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Old March 1 2013, 09:52 PM   #32
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Re: Notes re. The City On The Edge Of Forever....

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That was the first draft. I don't believe any subsequent drafts have been reproduced anywhere, other than the teaser of the second.
I thought in Harlan's book there were several different versions of the story. I may be mistaken; it has been a long time since I read it. In any case I do remember thinking that it was a good story but not good as a trek episode as originally written. In the book I believe that at least three others tried to rewrite it not including Harlan's own stabs at it. As a trek fan of course I prefer the filmed episode but it is always cool to see the beginning of such things.
It has two drafts of the story outline, but only one (complete) draft of the teleplay. In addition to the second, incomplete teleplay in the book, Ellison also wrote a third draft teleplay (because he so disliked Steven Corabatsos' re-write, as I recall).
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