I also kept getting jolted out of the action by the difference in physical appearance between the other male members of the cast and Simon Pegg as Scotty, whose general lack of glossiness makes him look as if he is the member of a different species compared to the smoothed/fake-tanned/shiny rest of them. You can see that his skin is skin! It’s strange.
It's not a terrible film. I was in the mood for some undemanding entertainment and got it, it's just that it could have been much better undemanding entertainment. The acting is generally OK. Benedict Cumberbatch made as much of Khan as there was to be made. The underwear torpedo scene is even more egregrious than I had gathered from fandom. I think I'm going to add the old II, III, IV, and VI films to my LoveFilm list.
*I didn’t count. It may just be that the punching seemed to pass slowly.
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