Forget phasers on stun and intergalactic diplomacy - director Quentin Tarantino says that if he ever got behind the camera to make a Star Trek movie it would be more case of bloodily going than boldly going.

Speaking to Deadline in a new interview, the Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and forthcoming Once Upon A Time In Hollywood director addressed on-going rumours that he and fellow filmmaker JJ Abrams have teamed up to make a fresh take on the sci-fi classic.  

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"I will say one thing about Star Trek that I've been waiting for someone to bring up. I don’t know if I’ll do it or not. I’ve got to figure it out, but Mark [L. Smith] wrote a really cool script. I like it a lot," Tarantino said.

"There’s some things I need to work on but I really, really liked it. I get annoyed at Simon Pegg. He doesn’t know anything about what’s going on and he keeps making all these comments as if he knows about stuff.

"One of the comments he said, he’s like "Well, look, it’s not going to be Pulp Fiction in space." Yes, it is! If I do it, that’s exactly what it’ll be. It’ll be Pulp Fiction in space.

"That Pulp Fiction-y aspect, when I read the script, I felt, I have never read a science fiction movie that has this sh*t in it, ever."

He added, "There's no science fiction movie that has this in it. And they said, I know, that’s why we want to make it. It’s, at the very least, unique in that regard."

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Tarantino’s first movie since 2016’s The Hateful Eight, is in cinemas on August 15.

The director recently hinted that he may no longer make movies, saying he thinks he’s "come to the end of the road".

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