I REALLY enjoyed it
Yes! I forgot to mention the change to the opening credits. I thought that was real neat and very well done. They definitely went all-out for this mini-arc.And the change in the opening credits was probably one of my favorite parts.
Frankly, I think the Mirror Universe portrays a more accurate portrayl of humanity than the normal Trek universe. Who knows, maybe its the real universe and the normal Trek universe is the offshoot, thanks to the interference of Capt. Picard and co. in First Contact.
As soon as I saw James Cromwell reprising the Zefram Cochrane role, I was all smiles.
Its also possible that the whole alternate universe happened because The Borg, and thus Picards Enterprise never went back in time in First Contact. Cochrane makes his warp flight like he planed to do all along, but without the Enterprise E crew there to tell him that Vulcans are good guys, he assumes they are there to conquer earth. (In First Contact he does assume that any aliens would be bad guys.)
My main problem with Alternate Universe stories in "the" alternate universe is that .. no matter the century, there are always the same people around in principle, usually in the same positions, also if often completely different in character and also if basically everything else about the world is completely different. That just doesn't make sense .. how long would two so completely different Alternate Universes, after having split, stay somewhat paralell? Have the same people in similar positions? Well .. mostly have the same people still coupling up and still making the same babies, century after century. Most notably, if this is how it started, where did Spock come from?
Such Alternate Universes would remain paralell for some time .. the idea that if the split happened at Cochrane's first warp flight, that the universes would still be paralell by DS9 .. doesn't make much sense.