I give it an 8.
NBC got what they wanted. A faster paced action episode.
I think Shatner is a huge improvement over Hunter. Spock is getting
into character. Scott is here, but woefully underused.
Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman are outstanding.
I like Lloyd Hayes as Alden.
Dr. Piper and Yeoman Smith seem out of place.
Still no Bones.
The sets are still being worked out, hence the helm subbing as the transporter.
We get more nice exterior shots of the Enterprise, which is always nice.
Over all a nice second/real start for the show!