Ep 9 was the worst as far as PC is concerned.
I didn't notice many of the actors from years past because, like I said, I'm not a huge sci-fi or star trek fan. I probably only watched about half of the original ST series and none of the movies. Anything w/o Shatner, I never saw it.
It's like this: If I'm surfing channel looking for something to watch, and I see that any original ST episodes are playing, I'll gladly watch it. But I'm not a fanatic. But since I rarely watch TV anymore, chances are slim I'll ever watch ST again. The only reason I still have cable is because others in my house still watch it. If it were up to me, it would have been cancelled about a decade ago.