I think the guardians of NuTrek should (at the very least) consider moving away from the 22 episode/starship/alien of the week formula.
I'd like to see something a bit different:
1. Why not reduce the number of episodes per series? If a Trek spin-off consisted of, say, six ninety-minute episodes, the visual/conceptual scope of the series could be greatly enhanced. In the UK, the BBC's flagship programmes usually follow this format (i.e. Sherlock).
The miniseries format is dead here in the US. It's just too much of a pain to work into existing schedules and you'd probably need way higher ratings than an hour long show to make it worth the cost.
Trek could easily work on a 20 episode per season schedule though.