Star Trek: “The Return of the Archons”

Title: Star Trek“The Return of the Archons”
Year: 1967
Network: NBC
Episode: the twenty-first (of twenty-nine) from season one; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer: Boris Sobelman; story by Gene Roddenberry
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Harry Townes, Torin Thatcher
Music: Alexander Courage
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a technological power has brainwashed a world to be happy

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:1/4 (Bad) Pretty much non-existent.
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). Some very dodgy writing, especially where anything having to do with science is concerned, but not quite bad enough to make me dislike it. It gets some Iconic Star Trek Moment credit for being the first episode in which they talk a computer into exploding.
Objective Rating (Average):


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