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‘Wrath of Khan’ Director Nicholas Meyer: ‘Art Is A Dictatorship,’ but Without Fans, There’s No ‘Star Trek’

‘Wrath of Khan’ Director Nicholas Meyer: ‘Art Is A Dictatorship,’ but Without Fans, There’s No ‘Star Trek’

The director of “Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan,” which many consider to be the best “Star Trek” movie of all time, thinks the best “Star Trek” movie of all time is the 2000 film “Galaxy Quest.”

“I think in a way that’s a perfect movie,” Nicholas Meyer told IndieWire. “Because it satirizes aspects of it but it also delivers on it. You know, that’s the three hat trick.”

In addition, the 2000 film is about the former cast of a “Trek”-esque show meeting a group of alien fans so intense in their devotion they actually made the show into a reality. At its core, “Galaxy Quest” is a celebration of the fandom that surrounds “Star Trek,” which from Meyer’s point of view is what has sustained the franchise over the decades. “Without the fans, the show is nowhere, it would never have been revived, it would never have come back,

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