Re: 38 minutes of the film in Brasil - SPOILERS!
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I'm aware of all that, and I fully agree that he should make mistakes and experience setbacks throughout the film as part of his learning process as Captain. It's just the repetitiveness of the events relative to ST09 that bothers me a bit.
It's not a big deal by any means and won't spoil my enjoyment of the film, I just kind of wish they had gone in a different direction.
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'