back to article Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie

Entertainment publication Deadline Hollywood has reported that cinematic enfant terrible Quentin Tarantino has pitched an idea for a new Star Trek film. Deadline's quoted sources who said Tarantino “has come up with a great idea” for a new instalment set in the re-booted Trek universe. JJ Abrams, who launched the re-boot, may …

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  1. kain preacher Silver badge

    The first R rate trek film. Are they going to use the N word? is Samuel L Jackson going to be in the film ?

    1. Chris G Silver badge

      @ kain preacher.

      My first thought for casting was Samuel Jackson as the baddie plusJohn Travolta as the skipper, Wesley Snipes and Michael Jay White as Klingon warriors,Hugh Laurie as the doctor and Eddie Izzard as a Vulcan.

      A new voyage looking for psychedelic substances to expand the Galaxy's mind while killing aliens in green blood spurting slomo.

      1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

        My first thought for casting was Samuel Jackson as the baddie

        My first thought for casting was Samuel Jackson as the baddie

        You forgot about Michael Madsen - cutting Farengi ears off while whistling a tune.

        1. MyffyW Silver badge

          Re: My first thought for casting was Samuel Jackson as the baddie

          I vote for Amanda Plumber as the ships Empath:

          "Any of you f##ing [species] move, and I'll execute every motherf##in' last one of you."

        2. chivo243 Silver badge
          Coat

          Re: My first thought for casting was Samuel Jackson as the baddie

          @ Voland's right hand

          My first thought was a vulcan's ear... just because ferengi came later...

          My coat, I think you can guess what is in the pocket.

        3. Jedit
          Boffin

          "Michael Madsen - cutting Farengi ears off while whistling"

          That's not going to happen. It would take the entire length of the movie.

          1. bombastic bob Silver badge
            Devil

            Re: "Michael Madsen - cutting Farengi ears off while whistling"

            "oo-mox" while cutting, for blatant S&M reference

            http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Oo-mox

          2. JeffUK

            Re: "Michael Madsen - cutting Farengi ears off while whistling"

            You could cut to it throughout the film whenever you need a little comic relief

      2. Blake St. Claire

        > Hugh Laurie as the doctor

        I'd rather see David Tennant or Peter Capaldi.

        1. MyffyW Silver badge

          I'd pay to see Peter Capaldi reprising his Malcolm Tucker role aboard the TNG-era Enterprise:

          "Ferengi! More like Snow White does seven dwarves. Rules of f#cking acquisition you say? Have you and Dick Twattington f#cked all the I's and fisted all the T's on the latest Private Finance Initiative?"

        2. bombastic bob Silver badge
          Trollface

          > Hugh Laurie as the doctor

          I'd rather see David Tennant or Peter Capaldi.

          Dr. Who + Star Trek crossover. Heh.

          With plenty of hookers. and blackjack. and Daleks.

          1. Blake St. Claire

            > Dr. Who + Star Trek crossover. Heh.

            No, not really what I had in mind. More for having a laugh at the expense of the culturally ignorant over on this side of the pond; who don't or won't get the joke.

            > With plenty of hookers. and blackjack. and Daleks.

            Hookers and blow: good. Daleks: bad. See above.

          2. annodomini2
            Terminator

            With plenty of hookers. and blackjack. and Daleks.

            So you're adding Futurama to the mix?

      3. Semtex451 Silver badge
        Facepalm

        @Chris G - John Travolta?? Have you forgotten Battlefield Earth already?

        1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

          "Have you forgotten Battlefield Earth already?"

          It took a lot of effort and some strong booze, but, yes, I had. You bastard!

          1. TRT Silver badge

            Re Have you forgotten Battlefield Earth already?

            *reaches for bottle of ret-con*

        2. Kiwi Silver badge
          Pint

          @Chris G - John Travolta?? Have you forgotten Battlefield Earth already?
          .

          I had.

          You bastard.

