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Nicholas Meyer

Biography

Writer and movie director of the common science fiction movies Superstar Trek II and Superstar Trek VI. He composed his first book in 1974, after getting a qualification in theater in the School of Iowa. He gained a 1977 Greatest Composing Academy Award nomination for The Seven-Per-Cent Option. He previously three daughters: Rachel, Madeline and Roxanne. He previously one of is own only acting jobs with Ann Jillian in it movie Mae Western world.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nicholas Meyer
Date Of Birth December 24, 1945
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Screenwriter
Education University of Iowa
Nationality American
Children Roxanne Meyer, Madeline Meyer, Rachel Meyer
Parents Bernard Constant Meyer, Elly Kassman
Awards Saturn Award, Saturn Award for Best Director
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California.
2Classmates with Marc Furstenberg at the University of Iowa.
3Originally suggested Derek Jacobi and Mick Jagger for the roles of (respectively) H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper in his first film Time After Time (1979). He was persuaded to use Malcolm McDowell and David Warner instead, but got his way when he insisted on hiring Miklos Rozsa to compose the music.
4Credits his success at writing the Star Trek films with his near-ignorance of the original series. Despite heated disputes with creator Gene Roddenberry, Meyer stuck to his vision of a more nautical-style Starfleet, and is widely credited, along with Harve Bennett with reinvigorating the franchise.
5Following disputes with network censors over the amount of violence in the miniseries The Day After (1983), Meyer vowed to never work in the medium of television again.
6His favorite member of the original Star Trek (1966) series cast was James Doohan.
7His novel "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution", teaming Sherlock Holmes with Sigmund Freud, hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, remaining on it for 40 weeks.
8His shooting script for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) was subtitled "The Undiscovered Country", which was what William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" called death. This was a metaphor for Spock, who dies in that film. The film was ultimately renamed "The Wrath of Khan" by Paramount executives. When he was signed on to help create Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), he again used the subtitle, but this time it was a metaphor for future peace between two warring galactic superpowers, loosely based on the end of the cold war unfolding at the time.
9Received his Bachelor's degree in theater and filmmaking from the University of Iowa (1968).


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek: Discovery2017TV Series written by - 1 episode pre-production
Medici: Masters of FlorenceTV Series 7 episodes, 2016 created by - 1 episode, 2016 screenplay - 1 episode, 2016 story - 1 episode, 2016
Crossing Lines2015TV Series 1 episode
Houdini2014TV Mini-Series written by - 2 episodes
The Hessen Conspiracy2009writer
Elegy2008/Iscreenplay
Orpheus2006TV Movie
The Human Stain2003screenplay
Fall from the Sky2002TV Movie
The Prince of Egypt1998additional screenplay material
The Informant1997screenplay
Voices1995written by
Sommersby1993screenplay / story
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991screenplay
Company Business1991written by
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home1986screenplay
Faerie Tale Theatre1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan1982screenplay - uncredited
Time After Time1979screenplay
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution1976novel
The Night That Panicked America1975TV Movie story / teleplay
Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders1974TV Movie teleplay
Invasion of the Bee Girls1973written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek: Discovery2017TV Series consulting producer - 2 episodes pre-production
Crossing Lines2015TV Series consulting producer - 6 episodes
Embracing Chaos: Making the African Queen2010Video documentary producer
Orpheus2006TV Movie executive producer
Collateral Damage2002executive producer
The Informant1997executive producer
The Odyssey1997TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vendetta1999TV Movie
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country1991
Company Business1991
The Deceivers1988
Volunteers1985
Faerie Tale Theatre1985TV Series 1 episode
The Day After1983TV Movie
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan1982
Time After Time1979

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Awaken the Giant2004ShortBig Time Producer
Mae West1982TV MovieGeorge Raft

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What You Get2012Short visual effects artist

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NRIs: Non Resident Indians2012

