William Shatner is Unconcerned About a Possible Tarantino Trek

There’s one person who’s not that bothered by the prospect of a Quentin Tarantino-led Star Trek, and that’s William Shatner.

Cinemablend brought us the story yesterday that William Shatner, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, weighed in on the Tarantino Trek Turmoil(™), when he retweeted a fan asking his thoughts on the matter. Andy Siditsky, who goes by the handle @doctorcreative on Twitter, asked, “Why does adding expletives become the reason for doing this?!? @WilliamShatner any thoughts?” Shatner retweeted the question and replied, “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?”

Star Trek: Discovery, which does not air on terrestrial television, only on streaming services, earned itself a TV-MA rating for language, violence and sexual situations. Prior to Discovery, the highest ratings for a Star Trek outing were the Kelvin Timeline films Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Trek: Beyond, all of which earned PG-13 ratings.

For his part, the most adult-rated Star Trek that Shatner ever starred in was rated PG.

Alison Pitt