So what are your bottom 3 Trek episodes? During those moments when the world is spinning around, I have to laugh because they look like those old "newspapers spinning towards the camera" shots showing a series of headlines, e.g. In so many ways, this episode looked either like a "throw away" episode or perhaps one that had been written and re-written again and again and just wasn't perfected. Strange things occur with Lazarus and the universe once again "blinks". Alternative Factor, The While orbiting what should be a dead planet, the U.S.S. Just yucky all around. James Daley made a better guest star than the alternatively factored Robert Brown hastily levered in with a tyre iron....beam me up Panda! Someone apparently really likes it. There is also no mention in "The Alternative Factor" of bypass circuits being fused beyond usability as a power-conversion alternative, the existence of which were mentioned to bolster the direness of the need for replacement crystals in the story line of "Mudd's Women". The 'good' greatly outnumbered the 'bad' in the first season of 'Star Trek,' in terms of episode quality. I liked the part that I rewatched recently at any rate. Enterprise experiences a moment of "nonexistence." I would not see them until I was in my 30's so it's possible that not having seen them first as a child has made me less open to liking the, or it may be that they are just bad episodes; for me, I don't think I'm reaching too far by labeling them bad. And, in the wake of this, a man appears on the surface of the planet, where moments earlier there was no life. 1:54m Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Afterimage. IMDb users revisited lots of old TV favorites this year — from "Friends" to "The Office," these were the most binged shows of 2020. Um, why would contact between a single matter object (in this case, the 'evil' Lazarus from the positive universe) with a single antimatter object (in this case, the 'good' Lazarus from the parallel, negative universe) result in the destruction of two universes (or even one)? Now THAT'S bad!! 1:00m Star Trek History: Journey to Babel. OK now it's plot hole time, why couldn't they just phaser the time machine so that neither one could get through? But the sentiment behind it is very much appreciated (although it was already being "covered" by Nichelle Nichols - still never too much of a good thing). It was obviously extremely rushed in production and probably in writing as well. The Alternative Factor Even Better On Blu-Ray!! He had the same effect on me as the equally annoying Diana Muldaur who showed up on Star Trek too often: OH NO!! Kirk and Spock investigate further only to find out that there is a tear or doorway into a parallel universe, it's up to them to how all this ties in with a bizarre man called Lazarus. Kirk, Spock and Bones met 'Lazarus' on his own private planet (purchased at Planet Mart by a 'Mr Brack'??) 3 of 10 even though it's Trek, it's a pain to watch and I won't be next time I see it on. The day after "The Alternative Factor" aired, I recall him telling me just how fantastic the science-fiction ideas were in this show, with positive and negative universes and how they were clashing in this episode. He was stationed in Europe, flying Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses. Another huge plus for this episode is the dramatic, suspenseful music that accompanies the scenes where the two counterparts are duking it out in the corridor of time. En la epizodo, la anaro de la USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) trovas frenezulon, kiu saltas inter realecoj. The guest star, Robert Brown, just annoyed the hell out of me with that damn awful beard! It's either possible or not, make up your mind, Mr Spock. They are near the nucleus of the indicated location and discover a crazed man on an empty planet claiming that his nemesis has came to destroy our galaxy. It's a refreshing bit of hard science fiction with a wonderful mystery setup. "The Alternative Factor" [Wiki] Star Trek: The Original Series | Episode #27 | Written by Don Ingalls | Directed by Gerd Oswald | Original Airdate: March 30, 1967 | Stardate: 3087.6 | Production: #20 While orbiting what should be a dead planet, the U.S.S. It's one of those wild cosmic concepts more prevalent on the TNG series, not restricted to a quadrant or even just our galaxy, but everything. The biggest problem is that the character of Lazarus is just dopey and boring. The script hints at the possibility of an invasion from the antimatter universe and/or the destruction of all existence due to the collision of both. During the Second World War, Ingalls was in the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot. Which they manage to do. No, 'The Alternative Factor' is not a top-tier Star Trek TOS episode, but it does have a number of merits, especially if my thematic interpretation of the episode is at least somewhat accurate. And the next one is maybe the best episode of all the first season, Harlan Ellison's "The City On The Edge Of Forever" And do not let me begin