Is this what Quentin Tarantino’s rumoured Star Trek movie will be about?
Yesterday (December 5), it was reported that the Kill Bill director has thought of an idea for a new movie in the major sci-fi franchise, and wants to direct it.
According to Deadline, Tarantino has already shared his proposal with Paramount and JJ Abrams, who’d potentially join as a producer and then work on a script; meaning it would be the first collaborative script Tarantino had worked on.
And it turns out Tarantino has been nursing the idea of directing a Star Trek movie for quite some time.
Talking to the Nerdist podcast in 2015, Tarantino suggested he would like to see a feature-length version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’.
So, could this be what his film proposal is about?
“I think one of the best episodes of Star Trek ever written was for Next Generation,” he said. “And I like Next Generation.
“No way am I the fan, or have I seen even remotely as many as I have of the first [series]. But there was that episode [‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’], which is the one where… it was actually written by a fan, frankly, who had been working on the show, and they said, ‘Well, you should write an episode’.
“And he wrote this episode that was fantastic.”
‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’ aired in 1990, and saw an Enterprise from the past break through a time rift, altering the course of history.
It featured Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard, Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan and Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar.
But only time will tell if it captured Tarantino’s imagination enough to make a movie out of it.