Star Trek: “Journey to Babel”

Title: Star Trek“Journey to Babel”
Year: 1967
Network: NBC
Episode: the tenth (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer: D.C. Fontana
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Jane Wyatt, Mark Lenard
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: murder and intrigue among diplomats, and Spock’s father needs heart surgery

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:3/4 (Good)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4 (Great)). It works well and I can’t find any significant fault. It’s an interesting change of pace from the typical formula(s).
Objective Rating (Average):3.2/4 (Very good)


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