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    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/16/1998 7:17:00 PM  

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For those who get the Sci-Fi Channel, the series MASTERS OF
FANTASY will be doing a half-hour show on Harlan Ellison (Thursday at
5:30 and 9:30, don't know if that's broken down by time zone, and the
following Wednesday at the same times).

Interviewed were me, Robin Williams, Willam Gibson, Leonard
Nimoy, and other folks. It actually came out pretty cool.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/17/1998 4:02:00 PM  

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{original post had no questions}

"you are a perniciously base wickedly depraved conniving vile
detestably abhorrent..."

Why, thankyew.

"...and utterly undenieably blindingly brilliant author."

And you were doing SO well there for a moment.

I gather this episode has had the desired effect....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/18/1998 6:43:00 AM  

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{original post had no questions}

We didn't become friends until years later. Some time
thereafter, I recounted that incident to him. He distantly remembered
it, and asked "Did I offend you?" I said, "If you'd been wrong I
would've been offended."

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/18/1998 10:21:00 AM  

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Anita Karve <73653.3253@compuserve.com> asks:
> Which of his books would you recommend I start out with?
> Why oh why did TNT have to leave us hanging with *that* one??!!

I'd try Shatterday, or Strange Wine.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/19/1998 7:57:00 AM  

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Philip Hornsey <74053.2101@compuserve.com> asks:
> Is is my imagination or did some choice comments on "City on the
> Edge of Forever" end up on the cutting room floor?

Dunno....

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/21/1998 5:07:00 PM  

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{original post had no questions}

"FWIW, and I speak from no direct knowledge, only overheard
scuttlebutt, Paramount *couldn't* film what Harlan wrote. They simply
didn't have the budget. It got "hacked", I grant you, but it got
hacked into a filmable format. The world's best screenplay is
worthless if it can't be filmed."

Except that in this case, it *was* filmable...the rest is the
mythology that's grown up around it.

jms
    From: J. Michael Straczynski <71016.1644@compuserve.com>
 Subject: Harlan/jms on Sci-Fi Ch
      To: CIS  
    Date: 6/22/1998 5:24:00 PM  

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Shane Shellenbarger <104305.3404@compuserve.com> asks:
> Joe, Is there a good chance that Harlan will be on board for
> B5:Crusade?

I'd say so.

jms

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