NEWS: Quentin Tarantino Pitch & Paramount Assembling Movie Writers' Room

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by MvRojo, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Infern0

    Infern0 Captain Captain

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    I think its the product. But i also think it's the age we are living in. Very difficult to do something that would feel like it's in line with the "golden era". Ever since The Dark Knight came out things have changed.

    I don't know what numbers the orville is getting bit that's close-ish to classic trek, albeit watered down in quality and with comedy thrown in.

    Point is theres a huge bunch of fans who just want what we have wanted for 15 years, a series set after DS9 ended, in the prime universe. The Star Wars fans got it, thats what a lot of us really want. But i DOUBT it happens.
     
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  2. fireproof78

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    So, you want everything to stay the same and never change?
     
  3. XCV330

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    I'm still hoping for Kill Edith
     
  4. Serveaux

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    About the same as Discovery is getting in the United States. Different ratings universe.
     
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  5. Valenti

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    Kill Keeler, Bill. No, this is great news. All I can say is finally somebody with ideas.
     
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  6. ChristopherPike

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    How about Kill Keesner?

    Groundskeeper Scottie: "Arg, ma wee man. Ar will 'ave ma vengeance!

    Okay... after I've mopped up all this blood..."
     
  7. TheGoodStuff

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    My gut reaction to this is it's a disaster waiting to happen.

    It shall be interesting to wait and see where this goes (if anywhere).
     
  8. Serveaux

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    My gut reaction to this is that if it happens that Tarantino directs the film it will be the greatest critical success and draw the widest modern audience of any Trek film, but will be massively unpopular with a significant part of online Trek fandom.

    My skeptical take on it is that Tarantino remains attached to the project in a producer's and writer's role but that it's handed off to one "fresh new face who came to studio attention for the indie hit Fill-In-The-Blank" or another to actually helm.
     
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  9. STEPhon IT

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    My gut reaction to the news is GREAT!!! Tarantino is a breath of fresh air and Trek needs this; someone who can pump some life into it instead of molding it into Star Wars or whatever is successful these days.
     
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  10. Kor

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    My gut reaction is to just wait and see how it develops. :shrug:

    Kor
     
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  11. Uhura's Song

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    I love the idea of QT doing a Trek movie.

    I couldn't care less what online fandom thinks.

    BTW: while Insurrection & Nemesis were not great, they were not the worst Trek movies (ST Motion Picture, Final Frontier, Generations, kelvinverse Kahn movie).
     
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  12. Uhura's Song

    Uhura's Song Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    FWIW: Star Wars is not nearly the same thing as Trek. Wars is almost entirely movie based + fan fic. Trek has 6 major & 1 minor TV series' and over 700 episodes spannig 30 seasons of TV.
     
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  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    So, 2013 again.
     
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  14. Khan 2.0

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    Good :)
     
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  15. lursa

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    The idea's pretty jarring at first, but TarantinoTrek could work out really nicely. (Disclaimer: I'm super biased against the Abrams movies.)
    Tarantino loves rich, saturated colors, retro sets, and exploring/exploiting the relationships between characters.
    If the R rating comes from psychological thriller aspects, space drugs, some nudity, etc. and *not* constant graphic violence... that's actually very TOS.

    Since he isn't a big fan of tech in his movies, that cuts down the potential for silly deus ex machina situations and CGI. Bet there'll be tons of phasers, though, which is another plus for me.
    I'm much more worried about Mark L. Smith as the writer. Seems like The Revenant is regarded as the best thing he's ever done and the rest looks like... kinda trashy horror. I've never seen anything Smith's worked on, so take that with a grain of salt.
    Fingers crossed for '60s Trek aesthetics and psychodrama!
     
  16. Valenti

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    I now think this psychos drama could kill trek for good but can you kill an idea? I guess in a good sense you can.
     
  17. Noname Given

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    And...we have a promo,,,;)
     
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  18. donners22

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    Hard to see this happening now after Uma Thurman's revelations.
     
  19. Saul

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    It definitely will put Tarantino in a bad light.
     
  20. 137th Gebirg

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    Yeah, the now-infamous "crash footage" and the events leading up to the incident fall squarely on Tarantino's front doorstep. Such a shame how bad things got in Hollywood and how much worse they had to get in order to finally go public. :sigh: