Sorry for double-posting, but this thread is going dead and I have to say that at this point in my watchthrough of TOS I am continually losing my shit at Leonard Nimoy's facial expressions. For a guy who professes to express no emotions, Spock does a fabulous "10057.4% done with you and your shit, captain" face.
Also, I only just discovered that the 2009 movie has a gag reel. Zachary Quinto, I would flip out at you for not being able to pronounce a single line first time around if you weren't so damn adorable when you flub. Also, all of the love for Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine for doing a whole one of their scenes in quite a lovely Irish accent.
(Also just gonna leave this here. It's hilarious. http://thylaa.tumblr.com/post/51231170323/more
That is all.
The "crappy" special effects you mentioned are understandable as it is over 60 years old. However, in the remastered version of 2006, the planets and the ship look good. Quite acceptable, in fact. Where are you, anyway?? I am at "The Menagerie, Part 2".
Also, i rewatched the movie yesterday and, caught hundereds of references in it now, For example, "Nurse Chapel
, i need 200 cc's of cortisone." And recognized one in STID. "The Mudd incident."