> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:19:57 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Your considered opinion aside, the facts are the facts, and within the
> >SF community Harlan is and has always been one of the best in the
> >business, and he has a slew of Hugo, Writers Guild, Bram Stoker and
> >other awards to show for it. And this coming month the Science Fiction
> >Writers of America are giving him the Grand Master award.
> >So I think you're kind of outnumbered....
> Since Mr. Ellison was creative consultant on B5, I'm curious as to how
> that worked. What and how his input worked or influenced the show.
> To me he seems to be a rather large entity to be "contained" within
> the "creative consultant" title.
Harlan had input wherever he wanted. His job was to be a free-floating
agent of chaos, and keep me clear of the kind of glitches that
afflicted Starlost and other shows. The Ombuds was his idea, as was
the design of the Shadow planet killer.