The fortress was obviously built of the same stuff as the fortress from the original pilot. Cool.
The beings of pure energy are on track for Einstein’s theory of human evolution. Double cool.
The Klingons were trigger-happy, but very — neat. Um?
I was expecting a post-apocalyptic, Nazi-esque occupation from the way Kirk and Spock were carrying on. Disappointing.
Instead, we end up with some very prosthetic-free human-looking aliens who are supposed to somehow become the wrinkly-foreheaded prime villains in the TOS films.