With each subsequent ST film that AGAIN features an evil villain bent on destruction and AGAIN a space battle climax... TMP goes up a little more in my rankings.
Although I find the Big Villain plot very tiresome myself, it must be remembered that if not for the return of Khan in TWoK
- featuring the first Trek battle scenes since "Elaan of Troyius" in December 1968 - none of us would likely be here on this BBS.
does share one big element with the last three movies (as well as with TVH
and First Contact
): Earth itself is threatened, big time. I'm as tired of that as I'm tired of Big Villainy.