about the director, he is not better. There is no way Capt Kirk will let to wander alone this Lazarus character but then, wham! I thought it was interesting that when interviewed not long ago, Brown described Leonard Nimoy as "morose"on the set. Reviews: The Alternative Factor. Robert Brown was born on November 17, 1926 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown. "The Alternative Factor" admittedly lacks the confident charm, military hierarchy humor and sailing-ship-days sense of adventure that made the Star Trek TOS shows so much fun, like Raoul Walsh's Warner Brothers war films, with interesting characters & conflicts but also with what playwrights call intellectual "thought content"as well. It is the first Star Trek episode to deal with a parallel universe. At the right temperature, several hundred degrees, steam insulates the water drop and it lasts much longer than at a higher or lower temperature. I couldn't figure out what on earth was going on - nor could Kirk and Spock by the sound of them. The repeated shot in white-on-dark-blue silhouette of two figures struggling, the whole shot spinning on screen and visually mixed with astronomy photos of some distant galaxy was effective the first couple of times but with no discernible variation also became boringly repetitive. Early life. Movies. An "alternate universe" type story could have been written that would have been much better than this. Don Ingalls is the one of the worst writers I've ever seen. He did not get the crafts to solve the chapter problems. Almost comical in a way, because if you pay attention, you'll see stuff like Lazarus' whiskers and beard change in texture and fullness over the course of the story. Yuk. Starfleet Command fears an enemy invasion and orders Kirk to find out what caused… Yeah, yeah, it could have been Lazarus Two, but not if you keep tabs on Lazarus One. Menu. Yes, it's true, this is one of the worst episodes in the entire series, right down there with "The Empath." The Alternative Factors Needs an Alternative Script, A Top 3 In My Least Favorite Trek Episodes. Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown (born 17 November 1926; age 94), known as Robert Brown, is an actor who appearanced as both Lazarus-A and Lazarus-B in the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode "The Alternative Factor". The threat which Kirk and the Federation face here is nothing less than the complete annihilation of our entire universe - surely the gravest cosmic problem encountered in Trek's history. The storyline could have made, with the proper treatment, a very good episode but, damn, it really sucks. Check out IMDb's highest-rated movies and TV shows of 2020, most-viewed trailers, top stars, memorable moments, and more! Episode Preview: The Alternative Factor. Regardless, the episode has few thrills or excitement and no laughs. Spock keeps making strange and frankly incomprehensible statements like "it's possible...very possible." This riveting premise unfortunately boils down to several encounters with Lazarus, a young man who keeps habitually falling off cliffs in Vasquez Rocks. "The Alternative Factor" is the twenty-seventh episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. Also, Lazarus has a bad habit of falling off cliffs. Reactions and Reviews A corridor with explosions at both ends? Maybe it's the 23rd century equivalent of 'freaking out.' Existence itself comes under threat from a man's power-struggle with his alternate self, with the Enterprise's strained dilithium crystals presenting his key to a final … The acting by Robert Brown as the mad (matter) Lazarus was over the top by even my standards (I consider Shatner an excellent actor) although his sane twin was done much better. Written by Paul Schneider, and directed by Don McDougall, it first aired on January 12, 1967.. LOL. This is not the best Trek Episodes but the reviewers here are citing "Charlie X", "Wink Of An Eye", "Spectre Of The Gun" and "Spock's Brain" as bad episodes. There's way too much repetition throughout: Kirk and some crew beam down to a planet's surface, they go back up to the Enterprise, then back down to the planet, over & over, it seems, with no results; Lazarus falls off a cliff a 2nd time...or is it a 3rd? It just meant an episode that wasn't going to be as watchable because the guest star was an annoying trout that detracted from the story....a weak story in this case. Anyway, the episode meanders along, and between the spinning corridor scenes and Lazarus falling off a cliff here and there, we finally get to the heart of the matter. Spock calling the man a "liar" seemed out of character, too. I have read all the "Jump On The Band Wagon** It's a lousy episode reviews here and what I have read makes the posters sound like idiots. Starfleet Command fears an enemy invasion and orders Kirk to find out what caused the stellar system disturbance. Kellyanne Conway, an advisor to President Donald Trump, used the euphemism Plus, despite all the cheesy over-acting by Lazarus, the pay-off just isn't worth waiting for at