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Collateral Damage2002script revisions - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joburg2007Short thanks
Sister Mary Explains It All2001TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resurrecting Doug DunningDocumentary post-production
Star Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen2016DocumentaryHimself
50 Years of Star Trek2016TV MovieHimself - Director of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
The Genesis Effect : Engineering the Wrath of Khan2016Documentary shortHimself
For the Love of Spock2016DocumentaryHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Timeshift2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Author, 'The Seven-Per-Cent Solution'
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Embracing Chaos: Making the African Queen2010Video documentaryHimself
Doctor Zhivago: A Celebration2010Video documentary shortHimself
Villains of 'Star Trek'2009Video documentary shortHimself
A Tribute to Ricardo Montalban2009Video shortHimself
Star Trek: Three Picture Saga2009Video documentary shortHimself - Writer / Director
Dalton Trumbo: From A-List to Blacklist2008Video documentary shortHimself
Stalag 17: From Reality to Screen2006Documentary shortHimself
H.G. Wells: The Father of Science Fiction2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz2005Video documentaryHimself
Making 'Murder on the Orient Express'2004Video documentaryHimself
The Perils of Peacemaking2003Video documentary short
Forever Fatal: Remembering 'Fatal Attraction'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ken Adam - Production Designer1990Himself
Apropos Film1983TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Time-Machine Honorary AwardSitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1999Literary AwardPEN Center USA West Literary AwardsTeleplayThe Informant (1997)
1994Spur AwardWestern Writers of AmericaBest Motion Picture ScriptSommersby (1993)· Sarah Kernochan
1984George Pal Memorial AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1983Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorStar Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
1980Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingTime After Time (1979)
1980Grand PrizeAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalTime After Time (1979)
1980Antennae II AwardAvoriaz Fantastic Film FestivalTime After Time (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAAdapted Long FormHoudini (2014)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedElegy (2008)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesThe Odyssey (1997)· Francis Ford Coppola (executive producer)
· Fred Fuchs (executive producer)
· Robert Halmi Sr. (executive producer)
· Dyson Lovell (producer)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)· Denny Martin Flinn
1992HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)· Denny Martin Flinn (screenplay)
· Leonard Nimoy (story)
· Lawrence Konner (story)
· Mark Rosenthal (story)
1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest WritingStar Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)· Steve Meerson
· Peter Krikes
· Harve Bennett
1987HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationStar Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)· Leonard Nimoy (story/director)
· Steve Meerson (screenplay)
· Peter Krikes (screenplay)
· Harve Bennett (story/screenplay)
1985ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Dramatic SeriesFaerie Tale Theatre (1982)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Day After (1983)
1983HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationStar Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)· Jack B. Sowards (story/screenplay)
· Harve Bennett (story)
· Samuel A. Peeples (story)
1980Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorTime After Time (1979)
1980EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureTime After Time (1979)
1980HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationTime After Time (1979)· Karl Alexander (story)
· Steve Hayes (story)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumThe Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
1977WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Drama Adapted from Another MediumThe Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Original TeleplayThe Night That Panicked America (1975)· Anthony Wilson
1975EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Television Feature or MiniseriesJudge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)


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#Quote
1[on the Star Trek villains] The best villains are the ones that you can understand. And the really great villains are the ones that you root for. One of us is gonna live and one of us is gonna die. And it doesn't really matter what anyone's motives are at that point. It's just Darwin.
2[on the difference between an actor and a movie star] An actor is someone who pretends to be somebody else. A movie star is somebody who pretends that somebody else is them. Actors will change their face, will change their hair, will change their voice, will disappear into the role. A movie star doesn't disappear.
3[on Time After Time (1979)] One of my original conceptual things about the Ripper was that of an exceedingly handsome, elegant man. Wells, next to him, was a runt who wore glasses, and so forth. The Ripper had an image of tremendous power and potency, not just as a menace, but as an attractive, seductive human being. What was it that women went for him?


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