Tarantino does Star Trek maybe

Quentin Tarantino hat anscheinend einen Star Trek-Film an Paramount gepitcht und sitzt jetzt angeblich mit JJ Abrams im Schreibzimmer.

Already busy prepping to direct the film he just set up at Sony Pictures, Quentin Tarantino is also planning to boldly go where he has not gone before. Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.

Das ist ne „exklusive“ Story von Deadline und nicht viel mehr als ein Gerücht, aber der Quentin hatte schon vorher in einem Podcast über 'ne Star Trek-Idee geredet, Kill Bills Intro beginnt mit „'Revenge is a dish best served cold' - Old Klingon proverb“ und bezieht sich damit auf Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Der Plot aus dem Podcast damals handelte von Timetravel und Next Generation, was sicher nett wird, aber einen Uhura-Film mit Pam Grier hätte ich mir auch gerne angesehen – und sollte Tarantino tatsächlich nach 10 Filmen aufhören, sollte das dann tatsächlich sein letzter Film werden und damit der Typ, der den Indie-Film Anfang der Neunziger in neue Sphären geschossen hatte, seine Karriere mit einem SciFi-Franchise-Blockbuster beenden, dann ist das, sagen wir mal, weird. Then again, es ist Tarantino.

Tarantino's pitch - if it's anything like what he describes in the interview - would seem to revolve around the Next Generation Season 3 episode "Yesterday's Enterprise." One of the best episodes in the franchise's history, it deals with time travel and alternate realities, forcing Picard and his crew to choose between altering the timeline to save the mysteriously reappeared USS Enterprise-C, throwing the quadrant into war, or saving the timeline and dooming that ship and her crew. A classic trolley-problem episode, only with significantly higher stakes.

While the interview cuts off before Tarantino can explain his precise take on the idea, my suspicion/speculation is that, rather than straight-up remaking "Yesterday's Enterprise," his pitch could rework its premise to unify the two parallel realities into which Trek canon is now split.