There’s a lot of love for this movie, that I could see from the comments when I shared that I was watching it. Me? I actually remember really hating this movie when it first came out — I was going in to watch a sci-fi film, and I couldn’t stand the fact that it’s basically a comedy. I later came to sorta appreciate it for what it is, and there are indeed some pretty funny moments. Watching it again now, I feel pretty meh about it. It’s just still feels so ridiculous — the whole whale thing, especially the insanely long scene towards the end where they communicate with the aliens, and don’t get me started on how easy time travel seems to be as an option to fix things. To be honest, I don’t have much love for any of the Star Trek movies with the original cast (The Wrath of Khan being the exception). This was fun to watch, as a cultural waypoint of the time, but I don’t think I feel any different than I did back in the day.