The Bridge to the Star That Cries
Pseudo-Harlan Ellison title for a TV episode
by Tom Crippen
Basically, I’m trying to get something that sounds like “The City on the Edge of Forever.” A touch of the plangent, a big drop of “what the fuck?,” as in “the edge of … forever? a star … that cries?” Something that young TV viewers in 1966 would have needed an extra second or so to process. Whereas a pseudo-Ellison short story would be far too rambunctious: “Sing My Bosoms, My Prison Is Made,” “The Heart That Tore the Handleman’s Feet,” etc.