TWOK is a brilliant film, within limits. It's probably the only Trek film of the 1979-1992 period other than possibly ST 4 that's really remembered by non-trekkies. I think the script, the direction and the production design all maximize the very circumscribed resources with which it was made - and it's for that reason as much as any other that it comes closest of any of them to representing the essence of the original TV series.
Dave Scarpa wrote:
...I'll take Shatner-Nimoy-Kelly any day over any of these new actors.
You go right ahead and do that.