(written from a Production point of view)
The City on the Edge of Forever is a reference book written by Harlan Ellison, and first published by Open Road Media in June 2014. Part of The Harlan Ellison Collection, the book includes the original teleplay of "The City on the Edge of Forever" as written by Ellison, along with an essay setting out the writer's perspective of the events surrounding the development of the episode.
- From the book jacket
- The original teleplay that became the classic Star Trek episode, with an expanded introductory essay by Harlan Ellison, "The City on the Edge of Forever" has been surrounded by controversy since the airing of an "eviscerated" version – which subsequently has been voted the most beloved episode in the series' history. In its original form, "The City on the Edge of Forever" won the 1966–67 Writers Guild of America Award for best teleplay. As aired, it won the 1967 Hugo Award. "The City on the Edge of Forever" is, at its most basic, a poignant love story. Ellison takes the reader 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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- The City on the Edge of Forever - the original publication of the teleplay and essay.
- Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever - IDW Publishing's adaptation of the original teleplay.