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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 best-selling 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.

©2009 Nicholas Meyer (P)2021 Oasis Audio

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Anyone interested in film or Star Trek

I bought this book when it came out and really loved it then as much as now. I attended a screening of Star Trek 4 at the Egyptian theater in Los Angles a few years ago. Specially because Nicholas Meyer was introducing the picture. He was so wonderful. And while taking some questions from the audience - a couple questions came up and I remember thinking... that’s in his book— right as Nick Meyer would answer the question by saying... I wrote about that in my book. I found him to be completely engaging and very witty. So, when this audio book became available, with Mr. Meyer reading it... I didn’t hesitate for a moment to purchase. It’s a must ready for anyone interested in the business or the Star Trek business.

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Mostly good, but his political bias hurts the story. Good trip down the Sherlock Holmes and Star Trek creation backstory. His long Hollywood career was much more in depth than I originally thought.

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EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE, TOO!

If your ultimate goal is to be a writer or director, why spend money on college tuition to learn about filmmaking when you can read and absorb Nicholas Meyer's book, which is filled with intimate knowledge of how movies are made. While much of the book concerns his work on the Star Trek movies he directed and/or wrote (II, IV, VI), he has a much more voluminous catalog of films that he was involved in, and he offers details about how these movies got made (or didn't). You're privy to meetings with studio heads, producers, and actors, the struggles to get things done his way, the frustrations that come when forced to capitulate on budget constraints. Meyer puts it all out there in an easily digestible memoir of his life in Hollywood.

It's a great read...and he narrates the audiobook which is even more entertaining.

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Phenominal

I came to this book because I loved Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan. That is but a small part in an amazing life. At various points he says things that I have to describe as words of wisdom that are things I plan on repeating when the time is right. Amazing book.

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An engaging and breezy listen.

Finally, someone I can relate to, spoken in a very casual way. Must listen for film enthusiasts!

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A must-listen for filmmakers

f you are interested in screenwriting, directing, Hollywood, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek or how smart people solve problems and recognize their mistakes, you will be hard-pressed to find a more thoughtful and entertaining memoir than Nicholas Meyer's The View from the Bridge.