Barba-Hell-No: Seven Movies That Should Be TV Shows Before Barbarella
In a perfect world, Galaxy Quest would have made a billion dollars and spawned a multi-year ongoing franchise. Alas, all we got was one — hilarious — movie. Why not change that by turning it into a TV series? The bad news is that it would likely be impossible to reunite a cast that included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell (actually, Tim Allen’s schedule is probably free). But while the chemistry between those actors was a big part of why the movie worked, there’s nothing to say you couldn’t find a new crop of actors that work together just as well.
It seems to me there’s still plenty of meat in the concept of hapless actors being thrown into real version of the ridiculous events they once played on screen, and I’d love to see Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, and Alexander Dane enlisted for an extended tour fighting evil amongst the stars. With science fiction and “geek” culture more prevalent than ever, there are still plenty of targets in need of a good skewering. Hell, since the show Galaxy Quest primarily parodied has since been rebooted by a certain Mr. Abrams, you could even get really meta and have the new cast of the show-within-a-show Galaxy Quest reboot kidnapped by mistake, possibly by aliens whose starships are powered by lens flares.