Nicholas Meyer to join writing staff of new series

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Jedi_Master, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. JD

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    I think Josh Trank would be a perfect example of a younger director who's a greater risk than Ridley Scott or Clint Eastwood.
     
  2. STEPhon IT

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    Trank does movies, does he need Star Trek? I'm sure a new person, young or older, should get a chance.
     
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  4. STEPhon IT

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    Good times.
     
  5. cultcross

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    While I'm always loathe to attribute things good or bad to just one person, I don't think it's entirely an accident that the so called odd-even rule for Trek films correlated with Meyer's involvement. His films all gave the Star Trek franchise something new, a twist on the familiar which felt like Star Trek but took the stories in new and gripping directions. That's what I'm hoping for from Trek 2017.
    Love or hate the Shakespeare quoting Klingons and that scene with Spock and Valeris, we're still discussing them thirty years later. I don't think much from the Voyager/Ent era will hold up like that.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

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    I don't think JD was suggesting that Trank should direct Star Trek in any form.
     
  7. STEPhon IT

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    Did I say that twice? My bad.
     
  8. JWPlatt

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    Whether the new series is regarded as an even or odd incarnation depends on whether you count the animated "series." ;)
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    Nah.Something went wonky with the quote.
     
  10. Anji

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    Meyer's in! Holy Frack! I can't wait!
     
  11. STEPhon IT

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    Meyer has admitted he doesn't come up with ideas, he can assess what a good idea is, and like priming the pump, he can go from there. Lets hope Bryan Fuller and the CBS Execs have an idea which will fuel some interesting stories.