GALAXY QUEST Sequel Wanted by Everyone Involved
Director Dean Parisot's 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest was a hell of a film. I love that movie, and over the years we've heard some talk of a sequel but nothing has ever materialized from that talk. The talking continues, but it's from all of the main players involved, and they all want to see a sequel happen.
MTV recently did an oral history of the film, and several members of the cast and crew came in to talk about the film. Those people included Tim Allen, Sigourney Allen, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, director Dean Parisot, producer Mark Johnson, and writer Robert Gordon.
You've got to remember that this movie was ahead of its time, and it was made in an era where geek culture wasn't as popular as it is now. At that time San Diego Comic-Con wasn't the huge popular convention that it is now. I think a sequel would do extremely now, and I would love it if it happened. Here's what everyone had to say about it:
Tim Allen: There’s a sequel somewhere. It’s written, but I haven’t really gotten a straight answer about it, but Hollywood is a very peculiar place. It is none of my business.
Writer Robert Gordon: On the record, I definitely have ideas for a sequel. Off the record, OK, turn your recorder off.
Justin Long: So many people ask me about a sequel.
Producer Mark Johnson: If we announced a sequel or a TV show, there’d be genuine excitement, not “It’s too late.” We’ve tried. I’d do it, Dean would do it. But we need Bob. It’s a Bob Gordon joint, but Bob is a very specific guy.
Sam Rockwell: F–k yeah, a sequel would be amazing. If it was a respectful script to “Galaxy Quest.”
Sigourney 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. . .
This needs to happen! Someone please make this happen! If there are ideas and everyone is ready and willing to come back for a sequel, just greenlight the damn thing.