It’s been known for a while that Nicholas Meyer has been working on an undisclosed Star Trek project besides his participation in Star Trek: Discovery, and if the rumors are true, we may now know what it is. According to Geek Exchange this mystery project is a limited series based around none other than Khan Noonien Singh.
If the reports are true, the miniseries would focus on the time in Khan’s life between the classic episode “Space Seed” and the movie The Wrath of Khan (which was directed by Meyer) while he was stranded on Ceti Alpha V. The most notable event during this time, of course, is when the planet’s orbit shifts after another planet in the system is destroyed.
It’s an interesting idea even if it would likely just be about a bunch of people trying to survive a natural disaster. If anyone could make it work, it would be Meyer. Those are all the details we have for now though, and there is still zero confirmation from the studio on this so far.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.
We don’t know a lot about the forthcoming Star Trek television series honestly. All that’s really been confirmed is that it’ll primarily “air” on the CBS All Access service, and that Bryan Fuller will show run it.
Well, while things like “plot,” “setting,” “characters,” and “continuity” are still up in the air, a bit more has trickled out as its now been revealed that Nicholas Meyer has joined the show’s writing staff.
Trek fans may remember Meyer as the director of Star Trek II and Star Trek VI, but he also co-wrote those films — along with co-wriitng Star Trek IV. So, y’know, he’s the guy most responsible for all the best Star Trek movies. Besides writing, Meyer will also be credited as a “consulting producer” — because when you bother dishing out for Nicholas Meyer, you make sure you give him a decent title.
The untitled Star Trek television series is expected to premiere in January of 2017