Last night I watched "To Serve All My Days."...I thought the Federation Ambassador was good, but the stand out performances were from Chekov, both of them. It goes without saying Walter Koenig still has his acting chops portraying the older Chekov, but what also impressed me was the guy portraying the young Chekov---I thought he was great and very convincing.
It was too good of an opportunity to pass up to cast Mary Linda Rappleye as Ambassador Rayna. After having her play Chekov's former hippie irlfriend Irina in "The Way to Eden," seeing her play against Walter Koenig again in "To Serve All My Days" was a lot of fun.
I think the visual effects Doug Drexler has done for us have evolved over time. What he wanted to do for his CGI Enterprise
in our earliest episodes has changed over time; his style now seems more in keeping with old TOS
. We gave him pretty free reign to do what he wanted. But I agree that his latest efforts on STC
All our episodes have something worthwhile--but admittedly they usually come with some warts, too.