The View From the Bridge by Nicholas Meyer
Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood

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"Essential reading for any Star Trek and movie fan."
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When Nicholas Meyer was asked to direct the troubled second Star Trek film, he was something less than a true believer. A bestselling author and successful director, he had never been a fan of the TV series. But as he began to ponder the appeal of Kirk, Spock, et al., he realized that their story was a classical nautical adventure yarn transplanted into space and-armed with that insight-set out on his mission: to revitalize Trek.


 

About Nicholas Meyer

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NICHOLAS MEYER is a noted author, screenwriter, and director. In addition to the Star Trek films, his many credits include an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of The Seven Per-Cent Solution (adapted from his New York Times bestseller), writing and directing the classic SF thriller Time After Time, and directing The Day After, the controversial film about nuclear war that became the most watched movie ever televised. Most recently, he adapted Philip Roth's novella The Dying Animal for the screen as Elegy. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
 
Published July 21, 2009 by Plume. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Though the title plays up Meyer's work as writer and director on the second and fourth Star Trek films (arguably the best of them), there's plenty in this breezy, enjoyable showbiz memoir for non-Trekkers to enjoy.

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Examiner

While most all of the cast from the original Star Trek series have written memoirs -- each of which, like the Gospels, tell differing accounts of the same story -- a few stand out from the rest.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Nicholas Meyer is perhaps best known for gutting salvageable parts from the glum screenwriting junkyard of five crashed drafts and stitching together a fresh Frankenstein monster in twelve sleepless days.

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Monsters and Critics

Equal parts biography and tell-all, Meyer reveals his struggles to become a successful screenwriter in the face of family indifference and his almost accidental involvement with the Star Trek phenomenon.

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