November 1, 2011
Star Trek: "The Terratin Incident"
Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: "The Terratin Incident"
Episodes: the eleventh (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Paul Schneider
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 few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: the incredible shrinking starship crew
Concept: 3/4 (Good)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 1/4 (Bad)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). There's some well-thought-out pseudo science, which is nice, but it doesn't extend far enough into finding a solution to the problem. Besides that, the ending of the episode feels somehow forced and awkward.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.3/4 (Okay)