Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a.k.a. “the 9th film from Quentin Tarantino,” made quite the splash upon release when it hit theaters this past summer. It had all of Tarantino’s signature trademarks — a couple of cranky male leads, excessive violence, and a rockin’ retro soundtrack. And it’s left QT fans salivating for whatever his 10th (and possibly final?) movie will be. Rumors abound that it could in fact be a Star Trek film. Leading many fans to ponder just what the heck a “Pulp Fiction-esque Star Trek” movie would even look like.
Well, one fan has combined the well known Quentin Tarantino sensibilities and aesthetics with some old school Star Trek footage, and the result is “Once Upon a Time in Star Trek.”
The video comes from the YouTube channel All Hail Retcon (via Comic Book), and makes great use of tons of classic Star Trek footage. We’ve got some of the more comedic scenes from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and also some of the more cringey comedy scenes from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. There’s also a healthy dose of the original crew’s final outing from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
But every one of the original series films gets a moment. Even that one weird warp drive scene from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Oddly, there’s only a a few snippets of the original series sprinkled in there, which is strange. The classic ’60s series is what Tarantino has cited many times as the era that he loves the most out of the entire Star Trek franchise. If QT was going to make reference to anything, we’d think it would be that.
The All Hail Retcon channel has several other Star Trek related videos, including one perfect video that imagines a David Lynch directed version of the new Picard series, which you can watch down below:
So will we ever get that elusive Tarantino Star Trek movie? Certainly, the director keeps hinting that it’s a real possibility as his next feature. If it does get made, he has said that it would 100% count as his tenth movie, and that there would be no loopholes because it is part of an existing franchise. It is certainly strange to think that Tarantino’s potential final big screen endeavor would be something with spaceships in it, but crazier things have happened recently in pop culture.
One very unconfirmed rumor that is floating out there is that QT wants to be bring back William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk for one last trip around the galaxy. Tarantino has said many times that Shatner’s performance as Kirk is by far his favorite thing by far in the entire Star Trek canon. Certainly, Shatner’s Kirk deserves a better final bow than what he got in Generations. If anyone can coax the 88 year old Shatner to return to Starfleet duty, I’d be willing to be it would be Quentin Tarantino. And whether the final product was good or bad, we can safely say it would no doubt be interesting.