Why Does Harlan Ellison’s Name Appear in the Credits of ‘The Terminator’?

“Writers are exorcists of their own demons.” —Mario Vargas Llosa

The documentary Dreams With Sharp Teeth, really answers the above question on the nature of this brilliant, cantankerous science fiction master. Below is a clip from this documentary, but if you’re looking for a direct answer to the above question, here’s the answer.