Nicholas Meyer, the man responsible for writing all of the "good" Star Trek movies featuring the original cast—II, IV, and VI—and directing both Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country, has just joined the writing staff of CBS' Star Trek reboot series set to debut in January. Meyer joins showrunner Bryan Fuller, who made the official announcement via a super duper geeky press release on StarTrek.com (link below).
"Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan 'round the Mutara Nebula and 'round Genesis' flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek's greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff," said Executive Producer, Bryan Fuller.
This is great news for Trek fans, who have seen their beloved franchise battered and bloodied these last few years. Meyer has "saved" Star Trek before and here's hoping he can do it again. Also, if you haven't read Meyer's book "The View from the Bridge" you can almost always find a hardcover copy at a Dollar Tree. Seriously, I've seen them at Dollar Trees all over this great land of ours, and it's a terrific read for Trekkers and non-Trekkers alike.
Via Star Trek