‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Takes Flight at Amazon

Galaxy Quest TV Show
Courtesy of DreamWorks SKG

By Grabthar’s hammer, Amazon Studios has signed on to develop a TV series based on “Galaxy Quest.”

The 1999 sci-fi movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman as actors who once appeared on a “Star Trek”-like TV series — so convincingly, in fact, that the aliens who later abduct these co-stars don’t know the show is fake.

While it’s unclear if the original cast will be utilized, original director Dean Parisot, co-writer Robert Gordon and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are on board.

The deal is also de jour, given how nostalgia is fueling so many other properties. Variety reported in April that Paramount, which produced the “Galaxy Quest” movie and has put increased energy into mining its vault for TV adaptations, had been shopping the project. Paramount is also a co-producer with 20th Century Fox TV on the Fox drama “Minority Report” and producing Fox’s live adaptation of the musical “Grease.”

Entertainment Weekly first reported on the Amazon deal. Amazon wasn’t available and Paramount TV declined to comment on the news.

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  1. Still waiting………..

  2. robertfallin says:

    Does not matter if the original cast appears, as all of the really irreplaceable talent is involved. The feature film “Galaxy Quest,” was BETTER than ANY of the big screen “Star Trek” adaptions, except, maybe, “Wrath of Khan”. This was even more due to great writing and directing, than acting. “Galaxy Quest” even LOOKED more expensive than any of the films with the original “Star Trek” cast. I just hope Amazon Studios remembers this when budgeting the series.

  3. BarkStar says:

    No. On so many different levels. Just no.

  4. Sidneynperez says:


  5. Midge says:

    “Whoever wrote this episode should DIE!”

  6. Sharon says:

    Exactly right, Cindy! What a fabulous movie. It still holds up and still makes me laugh out loud!

  7. Bebe says:

    See, that’s your problem, Jason. You were never serious about the craft.

  8. Cindylover1969 says:

    No, DreamWorks produced the movie. I don’t care if Paramount does own it, they didn’t MAKE it.

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