If this was a fair and just universe, Galaxy Quest would have come out and dominated the box office, and we’d all be standing in line for Galaxy Quest XIII right now. The sci-fi comedy deftly skewered the tropes and cliches of Star Trek, as well as science fiction in generals and conventions in particular. As it stands, however, the film did a decent bit of business, pulling in around $71 million here in the States, against a $45 million budget. And obviously those voodoo dolls I picked up at the thrift shop don’t work because here we sit, nearly 14 years later, and there’s only one friggin’ Galaxy Quest movie. But perhaps we shouldn’t give up all hope that the adventures of actors-cum-galactic heroes Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver), Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) and the rest might continue…in some form.
Galaxy Quest producer Mark Johnson has gone on to no shortage of success in the years since the sci-fi comedy hit theaters, having recently served as an executive producer on one of the best damn TV shows in history, AMC’s Breaking Bad, and on Sundance’s critically acclaimed Rectify. We ran across a Flavorwire interview with Johnson from this past April, and while the bulk of it is focused on those two shows, the reporter does lob in the Galaxy Quest question there at the end, god bless ‘em. And the news is…noncommital. But not totally hopeless. So we’ll call that a win, then.