Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, this sounds like a pretty odd pairing, and I would have to agree. That is not to say I don’t find the idea interesting. It would bring the master of dialogue, Quentin Tarantino, out of his usual element and allow him to experiment in the sci-fi genre. Tarantino is space? The product of this unusual cinematic merger would rocket the director into the cosmos and put him in control of one of the most iconic space crews to ever grace the screens, both big and small. So what would a Tarantino Star Trek film look like? The famed director recently spoke with Nerdist Podcast (via CinemaBlend) and explained his idea for a film:
“In all the films they’ve established it so much, that you need Uhura, you need a Scotty, you need Bones, you need all that stuff going on all the time — everybody has to be represented in some big story where they all have to deal. Where I actually think it could be cool — ’cause some of those episodes are fantastic, and the only thing that limited them was their sixties budget and eight days shooting schedule, and even having said that they did a magnificent job — but you could take some of the great, classic Star Trek episodes and just easily expand them to 90 minutes or more and really do some really amazing, amazing stuff.”
The original series had some great episodes, expanding on them doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all, especially coming from the mind of Quentin Tarantino. While I think the original episodes would be a good place for him to pull from, if this ever did play out I would rather see an original Tarantino story brought into the Star Trek universe. Perhaps the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise could bring down some sort of intergalactic crime syndicate in the film. Tarantino specified that the Star Trek ideas are just ideas and that he hasn’t put in any real work into them.
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Source: Nerdist Podcast (via CinemaBlend)