Wow. Talk about silly. The writers know how to write character - to a degree - but the rest of the plot is ridiculous. There are too many dumb things to list with this script that has NOTHING to do with Star Trek storytelling but is just sloppy writing in general. Things that forgot to be fixed after a first draft. A score that was noisy with no direction. Dialog that contradicts the story. In short, it's really almost crappy because of these gaffes. I think Paramount when it comes to Star Trek films still thinks, "It's a Star Trek movie - don't sweat it being a good film. We'll still make money." This is reflected by the lazyness of the script. This was a very good story for 10-13 year olds. And it certainly lacked taught and dramatic direction. I think the Mission Impossible people treated Trek the way they did that. Action first, character second - and it was always character first that made the whole franchise so successful. Doesn't matter. Trek got screwed again by not allowing the experts actually write it. They know what they're doing - after all, they were the ones that kept it going for over 40 years.