all! Maybe that was the real reason Barrymore left so abruptly. Here are mine, I don't think they will change if I re-watch them soon, these are based on my memories that go back several years, as a male viewer. Robert Brown, Actor: Star Trek. Probably the worst was the cheesy and fake matter/anti- matter special effects, which looked terrible. It's a big ship." IMHO, "The Alternative Factor" is the only truly bad episode of TOS's first season. Brandell's Favorites, Robert Brown, Marty Allen, Darren McGavin and Kathie Browne, Guest host: Alan Hamel; guests: Karen Morrow, Jean Shrimpton, Robert Brown, Guido Basso, Charlie Manna, Walter Sullivan, Peter Max. After the effect ceases, scanners show a humanoid lifeformon the planet surface. In the episode, the crew of the USS Enterprise encounters a "reality jumping" madman. He was hired as a last-minute replacement for actor John Drew Barrymore, who had been cast in the role but didn't show up on the first day of shooting. Anyway, it's not a good thing, and the Enterprise tracks the source of the trouble to a man on a desolate planet and his small spacecraft there on the surface. Robert Brown was born on November 17, 1926 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Robin Adair MacKenzie Brown. Lady of the House/Mrs. Lazarus Blinks and the Universe Disappears, Weird Goatee Beard Changes - Thicker Then Thinner, Only the explanation in the last 5 minutes is interesting, but by then it's too late. In standard orbit around an iron-silica-type uncharted planet, the USS Enterprise prepares to complete its survey, when the starship is violently rocked twice and everything within sensor range suddenly \"blinks\", almost as if the universe is on the verge of ceasing to exist. Thank YOU, Dr. McCoy. I watched Star Trek TOS everyday after elementary school in the 1970's, so much so that after a few years I had managed to see every episode but two. A hole between two universes? Given the meager quality of a good part of the third season, that's what this feels like. Those repeated spinning starfields and stuntmen fighting in dry-ice fog just scream "padding." Starfleet noticed it as well and contacted the Enterprise to tell them it's up to them to find out what is going on all alone because they are ordering all other ships out of the area. As for the pluses there was the lovely Janet MacLachlan as a Lt. in charge of the Dilithium Crystals. About a half-dozen times during the episode (seems like more) we are treated to a spinning visual effect that settles on a murky, foggy corridor of sorts where two figures are seen locked in a fierce struggle. The premise behind "The Alternative Factor" is one of the most original and interesting ideas in the show, and it was aired BEFORE Mirror, Mirror. A parallel anti-matter universe threatens to collide with our own, destroying everything everywhere. "The Squire of Gothos" is the seventeenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek. The Alternative Factor. Don Ingalls was born in Humboldt, Nebraska on July 29, 1918. McCoy shrugs and says, "Oh I don't know, Jim. Lazarus has a double in the other universe, a madman, and the only hope is to trap Lazarus and his mad double in the corridor for all eternity. In "The Alternative Factor", the Enterprise discovers a strange blip in the universe. In fact, one could argue that the only out-and-out stinker in that opening set of shows is 'The Alternative Factor,' which is confusing to the point of being incomprehensible at times. It's not interesting, nothing happens in it. The man, Lazarus, is not much help in explaining things either, babbling on and on, sometimes hysterically, about how he has to stop somebody and how Kirk and crew must help him. "The Alternative Factor" na IMDb-u ((en)) The Alternative Factor na TV.com "The Alternative Factor", članak na Memory Alpha, wikiju posvećenom Zvjezdanim stazama "The Alternative Factor" Review of the remastered version at TrekMovie.com "The Filming of the 'Alternative Factor'" excerpt covering production difficulties with episode Kirk LOVES to leave him unattended for maximum crazy times! The script seems muddled, the science seems plausible initially (identical particles of matter and anti-matter do annihilate and produce radiation, however human bodies are not "particles") until we see Kirk in the anti-matter universe. Summary from Gilda F: "A tragedy in an alternate universe, and the animosity it creates between that Kirk and Spock, threatens the bond shared by them in this universe.". Tribble. Another example is walking on hot coals with bare feet. However, the execution of this story and the faulty pace of this episode is rather deplorable. But there are several aspects of this episode that really bother me, and IMHO, "The Alternative Factor" is the worst first-season episode. This is like the Leidenfrost layer that forms if a drop of water is sprinkled on a hot skillet - it dances around. Wouldn't it just result in the destruction of the two objects? Leaving the producers high and dry until they scraped up an unknown by the name of Robert Brown. This was one strange episode that made little sense. Enterprise experiences a moment of "nonexistence." Yes, Lazarus is one of the most irritating characters, always falling off cliffs to move the story (such as it is) along. Firms will invest a lot when their proﬁtability is high and the cost of capital is low. It has been speculated that a fuzzy interaction zone would form, keeping the two sides apart. 