Star Trek: “Yesteryear”

Title: Star Trek [The Animated Series]: “Yesteryear”
Year: 1973
Network: NBC
Episode: the second (of sixteen) from season one; 24 minutes
Creator: Gene Roddenberry
Director: Hal Sutherland
Writer: D.C. Fontana
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
With: Majel Barrett, James Doohan, Mark Lenard, Billy Simpson, Keith Sutherland
Music: Alexander Courage (theme); Ray Ellis, Norm Prescott
I saw it: on video a couple times, most recently a few days ago (have on DVD)
Synopsis: Time Travelin’ Spock helps his younger self

My reaction
Concept:2/4 (Indifferent) It answers that burning question, “If they’ve discovered half a dozen means of time travel throughout the original series, why aren’t they time traveling more often?” The answer: “What? They time travel all the time. It ain’t no thing.”
Story:2/4 (Indifferent) So timey-wimey.
Characters:3/4 (Good)
Dialog:3/4 (Good)
Pacing:3/4 (Good)
Cinematography:2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design:3/4 (Good)
Acting:1/4 (Bad)
Music:4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4 (Good)). Baby Spock is annoying, but if you can get past the ridiculousness of the setup, it’s a novel story.
Objective Rating (Average):


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