Nicholas Meyer, screenwriter, producer, director and novelist, was born on 24 December 1945 in New York City and attended the University of Iowa.

His screenplay for "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution", based on his own novel, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1976.

His directing debut, from his own screenplay, was in 1979 with "Time After Time" starring Malcolm McDowall and David Warner (both of whom would later appear in Star Trek movies)

After "Star Trek II - The Wrath Of Khan", he directed many more films in a wide variety of genres before returning to Star Trek with "Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home" as a screenwriter and then director for "Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country".

In 2016, he co-created and wrote the first two episodes of the Netflix series, "Medici - Masters of Florence", starring Dustin Hoffman.

He also worked on the current Star Trek television series, "Discovery", for CBS Access.

Forthcoming projects include a feature adaptation Dan Simmons' novel, "The Crook Factory", and "Freud: The Secret Casebook".

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