Nicholas Meyer, a writer and consulting producer on Star Trek: Discovery, has a long and vital history with the franchise. Meyer directed (and co-wrote, uncredited) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, co-wrote Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and co-wrote and directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Prior to his initial Trek experiences, the Oscar and Emmy nominee had done plenty of strong work, including The Seven Percent Solution (writing both the novel and screenplay) and Time After Time (which he wrote and with which he made his directorial debut). And, in between Trek II and VI he helmed the acclaimed television event movie The Day After. Post-Trek VI credits include Sommersby, The Odyssey, Elegy and Houdini. He also penned a memoir, “The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood," published in 2009.