Here’s a day many of us never thought we’d see–long-time “Star Trek” detractor Harlan Ellison has offered his writing services for the next installment in the popular franchise.
“If anyone out there thinks this melding has legs, let Abrams or anyone else with the chops to get in touch with me directly,” Ellison said. “I am without full-time film-agent representation, by choice, at the moment; so if the job presents itself, I will work for pay.”
Ellison wrote the popular “City on the Edge of Forever” for the original “Trek” and was vocally annoyed when producer Gene Roddenberry made changes to the original script. Ellison has sued Paramount at various points over the years for using his concept and idea of the Guardian in various “Trek” spin-off novels and other tie-in merchandise. Ellison got a settlement for his latest lawsuit last year.
No word yet from Abrams on whether they’ll take Ellison up on his offer.