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seven-per-cent solution posterNicholas Meyer first gained public attention for his best selling 1974 Sherlock Holmes novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution. The New York Times bestseller features Holmes confronting his cocaine addiction with the help of Sigmund Freud. It can be argued that the surprising success of this novel changed the world of Sherlock Holmes forever, expanding the Sherlockian universe, and bringing interest in The Great Detective and his following to an unprecedented level. Meyer followed this with two additional Holmes novels: The West End Horror (1976), and then The Canary Trainer (1993).

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution was adapted into a lavish 1977 film, directed by Herbert Ross, and featured an all-star cast. In retrospect it was the last major, big-budget Holmes film made the old-fashioned way - big stars (Nicole Williams, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave), beautiful scenery, and swashbuckling adventure untouched by digital effects. Nicholas Meyer wrote the film's screenplay, and was then nominated for an Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for adapting his own novel to the screen. The film was a hit, and garnered critical praise. Nicholas Meyer will host our 35th Anniversary celebration of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, which will include a full 35mm screening of the film in the brand new, state-of-the-art IU Cinema. This is a From Gillette to Brett III EXCLUSIVE!

Time After Time posterNicholas Meyer went on to write the screenplay and direct Time After Time - his directorial debut. At the behest of then Paramount executive Karen Moore, Meyer was hired to direct Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, widely considered the greatest film in the entire Star Trek franchise.

Other directing credits include the made-for-TV movie The Day After (1983), Volunteers (1985), The Deceivers (1988), Company Business (1991) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

Meyer has written, directed, produced, and otherwise contributed to numerous films, as well as authored a memoir of his experiences working in Hollywood on the Star Trek films, entitled The View from the Bridge.

Nicholas Meyer's Sherlockian credentials also include membership in The Baker Street Irregulars, the preeminent Sherlock Holmes organization in the United States.