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Old March 1 2013, 06:21 PM   #26
Re: Notes re. The City On The Edge Of Forever....

[SIZE=2][FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]Although I do think the Roddenberry/Fontana version was a stronger story dramatically in a lot of ways -- we could identify more with McCoy, be more emotionally engaged with him as the source of the threat, than with some guest-star drug dealer. But again, that's a difference in style rather than ability -- Ellison was used to doing standalone, self-contained stories, so didn't think as much in terms of the audience's emotional identification with series regulars[/SIZE][/FONT]
And of course, in Ellison's original draft, it is Spock who prevents Keeler from being saved, not Kirk, who was supposed to be the series leader and man of action.
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