Nicholas Meyer graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in theater and filmmaking, & is a film writer, producer, director, and novelist best known for his involvement in the Star Trek films. He is also well known as the director for the landmark 1983 TV-Movie “The Day After”, for which he was nominated for a Best Director Emmy Award. In 1977, Meyer was nominated for an Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for adapting his own 1974 novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, to the screen.
In addition to his work on Star Trek, Meyer has written several novels, and has written and/or directed several other films. Most notable being the 1983 made-for-television anti-nuclear movie The Day After.
Meyer wrote three Sherlock Holmes novels: The West End Horror, The Canary Trainer, and The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. The latter was Meyer’s most famous Holmes novel and the project for which he was best known prior to his Star Trek involvement. It was also adapted into a 1976 film, directed by Herbert Ross, for which Meyer wrote the screenplay.
Books in order of publication:
The Love Story Story – 1971
The Seven-Percent Solution – 1974
Target Practice – 1974
The West End Horror – 1976
Black Orchid – 1978
Confessions of a Homing Pigeon – 1981
The Undiscovered Country (Star Trek 6) – 1992
The Canary Trainer: From the Memoirs of John H. Watson, M.D. – 1993
The Voyage Home: Original Movie Script (Star Trek 4) – 1996
The View from the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood – 2009
Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years – 2016
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols: Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. – 2019
The Return of the Pharaoh: From the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. – 2021