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Star Trek

Season 3 Episode 6

Spectre of the Gun

7
Aired Unknown Oct 25, 1968 on NBC
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7.6
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  • Kirk and other members of the Enterprise crew find themselves on a world surrealistically mirroring the old west, where they are meant to be killed in the famous gunfight at the O.K Corral.

    8.0
    This a "western" episode that was the victim of a severe budget cut, but the script was cleverly rewritten and directed to turn the lack of sets into cool, little surreal episode. (It's also nice that the episode was given original score – one of the best – instead of relying on tracked music from previous episodes.) Because of the sparse, fragmented sets, Spectre of the Gun comes across almost like a stage play – which augments the talents of Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, and Doohan. I also like how the ending, which could have easily been dues ex machina, is not mindless or predictable but thoughtful and interesting.
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