While Star Wars the parodies are many and varied, Star trek It has also inspired a good number of space-focused movies. One of the best of the group was that of 1999. galaxy search, with an eclectic cast of space adventurers including Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Sigourney Weaver. In a recent interview with Collider, Weaver confirmed that a revival of the franchise is currently in the works.

“They were in the middle of reliving it. First of all, there was another script. There was a sequel written by our writer, Bob Gordon. The movie was very clever, and when they released it, DreamWorks cut a lot of the cleverest scenes because they wanted to put it out as one. Christmas movie for kids. I think it was disappointing for everyone, so he decided not to let them have the second one. However, it was about four years ago that Bob and (producer) Mark Johnson and the whole group started developing a series. We lost the wonderful Alan [Rickman] unexpectedly, so he got on mothballs, but I think they’re finally reviving him now. “

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The original galaxy search told the story of a fictional TV show of the same name, clearly a riff from the original Star trek Show. The actors who play the interstellar crew in galaxy search they spend their time attending fan conventions and autograph signings.

During one of those signings, a group of real aliens get close to Tim Allen’s main character, Jason, who the aliens believe is a true space captain. After the aliens request his help, Jason and the rest of the actors who play his crew members find themselves embroiled in an actual interstellar war.

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Within this basic premise, galaxy search was able to make some clever observations about how real science and science fiction overlap in popular culture, particularly in relation to the cult popularity of Star trek. According to Sigourney weaver, the script of the new galaxy search The movie takes things a step further in terms of metacommentary by focusing on a resurgence of fiction in history. galaxy search show, with a new group of actors meeting old veterans.

“It will be the story of the former Galaxy Questers brought into this series with another young cast. I haven’t read them so I don’t know the details, but I think everyone at Galaxy Quest would love to participate because it was a wonderful experience for us. How they’ll find someone to play the role of Alan, I don’t know, but I think they have a very good idea of ​​who to do it. It’s irreplaceable, forever. I think it’s good news on that front, but I haven’t heard of that in these six months, so I’m not sure when it will happen. “

With the passing of Alan Rickman, who played the fan-favorite character Alexander Dane, also known as Dr. Lazarus in the original. galaxy search, it’s hard to imagine another actor stepping into the role. Hopefully, the producers will be able to find a way to avoid Rickman’s absence in the upcoming reboot of galaxy search feel satisfying and respectful of the actor’s legacy. Watch the interview with Weaver on Collider.

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