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The View from the Bridge

Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood

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Description

"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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Aug 17, 2009 – 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.

Customer Reviews

Nice retrospective of Meyer's career

This is a great look inside a director's and writer's mind. Meyer's eloquent style comes out in humorous anecdotes and descriptions of the movies he's worked on. Not a ton of inside Star Trek knowledge, but still enough for good reading.

The View from the Bridge
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Published: Aug 20, 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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