News Quentin Tarantino and Simon Pegg Are Beefing over 'Star Trek'

Brenda Watkins
July 19, 2019

Previous year we spoke to Simon Pegg about Quentin Tarantino's potential Star Trek film for Paramount, and now in a new interview with Deadline Tarantino actually responds directly to something from that interview!

Following recent comments about whether or not a Star Trek movie would count as his final film, Tarantino has now spoken to Deadline in more detail about fans could expect from it.

Tarantino praised the J.J. Abrams-produced reboot's Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who played, respectively, a "fantastic" and "perfect" Kirk and Mr. Spock, but sniped at the Simon Pegg, who played Scotty and co-wrote Star Trek Beyond.

"Everyone sort of assumes it's gonna be like "Pulp Fiction" in space, but I think his devotion to "Trek" and his understanding of it..." And now the director has confirmed that yes, yes he will.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino, hits cinemas in the USA on 26 July and from 14 August in the United Kingdom.

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Speaking about his love for the beloved sci-fi property, Tarantino explains, "I love William Shatner on Star Trek..." I like it a lot. Remember his "Vega Brothers" movie, belatedly uniting John Travolta's Vincent, from Pulp Fiction, with Michael Madsen's Vic/Mr. One of the comments he said, he's like 'Well, look, it's not going to be Pulp Fiction in space.' Yes, it is! Tarantino said he "really, really likes" the idea and will work on punching up the script himself after he's done promoting "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". "I'm not planning on that but I have an outline for about three other episodes", Tarantino said.

He added, "There's no science fiction movie that has this in it".

Quentin Tarantino has a long, long history of talking about movies he wants to make that never materialize. "It's, at the very least, unique in that regard". "I can't imagine Leonardo is going to want to do it". So I'll probably write about three other episodes and then just do it.

Honestly, how do you not want to see Pulp Fiction in space? "The cast and crew have worked so hard to create something original, and I only ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way".

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