Star Trek: “The Gamesters of Triskelion”

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Title: Star Trek“The Gamesters of Triskelion”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the sixteenth (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Gene Nelson
Writer: Margaret Armen
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Joseph Ruskin, Angelique Pettyjohn, Nichelle Nichols
Music: Alexander Courage (theme)
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: people from around the galaxy are kidnapped and kept as gladiators

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad) “What is… love?”
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:1/4 (Bad)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). There are essentially two things in this episode: fight scenes, and a Kirk romance. The fight scenes are particularly badly done, although they seem pretty damn good compared with the romance.
Objective Rating (Average):2/4 (Indifferent)

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