Star Trek: “The Lights of Zetar”

Title: Star Trek“The Lights of Zetar”
Year: 1969
Network: NBC
Episode: the eighteenth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Herbert Kenwith
Writers: Jeremy Tarcher & Shari Lewis
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Jan Shutan, James Doohan
Music: Alexander Courage
Cinematography: Al Francis
Editing: Donald R. Rode
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: Space Energy of Doom possesses a young science officer

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent)
Story:1/4 (Bad) Sorry, but you forgot the scene in which it is explained how they know that pressure changes are deadly to beings of pure energy…
Characters:1/4 (Bad) Chicks dig patronizing harassment from their bosses.
Dialog:1/4 (Bad)
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great) The alien voice is pretty cool.
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4 (Indifferent)). It might have been good, if only they’d figured out some way for it to make any sense.
Objective Rating (Average):2.1/4 (Okay)


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