They fixed "soap opera" issue before putting it out.
Going back to StarTrek.com
at the time, they said it was filmed using a "Sony 900" camera. That leads me to believe they're talking about the HDW-F900
, which does support 1080i60, but also 1080p24, which would be compatible with their existing production process/footage. (This is the same camera used to film Attack of the Clones
Do you have any source saying that the footage was actually shot in 1080i60? Because everything I can find indicates they probably shot in 1080p24. (Before you cite Memory Alpha, their only source is the StarTrek.com article I linked above.)