Title: Star Trek: “The Alternative Factor”
Episode: the twenty-seventh (of twenty-nine) from season one; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Gerd Oswald
Writer: Don Ingalls
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Robert Brown
Music: Alexander Courage
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a raving guy with a beard is somehow connected with disturbances in reality
Dialog: Minus several points for crimes against science.
Special effects/design: I’m willing to overlook a lot of awful when a Jetsons-style space car is involved. There really is a lot of awful here, though.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad, ). Holy steaming pile of nasty. Even my undying love of classic Star Trek can’t get me through this one.
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