Friday, April 27, 2007

Lost Sci Fi Comedy Pilot: Galaxy Beat (1994)

In 1994 a pilot for a sci fi comedy show titled GALAXY BEAT was made and not picked up. The first part is here, and the remaining chunks of the pilot can be found there too. As we all know, YouTube has a rule that all of its videos have to be under 10 minutes in length so we all have to deal with it.

The cast is full of actors like Gregory Harrison, Tracy Scoggins, RoddyMcDowell, Michael Dorn who were in other sci fi-themed shows (Babylon 5, Crusade, Logan's Run, Star Trek:TNG & DS9, Lois and Clark, Planet of the Apes, The Fantastic Journey, The Colbys, Trapper John M.D., Manimal -- OK, so maybe not Trapper John) and there are more gags per square inch than Quark. Some are clunkers, but a couple I laughed at. The cast is enthusiastic, and the leads are actually pretty funny. It was produced by Alan Spencer, whose SLEDGE HAMMER! I have fond memories of. Actually, I don't have to rely on those memories since the first season of SLEDGE is now out on DVD.

Maybe when they come out with the second season of HAMMER!, they could add this pilot too.

1 comment:

Mark Anderson said...

Hey, that's not bad! I gotta check out the whole thingy now...