August 14, 2012
There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t been said. Overall, I enjoyed the edit. While I never disliked the opening with the original crew, I didn’t miss it. However, cutting out Kirk while in the Nexus was very good. I only had a few minor issues: there were a couple shots that were slowed down to the point of stuttering. They looked bad. I’m not sure why the editor chose to do this. Second, I didn’t care for the new credits. They looked a little cheap, like something done on an old tape linear editing system. Finally, and L8wrtr hit the nail on the head with this one, Picard could return anywhere in time and he chose to appear outside the shield. I really like what L8 recommended as a solution.
While none of these things make the film unwatchable (far from it... this cut is very enjoyable) it would be nice to see a revised version with a few tweaks.