The networking was so bad in 1979 that I only found out about Star Trek three years later. By then, I hadn’t seen it. The newspapers hadn’t come my way. I only got to read the movie classifieds on the odd occasion.
I’ve wondered what Star Trek: The Motion Picture would look like on the big screen if they had informed me earlier. Other people had seen the movie but being current eluded us for some reason. Star Trek just wasn’t on my radar.
When I found out that there was an actual Star Trek movie, I found out in a movie book published in 1983.
It amazed me that there was an original Star Trek movie. But they said it wasn’t that good, so I hadn’t missed much.
About twenty-five years later, when I watched it for the first time, after work one day, I was looking for the flaws in it, because I was informed it was bad. Then I watched it again, forty years after its release, and found it a rather pleasant experience, no foul language and quite an amenable feel to it. I didn’t think it was that bad, as they told us. It might have been even interesting.