Last year, Amazon Studios picked up the rights to develop a TV series based on Galaxy Quest, the classic sci-fi comedy and love letter to all things Star Trek. But did you know that there was almost a Galaxy Quest 2 on Amazon Prime with the original cast? Sam Rockwell spilled the beans on the latest Nerdist podcast and we’re talking about all things Galaxy Quest 2 on today’s Nerdist News!
For the record, here’s what Rockwell told our very own Chris Hardwick on The Nerdist podcast:
“They were gonna do a [Galaxy Quest] sequel on Amazon, and we were ready to sign up for it…and you know, Alan Rickman passed away and then Tim Allen wasn’t available. He has a show, and everybody’s schedule was all weird…It was gonna shoot like right now…And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”
Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot really wants to see Galaxy Quest 2, and damn it, so do we! Of course, it would never be the same without Rickman’s dry sense of humor. But if only this could have happened, it would have been the movie of our dreams. “By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged!”
Also on today’s Nerdist News, Jessica reveals the winner of our The Walking Dead deluxe Rick Grimes action figure signed by Todd McFarlane!
Should the surviving members of the Galaxy Quest cast reunite for a movie without Rickman? Or should Amazon go forward with a Galaxy Quest TV series reboot? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!