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Tango0105 Dec 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

…. Trek' Movie He'll Probably Never Direct.

"Hey, you know what the Star Trek franchise needs? A feature take from Quentin Tarantino. Because when you think about the 50-plus years of the science-forward, progressive, and incredibly optimistic sci-fi title, you can't help but think that it's missing out on opportunities for gratuitous violence and colorful language, right? Well if the two-time Oscar-winner makes good on his idea for a Star Trek movie, we might just end up seeing what that looks like, for better or worse.

Who knows, if his vision for a Star Trek movie ever gets made, maybe Tarantino will surprise audiences with a complete 180 from his previous films. Something new, something fresh, something original … or at least as original as you can get when working within the existing framework of a decades-long franchise. And as for what we know so far, Tarantino's own idea for a Star Trek movie would likely pull from an existing episode, if this 2015 Nerdist podcast episode is any indication…"
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Armand

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

And I thought STD was bad.

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

As long as he does not reboot…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

STD. Perfect acronym. :)

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 4:17 p.m. PST

I would like to get a leftist--any leftist--to make a distinction between "military" and "militarist," and between "militarist" and "fascist." It's a variation on T.H. White's anthill: they have half a dozen words ALL of which just mean "something I don't like." They don't actually have meaning otherwise.

Golgoloth06 Dec 2017 3:11 a.m. PST

What a biased PoS "article".

Ill-informed speculation with a glaring trash agenda … gotta love it … not.

Vigilant06 Dec 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

"words which just mean something I don't like. They don't actually have meaning otherwise.". Like leftist or liberal. I'm left of Hitler and proud of it and according to my Oxford English dictionary liberal means "generous" or "tolerant" yet so many people here seem to think that is something to be ashamed of.

CorroPredo Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

Tarantino is the answer to the age old question "How high can you stack feces."

Ghostrunner06 Dec 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

come on… be fair

didn't he make that one really good movie like 20 years ago?

Tango0106 Dec 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Choctaw06 Dec 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

Now that's a tasty burger!

Gear Pilot06 Dec 2017 3:41 p.m. PST

I like his idea. Wrath of Kahn was arguably the best classic Trek movie made and was based on the TOS episode Space Seed. Yesterday's Enterprise is one of my favorite TNG episodes, and I think it could form the basis of a very good Trek movie.

pigasuspig06 Dec 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

Just because words mean things, and because I'm about as left as you're going to find on this board . . .
Let's try the adjective versions of these:

Military: concerning warfare; especially, concerning the affairs of armies: organized, rule-governed, state-supported armed groups.

Militarist: Taking the needs, objectives, and rationales of the army as first principles for political decision-making in areas of society beyond the army itself.

Fascist: Characterizing totalitarian* politics based on racial, ethnic, or national purity and primacy.

*And since we really can't do a good job without it:
Totalitarian: Requiring that all aspects of life conform to a single ideological institution; requiring absolute conformity and strongly attacking exceptions regardless of scale; enforcing such requirements by all means available regardless of other moral imperatives.

Obviously these are not the same:
Nearly every government has a military; few governments are significantly militarist. (Though virtually all governments include politicians whose goals could be rightly characterized as militarist.)

Militarist != fascist. See, for obvious examples, most 3rd-world juntas, which lack serious ideological commitments, or established totalitarian institutions.

Totalitarian != fascist. The USSR springs to mind here, with relatively little in the way of ethnic nationalism.

Fascism tends to end up requiring militarism, due to the practical demands of enforcing totalitarian rule. But aspiring fascists don't necessarily need to espouse militarist rhetoric.

[the more you know . . . ]

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

Anything by Tarantino will be pessimistic by definition. There would be piles of gore, swearing, and drugs. You wouldn't want to venture onto the holodeck afterwards.

PaddySinclair09 Dec 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

I think what Tarantino is possibly suggesting, given that they have already signed Chris Hemsworth as Daddy Kirk for the next film is we've just had the first three movies of an expanded "Yesterday's Enterprise" type scenario, and we might well be heading for our analogous "sending Tasha Yar back on the 1701-D" moment and an attempt to "fix" it all and nudge things back to a universe that looks a little bit more like the one we're familiar with in TOS.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

You mean "send Tasha Yar back on the 1701-C." grin

Yes, I am being pedantic, and yes, I am a Trekkie. \\//_

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Tarantino can't Bleeped text it up any worse than JJ or the people behind STD!

Star Trek died after Nemesis.

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