Re: "The Alternative Factor" - Why is it so universally hated?
It is very jumbled and that's the problem I believe(too many different ideas)... The part i like is the 2 characters bouncing in and out on each others dimensions. That I think could be explored MUCH better than what they originally did, BUT who am I to Monday morning quarterback someone else's work!
Another thing, why did it cause such an incredible fluctuation in readings the first time and put the whole Federation on alert and then subsequent switches weren't even noticed by people in the hall of the ship?
I just want to add I don't hate this episode, it just has a lot of problems. I think this is about number 8 on my "ten episodes I try not to think about".
"A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on, and licks it. Or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away."