likely be a parody of Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Babylon Five and a bunch of others. It's not meant to be taken seriously.
The show will most likely be a parody of Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Babylon Five and a bunch of others. It's not meant to be taken seriously.
5:04PM on 04/21/2015
Yeah, but Red Dwarf is already a parody of science fiction in it's own right. Comedy should never be taken seriously. It kind of falls on the opposite end of the scales. This series wouldn't work if it played the one-note parody of popular sci-fi shows on it's own. Hence, why I brought up the limited premise.
Yeah, but Red Dwarf is already a parody of science fiction in it's own right. Comedy should never be taken seriously. It kind of falls on the opposite end of the scales. This series wouldn't work if it played the one-note parody of popular sci-fi shows on it's own. Hence, why I brought up the limited premise.
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