First time I was about 12 or 13 early 90s and I got the special longer version from the library on vhs.I sat down to watch it on a Saturday afternoon w family, and just as the opening credits rolled my Dad said turn it off, I'm not in the mood for this. I cried as he yelled at me for watching too much trek. Then like an hour later he told me I could turn it back on. I watched the film alone by myself as day turned to night, and the Enterprise plodded along thru the cloud after taking forever to get there. I paused it for dinner just as they were entering the cloud. I was wowed by the effects and music, this is a beautiful film. It really gave me chills and an undescribale feeling as that night watching a film no one else had patience for. I loved the film on first viewing. It was the last Original Series film I saw and it was and still is one of my favorite.