In The City on the Edge of Forever, Harlan Ellison takes the listener on a breathtaking trip through space and time, from the future, all the way back to 1930s America. In this harrowing journey, Kirk and Spock race to apprehend a renegade criminal and restore the order of the universe. It is here that Kirk faces his ultimate dilemma: a choice between the universe-- or his one true love. This edition makes available the astonishing teleplay as Ellison intended it to be aired. The author's introductory essay reveals all of the details of what Ellison describes as a "fatally inept treatment" of his creative work. Was he unjustly edited, unjustly accused, and unjustly treated?
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by Harlan Ellison
"A desperate Dr. "Bones" McCoy dives into a time portal and changes the course of human history, while Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock are right behind, bent on reversing the damage. So begins the aired version of one of the most popular episodes of the original "Star Trek" television series. It's also the most controversial. For the first time, science fiction maverick Harlan Ellison's first draft (and very different!) "Star Trek" script is performed in its entirety, with ace voice talents John Rubinstein and Scott Brick gleefully taking on the major roles. Reading his extensive introductory essay, the outspoken Ellison re-voices his battles with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry over the direction of the story. Both Ellison's original script and the aired "edited" version received major awards. So, listen and decide which version you prefer. It's "Star Trek" fandom gold. B.P. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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