JWZ's theory about time travel.
If your story is not about time travel, but it has time travel in it, then your story sucks.neutopian
I have a theory that nothing with a giant CGI creature roaring into a camera can contain anything that will make up for that.crasch
Uhura making out with the Orion alien woman would make up for it.
But no director capable of putting a roaring CGI creature into a film would recognize such opportunities for quality cinema.