Nicholas Meyer reportedly working on Khan series


In a possible delightful twist, Nicholas Meyer is reportedly working on writing a Star Trek spin-off miniseries based on Khan’s lost years.

When news came out that Nicholas Meyer was joining the writing team on Star Trek Discovery, fans breathed a sigh of relief, knowing the franchise’s newest entry was in capable hands. That relief turned to dread, however, when Meyer stepped away from the project.

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This roller coaster of emotions took another quick swing in the upwards direction last week when Meyer’s reason for departing came out at Star Trek Las Vegas. The long-time writer is reportedly (rumored) set to work on a subject matter which perhaps nobody knows better: Khan Noonien Singh.

According to “two separate sources”, Meyer is planning to work on a series revolving around the lost years of Khan himself, focusing on the time period after the events of TOS’ “Space Seed” when Kirk exiled him to Ceti Alpha V, and before the events of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan when he and his crew are discovered by the U.S.S. Reliant.

When asked to confirm in an email from Inverse, Meyer replied “I Khannot possible comment.”

There may be nobody more qualified to handle the task of Khan’s OTHER  back story (his time on Earth has been written about in the novels, but never appeared on either the big or small screen) of his time on Ceti Alpha V, considering the fact that Meyer wrote The Wrath Of Khan.

Another promising fact is that the “curse of the odd-numbered movies” that plagues the movies made with the original cast has a lesser-known element: All of the even-numbered movies which are overwhelmingly loved by fans were written by Meyer. Not only The Wrath Of Khan, but also Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country were his products.

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If there is one writer fans can trust to be the brains behind a series about Khan, one of the greatest villains in the history of the franchise, it can be nobody other than Nicholas Meyer.

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