Can't believe nobody started a thread about this. Also, can't believe it's been twenty years since this movie came out! December 11, 1998. I'd been graduated from high school for seven months, hadn't yet started college, but was deep into Star Trek at the time. This movie was kind of lackluster at the cinema for me. Coming off of First Contact, it was kind of boring and the special effects weren't so special. But, it was Star Trek and I was obsessed with anything Star Trek, so I watched it three times in theaters. And not very much in the years since. Fast forward twenty years, I rewatched this earlier in the morning, about 1 am. The movie wasn't as slow as I remembered. In fact, it's pretty fast paced, even with all the talky parts between Admiral Dougherty and Captain Picard and between Picard and Anij. It clocks in at just over an hour and forty minutes, so there's really no bloat to the movie. The humor is kind of lame in some parts, the special effects are hit and miss. The closing shot of the Enterprise leaving orbit of the Ba'ku homeworld still looks like ass, but the movie also contains one of my favorite effects shots: the Enterprise being chased through the Briar Patch while the engines are burning deuterium. The Ba'ku are still insufferable and the Son'a are still whiny, but I found myself enjoying the movie more. Not the best TNG movie, but still not the worst (Nemesis). What are your thoughts?