Galaxy Quest, the goofy charming Tim Allen movie that gave Star Trek a spoofy kind of love homage, may get a second chance at its Quest. The Dean Parisot movie wasn’t quite a flop in theaters–it made a respectable $70 million–but like Showgirls and a select few other cult phenomena it really found its people once it hit DVD. And reruns, endless reruns. Parisot went on to have Fun with Dick and Jane and Jim Carrey. But fans–and there are none more loyal than Trekkies–haven’t moved on at all.
And neither, according to a remarkable oral history of Galaxy Quest by MTV’s Jordan Hoffman, has the cast. They’re almost all game for a sequel, which Tim Allen says there’s a script for. Sigourney Weaver says she still has her outfit from the first one. And Tony Shalhoub, who has the gift of making anything he’s in better, is prepared for more, too. During the original, Stephen Spielberg came to the set. Freaked everybody out. But why not? Dean Parisot has an Oscar too.