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‘Star Trek’ Vet Nicholas Meyer Joins CBS Revival as Writer

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“Star Trek” film veteran Nicholas Meyer, who directed “The Wrath of Khan,” has joined CBS’s franchise television revival.

He’ll serve as a writer-producer, working with executive producer/showrunner Bryan Fuller.

Meyer is widely credited, alongside writer/producer Harve Bennett, with rescuing the “Star Trek” franchise following the disappointing critical and commercial response to 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” Hired to direct the sequel, Meyer famously rewrote the screenplay in just 12 days.

He went on to write 1986’s “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” and write and direct 1991’s “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.”

Announced in November, the CBS reboot is set to premiere in early 2017 on the network’s digital platform CBS All Access.

Meyer’s credits stretch well beyond “Star Trek,” of course, and include “The Seven-Percent Solution” (an adaptation of his own novel, for which he won an Oscar), “Time After Time” and “The Prince of Egypt.”

(via Deadline)

Comments

  • Der Langhaarige

    Well, so far it looks like they are REALLY trying to get it right!

  • Brian Thomas

    …. The Prime Universe?

  • Sick of Labour

    Woah, very surprised! But in a good way!

  • MikeTen

    I really hope it’s the Prime Universe and not the JJverse. I would be nice to see what happened after Voyager and Deep Space Nine.

  • Slazenger 7

    He was nominated for adapting Seven-Per-Cent but didn’t win.

  • oduum

    “set to premiere in early 2007″ I think you mean 2017.

  • Marcus

    No no, Nero gets sucked into a black hole, is followed by Spock Prime, changes the timeline, and ensures that we get a brand new TV show 10 years ago. No need to wait!

  • Travis

    All this good news about Star Trek is making me suspicious. Like it’s… too good to be true.

  • Curious Joe

    To me, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was more appealing than Kahn. It had a smart story and was thought provoking. None of the others ever had that.

  • Hex08

    This is good news, Meyer was involved with the best of the movies. Hopefully bringing on someone familiar with original Trek will do more to capture the feel of Trek than the Abramsverse did. Also, Meyer’s movies, like TOS, were low on the techno-babel that plagued TNG, DS9 and Voyager and hopefully he will help to keep it from the new series as well.

  • Hex08

    This is good news, Meyer was involved with the best of the movies. Hopefully bringing on someone familiar with original Trek will do more to capture the feel of Trek than the Abramsverse did. Also, Meyer’s movies, like TOS, were low on the techno-babel that plagued TNG, DS9 and Voyager and hopefully he will help to keep it from the new series as well.

  • One of those guys

    Based on his more recent work, I’m not terribly enthused about what Meyer’s is going to bring to this. His Houdini miniseries was terrible.

  • http://www.dubiosity.net/ BevansDesign

    Yeah, I’m expecting to hear about Captain Bieber and the USS Phat $tacks any day now.

  • http://www.dubiosity.net/ BevansDesign

    Yeah, I’m expecting to hear about Captain Bieber and the USS Phat $tacks any day now.

  • Antonio Chasten

    “The CBS reboot is set to premiere in early 2007.” Why is CBR posting a 9 year old article? C’mooonnn CBR…you’re better than this. Check these typos before posting.

  • Slazenger 7

    It’ll be 2027 before they get around to fixing it.