Good news, Everyone! CBS has announced Nicholas Meyer, the director of The Wrath of Khan, and the Undiscovered Country, will serve as a consulting producer and writer for the upcoming Star Trek streaming series.
“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,” said Fuller in a statement.
All of the hardcore Star Trek fans I know are ecstatic over this news, as Wrath of Khan continues to be the best installment of the Star Trek film franchise to date. When originally announced on Friday, my Twitter feed was full of excitement like this one from Darrell the Trek Nerd.
This is giving me sort of an orgasmic feeling. https://t.co/7HrqeGROl4
— Darrell (@TheTrekNerd) February 26, 2016
The new Star Trek series will debut with a broadcast premiere on CBS in 2017, before moving to the CBS All Access network. While many are decrying CBS’s decision to make the series a streaming one, I think it is a brilliant move as Star Trek becomes the “must have app” to convert audiences to the streaming service.
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