Matthew and Stephen travel to the edge of the galaxy to explore the strange phenomenon at the City on the Edge of Forever.

ST_CEF_01-1Star Trek: Harlan Ellison®’s City on the Edge of Forever #1 (of 5)—GEM OF THE MONTH
Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • J.K. Woodward (a) • Juan Ortiz (c)
For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison’s award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, “The City on the Edge of Forever!” This Hugo- and Writer’s Guild of America Award-winning teleplay has been much discussed for decades but only here can you see the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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  1. Actually, some time back, the Science Fiction Book Club published an unillustrated version of Harlan Ellison’s screenplay. I bought it and read it and, while it was an interesting sci-fi story, it had problems which did require rewriting to make it a workable teleplay. First, it was very long, as long or longer than many full length movie scripts. But there were bigger problems with the story itself – Ellison had the characters behaving entirely out of character, such as dealing or using illegal drugs. When I read it, I thought it was possible that Harlan Ellison had probably never seen an episode of Star Trek before he wrote the thing. I know that Harlan Ellison was unhappy with the way Gene Roddenberry “adulterated” his script, but in my opinion, he ought to have been happy that they were able to turn his over-long and unsuitable script into what ended up being one of the best episodes of Star Trek ever made. Also, there was the fact that Star Trek was Roddenberry’s property, and he was within his rights to remove or change anything that didn’t suit his vision. That said, the original script was more fitting for J. J. Abram’s darker, rebooted Star Trek universe, than the original.

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