Perhaps worried that the writing staff of Bryan Fuller’s new Star Trek series will exhibit patterns of two-dimensional thinking, Nicholas Meyer, director of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, has joined the show as a consulting producer and writer, Variety reports. In addition to directing Wrath Of Khan, Meyer also co-wrote Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and wrote and directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country—entries otherwise known among Star Trek fans as “the good ones.”
In a delightfully geeky statement, Fuller said “Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek’s greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff.”
The CBS series will launch in early 2017, and with the news of Trek favorite Meyer joining a production overseen by television darling Fuller, that forthcoming Star Trek movie is pretty much negligible at this point.