Amazon's plans for a Galaxy Quest TV series are back on

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Star Trek: Discovery is bringing Star Trek back to TV this September while Seth McFarlane's The Orville - somewhere between Star Trek spoof and starship-based comedy drama - will debut this autumn. But it seems plans are still afoot at Amazon to develop a TV series based on the ultimate Star Trek spoof - Galaxy Quest.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that writer-actor-comedian Paul Scheer is scripting a new version of a TV script for Amazon, taking over from Robert Gordon, who wrote the original film that starred Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni. It is not known if any of the surviving cast will be involved.

Previous plans to develop the series were put on hold when Rickman passed away last year, with the actor expressing an interest in being involved at the time.

More news on this as we have it.

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Debuting in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek survived cancellation and returned with a series of films featuring Jame T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It spawned four massively successes TV spin-offs and movies and ruled cult TV in the 1990s. After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, it spawned a film prequel / reboot under the guise of JJ Abrams but returned to its TV roots in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery...

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