Monday, March 16, 2009

Ellison sues Paramount

"It ain't about the principals man, it's about the money! Pay me!" Those words are from Harlan Ellison who is again back in court suing Paramount over unpaid merchandising royalties.

This all stems from Ellison's long standing feud concerning his Star Trek story, considered by most to be one of the best Star Trek episodes, "City on the Edge of Forever". Harlan is quoted as saying "“If they play ... acknowledge where the material came from and pay me a trailer-truck full of cash, I will not sue them in Federal District Court…”

Ellison has been at odds with the Star Trek franchise since his original script was rewritten by then executive producer Gene Roddenberry before it aired in 1967.

Airlock Alpha article and story

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