A more realistic approach to away teams
Since planets are so huge, wouldn't it make more sense to send a number of different away teams down - one per continent at least? Especially from a ship the size of the D. We came close to seeing this in Descent
but I think in any revived series it should be a regular occurence. Each team would consist of a team leader, security and specialists in geology, diplomacy etc.
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.