Maybe the guy digging for water in the open desert should have been digging near one of those handy palm trees that actually DO need water to live. It was a perfect strom of the worst kind for the franchise. First time director, apparently no decent screenwriter available, no decent FX house available, pressure to make it 'funny' Couldn't agree more with that post. And disrespect for the ship and minor characters is WORSE than ignoring them. They had nothing for Sulu in TWOK---so be it They had nothing for Chekov in TSFS--so be it. Better than insulting them.