Star Trek: “The Omega Glory”

Title: Star Trek“The Omega Glory”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the twenty-third (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Vincent McEveety
Writers: Gene Roddenberry
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Morgan Woodward, Roy Jenson
Cinematography: Gerald Perry Finnerman
Music: Alexander Courage (theme)
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a disease strands Kirk & friends on a warring planet

My reaction
Concept:0/4 (Terrible) It starts off promising, and seems like it’s fine for most of the episode. Then you find out what it’s really all about and just have to wonder how Gene Roddenberry’s brain ever worked well enough to create a coherent TV show at all.
Story:0/4 (Terrible)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 1/10 (Eew get it away, 0/4 (Terrible)). To say it’s the worst episode of Star Trek – or the worst anything in the Star Trek franchise – would be a bit of an understatement, to say the least.
Objective Rating (Average):1.7/4 (Eh)


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