Title: Star Trek: “The Way to Eden”
Episode: the twentieth (of twenty-four) from season three; 50 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: David Alexander
Writer: Arthur Heinemann; story by D.C. Fontana & Heinemann
Starring: William Shatner
With: Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Skip Homeier, Charles Napier, Mary Linda Rapelye, Walter Koenig
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Fred Steiner
Cinematography: Al Francis
Editing: Fabien D. Tordjmann
I saw it: on video and TV several times, most recently yesterday (have on DVD)
Synopsis: hippie hi-jackers
Concept: However, the simple absense of supernatural powers is so welcome by this point that I almost don’t notice the lack of any good ideas to take their place.
Acting: Homeier and Napier are both pretty good in their key scenes. Rapelye and Koenig are awful.
Music: Fucking hippies.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, ). There’s not really much to it, but in the (relatively few) places where it’s moving forward, it’s perfectly good. On the other hand: jam sessions. On the other other hand: pretty girls without much clothing.
Objective Rating (Average):