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What We Know about the Galaxy Quest TV Series

Galaxy Quest was a sci-fi movie with extensive comic elements that came out in 1999. For those who are unfamiliar with the movie, it was centered around the cast of a fictional TV show of the same name that had managed to reach cult status but nonetheless came to a conclusion. Unfortunately for them, a group of aliens mistook their in-show adventures for documentations of their real experiences, with the result that they are drawn into an interstellar conflict for which they are wholly unprepared. By this point, it should come as no surprise to learn that Galaxy Quest was

What We Know about the Galaxy Quest TV Series
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Amazon's Galaxy Quest TV series will mix old and new casts

  • JoBlo
It really shouldn't have worked; a comedy about a group of washed-up actors from a cult sci-fi TV series who became involved in an actual space adventure when a group of aliens mistook their TV show for real events. There were a million ways which Galaxy Quest could have gone wrong, but miraculously, the film found success with its equal measures of comedy, action, and heart, not to mention... Read More...
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Amazon’s ‘Galaxy Quest’ Will Mix Old and New Casts; Explore Changes in Fandom

  • Collider.com
The oft-overlooked sci-fi comedy gem Galaxy Quest gets a lot right; a whip-smart take on science fiction tropes and nerd fandoms and a genuinely fun sci-fi adventure tale beyond the meta-commentary, but above all, the film absolutely nailed the casting. So naturally, if anybody's going to pick up the Galaxy Quest mantle, it would be foolish not to bring back as many actors as possible. Dean Parisot's 1999 cult classic lined up Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Allen, and Daryll Mitchell as the ensemble cast of a beloved sci-…
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‘Galaxy Quest’: Paul Scheer Plans to Blend Original and New Casts For Amazon Series

‘Galaxy Quest’: Paul Scheer Plans to Blend Original and New Casts For Amazon Series
By Grabthar’s Hammer, the criminally overlooked “Galaxy Quest” will be avenged. Based on some new comments from writer/producer Paul Scheer, there’s reason to be excited about the still-in-the-works sci-fi comedy.

Amazon first announced it was developing the 1999 film as an episodic series in 2015, but things escalated last August when Scheer came on board to work on the show. In a new interview with SlashFilm, he revealed that he’s not only turned in his first script for the series, but has some big ideas on how to honor the original film while also updating the premise for the modern age of television.

“It’s going to be so long before people get to see it, I don’t want people to get too burnt out on me telling you what it’s about before it gets to that point,” he said. “But for me, it was really
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‘Galaxy Quest’: Paul Scheer Plans to Blend Original and New Casts For Amazon Series

  • Indiewire
‘Galaxy Quest’: Paul Scheer Plans to Blend Original and New Casts For Amazon Series
By Grabthar’s Hammer, the criminally overlooked “Galaxy Quest” will be avenged. Based on some new comments from writer/producer Paul Scheer, there’s reason to be excited about the still-in-the-works sci-fi comedy.

Amazon first announced it was developing the 1999 film as an episodic series in 2015, but things escalated last August when Scheer came on board to work on the show. In a new interview with SlashFilm, he revealed that he’s not only turned in his first script for the series, but has some big ideas on how to honor the original film while also updating the premise for the modern age of television.

“It’s going to be so long before people get to see it, I don’t want people to get too burnt out on me telling you what it’s about before it gets to that point,” he said. “But for me, it was really
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The ‘Galaxy Quest’ Series Writer Has Spoken About What To Expect

Not sure if this news got out there fully before, but in case you did miss it, a Galaxy Quest TV series, based on the cult, much-loved 1999 movie, is being set-up over at Amazon. This past week, the folks over at /Film spoke to the writer of the new series, Paul Scheer as he was out doing press rounds for The Disaster Artist, in which he appears. More on the exciting Galaxy Quest TV series below.

Galaxy Quest TV Series Writer Speaks Out On New Project

“For me, it was really important to do service to a Galaxy Quest story that gives you everything that you want and indoctrinates people who have never seen Galaxy Quest into what the fun of that world is. That Tropic Thunder, Galaxy Quest world.”

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He went on to say: “And also to continue the story of
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Final Fantasy 7: lavish making-of book now on Kickstarter

Ryan Lambie Nov 13, 2017

500 Years Later: An Oral History goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest Jrpgs of all time. And it needs your backing...

Back in the 90s, Final Fantasy VII broke new ground in the RPG genre. With a then-huge budget and similarly vast story, it was widely regarded as a high point both for the franchise and its studio - even 20 years on, it's still discussed in glowing terms. 

