|Meanwhile... In Photoshop.|
I shouldn't be surprised that William Shatner was actually a good actor, once upon a time. But it's still a bit of a shock. His current person and parodies of such have overwhelmed my perception.
As for the updates, they're a mixed bag. The new opening sounds to much like the TNG theme, and on my TV's speakers, Shatner's voice-over appears to be coming from a bathroom... In the next building. There is definitely something off with the new CG space scenes, they look flat and cheap. I haven't pinned down my objection. On the other hand, the new enhanced matte-paintings look nifty, and I think they add richness and scope without being obtrusive. The cleaned up picture makes everyone look sweaty. Not sure that's a good thing.
Unanswered plot questions: Did the Salt-Sucker's build those ruins and shouldn't away team members be bright enough not to wander off by themselves?