Thanks for your comments, CeJay
. I'm glad to have your opinion, and hope you find it all of interest. Certainly I was going for a 'Man Vs. Monster' type opening, of the Jurassic Park style, so I'm glad that came across.
And you're right about the technology too. One of the things that disappointed me about Enterprise was that it felt too familiar. Everything we were used to from other Trek series was present, though sometimes with slightly altered names (phase pistol, anyone?). So I wanted to emphasise the differences. No transporter, no FTL communications, no stun settings. Hopefully that'll make things distinctive.