Reading some of the threads here, I was inspired to watch TMP again and give it another chance after having a rough time getting through it in the past. And......I still wasn't in love with it this time around either. There were things I liked about it, but plot-wise I couldn't get around the fact that the Enterprise was the one & only Starfleet vessel between Earth and V'ger. How could there only be 1 ship hanging out around Earth, basically leaving the solar system completely defenseless? Other questions for you insightful people: - Why exactly did Kirk seem to be rolling his eyes over McCoy's reluctance to use the transporter, when 2 people had just been killed on the transporter pad? And why did Kirk seem to shrug off their deaths so nonchalantly? - What difference did it make for V'ger to "join" with Decker as a "creator," versus already having joined with Ilia? - Having access to Voyager's database, was there nothing in the data banks that stated Voyager's actual name? And why are advanced beings unable to recognize and remove muck that was covering a few letters? TMP is one of my weakest areas in Trek on-screen knowledge, so any/all of your insights would be helpful and appreciated! Other questions abound, but that'll do for now.