Star Trek: “Elaan of Troyius”

Title: Star Trek“Elaan of Troyius”
Year: 1968
Network: NBC
Episode: the thirteenth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: John Meredyth Lucas
Writer: John Meredyth Lucas
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, France Nuyen, Jay Robinson, Tony Young, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Fred Steiner
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: the Enterprise transports an arrogant princess

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog:2/4 (Indifferent)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:3/4 (Good)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). There’s a nice space battle, although it doesn’t quite make sense (I don’t think the writer was aware of what “lightspeed” means) and the same sort of stuff is done much better in the first season. Most of the episode isn’t as much fun, but it’s alright.
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