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Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay IDW mini-series

Harlan Ellison's original teleplay for one of the best Star Trek episodes ever broadcast is finally brought to life by veteran Trek writers and artists from IDW Publishing.

#1 Jun 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Two years into a five-year mission, with chronometers running backwards, the Enterprise follows a radiation source to a planet at the galaxy's rim. In crew quarters, Lt. Lebeque begs another hit of the Jewels of Sound from Beckwith, who wants full details about anything the landing party finds. Lebeque gets his hit, but is so disgusted by his behavior on duty that he threatens to inform on Beckwith. Beckwith bashes Lebeque's head and runs for the transporter room to escape. Kirk, Spock, Rand and six security crewmembers transport to the planet's surface. They track Beckwith and the source of the radiation to a time vortex in an ancient city, watched over by the Guardians of Forever. As Kirk and Spock question the Guardians about Earth's past and realize the staggering importance of this planet, Beckwith makes his move and disappears into the vortex. Stardate 3134.6



Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#1 Jun 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Solicit: For the first time ever, a visual presentation of the much-discussed, unrevised, unadulterated version of Harlan Ellison's award-winning Star Trek teleplay script, The City on the Edge of Forever! This Hugo- and Writer's Guild of America Award-winning teleplay has been much discussed for decades but only here can you see the story as Mr. Ellison originally intended!

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Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Paul Shipper

#1 Jun 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay


Second printing.

Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#2 Jul 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Following Beckwith's headlong charge into the timestream, no one is hurt, but the Guardians inform Kirk that everything has changed and they must inspect the damage. The landing party transports back to the Enterprise to become captive aboard the Condor, a ship of renegades. The Starfleet crew overcome their captors and secure themselves in the transporter room. Kirk asks Yeoman Rand to hold the room while he and Spock return to the planet's surface, intending to go after Beckwith. The Guardians are skeptical, but allow Kirk and Spock to enter the timestream at some unknown point before Beckwith entered. Their task is to look for the focal point, with only a few cryptic hints from the Guardians about what that might actually be. Kirk and Spock materialize outside a twentieth century soup kitchen and are immediately marked as outsiders by an unfriendly mob. Spock is astonished at their animosity. Making a run for it, the time travelers escape down a dark alley, and into a basement.



Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#2 Jul 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Solicit: Harlan Ellison's Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Yeoman Rand return to the Enterprise following their first encounter with the Guardians of Forever, only to find a darker, more vicious crew of renegades awaiting them! Can they return the timestream to its proper state? And will they even survive long enough to try?

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Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Paul Shipper

#2 Aug 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay


Second printing.

Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#3 Aug 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Finding refuge from the angry crowd in a dusty basement, Kirk and Spock take stock of their circumstances. A friendly building manager lends a hand with a job offer. With food and shelter in hand, Kirk instructs Spock to program his tricorder to find the focal point that Beckwith will be drawn to, in spite of warnings that the calculations will damage the circuitry. On the way home from his dishwashing job, Spock sees the words of the Guardians come to life in the person of Sister Edith Keeler. There's still no sign of Beckwith, so they keep watch on Keeler. As predicted, the tricorder's circuitry burns out. While Spock worries about repairs, Kirk finds them a room in the same boarding house with Keeler and awkwardly strikes up an acquaintance. Spock notes Kirk's fascination with the charismatic woman.



Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#3 Aug 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Solicit: Harlan Ellison's Hugo- and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! Stranded in the past of old Earth, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock search for the focal point that altered the timestream and changed everything about the universe they knew. And once they find her, they could find themselves foiled by a force even greater than the Guardians of Forever--love!

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Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Paul Shipper

#4 Sep 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Kirk's emotional involvement with Edith Keeler deepens each day that he spends with this remarkable woman. Edith is by turns, surprised and mystified by Kirk, and ultimately enamored. Spock's research into the timeline yields unwelcome results. His discussions with Kirk take the form of circumventing the flow of time. Kirk is determined to shield Edith from harm and take her back to the future. Spock has no choice but to affirm that she must die. After a long wait, Beckwith finally makes his appearance and gets away. Kirk begs Edith to stay in her room with the door locked. She is alarmed, yet tells Kirk that she loves him. He and Spock sweep the area again and Beckwith, armed with a phaser, nearly kills Spock, getting away again.



Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#4 Sep 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Solicit: Harlan Ellison's Hugo- and WGA Award-winning teleplay adaptation continues! As Kirk and Spock bide their time in 1930s New York, Kirk finds himself doing the unthinkable--falling in love with a woman of the past! And all the while, a murderer from their own era draws ever closer, threatening to alter the very fabric of history! Harlan Ellison's Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time!

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Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Paul Shipper

#5 Oct 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Trooper, a disabled veteran, sells apples and pencils on a street corner. He knows everything that goes on in the neighborhood. Kirk needs information. He hires Trooper to keep an eye out for a man wearing peculiar clothes and carrying a weapon. Kirk is in love with Edith and distracted by what he knows about her future. Edith is upset and confused by Kirk's self-absorption. Spock informs the captain that Trooper has located Beckwith. In a dark alley, they track down the fugitive, who draws a bead on Kirk. Trooper knocks Kirk aside and takes the full force of a phaser. Shocked by Trooper's death, Kirk and Spock resume their search. On a nearby street they find Edith speaking to a small group of people. She sees Kirk and waves, crossing the street to meet her beau. A truck bears down on her. Beckwith appears on the street and instinctively reaches out to stop Edith, but Spock pulls him aside. Edith must die. Time resumes its shape. Kirk, Spock and Beckwith return through the vortex. Spock asks the Guardians about Trooper's death. He counted, but not enough to alter the flow of time. Beckwith breaks free and charges into the vortex again, but into a fracture of his own making, locking himself in time. Back aboard the Enterprise, Kirk is trying to understand. Instead of the counsel of a first officer, Spock offers the advice and support of a friend.



Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Juan Ortiz

#5 Oct 2014
Star Trek: Harlan Ellison's Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay
Solicit: The final act of Harlan Ellison's Hugo and WGA Award-winning Star Trek teleplay! Is James T. Kirk willing to sacrifice the woman he loves, to save the universe as he knows it?! You may have seen the episode, but you only think you know how it ends! From the mind of literary legend Harlan Ellison!

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Writers: Harlan Ellison, Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: J.K. Woodward
Cover artist: Paul Shipper

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