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Scifi loses one of its own

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LegendMember8212 XPJun-28-2018 2:52 PM

Harlan Jay Ellison, scifi writer, known for Star Trek OS "

The City on the Edge of Forever" among others, has died. 05/27/1934-06/27/2018. RIP, Sir.

Fun facts from AV News:

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He wrote for The Flying Nun, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Alfred Hitch**** Hour, and—most famously—Outer Limits and Star Trek. On the former, he wrote a couple of episodes that he believed were ripped off for James Cameron’s The Terminator, a claim that reportedly frustrated Cameron but got Ellison an acknowledgement in the credits. 

On Star Trek, Ellison’s work included the episode “The City On The Edge Of Forever,” which is generally regarded as the best episode of the entire original series. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry rewrote Ellison’s original script extensively, infuriating Ellison and causing animosity between the two of them for years. Ellison had a habit of using a pesudonym—Cordwainer Bird—on works that he felt had been negatively impacted by influence from editors or producers, but Roddenberry ignored his wishes and put his real name on “The City On The Edge Of Forever.” When it came time for the Writers Guild Of America’s annual awards, Ellison submitted his original script and won for Best Episodic Drama Of The Year.

 

2 Responses to Scifi loses one of its own

Ingeniero

2KMember3381 XPJun-29-2018 12:20 PM

I like the part above where Ellison was pissed at Roddenberry for the rewrite. That crap never ends. Thank you for the post.

BigDave

MartianMember10237 XPJun-29-2018 5:59 PM

R.I.P

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017

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