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There's a Galaxy Quest TV Series in the Works

Find out who's returning!

Tim Surette

Apparently television studios will never give up, never surrender their attempts to reboot every existing TV and film franchise out there. The latest victim is the 1999 science-fiction comedy masterpiece Galaxy Quest.

Paramount Television is in the early stages of developing a Galaxy Quest TV series, Deadline reports, and I don't know whether to cry or do cartwheels. Currently, there's no network attached to the project, but Galaxy Quest writer Robert Gordon, director Dean Parisot, and producer Mark Johnson are all on board.

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Galaxy Quest was, of course, about washed-up actors from a popular sci-fi TV series who were mistaken for real heroes by an alien race and transported into space to help them fight off an evil villain and save their planet. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Alan Rickman, Enrico Colantoni, and Sam Rockwell made up the awesome cast.

There are two ways to look at this: On one hand, I'm glad TV is rebooting something great, because the onslaught of recent revivals has been hit-or-miss in terms of necessity. On the other hand, good source material is that much easier to mess up, tainting the legacy of the original. At this point, I'm wary of a Galaxy Quest reboot because I'm pessimistic about the outcome, but I'm also too beaten down by the industry's overwhelming push to revive old franchises to fight it. Sigh. By Grabthar's Hammer, this better be amazing.

What do you think? Yay or nay?

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