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Shakespeare and Star Trek: With Nicholas Meyer

Department: Shakespeare Center

Date and Time: May 15, 2018 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Event Location: HG 1030

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Shakspeare and Star Trek

Writer and director Nicholas Meyer will talk about Star Trek: The Undiscover’d Country, whose title is borrowed from Hamlet. Meyer directed and co-wrote the screen play for The Undiscover’d Country. Meyer will also share reflections on his work on other Star Trek films, including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and his work as a best-selling novelist.

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Meyer will be interviewed by Treki Phillip Aijian (PhD student in English) and Julia Lupton.

Nicholas Meyer is an American writer and director, known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for directing the films Time After Time, two of the Star Trek feature film series, and the 1983 television movie The Day After, a film about nuclear war. Meyer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), where he adapted his own novel into a screenplay. He has also been nominated for a Satellite Award, three Emmy Awards, and has won four Saturn Awards.