With chatter spreading about a possible Quentin Tarantino and “Star Trek” crossover, William Shatner is actually here for it.
While any movie-lovers don’t like the idea of Tarantino bringing his gory style to the beloved franchise, the “Star Trek” legend isn’t understanding the hate.
“Why are people plotzing about this?” he asked his Twitter followers. “It’s my understanding that ‘Star Trek Discovery’ has used expletives in some episodes.”
He added, “Why aren’t people melting down over that?”
The last three films in the franchise, “Star Trek”, “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Star Trek Beyond” were all rated PG-13, while Tarantino’s nine films all have an R-rating.
Earlier this week, Tarantino confirmed to Empire magazine that his “Star Trek” movie will be rated R if he steps behind the camera. “Oh yeah! It’s an R-rated movie,” Tarantino. “If I do it, it’ll be R-rated. There’s a script that exists for it now. I need to weigh in on it, but I haven’t been able to do that yet.”
And earlier this year, at the Cannes Film Festival the director told /Film that his own “Star Trek” is “a very big possibility.”