The idea behind Tarantino directing a Trek film is pretty intriguing for sure. The man who has put out such films as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn, Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds and The Hateful Eight, we could get a very fascinating new kind of Star Trek, And considering how boring the last Trek was, this will be an incredible and refreshing Trek experience. He could take Trek in a totally new and digestible direction.
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So at this point in time, the developments being reported include that Tarantino pitched an idea and Abrams is forming a writers room for outline ideas. As it stands, the last Trek film, Into Darkness, was nothing but an action-fest with very little character development. It felt meh because of that.
When I first heard this news, I had joked with someone that with Trek using time travel here and there to tell stories, and the man who executed Pulp Fiction so well, we could see a gory time travelling Star Trek story. Then I saw the following:
Tarantino loves the original Star Trek series, hated Into Darkness, and loves the better episodes when the Enterprise popped around in time and alternate realities, he's been quoted to saying:
“I do think, what could be done, rather than just hokey space stories … You could take some of the great, classic Star Trek episodes and easily expand them into 90 minutes or more, and really do some amazing, amazing stuff. The obvious one would be “City on the Edge of Forever.”
“It’s one of the great stories of all time, and one of the great time-travel stories. However, in thinking of that concept even further though, I think one of the best episodes of Star Trek ever written was for ‘Next Generation.’ … ‘[Yesterday’s] Enterprise.’ I actually think that is one of the great, not only space stories, but the way it dealt with the mythology. That actually could bear a two-hour treatment …
“Because they screwed up with the timeline, everything changes. It turns out that the Klingons and the humans on Earth have been having this hundred-year war that’s been going on, it’s just the bloodiest war imaginable in the history of any universe. Worf, he’s not there because there’s no friendship going on. The uniforms are militarized and fascistic …”-
Yea... we may be in for a very different Star Trek. Heck, if he's not careful, he could revitalize the franchise, draw in his entire fan base in and wake up the present Trek fans to a whole new kind of feel to their favorite franchise.
This is big, because Star Trek is about to get a lot grittier and it's about time it stopped being so Disney perfect clean!
Now, we have to wait to see what comes of this!
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