Back in December 2017, reports surfaced that Quentin Tarantino had pitched a Star Trek movie. The idea that the creative mind behind Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction would soon be unleashed upon the Star Trek universe tickled a part of my Trekkie brain I didn’t know existed. But there was a second part to the rumor, something that anyone knowing Tarantino’s work would come to expect: the film would also be R-rated. This long-standing rumor became a bit more real this week when Tarantino once again confirmed that he was still working on a Star Trek project and that a scripted was already written, saying, "Oh yeah! It’s an R-rated movie. If I do it, it’ll be R-rated." Unfortunately, an R rating is the last thing Star Trek needs right now. Hopeful Sci-Fi Is Hard to Find Star Trek was always somewhat of an outlier in the world of science fiction. Star Wars has "war" in the name (a conflict still ongoing 40 years later), Alien paints space as a place filled with inaudible screams, and even Wall-E doesn’t illustrate the most flattering portrait of space-faring humans. But Star Trek was different. The entire show rested on the premise […]