Galaxy Quest Never Surrendered, And Now It’s Going To Be A TV Series
“To infinity, and beyond!” Wait, that’s not right. That’s a different Tim Allen space explorer. What’s his catch phrase in Galaxy Quest again? Ah, yes: “Never give up, never surrender!” There we go!
Those mighty words have never been mightier than they are right now, because it’s official: Galaxy Quest is coming back.
Well, hopefully. At the very least, it’s in the works. Entertainment Weekly reports Amazon Studios is working on developing a Galaxy Quest TV series, reuniting the team of writer Robert Gordon, director Dean Parisot, and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. If it ends up not happening, or if the series isn’t any good, you know who to blame.
There’s no word on whether or not the actors involved in “Galaxy Quest” are coming back for the TV series. It’s hard to imagine Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, and Sam Rockwell hunkering down for television, but we can certainly keep our fingers crossed. At the very least, the vast majority of the main players revealed in MTV’s Galaxy Quest oral history that they would be interested in a sequel:
Rockwell: F–k yeah, a sequel would be amazing. If it was a respectful script to Galaxy Quest.
Weaver: Tell Bob, tell Dean, we are all ready for a sequel. I still have my costume!
Allen: How’s this for a sequel: it’s 15 years later. The Thermians come back, but they haven’t aged. Maybe they don’t have warp anymore so it took 15 years. They have to search for a new homeland. Sarris [the main villain] is gone but his family never forgets and you take it from there. . .
But does that still apply with a TV series? The minute we know, you’ll know, too.