The City on the Edge of Forever.
The City on the Edge of Forever is considered by many to be the best episode of Star Trek, the original series. It is universally praised by virtually all but one person, the writer, Harlan Ellison.
In this episode of Stage Nine, Mike and John look at Skyboat Media's new full-cast audio book version Ellison's original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever. We discuss how this version differs from the one that aired, the effectiveness of telling the story in this medium, and the included essays which highlight the controversy surrounding the episode. In News, we discuss the addition of Vincenzo Natali as producing director on the new Star Trek series.
The Saturn Awards (00:00:59)
Vincenzo Natali (00:09:39)
The City on the Edge of Forever (00:20:56)
The Essays (00:29:36)
Mike Schindler and John Mills
Mike Schindler (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) Jeff Sutter (Associate Producer) Chris Stenftenagel (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager)
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Mike tells John about Star Trek Las Vegas.
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Trek All-Star Team. John and Mike pick their favorite creators behind the scenes from throughout the history of Star Trek.
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New Discovery Cast and Crew. John and Mike discuss the newest additions to the Star Trek family, directors Adam Kane and Olatunde Osunsanmi, and actor Jason Isaacs.