Quentin Tarantino says he wants to direct a Star Trek movie, but to that we ask, “Don’t you mean a second one?” Because on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we offer you the best, most insane Star Trek/Inglorious Basterds fan theory you’ll ever hear, as well as breaking down the latest from the world of comics, and how it’s possible books still get banned in 2017.
Joining host Jessica Chobot on today’s show was Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl, managing editor Alicia Lutes, and, in a truly memorable NNTB debut, producer Ben McShane, who gave us a completely bonkers Tarantino/Trek theory. But before getting to that, they started with the latest comics happenings in honor of National Comic Book Day, including how Marvel Legacy will see many of its heroes return to their origins, but how that includes Deadpool going back to being a villain. Is that smart considering his box office success?
(MAJOR SPOILER ALERT AFTER THIS JUMP!)
It also means we’re getting the original Wolverine back, the old one who’s been dead while X-23 and Old Man Logan have been running around. How many Wolverines are too many? Is it “three” many? Would we be better off with new stories about the old Fantastic Four? Or is Marvel leaving them out of this Legacy event to mess with a franchise they don’t own the big screen rights to? Speaking of movie rights, the Nerdist Four wrapped up their comic book talk with reports that the Channing Tatum-led Gambit movie could have an Ocean’s Eleven feel. Is that a hand we want to see dealt?
From there they boldly moved on to Star Trek, covering their thoughts on Discovery, and the report Quentin Tarantino wants to direct a Star Trek film, something he told us about on the Nerdist Podcast in 2015.
That’s when it happened; that’s when our minds were blown. Because Ben offered up his “so-crazy-it-has-to-be-true” theory that Tarantino already directed a Star Trek movie. “Huh?” you say? Well it’s simple….ish. Ben says Inglorious Basterds is merely a part of the original series’ classic episode “City on the Edge of Forever,” when Kirk, Spock, and McCoy went back in time to fix the timeline.
WHAT A DEBUT FOR BEN! We don’t care if this is factually true or not, from now on we’re treating it like canon.
After recovering from that bombshell, the gang finished up by talking about Banned Books Week, because that’s still a thing. Somehow. So what are our favorite banned books? What about…