Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was released a good decade after the original series' cancellation, directs the majority of its focus on being a special effects spectacle and ignores many of the important aspects of good filmmaking. A good example would be that there are dozens of characters to work off of only they are not given the time and effort they deserve. Likely the largest problem is that there are too many scenes with little or no dialogue. Having to spend what feels like an eternity watching the many continuous shots of space-scenery is almost painful (looking back, I wish I hadn't made the mistake of owning the "Special Longer Edition" of the already long and draggy motion picture). All is not lost, however, since the chemistry between Kirk, Spock, and McCoy is just as good as it's always been, and the familiar faces of Uhura, Scotty, Chekov, and Sulu are enjoyable as well. Basically, the visuals are impressive for the time, the characters and their relationships are enjoyable yet underappreciated, and the long periods of silence will likely induce drowsiness. It would be best not to watch this at too late an hour unless you are having trouble sleeping.