"The City on the Edge of Forever"

Don

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Why did Ellison hate Roddenberry's production so vehemently? Paramount's proffered rationales of skimpy budgets or storied drug use ring a little false to me. Shortly before his demise, Ellison produced a graphic novel based upon his original script:


An Ellison analog appears in the story as a character named Trooper. A character who lost both of his legs fighting in the American Army at Verdun. A character cast away afterwards by an ungrateful nation. In my opinion Ellison gave the Bonus Army a voice. A voice too subversive for Paramount to screen.

 

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