Star Trek: “Spectre of the Gun”

Title: Star Trek“Spectre of the Gun”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the sixth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Vincent McEveety
Writer: Gene L. Coon
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ron Soble, Bonnie Beecher, James Doohan, Walter Koenig
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Jerry Fielding
Cinematography: Gerald Perry Finnerman
Editing: Fabien D. Tordjmann
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: telepathic aliens create a virtual O.K. Corral

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent) There was a rule in the 60’s that every show needed to have at least one Western episode.
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:1/4 (Bad)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). The Matrix in Space; or, The Time Travelin’ Matrix. The constant whirring background hum fills me with joy.
Objective Rating (Average):2.3/4 (Okay)


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