4:11m Star Trek Episodes That Give Us Thanksgiving Feels. But you know, even a great series like Star Trek will have it's clunkers, and this would be one of them. The cinematography and the script impose limitations that inhibit dramatic development. With Financing Solutions, your clients still continue to pay their bills to you, not the factor. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News … And as for “The Alternative Factor” unless they really screwed it bad in the end, then this is a rather interesting episode. This episode really sucks. I sat through this for 50 minutes of my life I will never get back , thinking it would soon get at least a little better, however it never did. This may be the worst episode of ST. Confusing to viewer and cast alike; did ANYONE know what was going on in this aimless outing for the Enterprise and her crew? So, similar to the Angels and Demons movie, antimatter may not blow up all at once. As such, controlling for It soon becomes clear that there are two of these Lazaruses from parallel dimensions. See Also: 'The Alternative Factor' Episode Guide. Inexplicable scenes of combat between the two Lazari are interspersed throughout the episode. Suddenly, the starship is struck by a strange effect, being buffeted by a strange magnetic "blinking" effect where the surrounding universe, to the edge of sensor range, seems to partially fade out of existence. By far the weakest episode of Season One. I watched this one twice in a row because frankly, I couldn't follow the non-sensical explanation of what was going on the first time around. There's also confusion on whether Kirk is dealing with a time traveler here or hopping to parallel dimensions (better realized in "Mirror,Mirror" early in the 2nd season). Nobody really knows what would happen if a lump of antimatter and matter come together - tiny particles, yes, big lumps, no. ...that's what I remembered most about this awful entry to the Star Trek pantheon. Robert Brown does a fair job of performing the rather maniacal Lazarus -an interesting biblical allusion, but a bit difficult to interpret the meaning given the character. Uggh! McCoy treats him for a head injury, and even though he is clearly unbalanced and dangerous, turns him loose to wander the ship and steal a couple of dilithium crystals. For a better alternative, look no further than a cash advance company, like Financing Solutions (www.financingsolutionsnow.com). The Alternative Factor though wins the honor as a bottom 5 episode while Court Martial doesn't reach those absolute lows based on some decent acting scenes. In fact, unless you are a huge Trekkie, it isn't worth your time. Those two episodes were "Court Martial" and "The Alternative Factor" both of which rank low in my opinion for entertainment value for Trek. Written by Don Ingalls and directed by Gerd Oswald, it first aired on March 30, 1967.. The Alternate Factor is a K/S slash 66-page novel by Jenny Elson published in the UK. Just make sure you have the nice Lazarus on your dimension, lol. I have to be contrarian and admit that I like this episode more than most. Which one should Kirk trust? I mean this episode just had to be the most boring of the season and as other reviewers have intimated, it really belonged in the weaker third season when the Original Series was dancing with the Grim Reaper and awaiting the inevitable axe. mlbach Captain Captain. Her role does however seem almost as if it were inserted by the producers as an afterthought. An Alternative Three-Factor Model ... Abstract A new factor model consisting of the market factor, an investment factor, and a return-on-equity factor is a good start to understanding the cross-section of expected stock returns. But by the end of episode, you really don't care anymore. Just totally blows Kirk off. In reading up on the show, apparently the actor slated to play Lazurus bowed out at the last minute, ie John Barrymore. The art by J.D. Season 1, episode 27. The Alternative Factor By Michelle Erica Green Posted at November 25, 2005 - 9:40 PM GMT. I never understood this episode. This episode of TOS suffered from a mediocre script and very average directing. Crazy homeless time traveler Doctor Who experiences some crazy ass time shit! According to "Star Trek; the Inside Story" by Solow and Justman (the two original producers of the Star Trek series) there were some contractual issues with the actor who was supposed to play the guest lead, and thus this caused some scheduling issues which cascaded into other areas of production. Say what? The forthcoming book promised to reveal, "the surprising and dramatic story of how Season One’s most criticized