'Galaxy Quest' Sets a Course For Television

"Galaxy Quest," the 1999 sci-fi comedy that parodied "Star Trek" and other classic TV shows, is itself heading to television.

Deadline reports Paramount Television has  begun work on the project, with Robert Gordon expected to return to write as well as executive produce with the film's director Dean Parisot and producer Mark Johnson.

The film starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell as the cast of the long-canceled "Galaxy Quest," who become reluctant heroes when an alien race in need mistakes the sci-fi series for a historical documentary.

Financially successful and critically acclaimed at  the time of its release (it even won a Hugo Award), "Galaxy Quest" has developed a cult following over the past 16 years, particularly among "Star Trek" fans.

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