Literary Treks 86: So Much Janice Rand / by Matthew Rushing

Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes 03 seconds
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Since 1967 fans have loved The City on the Edge of Forever yet from the beginning there was controversy with writer Harlan Ellison over rewrites and was not resolved till 2009 when Ellison’s lawsuit was finalized to his satisfaction.

In this episode of Literary Treks Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther are joined by TOS expert Drew Stewart from’s Standard Orbit. We discuss all five issues, diving into what we like and what we don’t with this version of the story, then wrap up by evaluating the ending of the comic, it’s impact as well as the artwork.

In the new segment we walk through’s list of 2015 novels and nonfiction books, do some book cover judging and remind everyone that the Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover is out.

News’s 2015 Book Schedule (00:01:57)
Judging Book Covers (00:12:37)
One Last Thing (00:18:13)

Feature: Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever

Ellison’s Version (00:19:29)
Something Kinda Newish (00:21:04)
Issue 1 (00:21:40)
An Actual City (00:33:44)
Issue 2 (00:35:40)
Issue 3 (00:48:06)
Issue 4 (01:06:02)
Issue 5 (01:12:09)
Wrapping Up (01:17:56)
The Differences (01:21:42)
Artwork (01:24:21)
Our Ratings (01:24:21)
Closing (01:31:51)


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther


Drew Stewart


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)