33 Facts About Nicholas Meyer


Nicholas Meyer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, where he adapted his own novel into a screenplay.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,829

Nicholas Meyer has been nominated for a Satellite Award, three Emmy Awards, and has won four Saturn Awards.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,830

Nicholas Meyer appeared as himself during the 2017 On Cinema spinoff series The Trial, during which he testified about Star Trek and San Francisco.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,831

Nicholas Meyer was born in New York City, New York, to a Jewish family.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,832

Nicholas Meyer is the son of Bernard Constant Meyer, a Manhattan psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, and his first wife, concert pianist Elly .

FactSnippet No. 1,195,833

Nicholas Meyer graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in theater and filmmaking, and wrote film reviews for the campus newspaper.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,834

Nicholas Meyer first gained public attention for his best-selling 1974 Sherlock Holmes novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, a story of Holmes confronting his cocaine addiction with the help of Sigmund Freud.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,835

Nicholas Meyer followed this with four additional Holmes novels: The West End Horror, The Canary Trainer, The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols, and The Return of the Pharaoh .

FactSnippet No. 1,195,836

Nicholas Meyer has said that The Adventures of the Peculiar Protocols was inspired by Steven Zipperstein's Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,837

Intrigued by the first part of college friend Karl Alexander's then-incomplete novel Time After Time, Nicholas Meyer optioned the book and adapted it into a screenplay.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,838

Nicholas Meyer consented to sell the script only if he were attached as director.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,839

Nicholas Meyer later directed the 1983 television film The Day After, starring Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, John Cullum, Bibi Besch, John Lithgow and Steve Guttenberg, which depicted the ramifications of a nuclear attack on the United States.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,840

Nicholas Meyer had originally decided not to do any television work, but changed his mind upon reading the script by Edward Hume.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,841

Nicholas Meyer resumed directing theatrical films with the 1985 comedy Volunteers, starring Tom Hanks and John Candy.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,842

In 1986 Nicholas Meyer helped James Dearden write the screenplay for Fatal Attraction, which was based on a short movie Dearden made in 1980 called Diversion.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,843

Nicholas Meyer's next directing job was the 1988 Merchant Ivory produced drama The Deceivers, with Pierce Brosnan as British officer William Savage.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,844

Nicholas Meyer later wrote and directed the 1991 spy comedy Company Business, starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov as aging American and Russian secret agents.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,845

In 1991, Nicholas Meyer returned to the world of Star Trek, co-writing and directing Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, which became a swan song for the original cast.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,846

Nicholas Meyer performed uncredited rewrites on an early draft of the screenplay of the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,847

Nicholas Meyer adapted the Philip Roth novel The Human Stain into the 2003 film of the same name.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,848

Nicholas Meyer's script was nominated for a WGA award and the series was nominated for seven Emmys.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,849

The draft had to be completed so quickly that Nicholas Meyer agreed to forgo negotiating a contract or credit for his writing to begin work on the script immediately.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,850

Nicholas Meyer made stylistic alterations in his direction, such as adding more of a naval appearance to the production.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,851

Nicholas Meyer has said that one of the most enjoyable aspects of working on this film was getting the chance to re-use elements which he had been forced to discard from his earlier film, Time After Time.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,852

Nicholas Meyer worked for the Star Trek franchise again for the sixth film in the series, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country .

FactSnippet No. 1,195,853

Nicholas Meyer developed the story with Leonard Nimoy and co-wrote the screenplay with long-time friend and assistant Denny Flinn.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,854

Nicholas Meyer directed the picture, which was the final film to feature the entire classic Star Trek cast.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,855

In February 2016 it was announced that Nicholas Meyer would be returning to Star Trek by joining the writing team for CBS's new TV series Star Trek: Discovery.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,856

In November 2018, Nicholas Meyer announced in an online interview that he was not invited back for Discoverys second season.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,857

Nicholas Meyer disclosed that he could not identify his precise contributions, as television is such a collaborative medium.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,858

In 2020, Nicholas Meyer wrote a detailed proposal with his producing partner Steven-Charles Jaffe for a new Star Trek project, including a treatment and illustrations.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,859

Nicholas Meyer said the project was not connected to any of the franchise's previous films and was set in a gap in the Star Trek timeline where an original story could be told with new characters.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,860

Nicholas Meyer described the project as a feature film, but said it could be a television series or a combination of television and film.

FactSnippet No. 1,195,861