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Last night at a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in Hollywood, director Nicholas Meyer spoke about his time with Trek. One of the more poignant moments was when he spoke of his regret over a specific meeting with Gene Roddenberry shortly before his death. Watch video clip below.
VIDEO: Meyer on final Roddenberry meeting "not my finest hour"
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry passed away a few weeks before the release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Following Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Roddenberry continued to consult on the Star Trek films, but was not directly involved as a producer. At the Star Trek night for the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival on Friday June 10th, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country director and co-writer spoke about tensions between himself and Roddenberry regarding elements of the film, especially the anti-Klingon racism displayed by Star Trek’s heroic crew who Roddenberry felt should be more evolved.
Meyer expressed regret on how he interacted with Roddenberry, especially at his their meeting. Watch the video clip below.
For a refresher, here is one of the scenes in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country which showed some of the Star Trek heroes being less than enlightened.
More to come from Hero Complex Film Fest Star Trek Night
Also appearing last night were the Star Trek writing team of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof who spoke about the 2009 Star Trek film and a bit about the sequel. Look for a TrekMovie report with highlights and a clip soon.
Plus The LA Times will be posting (better) video for both full panel discussions between Geoff Boucher and Nick Meyer in a few days. Look for an update on that here.