Star Trek: “Wink of an Eye”

Title: Star Trek“Wink of an Eye”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the eleventh (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Jud Taylor
Writer: Arthur Heinemann; story by Gene L. Coon
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Kathie Browne, Jason Evers
Music: Alexander Courage
Cinematography: Al Francis
Editing: Bill Brame
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a couple days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: aliens move too fast to be seen

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great)
Story:1/4 (Bad)
Characters:1/4 (Bad)
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: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). It’s one of those concepts that has enormous appeal for your inner eight-year-old.  But then the focus of the episode ends up being a tediously half-assed love triangle between Kirk, a childish idiot (who is inexplicably the aliens’ queen), and a stock jealous man.  And none of the science (and little of the plot) makes sense.
Objective Rating (Average):2.2/4 (Okay)


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