November 4, 2011

Star Trek: "The Eye of the Beholder"

Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: "The Eye of the Beholder"
Year: 1974
Network: NBC
Episode: the fifteenth (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: David P. Harmon
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
With: Majel Barrett, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Ray Ellis, Norm Prescott
I saw it: on video a couple times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: alien snuffle-monsters keep humans in a zoo

My reaction
Concept: 3/4 (Good). "The Cage" minus the god-like powers.
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
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). Unoriginal, but otherwise it doesn't have any glaring faults.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.5/4 (Okay)

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