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Meyer: 'Khan' Director's Edition Was Fun

By Lisa
August 8, 2002 - 11:33 PM

'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' director Nicholas Meyer recently spoke about his work on the new Director's Edition of the movie.

"It was fun, it was fun," Meyer told the official Star Trek web site. The special two-DVD edition of the movie has recently hit the shelves, and is packed with extras - including a commentary from Meyer.

"It's nice when somebody with as many opinions as I is asked to give them," Meyer said of the commentary. "It's always nice to have people say, 'Oh, what do you think about this and what do you think about that?' I have many thoughts — I don't know that any of them are interesting or relevant, but there they are."

However, those looking for definitive answers to some of the movie's mysteries should look elsewhere. "We live in a culture which has sort of a talk-show mentality," Meyer said. "There is great temptation to ask the artist for definitive answers, as though you are looking at a book of math equations with the answers in the back. I cannot and will not pretend to give you answers that could be construed, or misconstrued, as definitive."

"[The commentary] took a lot of time, and I was happy to do it," he said. "The movie is a movie that I am proud of. I had a lot of help making the movie, but in the end, it's mine. And since it is well thought-of — and more importantly, I suppose, well thought-of by me — it wasn't a hardship to talk about it."

'Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan: Director's Edition' is available to buy now here at Amazon.com. The complete interview with Nicholas Meyer about the movie can be found by following this link to Star Trek.com.

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