Star Trek: Season Three (wrap-up)

Data
Title: Star Trek: Season Three
Year: 1968-1969
Etc: see individual episode posts (linked below)

My reaction
Concept:4/4 (Great) Once again, the concept of the show as a whole is great, although the episode-by-episode concepts average out to much less – about 2.2/4.
Story:2/4 (Indifferent) Rounded up from an average of about 1.8/4.
Characters:2/4 (Indifferent) Average: about 1.7/4.
Dialog:1.9/4 (Eh) Average: about 1.9/4.
Pacing:2/4 (Indifferent) Average: about 2.2/4.
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent) Average: 2.0/4.
Special effects/design:4/4 (Great) Average: 4.0/4. I suppose I was a lot more lenient on this category than I should have been. Whatever.
Acting:2/4 (Indifferent) Average: about 2.1/4.
Music:4/4 (Great) Average: about 3.9/4.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). It hurts me. It hurts me to only give classic Star Trek a 7/10. But I’ve got to be honest. Well, no, if I was honest, it would get a 6/10, rounded up from an average of about 5.8. Thing is, there are no great episodes in season three.  Some that I like quite a bit, but not a single great episode. And a surprising number of bad episodes. This whole looking at, and keeping record of my reaction to, every episode individually is quite revealing.
Objective Rating (Average):2.7/4 (Good)

The episdoes
sorted by subjective rating (objective rating in parentheses)
7/10
“The Enterprise Incident” (3.1/4)
“Whom Gods Destroy” (3.0/4)
“The Savage Curtain” (3.0/4)
“Day of the Dove” (3.0/4)
“Spectre of the Gun” (2.3/4)
“All Our Yesterdays” (2.9/4)
“The Cloud Minders” (2.8/4)
“For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky” (2.8/4)
“Spock’s Brain” (2.0/4)
6/10
“The Empath” (2.4/4)
“Elaan of Troyius” (2.6/4)
“The Mark of Gideon” (2.5/4)
“Turnabout Intruder” (2.6/4)
“The Way to Eden” (2.0/4)
“The Paradise Syndrome” (2.3/4)
“The Lights of Zetar” (2.1/4)
“Wink of an Eye” (2.2/4)
“The Tholian Web” (2.2/4)
5/10
“Is There in Truth No Beauty?” (2.3/4)
4/10
“Let That Be Your Last Battlefield” (2.1/4)
“Plato’s Stepchildren” (1.7/4)
“And the Children Shall Lead” (1.7/4)
3/10
“Requiem for Methuselah” (2.0/4)
“That Which Survives” (1.7/4)

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