Sorry, nope, not at all. The best moment for me, since I first saw it on a hazy black and white TV in the early 70s?
There were no special effects to it -- no explosions. No alien mysticism or anything. It was after Kirk had ruined Balok's spacecraft, and yet decided to go back: a chance to "demonstrate what our high-sounding words mean."
To not only spare your enemy, but aid him? That's Trek at its finest.