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Chris Pine Says Star Trek’s Kelvin Timeline “Deserves to Have a Future”

Chris Pine Says Star Trek's Kelvin Timeline "Deserves To Have A Future"
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Chris Pine is holding out hope that the “Kelvin Timeline” Star Trek feature film series continues. The actor, who plays Captain James T. Kirk in the trilogy, revealed that he’s open to the possibility of working with director Quentin Tarantino on a fourth installment.

“I love the character. I love the universe. I love my friends in it.”

In an interview with, Pine discussed the script and his appreciation of Star Trek, saying:

“I haven’t [read the script]. In terms of the Star Trek of it all, I wish I knew anything. I’m quite literally one of the last people ever to find out. I haven’t read that script. I don’t know where it is in development. I haven’t read the Noah Hawley script. I have no idea what’s happening in Star Trek land… but I love the character. I love the universe. I love my friends in it.”

Pine last played Kirk in 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, which saw the USS Enterprise and its crew crash on a mysterious world three years into their five-year mission, where they meet the ruthless Krall (Idris Elba), who has a hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for.

Since that time, director Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) has worked on a more adult R-rated iteration of Star Trek with his screenwriter Mark L. Smith. Discussing Tarantino and his potential involvement with Star Trek, Pine said:

“To have a Quentin take on it would be tremendously interesting and entertaining. Look, whatever happens, if I come back or not, it’s a great universe. It deserves to have a future, and I hope that is the case.”

While the future of Star Trek on the big screen is still uncertain, Pine has plenty of work to keep him busy. The 40-year-old actor will co-star in the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 opposite Gal Gadot and is reportedly in talks to star in an upcoming Dungeons & Dragons feature film.

Beginning with J.J. Abrams’ 2009’s Star Trek reboot, the “Kelvin Timeline” series of films star Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as McCoy, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu and the late Anton Yelchin as Chekov. The series also includes 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness and 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.

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  1. Cathy

    December 15, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I may be in the minority here but I LOVED the Kelvin timeline films. After growing up with the original series those movies are what brought me back to Star trek. And for that, I’ll forever love them.

  2. Kandace Martin

    December 16, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Respect to anyone that does like the Kelvin Timeline.
    Kelvin needs to have one more to end it and let us know this was a Star Trek Mirror series featuring Q.
    I honestly would like them if cannon didn’t exist or it was a new space series. But here we are. LLAP

    • Phil Ray

      December 17, 2020 at 9:09 am

      But the first movie made it clear that they were all in a separate universe, so I don´t see the need for all your prerequisites. I like a few more than others, but I had a jolly old time with all three on some level. The great cast overall.

    • Anthony

      December 21, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      They are explicitly not anything to do with Q, that was made clear in the first movie-they are a parallel timeline that diverged.

      The Kelvin Universe has even been acknowledged in cannon, in this seasons Discovery, but explicitly as a parallel timeline. That’s not going to change.

      • Cheese McScringle

        September 19, 2021 at 1:12 pm

        Anthony, you’re really into the smell of your own farts, aren’t you?

  3. Derek Fisher

    December 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Make it happen! Please!

  4. Cheese McScringle

    September 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Please. It was fucking awesome. The only people mad were tribalist, toxic, star trek TOS fanbase.

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