Harlan Ellison is giving the fan’s their money’s worth at the Star Trek Con 2014 in Las Vegas. Today when he overran his speaking time, Marina Sirtis had to go onstage to bring him off.
He’s there to promote his current work on the IDW comic book series adaptation of “The City on the Edge of Forever” The Original Teleplay.
Ellison is slated for a solo talk and two other panels, one with Walter Koenig, and another with Grace Lee Whitney.
It’s been over 20 years since he’s done a Creation event.
If you’re curious about the rest of the con, here’s a Las Vegas Guardian article about the first day .
Shouldn’t he be at home, working on Last Dangerous Visions, which he’s been PROMISING to finish for the last 40 years…….?
Getting brought off by Marina Sirtis has long been the dream of many a Star Trek fan.
I think, and I say this without intending to be smart-alec or disrespectful, that finishing the editorial work on The Last Dangerous Visions will very likely be a task left to Mr. Ellison’s literary executor after his death, and people should stop being concerned about seeing the release of the anthology before then. Other hands will take care of it presently.
There have been escapees from LDV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dangerous_Visions#Alternative_publications_of_the_stories
There could be a possible anthology of the stories that escaped….
Next To Last Dangerous Visions.
Not All That Dangerous Visions.
Escaping that fate of the Last Dangerous Visions.
I think it can be argued that what “Dangerous Visions” and “Again, Dangerous Visions” set out to do has been accomplished thereby rendering “LDV” rather moot.
I am old enough to have read DV when it came out and it raised a ruckus, as it were. I’m not sure the same level of outrage can be raised these days.
Would “Spar” by Kij Johnson have been a great “DV” story .. back then?
I like Marina Sirtis on STTNG myself. Because of my hearing loss, I need subtitles.But the subtitles always block the view of her bosum. *SIGH*
As many times as you’ve seen those episodes you must have the lines memorized by now. Or her “bosum” for that matter. 😉
Connie Willis should warn Marina Sirtis about Ellison AND the rest of you guys…….
Lines memorized? No, I have recently gotten the DVDs and haven’t seen them since they first aired, so many of the stories which were dim recollections are now seen “almost new”. I am up to the fifth series.
It should be easy to get Ellison off stage. Just go on stage and say, loudly, “Mr. Ellison, the time we have paid you for has expired. You are working for free now.” He’d probably break a leg jumping off the stage.