News: Galaxina Is Being Developed Into A TV Series

  The 1980 low-budget sci-fi comedy Galaxina is being reimagined for the small screen. Crown International Pictures, producer of William Sachs' original film, has tapped Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X) to develop and serve as the showrunner for the upcoming TV series.

 Written and directed by William Sachs, the film starred Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten as Galaxina, a cybernetic being who holds the key to the discovery of the mysterious Blue Star crystal. Stratton was murdered shortly after the release of the movie. It also starred Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber and J.D. Hinton. Galaxina paid homage to and parodied well known science fiction franchises Star Trek (1966), Star Wars (1977) and Alien (1979), while also spoofing the Western genre. It won the Audience Award at the 1983 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film. 

 Altman and partner Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Castle) are producing via their Radioactive Fishtank shingle with Crown International Pictures. The producers have described the series as being "a high-octane, sophisticated, sci-fi thriller with first-class production values that will reimagine the original property into a 21st century motion picture with an edgy, smart cable vibe." 

“We are thrilled to be working with Crown on updating one of their most important and iconic films for today’s contemporary audiences,” says Altman. “It’s our hope to combine the groundbreaking sci-fi storytelling of Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica with the smart, uplifting optimism of classic Star Trek. Crown has a vast, untapped library of classic motion pictures that my generation grew up with and we’re delighted to be working with our friends there to share these great stories.” 

Crown International Pictures Chairperson Marilyn Jacobs Tenser adds:

 “Galaxina is one of our Crown jewels and we could not be more excited to see it return to the screen for a new generation of fans with a contemporary, clever, new spin from these very talented creators.”