History Creator / HarlanEllison

16th May '18 7:09:21 PM grabaham
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: His script for a film adaptation of ''Literature/{{I Robot}}''.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Wrote an essay on it (sci fi/fantasy literature, specifically), called "Xenogenesis", which included a number of examples of the awful things that have been done to him and other writers by fans.
12th May '18 7:17:51 PM costanton11
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: His script for a film adaptation of ''Literature/{{I Robot}}''.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Wrote an essay on it (sci fi/fantasy literature, specifically), called "Xenogenesis", which included a number of examples of the awful things that have been done to him and other writers by fans.
24th Apr '18 2:11:02 AM bjex
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\n* An unproduced script for [[Series/{{Batman}} the Batman '60s TV series]], in which the villain would have been a [[Main/TheSixties psychedelic]] version of Two-Face. It was nearly produced, with '''Creator/ClintEastwood as Two-Face''', until ultimately [[Main/ExecutiveMeddling the producers]] decided it was too dark for such an intentionally fun and campy series. The script ended up being adapted into an issue of the ''Batman '66'' comic book that came out in 2014.

9th Apr '18 3:29:30 AM CaptEquinox
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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people (37 in the article)]] who supposedly stood and watched [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese Kitty Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved". Calling them "thirty-eight motherfuckers", he actually began work on a screenplay about evil forces that might be behind such wilful inaction. While there really is such a thing as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect bystander effect]], [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]] and her family has helped to bring out the truth, much of which may have been hidden up to now because Kitty was a Lesbian.[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did call.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.

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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people (37 in the article)]] who supposedly stood and watched [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese Kitty Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved". [[note]]For example, only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did call. It was the ''police'' who didn't take the calls seriously.[[/note]] Calling them "thirty-eight "thirty-six motherfuckers", he actually began work on a screenplay about evil forces that might be behind such wilful inaction. While there really is such a thing as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect bystander effect]], [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]] and her family has helped to bring out the truth, much of which may have been hidden up to now because Kitty was a Lesbian.[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did call.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.
8th Apr '18 3:16:48 PM CaptEquinox
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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people (37 in the article)]] who stood and watched [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese Kitty Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved". Calling them "thirty-eight motherfuckers", he actually began work on a screenplay about evil forces that might be behind such wilful inaction. While there really is such a thing as bystander effect, [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]].[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did call.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.

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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people (37 in the article)]] who supposedly stood and watched [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese Kitty Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved". Calling them "thirty-eight motherfuckers", he actually began work on a screenplay about evil forces that might be behind such wilful inaction. While there really is such a thing as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect bystander effect, effect]], [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]].complex]] and her family has helped to bring out the truth, much of which may have been hidden up to now because Kitty was a Lesbian.[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did call.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.
8th Apr '18 3:15:13 PM CaptEquinox
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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people who stood and watched]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved". While there really is such a thing as bystander effect, [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]].[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did so.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.

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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people (37 in the article)]] who stood and watched]] watched [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese]] org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese Kitty Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved".involved". Calling them "thirty-eight motherfuckers", he actually began work on a screenplay about evil forces that might be behind such wilful inaction. While there really is such a thing as bystander effect, [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]].[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did so.call.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.
8th Apr '18 3:12:52 PM CaptEquinox
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** Like many other thinking, intelligent people, Ellison fell for the March 1964 ''New York Times'' story of [[https://www.nytimes.com/1964/03/27/37-who-saw-murder-didnt-call-the-police.html thirty-eight people who stood and watched]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese]] get slashed to death on a New York street without trying to help because they didn't want to "get involved". While there really is such a thing as bystander effect, [[https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/03/10/a-call-for-help the real story of Kitty's murder is much more complex]].[[note]]One of many examples; only one man said he didn't want to get involved, and gave that as his reason for asking a friend to call the cops -- and the friend did so.[[/note]] Ellison no doubt knows this by now.
14th Mar '18 8:01:27 AM DrNoPuma
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* ClocksOfControl: ""Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman" is about a ruthless dystopian government led by a figure known as the Master Timekeeper or the "Ticktockman". Under the Ticktockman's rule, everyone is perpetually bound to an incredibly strict schedule every day, and failing to follow this schedule is punishable by death, which the Ticktockman carries out by stopping one's heart.
2nd Feb '18 7:19:26 PM Xtifr
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Harlan Jay Ellison® (yes, he's [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope made his own name a registered trademark]]) (born May 27, 1934) is a famously grumpy [[BerserkButton science fiction wri-]] erm, that is, [[InsistentTerminology writer]], who is strongly associated with the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960s. His work has won eight and a half Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards (plus a lifetime achievement award), five Bram Stoker Awards (including a lifetime achievement award), two Edgar Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards for Most Outstanding Teleplay -- more awards than almost any other living writer -- but it's his personality that everybody remembers about him. [[{{Jerkass}} For some reason.]]

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Harlan Jay Ellison® (yes, he's [[DisneyOwnsThisTrope made his own name a registered trademark]]) (born May 27, 1934) is a famously grumpy [[BerserkButton science fiction wri-]] erm, that is, [[InsistentTerminology writer]], who is strongly associated with the NewWaveScienceFiction movement of the 1960s. His work has won eight and a half Hugo Awards, UsefulNotes/{{Hugo Award}}s, three Nebula Awards UsefulNotes/{{Nebula Award}}s (plus a lifetime achievement award), five Bram UsefulNotes/{{Bram Stoker Awards Award}}s (including a lifetime achievement award), two Edgar Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards for Most Outstanding Teleplay -- more Teleplay--more awards than almost any other living writer -- but writer--but it's his personality that everybody remembers about him. [[{{Jerkass}} For some reason.]]
10th Dec '17 10:53:49 AM nombretomado
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* The film ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', which hit rather close to home for him by falsely portraying PL Travers as approving of the film adaptation of ''Film/MaryPoppins'', since Harlan was one of Travers' friends. He was also furious that "they turned a warm, conscientious, empathic woman and turned her into an Ice Queen". [[note]] It should also be noted that he has a ''history'' with Disney, infamously being hired in the morning for scientific consultation for ''Film/TheBlackHole'' and fired before the end of ''lunch break'' for loudly pitching the idea of a [[Rule34 porn movie]] based on DisneyAnimatedCanon (and acting out parts) while the studio brass (including Roy Disney) were in earshot. [[/note]]

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* The film ''Film/SavingMrBanks'', which hit rather close to home for him by falsely portraying PL Travers as approving of the film adaptation of ''Film/MaryPoppins'', since Harlan was one of Travers' friends. He was also furious that "they turned a warm, conscientious, empathic woman and turned her into an Ice Queen". [[note]] It should also be noted that he has a ''history'' with Disney, infamously being hired in the morning for scientific consultation for ''Film/TheBlackHole'' and fired before the end of ''lunch break'' for loudly pitching the idea of a [[Rule34 porn movie]] based on DisneyAnimatedCanon Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon (and acting out parts) while the studio brass (including Roy Disney) were in earshot. [[/note]]
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