Star Trek: “The Immunity Syndrome”

Data
Title: Star Trek“The Immunity Syndrome”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the eighteenth (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer: Robert Sabaroff
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Sol Kaplan, Fred Steiner
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: giant space amoeba of death

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:3/4 (Good)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:1/4 (Bad)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). The action/sci-fi side of the episode is great – some absurd science, but fun absurd science in the best pulp adventure tradition. The character side of the episode, on the other hand, is pretty bad – and an unreasonably large part of the episode.
Objective Rating (Average):2.5/4 (Okay)

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