Star Trek: “The Squire of Gothos”

Title: Star Trek“The Squire of Gothos”
Year: 1967
Network: NBC
Episode: the seventeenth (of twenty-nine) from season one; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Don McDougall
Writers: Paul Schneider
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Campbell
Music: Alexander Courage
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a childish being with god-like powers is interested in humans

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad) Here we go with the god-like powers again…
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great) Sound effects!
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Well, at least the god-like powers are the result of advanced technology, and not some ESP nonsense, so you can believe that the good guys might possibly win through their own agency. But of course they don’t. It’s just the same old waiting-for-the-deus-ex-machina bullshit again. One of my least favorite episodes.
Objective Rating (Average):2.5/4 (Okay)


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