Last month "City on the Edge of Forever" writer Harlan Ellison posted comments on his site expressing interest in working with JJ Abrams on the Star Trek sequel. However, now the legendary (and cantankerous) sci-fi author wants it known that it was just idle chatter.
Ellison just musing on Trek
Last month we reported that Ellison had written two posts on his website about how he was a fan of JJ Abrams and would "jump at the chance" to be involved with the Star Trek sequel. He even opined on what they would discuss, assuming (of course) he was paid "from the first meet git-go."
Harlan’s comments were also reported by other genre sites including SciFi Wire (which is part of SyFy, owned by NBC Universal). And it was to SFW that Harlan made a call to clarify things. According to their new report Ellison wanted it to be known that he was not looking for a job with Abrams. The report also noted:
Harlan wants us and you to know that any and all talk about the possibility of him working on the film is just idle musing, and nothing else should be read into it
And in typical Harlan eloquence, he also implored for SciFi Wire to "kill" the "brash correspondent" who wrote their article reporting on his website comments.
Firstly, I do hope my friend Parick Lee at SciFiWire is in no immediate danger of being bumped off by NBCUni. And I am not sure if I should be happy or insulted that Mr. Ellison didn’t wish my demise as well.