December 19, 2014
I have always had a soft spot for this film, having seen it when it first came out with my family at the cinema. As a pre-pubescent boy, I was slightly scared by a briefly bearded McCoy and slightly turned on by a near naked bald woman. Having watched it several times since, both emotions still remain, strangely.
So it is with great relief to discover that TM2YC has done an amazing job with this film. Reading the cutlist and having followed the in-the-works thread, I'm in awe of what has been achieved here. It looks great, with only a couple of noticeable SD elements - but I have to agree with their inclusion. Plus it sounds even better. It's a superbly polished edit, and it zips along much better for the cuts. The Kirk/Decker dynamic is particularly good.
If, like most people, ST:TMP left you a bit cold, you should do yourself a favor and check this edit out. If nothing else, you might find yourself being slightly turned on (bald woman or bearded medic. Your choice. I won't judge).