By Grabthar's Hammer, this is damn good news.
As we reported a few months ago, a Galaxy Quest TV spinoff has been in the works for quite some time with Paramount eager to exploit their back catalogue. Today, it's confirmed that Amazon will produce a Galaxy Quest TV series for their VOD service.
The sci-fi comedy, which was essentially a pi**-take of Star Trek, became a cult hit when it was originally released in 1999. Many consider it to be an underrated classic and something that's ripe for a TV series adaptation.
There's more - Dean Parisot and Robert Gordon, who directed and wrote the original movie respectively, will be back as producers and serving as director and writer for a number of episodes.
Casting wise, it's still early days yet. It's unlikely that Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell or Sigourney Weaver would sign on for a TV series, however anything's possible. They could even go with a new cast altogether.
Our choice? Will Arnett as the Captain. Imagine GOB Bluth piloting a spaceship. It'd be incredible.
As with previous Amazon TV series, there'll be a pilot that will be freely available and based on the strength and reaction of that, a full series will be hopefully commissioned.
Sadly for us, Amazon TV isn't yet available in Ireland - but there's talk of the service launching before the end of the year.
In the meantime, let's watch YouTube clips of Galaxy Quest because GALAXY QUEST IS AMAZING.