Star Trek actor John Cho was the guest on the webshow IMDB Studio at the Sundance Film Festival, with host Kevin Smith. The topic was the new Quentin Tarantino Trek film currently in development. Smith began by noting that with three successful films, there is no reason to believe that Paramount is ready to reboot the universe and bring in a new cast, so he assumed that Cho would be involved with the Tarantino project, and Cho agreed, saying he “hoped so.”
The Sulu actor noted that he doesn’t know what is going on with the project, but he did express a view, saying:
The idea is very exciting to me, because I am a big fan of Quentin’s. I suspect that the reason he wants to make it is he doesn’t want to do “Pulp Fiction in space,” he wants to make a Star Trek film. And, if that is the case, I would be so excited to see what he brings to the table because I think he has such a great sense of character and drama and I am just such a fan of his
When Smith opined that his “dream” would be if Tarantino “finds a way to combine two casts, old and new” in a “crossover.” Cho agreed, noting:
I co-sign that. I think that would be cool
Smith noted there has already been some crossover, with the late Leonard Nimoy appearing in the first two J.J. Abrams Star Trek films. Presumably, he was imagining the return of some or all of the remaining original cast – William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig. Of course, a crossover could also include cast from other shows. We have already seen Patrick Stewart raise his hand to say he is ready to return to Trek for Tarantino.
Cho also contrasted working on lower budget films versus the recent Star Trek films, noting that “walking on to the Enterprise it is not even acting, it is playing.” He also spoke about some of the logistics on how they got the shake effect on the bridge.
You can watch the webisode with Smith and Cho below.
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