Title: Star Trek: “The Doomsday Machine”
Episode: the sixth (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Marc Daniels
Writer: Norman Spinrad
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Windom, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Sol Kaplan
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: space worm, devourer of worlds
Concept: Oh hell yes.
Acting: The guest star is a terrible ham, in a role that should be serious. The regulars are pretty good in this one, though.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites, ). I love this episode. I love it so hard. It’s a giant, mechanical tapeworm that eats planets, and its mouth doubles as a death ray. Yeah, I know. It’s awesome.
Objective Rating (Average):