          Where's the mind bleach....

      4. kain preacher Silver badge

        Samuel as the Klingon ?

        What Wesley Snipes as the tax avoiding villain ?

        1. JeffUK

          Wesley Snipes vs Wesley Crusher, Ideally something akin to the Subway fight scene from Blade

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Wesley Snipes vs Wesley Crusher,

            Yes, put Whil Wheaton in it, definitely!

      5. BillG Silver badge
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        Respect

        Tarantino has a respect for classic TV. Jokes aside, I can actually see him doing justice to Star Trek and honoring TOS.

      6. Chemical Bob

        Have Robert Rodriguez direct it. He usually manages to find a way to get Quentin Tarantino killed in his movies.

        The way Q.T. died in Planet Terror would be a good starting point...

        1. TRT Silver badge

          Samuel L Jackson in Star Trek

          "I sense a plot to destroy my brothers. The Dark Side of the Federation challenges the Chancellor.

          We must move quickly if the alliance is to survive. The oppression of the Klingons will never return! You, my lord, have lost!"

      7. acid andy
        Megaphone

        "My first thought for casting was Samuel Jackson as the baddie plusJohn Travolta as the skipper,"

        No, has to be Kiefer Sutherland for Captain. He was born for it. He even looks quite a bit like Shatner did (strangely they're both Canadian as well). And he'd pull off the cold, violent Trek that would surely result.

    2. The Man Who Fell To Earth Silver badge
      FAIL

      The recents Treks are crap. So he can't make the franchise worse.

      The recent Treks (movies & TV) are just crappy run-of-the-mill action flicks, rather than character driven. So Tarantino making a Pulp Trek or Kill Bill Trek really would not be new. About the only "new" thing he could add would be the n-word, a Ferengi Unchained perhaps.

      1. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: The recents Treks are crap. So he can't make the franchise worse.

        By "recent" I assume you mean everything from TNG onwards (inclusive).

        1. TheDillinquent
          Facepalm

          Re: The recents Treks are crap. So he can't make the franchise worse.

          Er.. I think he means all the post Jar-Jar Abrams crap plus the two most recent TV series.

    3. TheVogon Silver badge

      Nah - Simon Pegg as the baddy would be a way better call...

      1. MrXavia

        "Nah - Simon Pegg as the baddy would be a way better call..."

        that would be brilliant, Scottie goes rogue!

        1. TRT Silver badge

          Simon Pegg, Dr Who / Star Trek fusion.

          The Editor and Mr Sin take on Captain Kirk... Ooh! Ooh! Mirror, Mirror universe story. YES!

          Bad Scottie, Beardy Spock.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      N word

      No, but when you see Tarantino show up on screen be prepared to learn the racial term for a Klingon ca. stardate 1300.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    English mother fucker do you speak it ?

    Capt no he does not and our universal translator is not working

  3. malle-herbert Silver badge
    Joke

    Did you see a sign in my front yard...

    Saying dead Klingon storage ?

    No ?

    You know why ?

    Because storing dead Klingon's ain't my f*cking bussiness !

    1. Jason Hindle

      Re: Did you see a sign in my front yard...

      You got itty bitty bits of Klingon brain all over the back of my shuttle!

  4. Jason Hindle

    Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

    And other things that might look out of place in the usually quite wholesome federation. I'm told hardcore Trekkies hate it...

    For a Tarantino movie to work, it would have to have Jackson in it (and perhaps an infestation of some kind of poisonous space snake). "Pass me my phaser. It's the one with bad mother------ written on it".

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

      I don't even consider myself a hardcore Trekkie, but do you know why hardcore Trekkies hate Discovery? Because until then it had an optimistic vision of the future. Even Seth MacFarlain's effort is better to watch than Discovery.

      Star Trek: Discovery could have done well enough if it were called something else and not trying to fit into a universe it's not made for.

