October 18, 2011

Star Trek: "The Infinite Vulcan"

Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: "The Infinite Vulcan"
Year: 1973
Network: NBC
Episode: the seventh (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Walter Koenig
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
With: George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Ray Ellis, Norm Prescott
I saw it: on video a couple times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: plant people kidnap Spock

My reaction
Concept: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Story: 0/4 (Terrible)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 1/4 (Bad)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). It's almost as if they took a cast member with zero writing experience or ability and let him write an episode... Oh, wait, that's exactly what it is. It would be terrible, but it's nice to look at and too fast too get boring.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.0/4 (Indifferent)

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