Re: how big an improvement is the star trek motion picture director cu
The story remained the same so there's no worry there, but I do think I like the theater version the best. I'm rewatching it now and noticed one change I didn't see before, when the Ilia probe is Ilia her monitoring jewel fades color only to return again when the prode reaserts itself.
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