Star Trek has stared oblivion in the face on many occasions. And, on many occasions, heroes have risen: Actors, writers, directors, producers, talented creators who push the saga of the far-future Federation in bold new directions. One of Trek‘s greatest heroes is Nicholas Meyer, the director of two excellent Trek films and one of the writers credited with crafting the triumph of the human spirit known as The Voyage Home.
Meyer is returning to Star Trek to work on the new CBS All-Access series, debuting next year. And next week sees the Blu-ray release of Meyer’s first Trek film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, with a host of special features including the Director’s Edition of the movie and a new 30-minute documentary about the film’s creation. EW is excited to share an exclusive clip from the Blu-ray release, in which Meyer recalls that one time he had to rewrite an entire Star Trek movie from scratch in less than two weeks.
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Watch the clip above. The Director’s Edition Blu-ray of Wrath of Khan arrives next Tuesday, June 7. If you’d like to read more about the film, check out my deep-dive essay into Wrath of Khan, part of our ongoing series of columns about the Star Trek films.