Star Trek: “The Enterprise Incident”

Data
Title: Star Trek“The Enterprise Incident”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the second (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: John Meredyth Lucas
Writer: D.C. Fontana
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Joanne Linville, Jack Donner, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage (theme)
Cinematography: Gerald Perry Finnerman
Editing: Fabien D. Tordjmann
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: Romulans surround the Enterprise, and their commander puts the moves on Spock

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
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)). This sort of story (intrigue and espionage with an almost noir-ish style) really needs to be tightly wound, with everything coming together at the end. Instead, this is a wondering mess of stuff. It’s still very good, though; there’s some nice stuff in that wondering mess.
Objective Rating (Average):3.1/4 (Very good)

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