RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 135,777
Posts: 5,216,986
Members: 24,216
Currently online: 705
Newest member: momogila

TrekToday headlines

Q Meets NuTrek Crew
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

Pine In Talks For Drama
By: T'Bonz on Apr 18

New X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Nimoy to Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Apr 17

Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone Comic
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Apr 16

Kirk’s Well Wishes To Kirk
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Quinto In New Starz Series
By: T'Bonz on Apr 15

Star Trek: Horizon Film
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14

Star Trek: Fleet Captains Game Expansion
By: T'Bonz on Apr 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

 
 
Thread Tools
Old November 25 2009, 04:47 AM   #16
QuasarVM
Fleet Captain
 
QuasarVM's Avatar
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

J. Allen wrote: View Post
I may have had issues with Ellison's attitude over the years (once I understood the complete story I realized I was wrong to think that way about his lawsuit), but wow, get him to write for J.J., that would be awesome!

J.
I agree! I'd love to see a real science fiction writer writing for Star Trek again. My position on his "attitude" parallels yours, J.

It would be great to see Harlan write Star Trek again, but I can't see JJ pushing Orci and Kurtzman aside. It's really too bad the timing is as it is...makes me wish the lawsuit had been settled prior to the release of the JJ film.

Hope it happens, but...
QuasarVM is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 05:16 AM   #17
number6
Vice Admiral
 
Location: number6 has left the village through some inexpicable hole in the ground to head the corporation.
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

I think it should be said here and now, and officially..

I would also love to work with JJ Abrams if he asked me. I am waiting for that phone call!!
number6 is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 06:18 AM   #18
Barbreader
Fleet Captain
 
Location: New York, New York
View Barbreader's Twitter Profile
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

I would like to say that Ellison's work on gangs in the 1950s was very well done.
Barbreader is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 06:27 AM   #19
Admiral Buzzkill
The Legend
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

Starbreaker wrote: View Post
Never cared much for City on the Edge of Forever, and the only story of his that I have ever liked is Jeffty is Five.

And the movie would probably have to say "Harlan Ellison present Star Trek"
No, it wouldn't. And without "City," the credibility of Trek's claim to being anything other than the usual disposable skiffy TV aimed at kiddies is cut by about 50%.
Admiral Buzzkill is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 01:09 PM   #20
Roger Wilco
Admiral
 
Roger Wilco's Avatar
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

Who's that hairdresser he keeps talking about?
__________________
Don't be a douche.
Roger Wilco is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 02:40 PM   #21
QuasarVM
Fleet Captain
 
QuasarVM's Avatar
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

Dennis wrote: View Post
Starbreaker wrote: View Post
Never cared much for City on the Edge of Forever, and the only story of his that I have ever liked is Jeffty is Five.

And the movie would probably have to say "Harlan Ellison present Star Trek"
No, it wouldn't. And without "City," the credibility of Trek's claim to being anything other than the usual disposable skiffy TV aimed at kiddies is cut by about 50%.

Disagree. Big time.

So, what? Your own contribution doesn't mean JACK if Trek never had the episode COTEF?

COTEF was never one of my favorite episodes though. Can't deny the writing quality, but DC Fontana, Gene Coon, Robert Bloch and Norman Spinrad are my favorite Trek writers.

I would have been a Trek fan with our without COTEF.

It's a pointless discussion -- there's no way Abrams is going to basically fire Orci and Kurtzman to bring Ellison aboard.

I'd be shocked.
QuasarVM is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 04:13 PM   #22
Admiral Buzzkill
The Legend
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

I dunno. Jon Peters is the famous hairdresser-turned-producer, of course, but I don't believe that he was involved in Trek's development at any point.
Admiral Buzzkill is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 04:14 PM   #23
Shatmandu
Vice Admiral
 
Shatmandu's Avatar
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

TrekToday wrote: View Post
Paramount lawsuit or not, Ellison would answer the phone if Abrams called. “I would jump at the chance to work with the inordinately-talented J.J. Abrams on a new Star Trek film,” Abrams [...]
In other news, the release date of the new film has been pushed back to 2017.

Joe, driving by
Shatmandu is offline  
Old November 25 2009, 04:25 PM   #24
QuasarVM
Fleet Captain
 
QuasarVM's Avatar
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

Dennis wrote: View Post
I dunno. Jon Peters is the famous hairdresser-turned-producer, of course, but I don't believe that he was involved in Trek's development at any point.
To quote Morg #1 from Spock's Brain...

"Your words...say nothing..."

QuasarVM is offline  
Old November 26 2009, 01:46 AM   #25
Lord Garth
Guest
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

I'm sure a lot of people would want to work for JJ Abrams. Ellison or not.
 
Old November 26 2009, 01:48 AM   #26
Lord Garth
Guest
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

Dennis wrote: View Post
Starbreaker wrote: View Post
Never cared much for City on the Edge of Forever, and the only story of his that I have ever liked is Jeffty is Five.

And the movie would probably have to say "Harlan Ellison present Star Trek"
No, it wouldn't. And without "City," the credibility of Trek's claim to being anything other than the usual disposable skiffy TV aimed at kiddies is cut by about 50%.
The demographic NBC aimed Star Trek at was teenagers and young adults. The desired demographic for the later series was 18-49, young and middle-aged adults. "Kiddies" are 6-12.
 
Old November 26 2009, 06:46 PM   #27
Hound of UIster
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

A lawsuit happy crank whose ego makes him incapable of working under anyones direction is precisely what Abrams needs.
__________________
Emperor Palpatine did nothing wrong
Hound of UIster is offline  
Old November 28 2009, 06:45 AM   #28
Kelso
Vice Admiral
 
Kelso's Avatar
 
Location: On the destruct button until the last minute!
View Kelso's Twitter Profile
Re: Ellison: I?d Work For J.J.

I hate people who are more successful than myself.
Kelso is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Tags
harlan ellison, j.j. abrams

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.