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-filler ”what if…”, it’s the commentary section that really made me laugh.
“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.“