History Creator / HarlanEllison

17th Jun '17 4:11:44 PM TrustBen
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* HornyDevils: A succubus delivers retribution to a HandsomeLech in "Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time".
24th May '17 7:30:37 PM notahandle
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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060801/ The Oscar]]''. [[SchmuckBait Ask him]] about it if you get the chance.

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* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060801/ The Oscar]]''.''Film/TheOscar''. [[SchmuckBait Ask him]] about it if you get the chance.
3rd Apr '17 7:16:58 PM MarkLungo
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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 ''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]]
3rd Apr '17 11:00:19 AM Allronix
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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 porn movie based on DisneyAnimatedCanon while the Roy Disney was in earshot and less than amused. [[/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 movie]] based on DisneyAnimatedCanon (and acting out parts) while the studio brass (including Roy Disney was Disney] were in earshot and less than amused.earshot. [[/note]]
3rd Apr '17 10:54:48 AM Allronix
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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".

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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 porn movie based on DisneyAnimatedCanon while the Roy Disney was in earshot and less than amused. [[/note]]
2nd Feb '17 2:18:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* "The City on the Edge of Forever", Hugo-Award-winning 1967 episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.

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* "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever}} The City on the Edge of Forever", Forever]]", Hugo-Award-winning 1967 episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.



* Was hired by WarnerBrothers in the late 1970s to write a film adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''I, Robot''; the script (which is available in book format) is highly-regarded by those who have read it, but the project fell apart after Ellison accused a studio exec of having the intellectual capacity of an artichoke. Asimov loved the script, and it was most certainly TruerToTheText than the actual ''Film/IRobot''. Ellison considers it nothing less than [[TearJerker one of the great tragedies of his life]] that the film was never made, and his dear friend Isaac never got to see it.

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* Was hired by WarnerBrothers Creator/WarnerBrothers in the late 1970s to write a film adaptation of Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''I, Robot''; the script (which is available in book format) is highly-regarded by those who have read it, but the project fell apart after Ellison accused a studio exec of having the intellectual capacity of an artichoke. Asimov loved the script, and it was most certainly TruerToTheText than the actual ''Film/IRobot''. Ellison considers it nothing less than [[TearJerker one of the great tragedies of his life]] that the film was never made, and his dear friend Isaac never got to see it.
2nd Jan '17 11:21:11 AM CaptEquinox
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', because people consider it a [[SturgeonsLaw good science fiction story]] but it doesn't really examine the effect of the setting on humanity as a whole. He also feels that the film has no humanity or soul, and feels it "keeps people stupid" and ruined the public cultural perception of science fiction. It's especially evident in his infamous rant "Luke Skywalker is a Nerd and Darth Vader sucks runny eggs", collected in his book "Watching". Which feeds back into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDNrnpefGio the distinction between "science fiction" and "sci-fi"]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'', because people consider it a [[SturgeonsLaw good science fiction story]] but it doesn't really examine the effect of the setting on humanity as a whole. He also feels that the film has no humanity or soul, soul[[note]]he says the characters don't even have the depth of those in the old 1940s serials on which ''Star Wars'' is based, which always included some kind of AnAesop that was useful, believable and possible in everyday life[[/note]], and feels it "keeps people stupid" stupid"[[note]]he particularly noted [[SpaceIsNoisy the Death Star exploding with a huge KABOOM in space]] and revealed how Creator/AlanDeanFoster had strenuously objected to this and proposed believable alternatives -- Lucas' cynical retort was that "there's a lot of money tied up in this film and people expect to hear a boom when something explodes so I'll give them the boom". Foster hasn't worked with Lucas since.[[/note]] and ruined the public cultural perception of science fiction. It's especially evident in his infamous rant "Luke Skywalker is a Nerd and Darth Vader sucks runny eggs", collected in his book "Watching". Which feeds back into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDNrnpefGio the distinction between "science fiction" and "sci-fi"]].


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** Ellison has never spoken publicly about this story or confirmed that he was personally involved.
7th Nov '16 7:10:02 PM ElectroKraken
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* DevelopmentHell: ''The Last Dangerous Visions''



* MissingEpisode: ''The Last Dangerous Visions''



* 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.
5th Sep '16 6:17:54 PM UNoWho
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* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060801/ The Oscar]]. [[SchmuckBait Ask him]] about it if you get the chance.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060801/ The Oscar]].Oscar]]''. [[SchmuckBait Ask him]] about it if you get the chance.
5th Sep '16 6:16:41 PM UNoWho
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* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060801/ This movie]]. [[SchmuckBait Ask him]] about it if you get the chance.

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* [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060801/ This movie]].The Oscar]]. [[SchmuckBait Ask him]] about it if you get the chance.
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