The View from the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood

The View from the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood

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by Nicholas Meyer
     
 

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"Essential reading for any Star Trek and movie fan."
-trekmovie.com


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

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"Essential reading for any Star Trek and movie fan."
-trekmovie.com


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.

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Publishers Weekly
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. Meyer wisely focuses on the range of his Hollywood accomplishments, including devastating television movie The Day After and Oscar-nominated film The Seven Per-Cent Solution (adapted from his best-selling book). Ingratiatingly humble-"I assume that people who get to make a film are a) doggone lucky and b) doing this job because they want to do it"-Meyer's clear joy for his work never edges into ego-inflation or pretension. William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Streenberg, Leonard Nimoy, Kirstie Alley, Gene Hackman and other stars pop in and out of his narrative, as does Meyer's family, but the films take center stage, as well as Meyer's grounded but exuberant affection for the community that allowed him to make them.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101133477
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/20/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
574,069
File size:
324 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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