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Old February 10 2014, 11:19 PM   #1
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Berman talks Meyer and Ridley Scott directing TNG films

Q - according to imdb trivia N Meyer & R Scott were approached to direct TNG films (Nem and FC respectively). true?

RB - Yes on N. Meyer, though I don't remember which film (an amazing talent and friend who had had enough of Trek) and No on Scott.

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Old February 10 2014, 11:23 PM   #2
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Meyer would've been fun, but really that should be filed in the "Anyone Other Than Baird" stack.

Scott is an interesting choice, but I doubt he would've gone for it. Still, Frakes did a good job, and I like that he did his homework on horror/thriller sci-fi films to prepare for FC.
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Old February 10 2014, 11:50 PM   #3
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RS may as well have done FC as he was having a hard time of it during the 90s was he not? - GI Jane and White Squall

it certainly wouldve been a marketing coup - 'the director of Alien & BR returns to SF to direct the latest Star Trek movie!'' i could see 'A Ridley Scott Film' being very prominent on all the posters and trailers etc
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Old February 11 2014, 12:08 AM   #4
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Meyer would have been perfect for Nemesis and probably would have honed a pretty good film out of such a dull script.

This coming from someone who doesn't think much of him.
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Old February 11 2014, 01:59 AM   #5
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Too much of Trek? That's pretty sad. He made two of the best films.
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Old February 11 2014, 05:03 AM   #6
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Didn't Meyer say no to GEN?
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Old February 11 2014, 11:12 AM   #7
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A 'NO' from Leonard Nimoy for directing Generations, I think. Although originally the opening scene was to have been him and De with Shatner one last time. So a Directing gig with an appearance as Spock during the disastrous Enterprise-B launch.
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Old February 11 2014, 11:47 AM   #8
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acording to imdb trivia for NEM Meyer was approached to direct but he wanted script input but the logan script was locked..so no go

on the FC trivia it states both Scott was approched as well as the Die Hard director

id have thought RS was a more apt choice for Nem due to the Gladiator writer (with Meyer for FC due to the timetravel element) but Scott wouldve been too big for Trek post Gladiator

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Old February 11 2014, 01:27 PM   #9
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Meyer would have been perfect for Nemesis and probably would have honed a pretty good film out of such a dull script.

This coming from someone who doesn't think much of him.
How would he be perfect for a film which shamelessly ripped off his own great work?
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Old February 11 2014, 01:37 PM   #10
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I doubt Meyer would have left the script untouched.
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Old February 11 2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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RB didn't answer the follow up Q:
also if NEM had done FC box office do u think the next film wudve been TNG 5 or a ST Avengers type crews crossover?
i wonder what the plan was for the 11th?
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Old February 11 2014, 05:38 PM   #12
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A 'NO' from Leonard Nimoy for directing Generations, I think. Although originally the opening scene was to have been him and De with Shatner one last time. So a Directing gig with an appearance as Spock during the disastrous Enterprise-B launch.
I think it was more subtle than that. He was offered and wanted the directing job, but he also wanted input on the script, which was already locked, and that was one of the stipulations to him appearing in the movie. Nimoy didn't get the directing gig (he declined it, after not getting script input), so he didn't appear in the film.
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Meyer would have been perfect for Nemesis and probably would have honed a pretty good film out of such a dull script.

This coming from someone who doesn't think much of him.
How would he be perfect for a film which shamelessly ripped off his own great work?
Um. Duh?
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Old February 11 2014, 11:45 PM   #14
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Meyer and Ridley Scott would have made NG films better, absolutely.
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Old February 12 2014, 12:03 AM   #15
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Meyer and Ridley Scott would have made NG films better, absolutely.
I've seen Prometheus, and that one sucked.
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