episode, The Alternative Factor went awry and became a jumbled mess." He is an actor, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Mannix (1967) and The Silent Service (1957). He is an actor, known for, Millie Bobby Brown and Sister to Produce Netflix Cancer Drama ‘A Time Lost’, Millie Bobby Brown to Produce Drama Film ‘A Time Lost’ for Netflix, Millie Bobby Brown and Sister Paige Brown to Develop Feature ‘A Time Lost’ at Netflix, 50's-60's Science Fiction/Fantasy Television Show You Are Most Ashamed You've Never Seen. Life is full of such mysteries. where he built beautiful androids because he was bored by humans and their petty squabbles...he had nothing to do with a boring, ugly git with a whispy beard and badly applied Elastoplasts! He wants Kirk's help in stopping him. Much of the attempted efforts to explain the dangerous cosmic effect come off as gobbledygook - is it a doorway in space? The second time didn't help much either. Oh well the other Lazarus seemed like a good guy to go drinking with at a Klingon bar, right? This is the first truly awful episodes of Star Trek--even worse than the "Charlie X" episode!! When Kirk finds out, naturally being a bit perturbed, he asks McCoy where Lazarus went. I agree with comments about the exceptionally hokey science, repetitive and confused action and dialogue, plus repeated procedural incompetence (and slowness on the uptake about what is going on), by Star Fleet officers and crew in this episode. "Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot". The whole premise of the episode didn't hang together. You might have to be more than 10 miles away from the 2 guys when they are fighting, but the universe is safe. "Sometimes pain can drive a man harder than pleasure". I finally gathered in the end that the threat revolved around matter and anti-matter of two duplicate objects coming together; but, boy, what a headache to get there. The Enterprise is taking readings of an uncharted planet and find no lifeforms, when the universe "blinks" and they rescan the planet they find a lifeform - a human lifeform. In the episode, the childish but powerful ruler of the planet Gothos captures the crew of the Enterprise for his own amusement. Joined: May 27, … They offer a variety of financial products with more favorable terms than a traditional factor or bank. And they had already done a lot of "person split in two" type shows that were entertaining, as well as thought provoking. Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. He tried, but there wasn't enough time left to do a good job, and the script was very weak anyway. "The Alternative Factor" [La Alternativa faktoro] estas la dudek-sepa epizodo de la unua sezono de la usona serio Star Trek.Verkita de Don Ingalls kaj reĝisorita de Gerd Oswald, ĝi unue elsendiĝis la 30-an de marto 1967.. Ĝi estas la unua epizodo de Star Trek pri paralela universo. And the wonky science is even wonkier than the usual level of wonk in Trek science. Anyway, way too much time spent with out guest character and not nearly enough with our Enterprise crew means no matter how good the plot (which is not here anyway) it won't get sold. Two of a kind. "The Alternative Factor" di IMDb "The Alternative Factor" di TV.com (Inggris) "The Alternative Factor" di Memory Alpha (wiki tentang Star Trek) "The Alternative Factor" Review of the remastered version at TrekMovie.com "The Filming of the 'Alternative Factor'" excerpt covering production difficulties with … Brown also stated that nearly 50 years later he continues to get fan mail from all over the world for this episode. Lazarus can sabotage the Entrerprise free like an admiral from Starfleet. The storyline for "The Alternative Factor" is a great concept the possibility of a negative parallel universe and a madman whose insane actions could lead to the destruction of EVERYTHING. 1:05 > Editor's Picks. (How different a cultural attitude from our fearful times!). This one was neither. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit. 3:29m The Best Sports Moments in Star Trek. The execution, however, leaves much to be desired. Much nonsense in this episode, like talks about a "negative magnetic corridor" and an "alternative space warp." However the attempt to stage a story about a scientifically not-impossible phenomenon of mind-boggling difficulty to visualize was brave given the budget and the state of special effects in the mid 1960s. Of course, it is possible that the rate of interaction is great enough that for all intents and purposes, it looks like a big explosion. Memorable scenarios, intriguing plot and good performance. Which Movie or Series Has the Most Ridiculous Fanboys? I love these old STAR TREK episodes but this must be one of the lamest ever. He has been … Mostly incoherent, but a hauntingly memorable ending, A Third-Season episode that ran in the First, Ambitious and interesting idea.... weakly executed, One of the crappiest episodes--even die-hard Trekkies must admit this one was a disappointment. Intrigo. 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