I think I'll post my comments on the latest issue in the ongoing thread as there isn't really that much to debate and it's nice to be able to do a comparison with earlier issues. Overall, though, the story hasn't really got going. I think they've made the history identical apart from the gender swapping to keep the premise simple but apart from that the story ran just like a typical ongoing issue. The gender swap isn't interesting enough to carry a story on it's own but it will be interesting to see what else is in store next month.
We have Jason Rand, Chris Chapel, and Carl Marcus so these are all the recurring female counterparts except Zahra. The only thing that stood out for me was Kirk referring to herself as a 'female' captain. I can't imagine NuKirk ever feeling the need to refer to himself as a 'male' captain. It's also interesting that they brought back Chapel and made the commodore male, because, despite the numbers, they've never done the same courtesy in the 'real' universe. Yay for Rand though - I was starting to worry that s/he'd been forgotten.
It would be really nice if we got to see every one of the 'real' characters back in the 'real' universe (I can't call it the Prime Universe anymore - should I call it NuPrime?). If nothing else I want to see a female commodore but I will also weep tears of joy if Chapel were to transfer back onto the ship as a biologist or even a nurse if they must.