Star Trek: “Court Martial”

Title: Star Trek“Court Martial”
Year: 1967
Network: NBC
Episode: the twentieth (of twenty-nine) from season one; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Marc Daniels
Writers: Don Mankiewicz & Steven W. Carabatsos, story by Mankiewicz
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Percy Rodrigues, Elisha Cook Jr., Joan Marshall
Music: Alexander Courage
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: Kirk is put on trial for the death of one of his crew

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:4/4 (Great) Solidly written legal drama, with all the requisite suspense and plot-twisting.
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent) They’re fine, but it’s decidedly plot-focussed.
Dialog:4/4 (Great)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent) I could have done without the love interest.
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good) Very good.
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites, 4/4 (Great)). Just an all around well done episode.
Objective Rating (Average):3.2/4 (Very good)


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