Title: Star Trek: “For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”
Episode: the eighth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Anton Leader
Writer: Hendrik Vollaerts
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Katherine Woodville
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); George Duning
Cinematography: Al Francis
Editing: Fabien D. Tordjmann
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: a generation ship’s passengers think they’re on a planet
Concept: City of Ember in Space.
Story: You’re sick, Bones? No known cure in all the galaxy, you say? Don’t worry, I’m sure the next people we come across will just happen to have the cure.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, ). They manage to avoid some of the worst tropes expected of the Society Run By A Computer genre of Star Trek episode. Instead the focus is on character-driven conflict, which is a nice change. Sadly, the characters aren’t done particularly well and have no satisfying resolution.
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