Star Trek: “Whom Gods Destroy”

Title: Star Trek“Whom Gods Destroy”
Year: 1969
Network: NBC
Episode: the fourteenth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Herb Wallerstein
Writer: Lee Erwin, story by Erwin & Jerry Sohl
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Steve Ihnat, Yvonne Craig, James Doohan, Keye Luke
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Fred Steiner
Cinematography: Al Francis
Editing: Bill Brame
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently a few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: mental patients take control of an asylum (in Space!)

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great)
Story:2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great)
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). There are a couple plot holes, but they’re not bad enough to undermine the story too much. A good script, but it really demanded to be carried by the performances of the guest stars, who are not remarkable.
Objective Rating (Average):3/4 (Good)


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