1999’s sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, which is a spoof of Star Trek and sci-fi tropes in general, is a cult classic and fans want to see a sequel. Actor Tim Allen, who starred in the movie as ship captain Peter Quincy Taggart, has now provided an update on how it’s coming along.
Speaking to EW, Allen said the writers came up with a “fabulous” script, but it will need to be changed following the death of Alan Rickman, who played the Spock-like Dr. Lazarus. The story for the sequel was all about Lazarus and Taggart, so the idea will need to be rebooted.
“[The script] had a hiccup because the wonderful Alan Rickman passed. So it all got very sad and dark because [the script] was all about [Lazarus] and Taggart. It was all about their story. It doesn’t mean they can’t reboot the idea, and the underlying story was hysterical and fun.”
Allen said he talks about Galaxy Quest 2 “all the time” and is hopeful it can be made someday.
“There is constantly a little flicker of a butane torch that we could reboot it with. Without giving too much away, a member of Alan’s Galaxy Quest family could step in and the idea would still work,” he said.
Galaxy Quest follows the story of the cast of a TV show who come to meet real aliens who unknowingly think the show is real. It gets wacky and weird. The movie also stars Sam Rockwell, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, and Daryl Mitchell.
A Galaxy’s Quest TV show was in the works at Amazon Studios, but plans for the show were scrapped after Rickman’s passing.