The news that Quentin Tarantino has an idea for an R rated “Star Trek” movie has raised eyebrows. Considering the director’s body of work this has also intrigued a lot of people. As Screen Rant suggests, Gene Roddenberry’s vision was of an optimistic future in which many societal problems that afflict the modern age have been solved, telling mortality tales onboard an exploration starship in the 23rd Century. The various spinoff shows and movies have kept to that formula, though “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” comes closest to a little subversion of the premise.

Quentin Tarantino traffics in glorified and stylized violence, long blocks of witty dialogue, pop culture references, and a satirical, cynical worldview.

If a director exists who is the least likely to adhere to the original vision of “Star Trek” it is Tarantino. Still, it is interesting to speculate what a Tarantino “Trek” would be like. Below I share my thoughts on the matter.

‘Star Trek: Kill Harry.’

Harry Mudd is known to fans as the lovable rogue whose various schemes keep be thwarted by the Enterprise and her crew. The version that Tarantino would create would have a darker Mudd, someone willing to slaughter an entire group of people to get back at a protégé we only know as “the Girl.” The Girl survives and starts going after Mudd’s allies with a Klingon bat’leth. The twist is that the Girl is an android from the planet depicted in the episode “I, Mudd” and the massacre was Mudd’s attempt to give her human emotions, mainly the bad ones.

‘Inglourious Basterds – In Space!’

The movie starts with Captain Sisco, who in this version did not go to join the Bajoran prophets, but instead became a member of Section 31. He is addressing a group of former Borg who have been liberated and have had their individuality restored, including Seven of Nine, who has arrived newly back from the Delta Quadrant. He declares that he is in the Borg killing business and that he needs eight killers to infiltrate a Borg cube so that they can spread terror and mayhem among the Collective. They will teach the Borg cruelty and horror. Sisco tells his new troops that they each owe him 100 Borg scalps.

‘Pulp Science Fiction’

Here we depict the adventures of a couple of human assassins (one played by Samuel L. Jackson) who have hired themselves out to be enforcers for the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi. They travel about Federation space killing people who have annoyed the Nagus, while being chased by a crew of very earnest Star Fleet officers pledged to bring them down. The twist ending happens when the Star Fleet crew are waved off at the last moment. It turns out that the assassins also help Section 31 deal with the Federation’s problem, by eliminating them.