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Alan Rickman, Star Of ‘Die Hard,’ Harry Potter,’ and So Much More, Has Died
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Alan Rickman

It’s being reported that Alan Rickman, star of movies like Die Hard, the Harry Potter franchise, and so much more, has passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. The actor’s passing was confirmed by his family, who said Rickman died in London while surrounded by his loved ones.

Rickman was best known for his film roles, including the villainous Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard and Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie franchise. He also starred in Truly Madly Deeply, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense and Sensibility, Michael Collins, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Love Actually, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Perfume: The Story of a Murder, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Bottle Shock, Alice in Wonderland, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, and most recently A Little Chaos, which he also directed (his second directorial effort after 1997’s The Winter Guest), and Eye in the Sky. He also completed work voicing the Blue Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.

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‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Coming To Amazon
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Galaxy Quest

The TV show based on the science fiction comedy cult classic Galaxy Quest has found itself a home. Being backed by Paramount Television since this past April, it’s being reported that a deal has been reached with Amazon Studios, where it’s now in early series development.

The talent behind making the movie—at least behind the camera—are also involved in the TV series. Director Dean Parisot is set to direct at least some of the episodes, and screenwriter Robert Gordon will write the script for the TV show as well. They’ll also be executive producers along with Mark Johnson, who had the same role on the movie, and Melissa Bernstein.

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Paramount Developing ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series
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Galaxy Quest

If your true passion in life is seeing popular movies get turned into TV series, you’re a happy person these days. And there’s some more good news for you: it’s now being reported that Paramount Television is developing a TV series based on DreamWorks’ 1999 cult sci-fi comedy classic Galaxy Quest.

This is another in a long line of movies that have either already been adapted into a TV series recently or are currently being developed into a TV series, including From Dusk Till Dawn, Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, Teen Wolf, Rosemary’s Baby, Scream, The Evil Dead, Problem Child, Friday the 13th, and many more.

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Preview ‘Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1’
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It was ranked as the seventh best Star Trek movie by hardcore Trek fans and now, Galaxy Quest — the 1999 scifi action comedy that was not, in fact, part of the Trek universe, but sure as hell came close — is going to live on in a new comic book series from IDW called Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues.

The film starred Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith, an actor who was on a scifi TV series very similar to Star Trek called Galaxy Quest, where he played a character very much like Captain Kirk. The cast members reunite at a convention, where they are approached by a group of aliens who enlist the actors to help them against a warlord, because they believe the events of the television series are Earth’s actual history.

Written by Erik Burnham with art by Nacho Arranz, the 32-page full-color Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 was released today, Wednesday, January 21, 2015; check out the preview of this first issue here below.

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Wait, What? ‘Galaxy Quest’ Was Initially R-Rated
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Galaxy Quest

Speaking with Lindsey Collins—producer of the massive Disney blockbuster that hit theaters this weekend, John Carter—recently, Collider’s Steve Weintraub was informed of some long-lost buried treasure of sorts.

Apparently Galaxy Quest, the fantastic 1999 sci-fi comedy starring Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, and Daryl Mitchell (as well as a slew of other familiar faces) as the stars of an old sci-fi TV series (a la Star Trek) who inadvertently find themselves beamed out to space to help very real aliens put an end to the ongoing threats of an evil being named Sarris and his crew, was initially an R-rated comedy before being cut down to the PG version fans know and love.

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