I am going to watch Insurrection with some friends tonight and so I was thinking a few thoughts: 1. Did anyone else read the book by Michael Piller about the making of STIX? It was really interesting, but also frustrating because they had a lot of really good ideas for the film that ultimately never came to fruition. 2. Why oh why did they never finish the special effects shots in the collector at the end of the film? I am talking specifically about the background of the collector (which was supposed to be open space, which would have been cool, but ends up being, I think, the actual bluescreen they were using for those shots, which looks terrible), and the final 'de-aging' animation the main villain. Question: Would Insurrection have been a better film, had those FX shots been completed? Is a Director's Edition likely or possible? 3. What else should they have done? I think they had the core of a good movie in there, but it just fell sideways a bit. I think they should have a. dropped the Anij character; b. dropped Data's stupid subplot with the kid; c. I'm not sure they needed the 'holoship planning to take everyone away' element of the story- they could have moved directly to 'Federation admiral plotting to steal the radiation wholesale.