November 3, 2011

Star Trek: "The Ambergris Element"

Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: "The Ambergris Element"
Year: 1973
Network: NBC
Episode: the thirteenth (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Margaret Armen
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
With: George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett, 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: Kirk and Spock are turned into merfolk

My reaction
Concept: 1/4 (Bad)
Story: 1/4 (Bad)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 1/4 (Bad)
Pacing: 1/4 (Bad)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, 2/4). Crap.
Objective Rating (Average): 1.8/4 (Eh)

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