Jul
18
2019

So, we’re really maybe doing a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek?

So it would appear. And since he’s taking his ‘ten movies and out’ thing, Star Trek would be his last one:

[Quentin] Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is his ninth directorial effort, which means it will be his penultimate effort should he stick to this 10-film plan before retirement. The director’s GQ interview had many fans wondering how Tarantino will choose to end his directorial career and asking whether or not his much-discussed “Star Trek” movie would be his final filmmaking project. Tarantino successfully pitched an R-rated “Star Trek” to producer J.J. Abrams and Paramount and has written a script. The studio has yet to officially greenlight the project, but if they do and if Tarantino decides to direct that will probably be his last movie.

I go round and round on this: Tarantino is often a jackass and always just a little too cocky about his talents, but if his Star Trek was like the fan trailer below

…then it would not be devoid of interest. It’d also infuriate (to the level of possible aneurysms) a variety of people who I am not fond of at all. This is not a good reason to do something, of course. It’s not even an acceptable reason to do something, either. But if it happens anyway

5 Comments

  • JustDave says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Tarantino’s movies, and making an R rated movie for a franchise that has traditionally been pretty family friendly its whole run seems like a really big mistake.

  • bensdad00 says:

    Family friendly?? At best a filthy crock and at worst an outright lie. Trek in every iteration has been infested with prog politics that is anathema to the very concept of ‘family’ – I. E. Recognizing relationships and authority not derived from and approved by the state.

    • DemosthenesVW says:

      Star Trek characters regularly displayed and touted virtues like honor, duty, courage, integrity, and loyalty. They regularly sought to expand the bounds of knowledge, exemplified passions for learning and excellence, and displayed a great appreciation for — and even an affection toward — the wide diversity of cultures and customs they encountered. And there were quite a few examples of interpersonal bonds on the shows over the years, both of a familial and of a friendly nature, that often led characters to take actions running counter to “the state.” Those values…the values that underlie what I love about Star Trek…are either politically neutral, or conservative at their core.
      .
      Yes, the politics lean left — sometimes gratingly so, and sometimes even damagingly so. But your argument (such as it is) is expressed in so over-the-top a manner that even if you gave a few examples to support your vague contention, I’d be inclined to disagree with you based solely on principle.

  • Jon says:

    I believe Tarantino could do at least a fair job of it.

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    Why not let Tarantino take a crack at it? It would be just another thing that claimed to be Star Trek but wasn’t…with the Chris Pine movies and Discovery already in existence, it would have plenty of company. And unlike those, it would at least be interesting.
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    It’s a sad day when Seth Macfarlane is making the most Trek-like thing in the cosmos. But this is where we’re at in our cultural decline.

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