As we've said it numerous times, Galaxy Quest was - by far - one of the funniest films of the '00s and easily the best thing Tim Allen's done outside of Toy Story and Home Improvement.
It was so smart, funny and brilliantly ripping off Star Trek whilst, at the same time, honouring it. We loved it. Sadly, audiences at the time didn't but the film went on to become a cult hit. However, in a recent podcast, Sam Rockwell teased the possibility of a sequel to the 1999 classic.
"They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” explained Rockwell in a recent interview. "We were ready to sign up, and Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has a show – and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill."
It's a crying shame, but there it is. Amazon were also talking about a TV spinoff series which may get a little bit more traction instead of a sequel. The last we heard, back in August, was that it was all still going ahead. Whether this is what Sam Rockwell was talking about, we're not sure.
Either way, we're still holding out hope for a possible Galaxy Quest TV series because come on, that film is too perfect not to.