Star Trek: “And the Children Shall Lead”

Title: Star Trek“And the Children Shall Lead”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the fourth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Writer: Edward J. Lakso
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Craig Hundley, Melvin Belli
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); George Duning
Cinematography: Gerald Perry Finnerman
Editing: Donald R. Rode
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: children have god-like powers

My reaction
Concept:0/4 (Terrible) Nope, you did that one already.
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:0/4 (Terrible)
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:1/4 (Bad)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 4/10 (Eh, 2/4 (Indifferent)). Not only is it one of the most tedious and annoying takes on the god-like-powers formula, but it also doesn’t make any sense.
Objective Rating (Average):1.7/4 (Eh)


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