cardinal biggles wrote:
(I dislike that they moved the turbolift stops, though. Not quite sure why they did that.)
While there might have been other reasons for rearranging the wall modules, I'm sure the ability to compose this final group shot
was a contributing factor. Kept in the TFF configuration, Spock and Uhura would both be out of frame unless they got up for no reason to stand by the railing.
The theatricality of that shot always bothered me some, but what really bugged me was that they didn't end with Spock and McCoy standing on either side of Kirk, the traditional series end in many eps. Even TMP messed that up, putting them together on one side of Kirk.
There really isn't any KSM alone moments in the whole film, which is also problematic for me (close as they come is when they confront Valeris in sickbay, and it ain't even close.)
That was a big problem for me with the film too (well, not a huge one, I still find it enjoyable enough).
It just seems like a wasted opportunity having your last film not
feature the big three together except for a few token moments.