I watched Stardate Revisited. Man I had not idea how over budget the show was. I have to say though, season 1 is still the crappiest looking season, and the worst stories of the whole run.
After watching a few episodes of Season 1, it is even more dated than the Original Series. It hasn't aged well. The original series hit their story strides right off the bat. It took TNG until season 3 to find itself.