In 1999's meta comedy Galaxy Quest, Weaver played actress Gwen DeMarco, who in turn played the not-so-bright Lt. Tawny Madison.
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By Daniel White
August 27, 2015

A cult-classic film has found a new home thanks to Amazon Studios.

Galaxy Quest is being developed into a TV series, and Entertainment Weekly reports Amazon will bring the 1999 sci-fi film to the small screen through its streaming service.

The Galaxy Quest movie tells the story of the cast of a quasi-Star Trek television series finding themselves piloting a real spaceship and negotiating a conflict between alien species. The film spoofs various sci-fi tropes, as the race of aliens who abducts the fictional Galaxy Quest crew does not realize they are apart of a fictional series, believing their televised adventures to be historical document documents.

As the show is in the early stages of development, it is not clear yet whether the Galaxy Quest TV show will feature the original crew of the NSEA Protector. The movie’s cast included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, and a young Justin Long.

Behind the scenes is a different matter, with a mini-reunion of the production team. Co-writer Robert Gordon will write and executive produce the pilot, while the film’s director, Dean Parisot, will direct and executive produce. Executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are on board as well.


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