Star Trek: “By Any Other Name”

Title: Star Trek“By Any Other Name”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the twenty-second (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Marc Daniels
Writers: D.C. Fontana & Jerome Bixby, story by Bixby
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Warren Stevens, Barbara Bouchet, James Doohan, Stewart Moss, Robert Fortier
Cinematography: Keith C. Smith
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Fred Steiner
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a scouting party for an intergalactic invasion hijacks the Enterprise

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:3/4 (Good)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). It has some good moments of suspense. The humor actually works for a change. (What’s this? A woman who’s not instantly seduce-able by Captain Kirk? She’ll come around…) The resolution to the problem is corny and very predictable, but they have a pretty good time getting there.
Objective Rating (Average):2.9/4 (Good)


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