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All of which brings us to 500 Years Later: An Oral History Of Final Fantasy VII - a lavish new book devoted to the game's making. In essence, its text is an expansion of the 30,000 word oral history article originally
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The Big Bang Theory season 11 episode 7 review: The Geology Methodology

Caroline Preece Nov 13, 2017

The Big Bang Theory injects some welcome fresh blood in its latest season 11 episode. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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11.7 The Geology Methodology

Bert’s back! I like Bert, he was one of the better additions of last season, and he really does bring a different energy to the show. That’s as true as ever here, as his kind innocence rubs up against Sheldon’s narcissism and hostility towards ‘lesser’ sciences.

The trouble starts when Bert asks Sheldon for help on a project that would interest the both of them. Sheldon refuses at first because no matter how interesting it is, ‘it’s still geology’, but eventually he decides to participate in secret.
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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 4 review: Some Guy

Ron Hogan Nov 13, 2017

The Walking Dead season 's latest episode focuses on Ezekiel and Carol. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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8.4 Some Guy

What makes a king? Is it pulling a sword from a stone, the right bloodline, a lifetime of practice and breeding, or is it just a guy who acts like a king to the point where everyone else around him believes he's a king? As far as the world of The Walking Dead goes, the only reason anyone is anything is because other people believe in them. Negan is Negan because his followers believe in him, and want to be part of Negan. Rick is in
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The Gifted episode 6 review: got your siX

Jim Dandy Nov 13, 2017

The Gifted does some character work, but mostly deepens the bigger mysteries in episode six. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.6 got your siX

It's kind of interesting that The Gifted has established itself as a plot-heavy action show well enough that an episode where mutants using their powers to break into a federal building, steal a tonne of data, and then hold back a hail of bullets while making a Big Rig fly and disappear is a quiet character episode. But that's what the show is now, and since we didn't spend the whole thing in a shootout with Sentinel Services, there was a lot
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What The Orville has to offer Star Trek fans

Juliette Harrisson Nov 6, 2017

Following news of its second season renewal and a December UK start date, here's why Star Trek fans might enjoy The Orville...

Let’s get one thing out of the way straight off the bat: this article is in no way a suggestion that Star Trek fans should watch The Orville instead of Star Trek: Discovery. Discovery is a great show – it features well-acted, compelling characters, an interesting arc plot, great visuals, really gorgeous ships and uniforms and Doug Jones actually getting to speak. We can assure you from personal experience that it is entirely possible to watch both Discovery and The Orville and enjoy both for different reasons.

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But this article is not about Discovery – though the comparison is inevitable – it is about The Orville. The first
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Playback: Sam Rockwell on ‘Three Billboards’ and Tackling George W. Bush

Playback: Sam Rockwell on ‘Three Billboards’ and Tackling George W. Bush
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Sam Rockwell has been on the brink of serious awards attention for a while now. He came close to Oscar recognition with his tour-de-force performance in Duncan Jones’ “Moon,” but his work as a racist Missouri law enforcement officer in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is perhaps his best work to date, carved with complexity and grace. It might finally be hi ticket to the dance.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Rockwell has worked from a McDonagh script three times now, having previously starred in the director’s “Seven Psychopaths” and his play “A Behanding in Spokane.” He relishes the collaboration, particularly for McDonagh’s capabilities on the page.

“[The characters are] very detailed and defined,” Rockwell says. “The
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Bad Boys TV Spinoff in the Works, With Gabrielle Union Set to Star

Bad Boys TV Spinoff in the Works, With Gabrielle Union Set to Star
We may never see Bad Boys 3 on the big screen, but the franchise might just continue on the small screen — with a familiar face attached.

A Bad Boys TV spinoff series is currently in development, according to our sister site Deadline, that centers on Gabrielle Union’s Bad Boys II character, with Union attached to reprise her role. The Blacklist writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier will pen the untitled pilot, which is currently being pitched to networks; original film producer Jerry Bruckheimer is onboard as an executive producer here as well.

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Dora the Explorer Movie in the Works With Michael Bay Producing

Dora the Explorer Movie in the Works With Michael Bay Producing
Dora is setting a course for New York City — and this time, she’s going to need a much bigger backpack.

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A live-action, feature-length film based on the Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer is in the works at Paramount Players, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will follow teenage Dora as she moves to the Big Apple to live with her cousin Diego, the titular character in the Dora spinoff Go, Diego, Go!

Though Dora was originally introduced as an eight-year-old girl in 2000, she was
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Star Trek: Discovery episode 5 review: Choose Your Pain

James Hunt Oct 17, 2017

Harry Mudd makes an appearance in the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.5 Choose Your Pain

A lot of reviews right now are calling this the weakest episode yet, and while it’s hard to disagree with that… well, if this is the worst we can expect, it’ll definitely have the best hit-rate of any Star Trek show thus far. Between the appearance of Harry Mudd, the explanation of Lorca’s backstory and Burnham getting a definitive win by setting the Tardigrade free, this was an episode that put a lot of smiles on my face.

