Originally Posted by mvp2005fan
. . .In addition, the leaps of logic in the plot grated. . .let's maroon him on an ice planet where he'll be chased by a big ice creature, which will be eaten by a bigger ice creature at the last minute, just before you run into a cave to meet a Vulcan from the future.
. . .Getting the BD for Christmas and will be eager to turn this loose on my Kuro and subs!
Well, I did get this blu-ray for Christmas.
After rewatching the film, and finally viewing the outstanding selection of documentary features, I think I was a little harder on the film that I should have been.
First of all, it turns out that a key dialogue sequence that was cut out of the movie would have helped explain the amazing set of coincidences needed for the plot to come off. (meeting Spock in cave, on the very planet Scotty was on, etc.)
Apparently, Kirk was originally supposed to mention these strange happenstances to Spock Prime in the cave, and Spoke Prime muses that "perhaps it is the time stream trying to mend itself." Flimsy logic maybe, but at least it would have helped make the deux ex machina
nature of the script a little more palatable.
Secondly, it is very obvious that nearly all of the primary makers of this Trek iteration are genuine Star Trek fans. The lengths they went to (especially the sound effects supervisor) to "get it right" were pretty amazing. It really does appear they wanted to do the concept justice by giving it their best.
This doesn't ameliorate all of the ambivalence I have for the film, but at least now I can appreciate it for what it is--an extremely well-done reimagining of a world so many love.
In summary, I'd urge any Trekker or Trekkie to experience all of the extras in the set--they are impressive, humorous, and above all, human. I think you'll come away as impressed as I am.