The 1999 film Galaxy Quest has always been embraced by Star Trek fans for its loving spoof of the franchise and fandom. Over the last few decades, there has been regular talk of a sequel or television tie-in to the sci-fi comedy, and that buzz is heating up again with reports that Paramount+ is working with the original producer on a Galaxy Quest streaming television show.
Galaxy Quest TV
Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that Paramount+ is in the early development stages of a Galaxy Quest show for the streaming service, which also happens to be the exclusive home of Star Trek TV shows. Galaxy Quest producer Mark Johnson is overseeing the project as executive producer and a search for writers is underway. Johnson has had a prolific career; he won an Academy Award producing the 1988 Rain Man and more recently has been an executive producer on a number of critically acclaimed series for AMC, including Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
There are no details on how the new show would tie into the 1999 movie or if any of the original stars would be involved. The original cast included Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Enrico Colantoni. In 2015 a Galaxy Quest series was in development for Amazon Prime Video; however, that project came to a halt after the death of Rickman in 2016. Since that time, others have been attached to develop the project, including Star Trek’s Simon Pegg in 2021.
Adding a Galaxy Quest TV show to the library of Paramount+ original series is an interesting move for the streamer that is also producing original Star Trek shows. Like the film itself, if done with respect, it could be embraced by Star Trek fans.
Paramount did not respond to a request for comment about these reports, as it’s still early for this latest attempt to return to the NSEA-Protector, but when it comes to this project, it appears the motto is: Never give up, never surrender.
The original film is available now on Paramount+ and you can see the original trailer below.
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