The laughs are guaranteed this Easter on ITV3, as the channel celebrates the iconic Carry On movies in a new documentary series. In a special on screen event covering the whole of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, ITV3 will be airing some of the most loved Carry On movies back to back. The centrepiece of these celebrations will be a brand new and exclusive 3 part documentary called ‘Carry On Forever', narrated by Martin Clunes. Martin says "Carry On films were a staple when I was growing up and this documentary charts their development through changing tastes over the years like a weird, saucy social history." The series will be the definite guide to the Carry On movies – a true British institution. Discover how legendary comedy moments were made with some of its greatest stars including Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims and Barbara Windsor.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Carry On Forever - The City on the Edge of Forever - Netflix
“The City on the Edge of Forever” is the 28th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek and the penultimate episode of the first season. It was first broadcast in the United States on NBC on April 6, 1967. In the episode, after a heavily medicated Doctor Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) travels back in time and changes history, Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) follow him to correct the timeline. In doing so, Kirk falls in love with Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), but realizes that in order to save his future, he must allow her to die. The writing of this episode took over ten months, from the initial pitch by Harlan Ellison to the final re-write by Gene Roddenberry. Steven W. Carabatsos and D. C. Fontana, both story editors on the show, undertook re-writes of the teleplay, and changes have also been attributed to producer Gene L. Coon. The experience led to animosity between Ellison and Roddenberry for the rest of the latter's life, in particular over a claim by Roddenberry that Ellison had the character Scotty dealing drugs in one version of the script. The episode went over budget by more than $50,000 and overran the production schedule. Mistakes were made in the set design with an instruction for “runes” misconstrued as a request for “ruins”. With Matt Jefferies ill, Rolland Brooks designed the set and the Guardian of Forever, to the surprise of Jefferies on his return. “The City on the Edge of Forever” placed second in the ratings, with Nielsen ratings showing 11.64 million viewers watching the first half hour and a 28.4 percent audience share for the remainder. The episode received widespread critical acclaim and has been frequently stated to be the best episode of the entire franchise, with it fondly received by cast, crew, and critics. Elements such as the tragic ending were highlighted by several reviewers. It won several awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama on Television and the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Despite claims by Roddenberry, it did not win a Nebula Award. The Guardian of Forever later re-appeared in the Star Trek: The Animated Series episode “Yesteryear”, and was suggested at one point to appear in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It has been included in a variety of Star Trek novels, comic books and video games. “The City on the Edge of Forever” was one of the first instances of “hell” being used as profanity on television.
Carry On Forever - Home media release and other adaptations - Netflix
The first adaptation of “The City on the Edge of Forever” was as a re-working into a short story by author James Blish in the novel Star Trek 2. He attempted to combine elements of both the televised version with aspects of Ellison's original version after being sent a copy of the original script by Ellison. The front cover of the British release of the book featured the Guardian of Forever. This was republished in 2016 alongside the Blish short stories of 44 other episodes in a single volume as Star Trek: The Classic Episodes. The first home media release of “The City on the Edge of Forever” was on Compact Cassette from Startone productions in 1982. A LaserDisc of the episode, alongside “The Alternative Factor” was released in 1985. Further releases of all episodes of the series were made on VHS and Betamax. “The City on the Edge of Forever” was released on DVD paired with “Errand of Mercy” as part of the general release of the series in 2000, and as part of the season one DVD set in 2004. The episode was included in the remastered season one release on DVD and Blu-ray in 2009. The remastered version included revamped and expanded special effects by CBS Digital under the guidance of Dave Rossi, as well as Mike and Denise Okuda. Changes included an expanded field of ruins on the Guardian's planet, as well as updated visuals of the planet from space. Rossi explained that they sought to tie the purple cloth backdrop used in the original version into the redesign, but was concerned that the “giant purplish desert flats” as seen from space were instead misconstrued as oceans. “The City on the Edge of Forever” was also featured in several DVD sets featuring compilations of episodes, including the Star Trek: Fan Collective: Captain’s Log, as selected by Shatner, and Captain Kirk's Boldest Missions in 2015.
Carry On Forever - References - Netflix