It's no coincidence that my favorite Star Trek movies of all time are The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home - Leonard Nimoy is a great director with superior insight into what Star Trek should be.
Below is an article I scanned from "Cinefantastique" June 1987 - Charles Correll on Leonard Nimoy as the director for Star Trek III, The Search for Spock. In the article he elaborates on Nimoy's casual and confidant approach to directing - so read it! Do it now, and click to enlarge:
This quote really stood out to me, and leads into my next post quite nicely (oh, you will see): "Trek is a victim of it's own history. You can't get too different. The audience doesn't want it. The formula works. It's a legend if not a religion."
Oh, isn't that the truth.