Some of this opening story is inspired by the format of the opening novel of the New Frontier series. The flashbacks are to establish how various characters got to where they are in the present day. The captain was once a resistance fighter. The first officer feels like he's more than earned a starship command. Jellico is the admiral viewers/readers love to hate.
yes..I totally dig that style..reminds me of LOST..and you do it quite well..keep it up!!!