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We're getting a Galaxy Quest sequel in the form of a comic book

08.20.2014

A few weeks ago we shared some news regarding a sequel to the 1999 cult favorite GALAXY QUEST which basically told us the cast of the movie is game for a sequel. I think a lot of us are ready for one but sadly today’s news is not announcing such a revelation. Instead, a GALAXY QUEST sequel is coming in the form of a comic book. IDW Publishing already released a GALAXY QUEST sequel comic book called “Galaxy Quest: Global Warning” in 2008, but that was a mini-series. This will be an on-going series which starts in early 2015.

Comic Book Resources talked to writer Erik Burnham at Comic-Con about the series and how it ties in to the film (spoilers within):

Well, at the end of their movie, Tim Allen’s character, Jason, used the Omega 13 device to rewind time 13 seconds and undo the catastrophic death of his crew. (Um… sorry for the 15 year-old spoilers!) Messing with time. Maybe that affected more than the ship. If it was more widespread, sure, most folks would just have a powerful case of deja vu. But what if it changed something else? That’s what we’re starting with. They’re the reason a new race — called the Drythans — seek them out and say, “You screwed something up. Fix it.”

He told them how the comic book came about:

Tom Waltz and I were talking one day and, mid-sentence, he remembers that IDW was going to be doing another “Galaxy Quest” comic and he thought it’d be fun if I pitched for it. “Do something really ‘Star Trekky,’” is what he suggested when I asked what he was looking for. So I wrote up a pitch — and this is almost two years ago! — and got it to Tom. A few months after that, I said “Hey, Tom — did anything ever happen with that pitch?” And he says, in his way, “Oh yeah, dude! … It, uh, well, it got turned down.” When I asked why, he says: “It was too ’Star Trekky.’” I laughed loud enough to wake my poor dog.

Anyway, IDW and the licensor both liked the pitch, they just wanted me to make some changes. Once that was done, voila, we were go.

So it’s not anything anyone really wanted; but maybe it’s a small step in showing the right people there is a demand for a feature sequel. Anyone who has seen the movie (you really should if you haven’t) that I’ve spoken to wants a sequel; so here's hoping.

Have any of you read the comics? Will you be picking up the sequel comic book?

Extra Tidbit: Never give up. Never surrender!

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