Known for his iconic role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, William Shatner has reprised his role as the Enterprise's captain on numerous occasions. He's been a fixture of the franchise since the beginning. However, he doesn't understand why people have a problem with the possibility of swearing in Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie.
Posting on Twitter, Shatner highlighted the fact that Star Trek: Discovery has used expletives and fans don't seem to take issue with this. The 88-year-old wrote, "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?"
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? https://t.co/QW0fHHHY1j— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) June 13, 2019
CBS' sci-fi series broke new ground when Mary Wiseman's Tilly dropped the F-word. Tarantino previously hyped up the R-rated nature of his Star Trek movie and confirmed audiences would definitely hear the odd F-bomb.
It's currently unclear what's going on with Star Trek. While the small screen world continues to expand with the likes of Picard and a series focused on Michelle Yeoh's Philippa Georgiou, the movie series is in limbo.
Known for his ultra-violent movies like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, Tarantino has carved a name for himself as one of Hollywood's most graphic directors, which would definitely be a vast departure from Gene Roddenberry's original vision. There's no indication at this time when Tarantino's movie might release, though the script is finished.