Exciting New Details on The GALAXY QUEST TV Series Which Will Continue The Story of the Original Characters
Some exciting new information has surfaced regarding the Amazon's upcoming Galaxy Quest TV series. If you're a fan of the original movie, these new details are sure to get you even more excited for what is to come.
During a recent interview with /Film, writer Paul Scheer opened up about the series confirming that it will indeed continue the story of the lovable characters from the movie. He also revealed that the series will involve two separate sets of characters whose adventures will come together as their stories play out in the series. He explains:
“Right now, I just handed in my first script to Amazon, so I’m in that zone. I’m excited about it. It’s a bigger idea that’s kind of morphed and changed a little bit. Not much. The thing I keep on saying about it, without giving too much away – because it’s going to be so long before people get to see it, I don’t want people to get too burnt out on me telling you what it’s about before it gets to that point – but for me, it was really important to do service to a Galaxy Quest story that gives you everything that you want and indoctrinates people who have never seen Galaxy Quest into what the fun of that world is. That Tropic Thunder, Galaxy Quest world. And also to continue the story of our original characters and have consequences from the first film.
So it is mixing two casts. It’s separate kind of adventures that kind of merge, and I’m looking at this first season not as episodic, but as a serialized story. So, the only way I’ve been looking at it is, using everything from the first movie and making the reasons for everything not just – I want to avoid anything that could be viewed as a reboot for reboot’s sake. There are real reasons behind these choices – maybe too much so.”
I love everything that he had to say there about the series and I can't wait to see the story of these characters play out. There's no word if the original cast of the movie will be involved, but I'm pretty sure that's what Amazon is going for. It will be so cool to see Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell, reprise their roles. The late Alan Rickman will definitely be missed, but I'm sure they'll find a way to honor him.
Sheer goes on to talk about how the world of fandom has changed over the years and this series will address that as well. He explains:
“And then the other jumping off point was, I love that in 1999, as a fan of Star Trek and going to these conventions since I was a kid: sci-fi, fantasy, those worlds have changed so drastically. I really wanted to capture the difference between the original cast of Star Trek and the J.J. Abrams cast of Star Trek. I think that, to me, is my entry point. Sci-fi heroes are rock stars now. If you look at Thor, in 1999 if that movie came out, it would not be received the way it is. People would not want to see a cosmic, galactic thing on that level. But now we’re accepting it. I think just by virtue of that switch in our environment, it’ll make the story feel a little bit more fresh.”
This makes me wonder if the new cast of characters in the series will be a part of the reboot of the Galaxy Quest series, and the original cast of the show will be dealing with that while on some kind of intergalactic adventure that both groups of characters get sucked into.
For example, what if William Shatner took his crew on a mission to help some kind of alien race and got in some kind of trouble they needed help with. Then an alien comes to Earth to recruit Chris Pine and his crew to go rescue William Shatner. That could be a ton of fun!
I have no idea if that's the direction that they will be taking the series, but it's a concept that could work!