Nicholas Meyer is probably best known for his involvement in the Star Trek films. According to his website, it was seeing his first movie The Beggar’s Opera (1953) that inspired him to become a filmmaker. He was fascinated by such literary classics as Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and made an ambitious 8mm film adaptation of “Around the World in 80 Days”. His start in the business included work as unit publicist for the Paramount hit Love Story (1970). From that experience he wrote “The Story of Love Story” using the income from that book to move to the West Coast. He parlayed his love for Sherlock Holmes mysteries into the novel, “The Severn-Per-Cent Solution” and adapted it for the screen: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976). He received an Oscar nomination for this screenplay. His collaborations with producer Harve Bennett and later Leonard Nimoy resulted in the most popular and profitable entries in the Star Trek features canon. In addition to directing Star Trek… read more
That the film itself is a time capsule of the '70s makes this doubly amusing to watch today.
Un agradable pasatiempo (tipico de los años 70), que combina la ciencia ficción, suspenso y comedia con resultados bastante aceptables. Lo que resulta más curioso de esta cinta, es el ver a Malcolm Mc Dowell (conocido principalmente por su registro como villano) en un papel atipico en su carrera, en este caso, como el bueno de la pelicula (ni más ni menos que H.G. Wells enfrentando al mismisimo Jack el destripador).
Not a perfect film (liked it a lot more when i first saw it many years ago) but I'm a sucker for anything about time travel (and starring Malcolm McDowell). Never have been crazy about Steenburgen in this, though. And, of course, this pales in comparison to THE TIME MACHINE (1960), which I actually just watched again a few days ago.