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‘Galaxy Quest’ Eyes Maiden Voyage At Amazon

'Galaxy Quest' Eyes Maiden Voyage At Amazon

Galaxy Quest,” the surprisingly heartfelt 1999 homage to “Star Trek” and Trekkie fans alike, is hoping to secure a series release through Amazon and is currently in the early development stage at the studio. Not unlike CBS’ planned “Rush Hour” and “Limitless” movie-to-television series orders, “Galaxy Quest” is yet another nostalgia-soaked cult favorite that has found new life born out of obscurity in the post-Blockbuster rental world (and back into our PC and MAC connected TV sets). Not only was it surprisingly lucrative and entertaining, the beloved film launched the careers of Sam Rockwell and Justin Long, helped Tim Allen and Alan Rickman make strong career comebacks, and was heralded as the seventh greatest “Star Trek” film by fans at the 2013 annual Star Trek Convention. “Star Trek Into Darkness,” unsurprisingly, was ranked as the worst of the bunch. 

No word yet on whether Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman or Sam Rockwell will reprise their sci-fi comedy roles, but director Dean Parisot, co-writer Robert Gordon, and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are set to return in their respective creative duties. The news comes on the heel’s of Fox’s announcement of a “Minority Report” reprise, so it’s no wonder Amazon is chomping at the bit to secure another popular science fiction property — we just hope the move doesn’t help spur the flames of Hollywood’s derivative narcissism even further. Oh wait…

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