– by Seth McDonald

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.

Would you watch a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek film? Do you think he would be out of his element? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Nerdist Podcast (via CinemaBlend)

  • Victor Roa

    fan fics are fun

  • Moby85

    I did want Tarantino to try his hand at sci-fi and we’re quickly running out of films left for him to do one. I think he’s only got two left.

    • Seth McDonald

      Are you referring to him saying something like he was going to retire after 10 films?

      • Moby85

        Exactly that, and I believe he will.

        • Seth McDonald

          Yeah, I can see him doing that, and then cashing in big time with #11 about 10 years later.

  • Jeremy Alexander

    The problem with Star Trek is that it went from a show about exploring the unknown to a political show with everything mapped out and totally lost its sense of wonder. The Abram’s reboot and newer films were pretty good, but still lost that sense of exploration. At this point, to me, the franchise is dead. I’d rather see Tarantino do an original sci-fi film, or possibly a Star Wars film. I think he would be the perfect director for a Boba Fett led Bounty Hunter movie set between E4 and 5 possibly, or even an older Fett mission in the TFA era.

  • Kindofabigdeal

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    You phase me in a holodeck you better come out and apologize.
    I hate to be the kind of Ferengei that does another a favor, then bam, turn around and hit him up for a favor. But I gots to be that kind of Ferengei.
    Silly rabbit. Tribbles are for kids.
    My Pussy Shuttle died on me.
    Each of you owes me 100 Cardassian scalps. And gentlemen, I want my scalps.