Star Trek: “The Ultimate Computer”

Title: Star Trek“The Ultimate Computer”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the twenty-fourth (of twenty-six) from season two; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: John Meredyth Lucas
Writer: D.C. Fontana, story by Laurence N. Wolfe
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Marshall, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Sol Kaplan, Fred Steiner
Cinematography: Gerald Perry Finnerman
Editing: John Hanley
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: an automatic pilot computer is tested on the Enterprise

My reaction
Concept:3/4 (Good)
Story:3/4 (Good)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:4/4 (Great)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great, 4/4 (Great)). One of the best-written episodes of season two.
Objective Rating (Average):3.3/4 (Very good)


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