Some IPs should be left to the history books whilst others definitely need a comeback. It seems as though cult classic Galaxy Quest (1999) is getting just that but in TV form. New reports indicate that streaming service Paramount+ (Halo TV series) is reviving Galaxy Quest, bringing the spoof sci-fi to a modern audience.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount+ will be working alongside Paramount Television Studios on the new adaption. Executive producer Mark Johnson – who worked on the original Galaxy Quest – is also involved. Considering Galaxy Quest is a spoof of Star Trek, it’s quite fitting that Paramount+ is helming this initiative.

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A Sci-fi icon

Galaxy Quest was both a critical and commercial success, managing to gross over $90 million at the box office. The story revolves around a group of actors who used to star in a TV series called Galaxy Quest. Now washed up and making a living from the convention circuit, they find themselves thrust into a real-life sci-fi adventure when aliens come to Earth for their help. Thinking the Galaxy Quest show was real, the aliens enlist the actor’s aid to help stop the extinction of their planet. In doing so, they have to reprise their roles and become their on-screen personas.

Over the years there have been a number of attempts at reviving Galaxy Quest in one form or another. Development had begun with Amazon as the buyer, however, following Alan Rickman’s death from cancer in 2016 the plans were scrapped. Fellow Galaxy Quest star Tim Allen said at the time: “Galaxy Quest is really close to being resurrected in a very creative way. It’s closer than I can tell you, but I can’t say more than that. The real kicker is that Alan now has to be left out. It’s been a big shock on many levels.”

No details have yet been released as to whether the TV show will be a sequel to the film or take a different path. Another major question to be answered is whether any other of the original cast will return. Alongside Allen, there was Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell and Tony Shalhoub.

Would you want to see Galaxy Quest return, or do you think that magic can’t be brought back? Let us know in the comments below.

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