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Galaxy Quest, the best Star Trek movie, could be getting a TV series

Galaxy Quest, the best Star Trek movie, could be getting a TV series


Deadline reports that Paramount Plus is looking to create a TV series based on the exceptional spoof of the Star Trek franchise.

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Look at that exceptional crew of actors and Tim Allen.
Image: Dreamworks

Galaxy Quest is the best Star Trek movie. I’m not trying to start fights here. This isn’t a Picard versus Kirk situation. This is just the facts. There have been a lot of Star Trek movies, and none have managed to blend the whimsy and curiosity of the franchise with the action and grand scale of film as well as Galaxy Quest.

But Galaxy Quest, the 1999 film starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman, also technically isn’t Star Trek; it's a film about the cast of a Star Trek-like series who find themselves stopping actual evil aliens from committing genocide.

But now Paramount Plus, the home of all things Star Trek, is looking to adapt the film into a TV series... so I can understand if you’re confused about its relationship to the franchise that inspired it. Deadline is reporting that the series is in the early stages of development, so don’t get too excited about anyone swearing by Grabthar’s Hammer just yet.

A number of places have looked at adapting it for TV, including Amazon Prime. The original plan was to have the actors return to their characters, but after the death of Alan Rickman in 2016, that seemed to cool talks.

It’s unclear if this new series would follow the original characters, recast characters, or create a whole new set of characters to follow. Really, all we know is that Paramount Plus apparently loves a space show about a bunch of dorks exploring the galaxy and getting into fun sci-fi hijinks. And honestly? Same.