William Shatner doesn't get why everybody is freaking out over Quentin Tarantino's R-rated Star Trek. Tarantino recently revealed the long-talked about script for the franchise is complete and it is indeed R-rated. There's really no other way the director could take on the project with his original voice, which equates to a decent amount of foul language and some pretty outlandish storylines. While fans are waiting to see if the movie even happens, Shatner is ready for it and doesn't think an R-rating is a big deal.
The Quentin Tarantino R-Rated Star Trek news has been pretty big for a while now. Most of it revolves around what everybody thinks the director will do with the franchise. While out promoting his upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Tarantino confirmed a version of Mark L. Smith's script was complete, which caused quite the stir online. William Shatner really doesn't see what the big deal is though. He had this to say.
"Why are people plotzing about this? It's my understanding that Star Trek Discovery has used expletives in some episodes. Why aren't people melting down over that?"
As for the CBS All Access streaming series Discovery getting into some foul language, William Shatner is correct. There has been an F-bomb on the show. Some fans were bummed about it, while the majority of people really didn't care all that much and the same can be said for the future. Quentin Tarantino and Mark L. Smith aren't just going to be infusing bad words into the Star Trek franchise, he will more than likely take the idea of what a movie in the franchise looks like and turn it on its head.
It looks like William Shatner is zeroing in on the thought of more foul language in the Star Trek franchise and not thinking about what Quentin Tarantino would be doing with the characters. He could end up going on to make something relatively tame for his standards to keep everything in within the same realm. Or, he could go off the rails and create something brand-new with his unique voice and style of storytelling mixed with Mark L. Smith's vision. At this point, the project might not ever see the light of day and go down as a myth.
Quentin Tarantino is currently out doing press for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which hits theaters next month. The director is taking the year 1969 and telling the story of an entertainment industry that is long gone. However, it won't all be as simple as it appears. Tarantino is taking a similar approach to how he made his landmark Pulp Fiction and fans are exciting to see what that will look like. While we wait for the movie to come out, you can check out William Shatner's Twitter response to the Quentin Tarantino news.