Famed science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison has sued CBS Paramount, which owns the rights to the original Star Trek TV series, for allegedly failing to pay him for the merchandising, publication and other exploitation of an episode of the series that he wrote. He is also suing the Writers Guild of America for allegedly failing to act on his behalf. "To some extent, this case is about the degree to which the producers have co-opted the WGA and how the WGA in various ways improperly screens out contractually legitimate claims by its individual members to avoid rocking the boat," Ellison said in his lawsuit.