You know, I hadn't really thought of that, but yeah, kudos to them for actually going without all the unnecessary callbacks, eastereggs and fanwanks for once. No Craft being an ancestor of Benjamin Sisko's for no reason. No Bajoran food in the mess hall as a wink-wink. No Zora being an early version of the Borg or some shit like that. Feels refreshing after a season full of stuff like background Andorians, Orions, Tellarites, the house of Kor, tribbles on a desk, the Zee-Magnees Prize, the USS Shran etc. etc. etc. I swear, sometimes season one felt like it was written by the staff of Memory Alpha!