Star Trek: “The Enemy Within”

Title: Star Trek“The Enemy Within”
Year: 1966
Network: NBC
Episode: the fifth (of twenty-nine) from season one; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Leo Penn
Writer: Richard Matheson
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Grace Lee Whitney, George Takei
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Sol Kaplan
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: Captain Kirk is split into two people: one good, one evil

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent) The fun of an Evil William Shatner aside, does this make any sense? On any level? Even a little?
Story:2/4 (Indifferent) No, no it does not make any sense.
Characters:3/4 (Good) Evil Kirk! For a show with such a character-centric premise, it’s very plot-focused. But still, Evil Kirk!
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good) A dog in a furry suit forces me to take back what I had said about the look of this show being perfect.
Acting:3/4 (Good) Pure ham, but entertaining.
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4 (Great)). Very, very campy. But, evil Kirk!
Objective Rating (Average):2.9/4 (Good)


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