      And if Tarantino gets to make a ST film then we might as well stick a fork in Star Trek because it's done.

      1. Mongrel

        Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

        Well that and the magic mushroom drive, that's when I turned of with a hearty "Screw you and the giant Moss Pig you rode in on"

      2. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge

        Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

        "Because until then it had an optimistic vision of the future."

        I admit, I was calling it Star Trek: Doom for a while. (That, I would have watched. But they didn't stick with it.) But if you think Discovery is pessimistic you need to meet a real pessimist. And I think it might settle into something more closely resembling the original series when it resumes -- Lorca is about as close as we've come to Kirk; his ambition is more naked and he lacks self depreciating wit, but take him out the war and who knows.

        1. The Average Joe Bloggs

          Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

          I like Discovery, and I will continue to watch it

          1. MJI Silver badge

            Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

            I like them as well and will continue driving mine.

            Even though I swear at it.

      3. JohnFen Silver badge

        Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

        "And if Tarantino gets to make a ST film then we might as well stick a fork in Star Trek because it's done."

        Personally, I think Star Trek has already hit that point a couple of movies ago. Tarantino can't kill a corpse. Maybe he can't resuscitate it either, but it might be worth a shot.

        1. Captain DaFt

          Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

          Maybe he can't resuscitate it either, but it might be worth a shot.

          I actually think it might work iffff:

          It's not about the Federation.

          IMHO Tarantino would be an excellent choice as director for a Star Trek movie focusing on the Klingon Empire and its interactions with other species.

          It's a big galaxy out there, the Federation can't be everywhere for cryin' out loud!

      4. Mark 85 Silver badge

        Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

        And if Tarantino gets to make a ST film then we might as well stick a fork in Star Trek because it's done.

        Since Roddenberry died, the creativity and standards are gone. Corporate execs now run things and that just means one thing... they want profit no matter what. So they'll grab anything they can that has "Star Trek" in the title. So yes, ST was done some time ago but didn't know it.

        1. TRT Silver badge

          Re: Star Trek: Discovery

          I prefer the retro-remake, Star Trek: Very Disco.

          Get down, get down... n' boogie.

          1. Captain DaFt

            Re: Star Trek: Discovery

            I prefer the retro-remake, Star Trek: Very Disco.

            Get down, get down... n' boogie.

            Star Trek 2, Electric Boogaloo? ☺

      5. Sgt_Oddball Silver badge

        Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

        So you never watched babylon 5 then... note there's a much more belivable future where nobodies a saint and everyone's working an angle.

        1. Dan 55 Silver badge

          Re: Well Discovery has the occasional swearing

          Yes, I watched B5 and DS9/Voyager alongside each other back in the day.

          They were both different visions of the future, I liked them both, and nobody tried to make another series set in their universes which was so out of place it was jarring... until now of course.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @Jason

      "For a Tarantino movie to work, it would have to have Jackson in it (and perhaps an infestation of some kind of poisonous space snake)."

      Don't forget the non-linear timeframes. It needs to jump back and forth so many times that eventually you'll stop paying attention to the movie and more so to figuring out when the stuff you're watching happened.

      I first saw this in Kill Bill and I thought it was different. Then I saw Sin City and well, it got boring ;)

      1. bombastic bob Silver badge

        Re: @Jason

        Kill Bill - the whole 'O-ren' sequence. And Lucy Liu. Yum! Throw in some animation to tell the back story.

        /me wonders if Lucy Liu would make a good Romulan... one who'd been repeatedly abused by the Klingons since she was 10 years old, and by the time she was 12, she'd killed over 1,000 of them (and eaten their livers, with some fava beans and a nice chianti).

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: @Jason

          "/me wonders if Lucy Liu would make a good Romulan... one who'd been repeatedly abused by the Klingons since she was 10 years old, and by the time she was 12, she'd killed over 1,000 of them (and eaten their livers, with some fava beans and a nice chianti)."

          I like that idea!

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