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Old July 20 2013, 03:48 AM   #1
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City on the Edge Redux

How about using the new actors in an audio drama version of Harlan Ellison's original script for the classic 'City on the Edge of Forever.'
It would be an interesting project for the 50th anniversary, and the script is different enough to be quite interesting to modern day Trekkers and I'm sure it would make Mr. Ellison very happy.
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Old July 20 2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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But if Mr. Ellison became happy, he wouldn't know what to do with himself. Some universal constants must remain unadulterated.
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Old July 20 2013, 04:58 AM   #3
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOxt9PoJNkg
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Old July 20 2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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Re: City on the Edge Redux

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But if Mr. Ellison became happy, he wouldn't know what to do with himself. Some universal constants must remain unadulterated.
Come on he'd find heaps to be unhappy about in it.

Theoretically a COTEOF would be a good idea but not with nuKirk.
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Old July 23 2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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Ellison threw a very public hissy fit threatening legal action when a rumor began circulating that JJ Abrams was thinking about using elements from "City" in the first Trek film. If something like this were done, someone would have to first approach Ellison, and its unlikely Ellison would agree unless he were paid well.

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In short, it's unlikely to happen.
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Old July 23 2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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I think it is highly unlikely we will ever see Edith Keeler again in any form thanks to the difficulty that is Mr. Ellison.
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Old July 24 2013, 01:59 AM   #7
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If you want Edith Keeler in the next movie just pay Ellison the money and grovel a bit.
He probably deserves it for maintaining the rage all these years.
And joking aside he probably does deserve some recognition for his work.
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Old July 24 2013, 04:53 AM   #8
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Hasn't he got enough Hugo's piled up on his tv?

Also, he has infamy. Everyone with infamy should be satisfied.
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Old July 24 2013, 04:54 AM   #9
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In the NuTrek "City" homage, Uhura's the one who goes back in time while delirious. She falls in love with The Rodent, who in the prime universe killed himself with McCoy's phaser. Of course in this new alternate universe, he has to live for some stupid reason.
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Old July 24 2013, 08:45 AM   #10
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The Rodent? That bum in the alley?
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Old July 24 2013, 08:56 AM   #11
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Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
Ellison threw a very public hissy fit threatening legal action when a rumor began circulating that JJ Abrams was thinking about using elements from "City" in the first Trek film. If something like this were done, someone would have to first approach Ellison, and its unlikely Ellison would agree unless he were paid well.

Check out this link.

In short, it's unlikely to happen.
When the man's right, he's right.
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Old July 25 2013, 03:10 AM   #12
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Wow,
I always thought Ellison's anger stemed from disappointment in the final version of 'City.'
Now I wonder, if Desilu had issued him a bonus check for his script work back in '66 if he would have been praising the episode all these years.
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Old July 26 2013, 02:59 PM   #13
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SeerSGB wrote: View Post
Hober Mallow wrote: View Post
Ellison threw a very public hissy fit threatening legal action when a rumor began circulating that JJ Abrams was thinking about using elements from "City" in the first Trek film. If something like this were done, someone would have to first approach Ellison, and its unlikely Ellison would agree unless he were paid well.

Check out this link.

In short, it's unlikely to happen.
When the man's right, he's right.
And I agree with him.
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Old July 28 2013, 04:14 AM   #14
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Here's how to make it work for NuTrek:

By the time Kirk and Spock arrive in 1930 Earth, make it where Bones has already been there for about three months and has been doing house calls for the unfortunate in the soup kitchen. Make McCoy the one who falls in love with Edith. (Kirk's got Carol now, and Bones is younger and still struggling to recover from a far-more-recent divorce.) When Spock's semi-repaired tricorder reveals the alternate-future Edith to be Edith McCoy, that's where Kirk faces his big dilemma - to save history, he not only has to let an innocent and kind woman die, but break Bones' heart all over again... and risk losing him as a friend and officer permanently.
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Old July 28 2013, 08:00 AM   #15
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You know they had the Guardian of Forever in TAS.
There must be some way of negotiating with Ellison or legally the characters belong to Star Trek.
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