Commentary: Trek Stars 102: Always the Best Course of Action / by Mike Schindler

Meyer IV: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution.

When the decision was made to turn his successful novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution into a movie, Nicholas Meyer took on the challenge of adapting it himself. The result was an Oscar nomination. The film, in which Sherlock Holmes meets Sigmund Freud, was as much of a critical success as the book which preceded it.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike look at Meyer's work on the film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall and Alan Arkin. We discuss the unusual tone of the film, the changes which were made for the screen, and how this Sherlock Holmes compares to other screen versions of the character. We also hope for a Sherlock Holmes crossover in Meyer's upcoming Sigmund Freud television series.

Running Time: 42 Minutes 3 Seconds


Max Hegel and Mike Schindler


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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (00:52)
Adaptation (12:36)
Final Thoughts (25:34)
Wrap-up (34:36)


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