William Shatner Defends Tarantino’s R-Rated ‘Star Trek’ With a Question to Fans

Published on Jun 14, 2019

William Shatner Defends Tarantino’s R-Rated ‘Star Trek’ With a Question to Fans

William Shatner is showing support for Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated “Star Trek” movie on social media. The actor who originated the role of Captain Kirk was asked his thoughts about Tarantino doing a more adult-skewing “Trek” movie, to which he asked, “Why are people plotzing about this?”

“It’s my understanding that ‘Star Trek Discovery’ has used expletives in some episodes,” Shatner added. “Why aren’t people melting down over that?”

Given Tarantino’s affinity for expletive-packed dialogue, some “Star Trek” fans have worried how the writer-director’s style would fit in with the often family-friendly film and television franchise. The last three films in the franchise, “Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and “Star Trek Beyond,” were all rated PG-13. If Paramount goes ahead with an R-rated version they could risk alienating some of the franchise’s younger fans, although a restricted rating didn’t stop Fox movies like

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Author: Zack Sharf