I’m increasingly intrigued by Lorca, who seems to have formidable and calculating strategic mind, but also a total lack of empathy.
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‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy

‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy
The fact that the new Fox series “The Orville” is an hour-long “space adventure,” not a half-hour sitcom, has proven to be a major surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane.

It makes sense, given that he’s best known for the hundreds of episodes of animated comedy he’s produced since the launch of “Family Guy” in 1999. In addition, there’s much of the show’s marketing: Looking back at the original trailer presented during the Fox upfronts, from the music choices and the punchline-heavy editing to the tagline “the universe has a crew loose,” it’s easy to see why people still seem to think the series is a half-hour comedy.

Of course, as viewers now know, “The Orville” is twice the length and nowhere near as funny as expected. Instead, the freshman drama aims to create a new spin on classic science fiction series like “Star Trek” — and not that successfully.
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‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy

  • Indiewire
‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy
The fact that the new Fox series “The Orville” is an hour-long “space adventure,” not a half-hour sitcom, has proven to be a major surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane.

It makes sense, given that he’s best known for the hundreds of episodes of animated comedy he’s produced since the launch of “Family Guy” in 1999. In addition, there’s much of the show’s marketing: Looking back at the original trailer presented during the Fox upfronts, from the music choices and the punchline-heavy editing to the tagline “the universe has a crew loose,” it’s easy to see why people still seem to think the series is a half-hour comedy.

Of course, as viewers now know, “The Orville” is twice the length and nowhere near as funny as expected. Instead, the freshman drama aims to create a new spin on classic science fiction series like “Star Trek” — and not that successfully.
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‘Wrath of Khan’ Director Nicholas Meyer: ‘Art Is A Dictatorship,’ but Without Fans, There’s No ‘Star Trek’

  • Indiewire
‘Wrath of Khan’ Director Nicholas Meyer: ‘Art Is A Dictatorship,’ but Without Fans, There’s No ‘Star Trek’
The director of “Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan,” which many consider to be the best “Star Trek” movie of all time, thinks the best “Star Trek” movie of all time is the 2000 film “Galaxy Quest.”

“I think in a way that’s a perfect movie,” Nicholas Meyer told IndieWire. “Because it satirizes aspects of it but it also delivers on it. You know, that’s the three hat trick.”

In addition, the 2000 film is about the former cast of a “Trek”-esque show meeting a group of alien fans so intense in their devotion they actually made the show into a reality. At its core, “Galaxy Quest” is a celebration of the fandom that surrounds “Star Trek,” which from Meyer’s point of view is what has sustained the franchise over the decades. “Without the fans, the show is nowhere, it would never have been revived, it would never have come back,
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‘The Orville’ Review: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off is Creatively, Morally, and Ethically Bankrupt

‘The Orville’ Review: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off is Creatively, Morally, and Ethically Bankrupt
The best way to describe “The Orville” is “What would happen if a guy who spent years writing animated dick jokes for television got the opportunity to make his own ‘Star Trek’? Oh, and what if his parent network gave him millions to make that happen?” It is a show that will be baffling for people who have never seen an episode of “Star Trek.” And for fans of the franchise, who know intimately how a “Trek” series feels, it will be downright disturbing.

The Orville” chronicles the adventures of Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and the loyal crew of the U.S.S. Orville (seriously, it uses the prefix U.S.S.) as they soar through space on some unexplained exploratory mission in the far distant future. There are humans, and there are good aliens, some of whom are crew members, and there are bad aliens, who get fought in space battles.
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‘The Orville’ Review: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off is Creatively, Morally, and Ethically Bankrupt

  • Indiewire
‘The Orville’ Review: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off is Creatively, Morally, and Ethically Bankrupt
The best way to describe “The Orville” is “What would happen if a guy who spent years writing animated dick jokes for television got the opportunity to make his own ‘Star Trek’? Oh, and what if his parent network gave him millions to make that happen?” It is a show that will be baffling for people who have never seen an episode of “Star Trek.” And for fans of the franchise, who know intimately how a “Trek” series feels, it will be downright disturbing.

The Orville” chronicles the adventures of Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and the loyal crew of the U.S.S. Orville (seriously, it uses the prefix U.S.S.) as they soar through space on some unexplained exploratory mission in the far distant future. There are humans, and there are good aliens, some of whom are crew members, and there are bad aliens, who get fought in space battles.
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