October 25, 2004
Author: Robert Sanchez
Galaxy Quest was
by far one of the funniest movies of 1999. It's parody of the
science fiction fandom was hysterically accurate. From the comic
book conventions to the cult like following that certain sci-fi
actor have. Galaxy Quest was an obvious jab at Star Trek and the
sci-fi universe in general.
Galaxy Quest also
had one of the funniest and most talented cast ever assembled.
Tim Allen , Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Alan Rickman and
Sam Rockwell had some of the best chemistry ever seen on the big
We were fortunate
to catch up with Tony Shalhoub at the Red Carpet World Premiere
of the Incredibles at the El Capitan Theater. We asked Tony if
there has been any word on a possible sequel to Galaxy Quest. To
our surprise he said that there has been some recent talks about
Galaxy Quest 2 and that he would do the sequel in a heartbeat.
We don't know how
serious these talks are and in what stages they might be in. The
first Galaxy Quest had a budget of $45 million and had a total
take in of $72 million, not including it's DVD sales. It might
be a risk worthy taking as long as the entire cast comes back
with the exception of Daryl Mitchell who played Tommy Webber/Lt.
Laredo, who had a near fatal motorcycle accident on November
2001 and is now paralyzed.
Click here for video interview with Tony Shalhoub