William Shatner isn’t the only Star Trek: The Original Series star talking about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek project in development at Paramount. His sometimes feuding rival is also curious but isn’t so ready to say yes.
George wants to see a script
Yesterday we reported how William Shatner is ready to talk to Quentin Tarantino about his Star Trek project if needed. The original Kirk was excited to hear how Tarantino was a big fan of his work on Star Trek.
Yahoo is now reporting that Takei is open to the idea of getting a call from Tarantino, but with some more caution. Yahoo quotes the actor saying:
Well, it all depends. He is a very individualistic filmmaker, so he will decide how he envisions it, who he is gonna cast.
When asked if he would say yes if Tarantino calls, Takei stated:
It depends on the script.
Tarantino has spoken about being a big fan of the original Star Trek, however, whenever discussing the franchise, he has never specifically discussed Takei or his character of Sulu. Takei last played Sulu (in canon) in the 1996 Star Trek: Voyager episode “Flashback,” which included flashbacks to Sulu’s time in command of the USS Excelsior during Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Takei is busy
At 82, George Takei has been having a resurgence. He has become a noteworthy social media influencer with a very large following and is regularly quoted by the media as he weighs in on politics and the issues of the day. Earlier this month IDW released a graphic memoir, titled They Called Us Enemy, based on Takei’s childhood in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
Takei also stars in the upcoming second season of the AMC anthology series The Terror. Season two (titled The Terror: Infamy) debuts August 12th and focuses on the Japanese-American community during World War II. Takei – who also serves as a consultant for the season – plays Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder who was imprisoned with his family in two Japanese-American internment camps during WWII.
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