When I were a lad, you'd sometimes go see a movie just for that break out new special effect. I'm thinking of The Abyss and the Pseudopod sequence, The morphing T1000 and of course the dino's in Jurassic Park and later bullet time in The Matrix . The old Trek movies may look dated now, but they had some truly stand out sequences, from a time when great VFX were expensive and hard to produce. Nowadays, we're used to seeing incredible VFX and it's kinda taken for granted. TMP- Spock's thruster flight through V'ger TWOK - The genesis device and it's fractal generated landscape TSFS - The incredible destruction of the Enterprise TVH - The amazing whale miniature work (still looks real - imagine how this would look with CGI) TFF - Yosemite thruster packs TUC - The Praxis explosion (used in pretty much everything there-after) and the Kirk character morphs GEN - OK, this is one cheap ass film. You could argue that the saucer crash is pretty cool, and I'd agree, but there's nothing standout about it. It's pretty primitive even for 1995. And the nexus effect is good - but again, derivative. First Contact - The Borg queen descends. Insurrection - Yuck, these VFX have dated badly and there's nothing stand out there. Nemesis - Nope, nothing special there. I like the modern Trek movies too, but again, there's nothing like the Genesis effect. I guess Avatar was the last time that I saw a truly stand out VFX scene was in Interstellar and it's incredible black hole scenes. What stand out sequence did I miss? Were there any ground breaking VFX in Gen, FC, Ins or Nemesis?