It's been some 25 years since Nicholas Meyer has done any Star Trek. And why is that?
Apparently, the answer is simple: "No one's ever asked me."
Den Of Geek reporter Ryan Britt caught up with Meyer soon after he was announced as the newest member of the Star Trek: Series VI writing staff. While Meyer won't share anything specific about the new series being developed by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, he can say what it won't be.
"I think it's going to be a different Star Trek. It will go in a different direction," Meyer said, "And I think that is probably good, because the thing that mainly troubles me about Star Trek is the fear of it being maybe retreads of itself."
With his work on films like "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," Meyer said he was trying new things, and that's one reason those films resonated with audiences.
"To the degree that I had any influence on the thing at all was that, at least while I was there, we were fooling around," Meyer said. "And if you're not fooling around, then things can become stale. And I think that Bryan — who is a very clever fellow — has ideas, some of which I've heard, that are innovative and different.
"Different is what got me interested."
The new Star Trek series has yet to announce a cast or start of production, but its due to premiere on subscription streaming service CBS All Access next January.
If you want to read more of Britt's brief interview with Meyer, check out the story here.