Wow. All I can stammer out to start with is "Wow." Let me repeat that one last time, WOW! I was very worried since JJ Abrams was no longer at the Director's helm, and Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) had taken over, but he did an unbelievable job. We all know Simon Pegg has done a bang up job portraying the beloved character "Scotty" and is a very humorous guy from all the movies he's previously written, but obviously he's got the chops to write sci-fi as well. In the first 30 seconds of this movie you can tell it's going to be amazing due to the sound effects alone paying homage to the original series. The music score, by Michael Giacchino, who I had never heard of before, evokes the correct emotions, and sets the tone correctly every time. It amazed me from the the very beginning. Nothing really seems heavy handed, nor contrived in the sound effects, music score, dialogue, acting, or special effects. The movie just flows. You aren't "just watching" the latest installment in a beloved franchise, you are immersed into it immediately, and it doesn't let you check out at any point. The depth of, well everything, and the nuances are so many, so spot on, and so vast that you probably won't catch all of them. My wife even caught one that I missed, which was the song selection for the final battle sequence. Minor spoiler alert, it's Sabotage from Beastie Boys, a-la the car theft scene in 2009 Star Trek. Minor spoiler alert over, see that wasn't so major! The acting is well done by *everyone* and there aren't any bad performances. This is one of the "Must See" movies of the summer. Simon Peg's short thanks for seeing it in the movie theater as he hoped you would was a very nice gesture, and y'all should support him and every one that had a part in this movie by spending the dollars to catch it on the big screen!