Yeah, I know… I’m asking for it. But it’s true!
I’m not saying the film was a cinematic masterpiece or even that it was all that good but it’s nowhere near as bad as people try to make it out to be. Yes, the whole God thing was embarassing, Sybok being Spock’s brother was a stupid contrivance, and the humor was horrid but all of that combined to make a movie so bad that it was actually pretty entertaining in its train-wreckiness!
In my opinion, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: Generations deserve the spot in most Trekkies’ hearts that is normally reserved for Shatner’s folly. Nothing in either film was really offensively stupid (sans Picard letting the Enterprise crash, that is), no, but they’re infinitely more boring.
Go ahead. Flame me.