Clark Terrell wrote:
Whoa. Is Ellison finally mellowing in his stance on Star Trek? I think that may be one of the signs of the Apocalypse...
I agree. I thought he'd never agree to be part of something like this because he was so bitter about his story being modified the first time around.
If he were as bitter in 1967 about "City" as he was in 1996 when White Wolf published his long screed, then "City" would certainly have gone out as "Written by Cordwainer Bird." In my opinion, the fact that it didn't and he let it go out with his name on it speaks volumes about how Ellison felt about "City" at the time
I suspect that Ellison's views hardened as Roddenberry began to trash him and mischaracterize the script as the years went on.