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I want to assure you that anyone with a decent imagination will be able to enjoy the script.
Its biggest failing (and one that Ellison doesn't understand) is that the basis for the story did not fit in with Roddenberry's vision of "Star Trek".
A good seventy pages is nothing but an angry rant by Ellison that true fans of his will enjoy, but others will think is just fussy and unnecessary.
As previous reviewers already described, this book has three parts: in the first, Ellison describes his version of the facts surrounding the elaboration of the script; in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Guilherme
I love to gripe and am not able to let anything go so I relished Harlan Ellison's disgruntled diatribe. But, hey that's show biz, what do you expect? Read morePublished 4 months ago by C. BROOKS
Ellison book is a worthy read, if only to get his perspective on the controversy surrounding his script. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Parker
If you haven't read Harlan, this is not the place to start. Ellison put a lot into his teleplay, and there are surprising, literary aspects, primarily in asides and instructions... Read morePublished on June 6, 2008 by Lmann
This is not only the original script and a few of the re-writes, it is an epic essay on why Harlan Ellison is so angry with Star Trek. Read morePublished on March 8, 2008 by W. Otto
As a kid, these were the coolest thing. This was the best one.
Being of course based on a classic episode of the tv series certainly doesn't hurt in that department.
He does go on and on and on a bit, and you have to be careful not get bile on yourself as it gushes out of the book, but if you're hungry for behind-the-scenes ST info, whether... Read morePublished on July 5, 2007 by Donna Kummer
The book was well designed and allows you to start from any point. Now you must purchase the episode (28) also and see that the changes were necessary to keep within the TV... Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by bernie
I see that I ordered this book from Amazon nearly 10 years ago...so perhaps I should get around to my review. (No, it didn't take me that long to read the book. Read morePublished on February 26, 2007 by James Biques