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Old March 7 2013, 03:12 AM   #53
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Re: Notes re. The City On The Edge Of Forever....

Christopher wrote: View Post
The parameters are just so different. Screenwriting is more external, more visual, more minimalist, more concise. I like to say that Ellison's imagination was just too big to be constrained by the limits of TV. Which was why it took experienced TV writers like Roddenberry and Fontana to take the core of his story and adapt it into a filmable form
City was something like his ninth or tenth script for TV, and he had done lots of script re-writes as well. He wasn't inexperienced in the field.
Christopher wrote: View Post
So it's odd that he left his real name on City when he's been protesting about it ever since.
Well he did want to put his Cordwainer name on it, which is mentioned in the Inside Star Trek book.
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