Re: Revisiting the films...
As far as the automation goes, it's been twenty years. There had to be some advances in streamlining starship control.
I've always liked this film. It brought some of the fun factor of TOS to the big screen outings.
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper