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Old 06-06-2010, 03:59 AM
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Why controversial?
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:28 AM
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Because of whose version was it onscreen and the word Kirk used in the end.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:34 AM
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Ah, you mean because of Ellison and "the hell"?
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:33 PM
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Ellison was definitely controversial as hell.
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I take it viewers may have thought that Ellison wrote the one that was onscreen, but if I remember correctly that the aired version contained a fraction of his original vision of the story.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:25 AM
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What's controversial about that? City on the Edge of Forever is based on a script written by Ellision and rewritten by Roddenberry and the former has complained for years about the rewrite but at the same time tries to take all the props for the success of this episode.

It is a fine episode and we can simply ignore the overblown ego of one of the writers of this episode.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:28 AM
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I think there were actually two overblown egos involved in 'COTEOF' but indeed no matter which side one leans towards we can at least enjoy the episode that resulted from the behind-the-scenes strife.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:41 AM
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I want to find the book that Ellison wrote about City On The Edge of Forever.
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