Star Trek: “Catspaw”

Data
Title: Star Trek“Catspaw”
Year: 1967
Network: NBC
Episode: the seventh (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer: Robert Bloch
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Antoinette Bower, Theodore Marcuse
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Gerald Fried
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: telepathic aliens appear as evil wizards

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent) It’s basically the concept for every mid-1970s episode of Doctor Who, but I never did like it.
Story:3/4 (Good)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:2/4 (Indifferent) And it has to be really bad for me not to like the effects and design of Star Trek.
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). The Halloween episode. Why is there a Halloween episode? Because somebody thought it would be funny to make a cat run through a model of a corridor, that’s why. And who wants science fiction when you can have skeletons and witches? Seriously, though, there are some nice ideas in it, and it is well written… for what it is.
Objective Rating (Average):2.5/4 (Okay)

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2 Responses to Star Trek: “Catspaw”

  1. Jeff says:

    KITTY!!! I give it A+ twelve stars.

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