But Tarantino's cynical seventies/eighties vibe is all wrong for TOS, which was incredibly sixties. That was an era when any loopy idea could be taken seriously, colors were vivid and hair was extreme, and even though war was raging and riots filled the land - optimism about the futuristic future was boundless. The space program was new, and science was cool! (Gone are the days.)
Tarantino is incapable of optimism, or enthusiasm. Well, he's enthusiastic about violence, but whoever makes the next TOS ripoff should be capable of enthusiasm about the future, about science, about interesting characters, and about the wonders of the galaxy.
• «The space program was new, and science was cool! (Gone are the days.)»
Yeap. And it hurts. We've gone downhill since then.
• «But Tarantino's cynical seventies/eighties vibe is all wrong for TOS, which was incredibly sixties»
I agree. But modern Star Trek is garbage. There's nothing to lose. And who knows? Perhaps Tarantino could get the right vibe. I'd rather take that risk before another Abrams/Alex Kurtzman Star Trek iteration. You might as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb.
"There's nothing to lose. And who knows? Perhaps Tarantino could get the right vibe."
I do disagree, but without my usual fervor, because yeah - there's no real hope of anyone getting it right. I'm no fan of Abrams but there are worse out there, and IMHO that includes Tarantino.
Of course, some times a movie that's epically, disastrously, fascinatingly godawful is more fun than one that's just mediocre, and IMHO there's a good chance of that happening if they go ahead with that SOB Tarantino!
I disagree. I think there's a chance with Tarantino (vs. zero with Abrams)
It's true that he always has that 70s vibe... but he always used 70s source material. Even when he went on western, he din't use classic western but Peckimpah and Leone as a reference.
However, there's no 70s Star Trek source material. It's either 60s or 90s. So... can he adapt his style? Honestly, no idea. It's a shot in the dark. Worst scenario, we have Reservoir Trek. Best scenario, we have something interesting and new based in the original series' vibe. I'd take that chance without any doubt.