Season 2 episode 2 returns to Star Trek themes, not explosions, and more explosions and shit crashing into shit, and more explosions. Wasn't this recent episode directed by Cmdr. Riker? He's got a good touch with personal interactions, like an Ang Lee lite. Parts of it almost made me think I was watching TNG. A little scene gives us insight into Pike's character that foreshadows his eventual fate in TOS. I remain guarded since Orci of the Abrams / Kurtzman / Orci school of writing and directing is at the helm. He might be OK. Maybe he will find his niche as a great executive producer despite sucking balls as a writer and director. Season 2 Episode 1 was dumb. They didn't need to waste all money on effects and explosions. Absolutely no point to those action scenes.