I have a soft spot for TMP. It made for great viewing on videotape whilst sick as a kid.It's maligned, but even the theater cut did well enough in the theaters to start a movie franchise and the recent DVD treatment is very well done. The movie's more science-fiction than action in space and reminds me more of The Cage, which I also like. Heh, that's the real crew. :PHowever...the outfits et al. There is much that would later become TNG there, but then it's all Star Trek Phase II material reseeded or whatever they call the aborted sequel that was folded into TMP.
Surak bless you sir.
Many disagree with me, but I still say this movie gets better the more times I see it.
I loved this movie, saw as kid in theater. Still love it. Never understood the maligners.
The only real SF movie of the bunch, and I *still* wish it had become the model for the subsequent films (much as I like TWOK and TSFS). I even prefer the uniforms.Fred H.
Many disagree with me, but I still say this movie gets better the more times I see it.Not I. Your assessment is dead-on, as far as I am concerned. I like TMP more every time I see it.