Originally Posted by kevin
I do agree that the effects in Insurrection had something lacking in them, but that's all the effects in the film, not just the E herself. They were a noticeable notch down from FC, I just assumed it was because ILM were not the main providers.
I do look forward to having them back on board for Trek.
Just to be weird, I really did like the Briar Patch effects in Insurrection, and I thought the battle was decent. If you look at First Contact, the effects aren't really all that spectacular, and the landing of the Vulcan vessel is really pathetic if you look at the background and the rendering. Honestly, I don't think that fx are what led to the downfall of Star Trek. Look at Nemesis - it had the best Trek fx to date (maybe minus TMP) and still flopped.