They're not astronauts they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space - then their series was canceled.
The Thermians, a race of aliens, have mistaken intercepted television transmissions of the show for "historical documents." Arriving on earth, they whisk "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" and his crew into space to help them defeat an all-too-real and very deadly adversary. With no script, no director, and no clue about real space travel, the actors have to turn in the performances of their lives to become the heroes the Thermians believe them to be.
Paramount is turning its 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest into a TV series, as it joins a number of other movies at the studio getting the small screen treatment. The studio is also developing School of Rock for Nickelodeon, Minority Report at Fox, Shooter at USA Network and Shutter Island at HBO. Robert Gordon, who co-wrote the original Galaxy Quest movie with David Howard, is in talks to write the pilot.
The original movie centered on the cast of a cancelled sci-fi TV series who get recruited for an actual space mission, where they are transported into a space ship and tasked with saving an alien nation. The movie's ensemble cast included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle and Justin Long, who made his feature debut on the movie. The film earned just $90 million from a $45 million production budget, but it went on to become a cult classic in the years that followed.Read More
You can relive a space classic in high definition this November. Galaxy Quest will be released in Blu-ray on November 17. We don't have any pricing details, but you can take a look at all this disc has to offer below. The film stars Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman.
They're not astronauts they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space - then their series was canceled.Read More