Re: IDW Does Harlan Ellison

5 views
Skip to first unread message

Will Dockery

unread,
Jul 23, 2014, 2:44:06 PM7/23/14
to

"Jim G." <jimg...@geemail.com.invalid> wrote in message
news:acg8s993skagu886s...@4ax.com...
>A classic revisited, just as Harlan envisioned it...
>
> The City that Never Sleeps or Goes Away: Harlan Ellison and Star Trek,
> Again
> http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/the-city-that-never-sleeps-or-goes-away-harlan-ellison-and-star-trek-again
> or http://preview.tinyurl.com/l4sppdm
>
> QUOTE
> Adapted for the comics by IDW's primary Trek writers Scott and David
> Tipton, and with beautiful art by J.K. Woodward (who did slick work on
> the Doctor Who/TNG crossover a few years ago) everything about this
> release is totally legit. In the debut issue of this limited run (there
> will be five in all) IDW Trek editor Chris Ryall writes fondly about how
> this venture was his idea, and one that took some convincing of
> everybody to go along with. In his words, over time "nos" turned into
> "hmmmms."
> END QUOTE
>
> Okay, so how long until Ellison sues IDW over something about this?

This sparked an interesting discussion and sequel idea with some Trekker
friends of mine:

a.. Walter Mallard Thank you, Will, for letting me know this is ready. I
have been waiting for it. I read the original Harlan Ellison story, so I am
curious to see how it looks as well.
July 19 at 6:35pm � Unlike � 2

b.. Will Dockery Walter, the Harlan Ellison story might fit in more with
the rebooted Star Trek, since it really was "Into Darkness'. As Spock said
"Edith Keeler must die."
1 hr � Like

c.. Walter Mallard Ha! Yeah!
1 hr � Unlike � 1

d.. Will Dockery I would like to see a remake of "The Cage" next, Admiral
Pike gets injected with some Khan blood, but is so crippled he's alive and
well but a veggie in an electric wheelchair. Spock & Kirk, on a tip from
Nimoy, take him to Talos IV, where they can have some trouble with Tribbles
on the way for comic relief. Meanwhile Dr. Marcus has gone away to have
Kirk's son, and maybe Kirstie Alley could step out again as Savik, secret
wife of Spock all these years. Along with a lot of J.J. Abrams confusion and
lens flares.
1 hr � Edited � Like � 1

e.. Walter Mallard Ha! That's great! I'll start writing the screenplay
immediately!
1 hr � Unlike � 1

f.. Will Dockery They might want to recast the Savik role with a younger
babe who can wrestle some of Harry Mudd's Women, and Uhura, and maybe
Christine Chapel (?) for the Rebooted Spock's affections, meanwhile Elder
Nimoy goes into... Pon Far.
1 hr � Like � 1

g.. Walter Mallard That sounds exactly right!
51 mins � Unlike � 1

h.. Will Dockery Not sure if Harlan Ellison ill approve of these changes
in his script. Also Edith Keeler needs to come to the future and help save
the whales.

edrh...@hotmail.com

unread,
Jun 28, 2018, 6:06:09 PM6/28/18
to
On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:44:06 PM UTC-4, Will Dockery wrote:
> "Jim G." <jimg...@geemail.com.invalid> wrote in message
> news:acg8s993skagu886s...@4ax.com...
> >A classic revisited, just as Harlan envisioned it...
> >
> > The City that Never Sleeps or Goes Away: Harlan Ellison and Star Trek,
> > Again
> > http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/the-city-that-never-sleeps-or-goes-away-harlan-ellison-and-star-trek-again
> > or http://preview.tinyurl.com/l4sppdm

The links don't work. Pity, I would have liked to have read it.
Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages