Star Trek Film Legend Nicholas Meyer Joins Bryan Fuller’s Series as Writer

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Yes, Nicholas Meyer, the guy who wrote and directed Wrath of Khan.

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Meyer is a legend in Trek fandom having written (uncredited at the time) and directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, co-writing Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and co-writing and directing Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Harve Bennett basically took over the film franchise after the disappointment that was Star Trek: The Motion Picture and came up with the initial idea to follow up on Khan Noonien Singh. Meyer was brought on board later and produced a new draft for the script in less than two weeks. We basically have them to thanks for giving the characters back their personalities.

StarTrek.com has a statement from Fuller:

Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek’s greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff.

Needless to say, this is great news for fans who have been skeptical of the project. The last we heard about this new Star Trek TV series from CBS was that Fuller was joining as showrunner. That actually got a lot of folks excited considering the availability of the new series was seemingly iffy. CBS initially said first-run epsiodes would air on exclusively on CBS All Access, which you’d have to pay for. The latest wording of how this series will work is:

The new Star Trek series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch in early 2017. In the U.S., a special premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in local countries around the world.

“Also be available on television stations” is a great thing to see if it actually means it will air on CBS. It’s still too vague for me to conclude that’s exactly what they mean.

Nevertheless, may fortune favor the foolish.

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