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Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer [3]


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Born:December 24, 1945 (72)
Filmography Rating:9.69 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.34 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:87.46%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982](37) => Director / Writer
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [1986](41) => Writer
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991](46) => Director / Writer

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [1982]
  • It has been widely debated that Ricardo Montalban's chest was actually a prosthetic piece that he wore during the film. In the director's commentary in the special edition DVD, Nicholas Meyer is quoted as saying that it was, in fact, Montalban's actual chest and that he was a very muscular man who worked out.
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [1991]
  • Spock tells the crew, "An ancestor of mine maintained that if you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." The "ancestor" Spock quotes is Sherlock Holmes, another fictional character well-versed in logic. Leonard Nimoy and co-star Christopher Plummer have both played Holmes on stage and screen. Also, director Nicholas Meyer is the author of several Sherlock Holmes novels, including The Seven Per-cent Solution, considered by many to be the best Sherlock Holmes story not written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • According to Nicholas Meyer, Brock Peters found Admiral Cartwright's words during the briefing scene to be so offensive he needed several takes to get them all out. In a similar vein, Nichelle Nichols refused to utter the joke line "Guess who's coming to dinner?" - an intentional reference to the famous film about racism which is heard prior to the Klingons' visit to Enterprise. The line was instead given to Chekov.
  • Nicholas Meyer was worried that William Shatner would be upset at some of the lines written for the scene where Martia, disguised as Kirk, fights him. However, Shatner reportedly loved it.