Recently word got out through the channels that J.J. Abrams and Paramount had a sit down with none other than Quentin Tarantino to discuss the future of Star Trek. Whilst the sentence alone is ludicrous enough, what makes it even more so is that it was all concerning a project that the acclaimed Pulp Fiction director would helm. Needless to say, phasers were set to stun.
As it turns out, we’re not the only ones whose mind was blown by the news as a former Captain of the Enterprise has shown his enthusiasm about the idea, as well. Speaking to THR, Sir Patrick Stewart has expressed his keen interest about QT taking a Trek and he’d very much like to join him for the ride.
“People are always saying to me, ‘Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?’ And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about..
“But one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much, and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction. So, if he is going to direct something to do with Star Trek and there was the possibility of dear old Jean-Luc showing up again and doing that for Mr Tarantino, I would embrace it.”
It’s been a while since we saw Picard aboard the bridge, with his last outing being Star Trek: Nemesis and facing off against a young Tom Hardy. Since then, we’ve had an up and down voyage with the reboot of the franchise that bound itself to what came before and a fresh-faced cast taking on the likes of Kirk and company, instead.
Whilst that series of films may have been righted with Star Trek Beyond, the idea of a Star Trek movie under Tarantino’s control is an undeniably exciting one. We can only keep our fingers crossed that he may find space for Jean-Luc and plenty of F-hoton torpedoes to be dropped, as well.
In addition to the news that this film was actually happening, reports confirm this will definitely be an R-rated movie and head where ‘no Star Trek film has gone before’. Fine by me. To quote the great Captain – make it so.