This was the most expensive episode of the original Star Trek.
This is an interesting tidbit that I didn't know. To what degree can this be attributed to start-up costs?
Six is fair. Though it clearly reached for greatness, I think its reach exceeded its grasp.
I found Vina to be the most interesting character. Unfortunately, Pikard turned out to be pretty boring.
It's probably really good a) that Roddenberry didn't write the other pilot and b) that, for whatever reason, most of the characters were jettisoned.