November 1, 2011

Star Trek: "The Time Trap"

Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: "The Time Trap"
Year: 1973
Network: NBC
Episodes: the twelfth (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: Joyce Perry
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 few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: many ships are trapped in an utopian pocket universe

My reaction
Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). It starts out very strong; at first I expected it to be one of the best episodes of the series. Sadly, it turns into an unmistakably made-for-children story about cooperation.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.7/4 (Good)

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