That’s right — thank you for the correction. I can’t say cut-and-paste bothers me too much, but neither do reused matte paintings and establishing shots. If anything, I tend to think the generous budgets are fueling storytelling bloat. The big bucks make it possible to do these universe-shattering stakes, which drive the breathless storytelling that is responsible for a lot of the issues we’ve seen in modern Trek’s serialized approach. Looking back over the Trek films, bigger budgets clearly don’t always make for better movies.