Star Trek

Season 1 Episode 27

The Alternative Factor

Aired Unknown Mar 30, 1967 on NBC

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  • unwatchable

    After rows of great episodes of Star Trek's first season, this is the first time the show really trips - and lands on it's face. I'm told that there was a b-plot to this episode, but it was removed at the last minute, leaving an empty void behind. The 'void' was apparently filled with repeated, pointless shots of the two Lazaruses fighting that drag on through the whole episode, or the shots of Lazarus falling off of cliffs. Sadly, because of this, the episode is pretty much unwatchable. A shame. Without all this, "The Alternative Factor" would have probably made a decent episode.