I liked all the action including the fight scenes (I like the fights between Georgiou and Leland) and plan to rewatch, at least in the background. As I was watching, I was thinking that the battle sequences would've be impossible on any budget in the late 60's w/having to use practical effects. I don't think the technology (e.g. motion control cameras) and techniques had been developed yet. And, even during TNG timeframe where they used practical effects (and not CGI for the external effects), there's NO way they could've done on it a TNG episode budget. One thing that bugs me about the ep is all the dialogue in the midst of combat. Also, when that torpedo detonated (and apparently took out a huge chunk of the saucer section), it bugged me that it seemed to have no visible effect to Pike behind the blast door. I'd have expected something... The ending sure had an interesting way of explaining why we'd never heard of Discovery, spore drive, Spock's foster sister, etc. "Hit it" from Pike seemed to be an homage (intentional reference?) to JJ-verse Pike. IIRC, TOS Pike said "engage". I just found Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 14 Easter Eggs & References. I did appreciate some of the similarities on the Enterprise bridge vs. TOS Enterprise, esp. w/the sound effects and Spock's station, including that black and white pattern. Beside what 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before - Geek.com about why the blast door couldn't be closed from the other side, why couldn't the admiral close it and then be beamed out?