Star Trek: “This Side of Paradise”

Data
Title: Star Trek“This Side of Paradise”
Year: 1967
Network: NBC
Episode: the twenty-fourth (of twenty-nine) from season one; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Ralph Senensky
Writer: D.C. Fontana, story by Jerry Sohl & Fontana
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Jill Ireland, Frank Overton
Music: Alexander Courage
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: spores make people happy

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:1/4 (Bad) Shatner’s entertainingly bad. Nimoy and Ireland are awful.
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). Mostly dumb, but it has its moments.
Objective Rating (Average):

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