Tarantino vs Star Trek



Few days ago I stumbled upon an article by The Guardian ”How Tarantino Could Save Star Trek”. While the article by itself is little more than a speculative piece of midweek-fillerwhat if…”, it’s the commentary section that really made me laugh.

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I’m pretty sure Tarantino would do an awesome sci-fi, though. And the rumours about his involvement in the Star Trek are pretty strong. Here’s an excerpt of his 2015 interview to Nerdist:

I’m definitely a fan of the original series and definitely a fan of William Shatner,” he said, before decrying the second film’s use of Benedict Cumberbatch and later praising The Next Generation. “I actually think [a film] could be cool, because the old episodes are fantastic. The only thing that limited them was their ’60s budget and eight-day shooting schedule. You could take some of the great Star Trek episodes and easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some amazing, amazing stuff. The obvious one would be ‘City on the Edge of Forever.‘ That’s what everyone would go do, but there’s a reason everyone would go do that—it’s one of the classic stories of all time, one of the great time travel stories.

23 thoughts on “Tarantino vs Star Trek

  1. It’s not even a rumour anymore: he is going to direct the next Star Trek movie. I’m honestly very conflicted about that. I have never been a huge Tarantino fan in the first place (just one of those things I guess), and for him to go and direct Star Trek now…it just sounds really strange, but who knows it might turn into something interesting. It just won’t be Star Trek though 😊

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  2. So excited! I just hope tarantino takes the lead and brings his own unique style to it rather than just taking a back seat. Please please please bring back John travolta and Sam Jackson as 2 aliens XD

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  3. A very conflicted matter indeed. I admire Tarantinos films yet I have very little knowledge of Star Trek, as it is simply isn’t something I was interested in but can appreciate. It is an oddity but knowing Tarantino, perhaps it will bring forth an unseen force of ‘going boldy where Tarantino has never gone before’.

    Sincerely Sonea

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  4. Maybe it’s a new direction both Star Trek and Tarantino need. Expect to see many more red shirts dying off. And I suspect the death rate for main characters will also go up significantly. That being said, I’m not sure Tarantino can do worse that the latest reboots which didn’t impress me.

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