Star Trek: “A Piece of the Action”

Title: Star Trek“A Piece of the Action”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the seventeenth (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: James Komack
Writers: David P. Harmon & Gene L. Coon, story by Harmon
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Vic Tayback
Music: Alexander Courage (theme)
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: an “immitative” culture has been reshaped around a book about 1920s gangsters

My reaction
Concept:1/4 (Bad)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
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)). This episode is basically one big joke, and it’s not funny.
Objective Rating (Average):2/4 (Indifferent)


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