The most important thing is they take time to fully flesh out every new planet the characters have been to. The issue with too many movies is they often limit the depiction of an entire planet to a few scenes. Need a snow planet setting? Just give the audience a few cgi scenery and immediately cut to an interior shot. Obviously there is no need for the audience to see the characters walking about, exploring the markets, bars, villad and enjoying themselves. Not giving exotic planets some breathing space is an issue I have with the New star trek films. You barely have time to yourself appreciate the exotic locations!