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Old July 10 2014, 05:24 PM   #16
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They need to digitize all of that stuff to give others more easy access. What if all of that stuff goes up in a fire?
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Preserving, digitizing and making the info available online would be a great cause for a Kickstarter campaign!!
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Old July 10 2014, 05:46 PM   #17
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They need to digitize all of that stuff to give others more easy access. What if all of that stuff goes up in a fire?
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Preserving, digitizing and making the info available online would be a great cause for a Kickstarter campaign!!
I would definitely be up for donating. I would love to see the documentation behind the series.
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Old July 10 2014, 08:37 PM   #18
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I think Roger Corman will be surprised to find out that he's dead.
Excuse me: Korby.
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Old July 11 2014, 03:49 AM   #19
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I believe it is.
The version printed in Ellison's book in the mid-90s is slightly different than the version printed in '76. Small cosmetic changes -- in Beckwith's cabin in the version printed in '76, there's a description of tape cartridges (or cassettes, perhaps); in the 90s printing this is changed to disks in jewel cases.

The biggest difference is in the "tight shoes" dialog between Kirk and Spock. In the 76 (and I assume this version is the one off Ellison's typewriter from 1966) version Kirk tells this story to Spock. In the 95 version, Kirk starts the story and we cut to the scene as it played out between Kirk and Edith.

Those are the only two that jumped out at me as I read the latter version.

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Old July 11 2014, 01:53 PM   #20
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They need to digitize all of that stuff to give others more easy access. What if all of that stuff goes up in a fire?
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Preserving, digitizing and making the info available online would be a great cause for a Kickstarter campaign!!
I would definitely be up for donating. I would love to see the documentation behind the series.
Yeah, but even if you did raise the money, the library would shoot you down, citing copyright infringement and not being willing to let someone scan every single one of those papers. I'm trying to get something worked out with another library to have some of their special collections material read to me over the phone, but I doubt they'll even do that.
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Old July 11 2014, 10:51 PM   #21
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Oh, getting stuff out of archives can be a pain. I contacted KQED, one of the biggest PBS stations in the country, just to find out if they have tapes of a 1978 show of their own making in their archives, and basically received the brush-off due to lack of person power. And I didn't even ask them for anything other than "do you still have it?"
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Old July 16 2014, 12:51 AM   #22
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I have always been a bit cynical about this episode, and its cult status as the best ever Star Trek, and I have read articles about the writers disdain and unhappiness with what Roddenberry done to his story, but at the end of the day, I have several favourite Star Trek episodes that I consider way better than this one.
My main reason for not being totally in love with City is because I actually cant stand Joan Collins, actually I dislike her with a passion.
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Old July 16 2014, 01:15 AM   #23
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I think Collins was fine in the episode, even if she was given some rubbish dialog. The themes of the original script got bled dry by the time it hit the air.
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Old July 16 2014, 03:23 AM   #24
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That's certainly true. The notion that someone with Keeler's values would be moved by visions of rocket ships in the future and other such pie-in-the-sky stuff was silly and didn't come from Ellison IIRC.
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