Gillian Taylor was such a fun, interesting, and relatable character for the non-Star Trek audience. The Trek fans had fun (well at least my friends and I did) with the idea of time travel, Spock regaining his Katra, and the fact that the crew was traveling in a Klingon Bird of Prey and all of the obstacles faced along their journey. I still enjoy the story and the acting and the good old fashioned special effects.
If you have never seen the movie or it has been a while, dust it off, gather friends/family, make some popcorn and enjoy a great movie!
Here is a LINK to the interview with Catherine Hicks and StarTrek.com.