Big news for Star Trek fans: The CBS reboot has secured franchise veteran Nicholas Meyer.
“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,” said showrunner Bryan Fuller in a statement. “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.”
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Meyer, 70, co-wrote screenplays for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He also directed Star Trek II, a film which helped to revitalize the franchise following the critical failure that was Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), hindered as it was by several script revisions and a rush into production and theatrical release. While Leonard Nimoy directed Meyer’s co-written screenplay for Star Trek IV, Meyer was back behind the camera for Star Trek VI.
Going boldly where CBS has never gone before, the network will stream the Star Trek reboot exclusively on CBS All Access, a digital subscription, on-demand, and live streaming service. However, a special preview will first broadcast on CBS when the series debuts in early 2017.