Yes, I recognized it right off. They gussied it up a bit too much unnecessarily but it is originally a Matt Jefferies design. I'll have to watch it again before comment, but no question it has that ClassicTrek element of being topical. Agreed. I get the sense sometimes the cast is trying just a bit too hard and need to relax. Sometimes they just nail it and other times it feels just a bit off or self-concious. There are moments Mignogna is spot on and there are others when he doesn't have Shatner's nuance and subtle swagger. He needs to loosen up just a bit more. I think that's true of the other cast members as well. I think Haberkorn really needs to study Nimoy's body language and posture more. Nimoy was a master at standing still and moving with a sense of economy that still looked so natural. The Counselor needs to chill some in context of the character. She seemed to get awfully familar with Kirk in a way that no one but Spock and McCoy ever would. We'd seen it on TOS before, but again I thought security procedures were terribly lax.